Multiple Forms of Cobra Venom Phospholipase A


MULTIPLE forms of enzymes catalysing identical reactions can exist even in one tissue1. Cobra venom is a rich source of phospholipase A (phosphatide acyl-hydrolase, EC This enzyme catalyses the conversion of lecithin and other phospholipids to lysophosphatides, by removal of a fatty acid residue in the second position of the phospholipid molecule3.

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BRAGANCA, B., SAMBRAY, Y. Multiple Forms of Cobra Venom Phospholipase A. Nature 216, 1210–1211 (1967).

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