Inhibition of platelet phospholipase A2 activity by catuaba extract suggests antiinflammatory properties.

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In the inflammation process, phospholipase A2 (PLA2) catalyses the cleavage of the sn-2 ester-linked fatty acids from phospholipids, being the enzyme responsible for arachidonic acid (AA) release by cells for the biosynthesis of the prostaglandins and thromboxanes via the cyclooxygenase system, and the leukotrienes and eicosatetraenoids via the lipoxygenase… (More)

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@article{Barbosa2004InhibitionOP, title={Inhibition of platelet phospholipase A2 activity by catuaba extract suggests antiinflammatory properties.}, author={N{\'a}dia Rezende Barbosa and Lygia Fischmann and Leda Leme Talib and Wagner F. Gattaz}, journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR}, year={2004}, volume={18 11}, pages={942-4} }