Phospholipases, Enzymes That Share a Substrate Class

  • Moseley Waite
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 279)


The title of this chapter was chosen to emphasize a point, namely, that PLs are classified as a group solely on the basis that they hydrolyze phospholipids. Beyond this commonality, this is a diverse group of enzymes, both in structure and in function.1 One or more of these enzymes have been described in almost every, if not all organisms analyzed for their presence. The sites of hydrolysis and nomenclature for the PLs are given in Fig. 1.


Hepatic Lipase Penicillium Notatum Liver Plasma Membrane Variant Surface Glycoprotein Pancreatic Phospholipase 
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  • Moseley Waite
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryBowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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