Physiological Action of PAF in Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

  • Reiko Nakayama
  • Cheolwon Yun
  • Hisanori Tamaki
  • Kunihiko Saito
  • Hidehiko Kumagai
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 416)


In mammalian cells, PAF (platelet-activating factor) is involved in allergy and inflammation1–3). It is now apparent that PAF also plays a role in a number of normal physiological processes, including reproduction and the lowering of blood pressure4,5). We have been reported PAF is generated not only by inflammatory cells but also by many normal tissues, such as those of the uterus, heart and stomach6).


Yeast Cell Intracellular cAMP Level Calcium Ionophore A23187 Yeast Cell Growth Mating Hormone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiko Nakayama
    • 1
  • Cheolwon Yun
    • 2
  • Hisanori Tamaki
    • 2
  • Kunihiko Saito
    • 3
  • Hidehiko Kumagai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceKyoto Women’s UniversityKyoto 605Japan
  2. 2.Department of Food Science and TechnologyKyoto UniversityKyoto 606Japan
  3. 3.Department of Medical ChemistryKansai Medical UniversityOsaka 570Japan

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