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Family Report for: PAF-Acetylhydrolase


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Parent Family : PAF_acetylhydro-like


Platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) is a subfamily of phospholipases A2 (group-VIIA), responsible for inactivation of platelet-activating factor through cleavage of an acetyl group (PAF: Extracellular signaling lipid; ligand for G protein-coupled platelet activating factor (PAF) receptors). Three known PAF-AHs are the brain heterotrimeric PAF-AH Ib, (whose subunits are not alpha/beta hydrolases), the extracellular, plasma PAF-AH (pPAF-AH), and the intracellular PAF-AH isoform II (PAF-AH II). Both these last two forms are alpha/beta hydrolases and are included in this family. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) also known as platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) is a phospholipase A2 enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PLA2G7 gene (human-PLA2G7). This family also contains microbial lipase homologue of PAF-AH_p_II. The first sructure known was Streptomyces exfoliatus lipase

1 Disease(s)

Interpro : IPR005065 (PAF_Ac_hydrop_II), IPR016715 (Platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase, eucaryote)
PFam : PF03403 (PAF-AH_p_II)
Prints : PR00821
Prosite : PS00120
no EC number

Peptide in Fasta
Nucleotide in Fasta
Alignment with Multalin : Text only/graphic display
Seed alignment with MAFFT : No colour/coloured with Mview
Alignment with MAFFT : No colour/coloured with Mview
Dendrogram : Graphical display, obtained with the dnd file produced by Clustalw
HMM profile : HMM profile

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Mail to: Nicolas Lenfant, Thierry Hotelier, Yves Bourne, Pascale Marchot and Arnaud Chatonnet.
Please cite: Lenfant 2013 Nucleic.Acids.Res. or Marchot Chatonnet 2012 Prot.Pept Lett.
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