This chapter begins the description of phospholipases of multicellular organisms. While similar problems exist between studies on phospholipases in single and multicellular organisms, their functions more than likely are different. On the other hand, undoubtedly some common themes are to be noted such as the functioning of phospholipases in the turnover of membrane phospholipid. As pointed out in the introduction to Chapter 4, single-cell eukaryotes do have some types of phospholipase that have counterparts in multicellular organisms. An understanding of the relation between the phospholipases of these two broad classes of organism is just now emerging. Comparative biochemistry of phospholipases should become an important and fascinating study for the future.
KeywordsPhosphatidic Acid Multicellular Organism Peanut Seed Dicetyl Phosphate Phosphatidate Phosphatase
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