Mildly oxidized LDL induces expression of group IIa secretory phospholipase A(2) in human monocyte-derived macrophages.


Phospholipase A(2)s (PLA(2)s) constitute a family of enzymes that hydrolyze fatty acids of membrane phospholipids, thus initiating the synthesis of proinflammatory mediators. Various PLA(2)s have been detected in human atherosclerotic arteries (advanced lesions); however, only the secretory group of PLA(2) has been shown to specifically hydrolyze low… (More)

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