Phospholipases: old enzymes with new meaning.

  title={Phospholipases: old enzymes with new meaning.},
  author={Charles M. Mansbach},
  volume={98 5 Pt 1},
Phospholipases are enzymes that hydrolyze specific portions of phospholipid molecules. Their role in the digestion of exogenous phospholipids and as the active principle in snake and bee venoms has long been appreciated. Interest has increased in phospholipases recently because of new data implicating them in the inflammatory response. The ability of phospholipases to hydrolyze bacterial phospholipids has also received considerable attention. These new data have brought pertinence to studies of… CONTINUE READING