Definition of phospholipase in English:


Line breaks: phospho|lip¦ase
Pronunciation: /ˌfɒsfə(ʊ)ˈlɪpeɪz
, -ˈlʌɪpeɪz/


  • An enzyme which hydrolyses phosphatidylcholine or a similar phospholipid.
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    • 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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