Detection of Phospholipases A2 in Serum in Acute Pancreatitis

  • Timo J. Nevalainen
  • Juha M. Grönroos
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 266)


Phospholipase A2 (PLA2, E.C. hydrolyzes phospholipids, e.g. phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylinositol into corresponding lysocompounds. PLA2 is the rate-limiting enzyme in the formation of eicosanoids, which are mediators of inflammation. It is assumed that PLA2 plays an important role in the pathology of various diseases, such as acute pancreatitis, septic shock and multiple injuries [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].


Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Tissue Active PLA2 Renal Proximal Tubular Cell Pancreatic Phospholipase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timo J. Nevalainen
    • 1
  • Juha M. Grönroos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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