Corpus ID: 12382465

Production of platelet-activating factor in slugs.

  title={Production of platelet-activating factor in slugs.},
  author={T. Sugiura and T. Ojima and T. Fukuda and K. Satouchi and K. Saito and K. Waku},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  volume={32 11},
  • T. Sugiura, T. Ojima, +3 authors K. Waku
  • Published 1991
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of lipid research
  • The land slug, Incilaria bilineata, was shown to contain a large amount of 1-O-alkyl-2-acyl (long chain)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, which accounts for as much as 47% of the choline glycerophospholipid fraction. Since this unique either phospholipid has been regarded as a stored precursor form of platelet-activating factor (PAF) in mammalian inflammatory cells, we examined the possibility of the presence of PAF in this animal. We obtained the evidence for the occurrence of significant amounts… CONTINUE READING
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