What does AAC stand for?
AAC stands for arachidonic acid cascade
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The arachidonic acid cascade is arguably the most elaborate signaling system neurobiologists have to deal with. Not only can it generate multiple messenger molecules (at least 16, according to a conservative estimate limited to the brain), but these molecules may act both within and without the neuron, bringing into play intracellular as well as extracellular targets. To help find our way in this complex network, it may be helpful, rather than listing all known neuronal actions of the eicosanoids, to discuss in greater depth a few examples representative of the roles of these lipids as either intracellular second messengers or transcellular mediators.
The production of these derivatives and their action in the body are collectively known as the "arachidonic acid cascade.
The root of this condition is believed to be a disturbance in the process of metabolizing AA. The natural aspirins in food (salicylates) depress COX1 and COX2 enzymatic function. These are part of the arachidonic acid cascade.