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Synovial fluid phospholipase A2s and inflammation.
  1. H Gonzalez-Buritica,
  2. M A Khamashita,
  3. G R Hughes
  1. Research Unit, Rayne Institute, St Thomas's Hospital, London.


    The activation of phospholipase A2 is believed to have an important role in the inflammatory process owing to its induction of eicosanoids, platelet activating factor, and other mediators. Soluble phospholipase A2 has been associated with exudates in different inflammatory conditions. In this review the general physiology and control of this enzyme and, in particular, the most recent findings on human synovial fluid phospholipase A2s are discussed.

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