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  • Study on the metabolism of lyso-platelet activating factor (lyso-PAF) in human paranasal sinus mucosa. The cultured ciliated epithelium can convert lyso-PAF to PAF.

Study on the metabolism of lyso-platelet activating factor (lyso-PAF) in human paranasal sinus mucosa. The cultured ciliated epithelium can convert lyso-PAF to PAF.

Life sciences (1993-01-01)
H Inoue, T Ganbo, K Hisamatsu, H Ishida
要旨

The conversion of lyso-platelet activating factor (lyso-PAF) to PAF in cultured paranasal sinus mucosa obtained from normal human subjects was studied. The PAF concentration in the medium was determined after addition of lyso-PAF. PAF became detectable at 10 minutes after the addition of 10(-8)M lyso-PAF, and reached a maximum concentration (3.25 x 10(-9)M) at 20 minutes. The PAF level then gradually declined to become undetectable at 60 minutes after addition of lyso-PAF. Thus PAF is very unstable having a half-life calculated to be 12.8 minutes with an elimination constant of k = 0.05377 minutes-1. In contrast, lyso-PAF is known to be a stable metabolite of PAF as well as a precursor of PAF. The results obtained from this study suggest that the turnover of lyso-PAF to PAF may play a role in evoking prolonged inflammation in target organs or tissues.

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Avanti
Lyso PAF (from Heart PC), Avanti Polar Lipids 840008P, powder