Biochemical Pharmacology volume 76, issue 9, P1059-1067 2008 DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2008.07.044 View full text
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Shelley B. Hooks, Brian S. Cummings

Abstract: Phospholipase A2(PLA2) are esterases that cleave glycerophospholipids to release fatty acids and lysophospholipids. Several studies demonstrate that PLA2 regulate growth and signaling in several cell types. However, few of these studies have focused on Ca2+-independent phospholipase A2(iPLA2 or Group VI PLA2). This class of PLA2 was originally suggested to mediate phospholipid remodeling in several cell types including macrophages. As such, it was labeled as a housekeeping protein and thought not to play as s…

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