Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids Long-chain fatty acids Cysteine and derivatives Alpha amino acids Thia fatty acids Hydroxy fatty acids Dicarboxylic acids and derivatives Unsaturated fatty acids Secondary alcohols Amino acids Sulfenyl compounds Dialkylthioethers Carboxylic acids Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds Monoalkylamines Organic oxides
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
Leukotriene - Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid - Long-chain fatty acid - Cysteine or derivatives - Alpha-amino acid - Alpha-amino acid or derivatives - Hydroxy fatty acid - Thia fatty acid - Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives - Fatty acid - Unsaturated fatty acid - Amino acid or derivatives - Amino acid - Secondary alcohol - Carboxylic acid derivative - Carboxylic acid - Dialkylthioether - Sulfenyl compound - Thioether - Amine - Organic oxygen compound - Organic nitrogen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Alcohol - Carbonyl group - Organic oxide - Primary amine - Primary aliphatic amine - Organonitrogen compound - Organooxygen compound - Organosulfur compound - Aliphatic acyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as leukotrienes. These are eicosanoids containing a hydroxyl group attached to the aliphatic chain of an arachidonic acid. Leukotrienes have four double bonds, three (and only three) of which are conjugated.