Phospholipases and their Relevance to Prostaglandin Biosynthesis

  • Roderick J. Flower
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In this chapter I will briefly outline the experimental evidence which suggests an important role for phospholipase enzymes in the initiation and regulation of prostaglandin biosynthesis. The effect of corticosteroids on phospholipase activity is described elsewhere in this book.


Arachidonic Acid Phospholipase Activity Lipid Pool Prostaglandin Biosynthesis Fatty Acid Substrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roderick J. Flower
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Prostaglandin Research Wellcome Research LaboratoriesLangley CourtBeckenham, KentUK

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