PAF Response to Inflammatory and Non-Inflammatory Stimuli

  • Kunihiko Saito
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 416)


PAF is now well known as a chemical mediator, but it has being found widely in normal cells and tissues including higher and lower animals and plants. Biomedically, therefore, PAF has biphasic functions. One is as a chemical mediator which should be removed from the pathological region principally. The other function is an autacoid activity that is related to physiological reactions or homeostasis. The difference between these two functions might be based on the in situ quantity rather than quality.


Seminal Vesicle Aqueous Humor Chemical Mediator Corneal Edema Male Reproductive Organ 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunihiko Saito
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  1. 1.Department of Medical ChemistryKansai Medical UniversityOsakaJapan

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