Cox-2 (cyclooxygenase-2)
This protein acts as an enzyme and specifically catalyzes (speeds) the production of certain chemical messengers (called prostaglandins). Some of these messengers are responsible for promoting inflammation. When Cox-2 activity is blocked, inflammation is reduced.

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