Medical Definition of Phospholipases a
Phosphatide acylhydrolases. Catalyze the hydrolysis of one of the acyl groups of phosphoglycerides or glycerophosphatidates. Phospholipase a1 hydrolyzes the acyl group attached to the 1-position (ec 22.214.171.124) and phospholipase a2 hydrolyzes the acyl group attached to the 2-position (ec 126.96.36.199).
Registry number: EC 3.1.1.-
(12 Dec 1998)
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