Encyclopedia of Cancer

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| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Platelet-Activating-Factor

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_4609-2

Synonyms

PAF

Definition

Is a potent inflammatory mediator; it is an ether-linked analogue of phosphatidylcholine, bearing an ester linked acetyl moiety at the sn-2 position of glycerol.

Cross-References

Keywords

Cancer Research Inflammatory Mediator Lipid Mediator Acetyl Moiety Potent Inflammatory Mediator 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany