The role of platelet-activating factor (PAF) in interstitial pulmonary disease.


Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a biolipid of crucial importance in the inflammatory response. In the first part of this work we review the basic biochemical characteristics of PAF. Also, the production and degradation of PAF by inflammatory cells is detailed in depth, with a description of enzymes linked to these processes. Subsequently, we examine the… (More)