Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a biologically active phospholipid synthesized by a variety of stimulated cells that acts as a mediator of platelet aggregation, inflammation, and allergy.{939,11753} PAF is converted to the biologically inactive lyso-PAF by the enzyme PAF acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH). Recently, plasma PAF-AH has been linked to atherosclerosis and may be a positive risk factor for coronary heart disease in humans.{11455} 1-Linoleoyl glycerol (1-LG) is a fatty acid glycerol that has been isolated from S. chinensis roots. It inhibits PAF-AH with an IC50 of 45 uM.{14173} 1-LG has potential application in cholesterol lowering and antiatherogenic activity.
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Cayman Chemical
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