An enzyme of the oxidoreductase class that catalyzes reactions between linoleate and other fatty acids and oxygen to form hydroperoxy-fatty acid derivatives. Related enzymes in this class include the ARACHIDONATE LIPOXYGENASES; ARACHIDONATE 5-LIPOXYGENASE; ARACHIDONATE 12-LIPOXYGENASE; and ARACHIDONATE 15-LIPOXYGENASE. EC 22.214.171.124.
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