Medical Definition of Phospholipase A2

1. An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of a lecithin to a lysolecithin by removing the 2-acyl group; also acts on other phospholipids by removing a fatty acid from the 2-position; this enzyme has an important role in prostaglandin and leukotriene biosynthesis. Synonym: lecithinase A, phosphatidase, phosphatidolipase. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phospholipase A2

phosphoketolase
phosphoketolases
phosphokinase
phosphokinases
phospholamban
phospholamban kinase
phospholamban phosphatase
phospholambans
phospholane
phospholanes
phosphole
phospholes
phospholinked
phospholipase
phospholipase A1
phospholipase A2 (current term)
phospholipase B
phospholipase c
phospholipase d
phospholipases
phospholipases a
phospholipid
phospholipid-hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase
phospholipid bilayer
phospholipid ethers
phospholipid syndrome
phospholipid transfer protein
phospholipids
phosphomannomutase
phosphomannomutases

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