PAF C-18 is a naturally occurring phospholipid produced upon stimulation through two distinct pathways known as the “remodeling” and 'de novo' pathways.{939} It is less potent than PAF C-16 in the induction of platelet aggregation, but equipotent in activation of guinea pig macrophages.{3786} PAF C-18 induces the release of PGE2 and TXB2 from albumin-elicited guinea pig macrophages, and enhances the spreading of plated macrophages.{640} Pathological processes involving PAF include necrotizing enterocolitis,{5841} inflammation, asthma, and allergy.{303}
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