An enzyme that hydrolyzes lecithin or a similar phospholipid.
- UVC might lead to membrane perturbation resulting in activation of a phospholipase that releases linolenic acid, the precursor for oxylipin synthesis.
- A recent study indicated that ExoU is a member of the phospholipase A family of enzymes, possessing phospholipase A2 activity.
- Secretory phospholipase A 2 has been studied for many years as a model for the action of an enzyme at a lipid/water interface.
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