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Information on EC - phospholipase A2

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IUBMB Comments

Also acts on phosphatidylethanolamine, choline plasmalogen and phosphatides, removing the fatty acid attached to the 2-position. Requires Ca2+.

The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms

phospholipase a2, cpla2, spla2, spla(2), prdx6, cytosolic phospholipase a2, crotoxin, pla2s, ipla2, spla2-iia, more