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Arachidonate release and eicosanoid generation by group IIE phospholipase A(2).

The heparin-binding group II subfamily of secretory phospholipase A(2)s (sPLA(2)s), such as sPLA(2)-IIA and -IID, augments stimulus-induced arachidonic acid (AA) release through the cellular heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG)-dependent pathway when transfected into HEK293 cells. Here we show that the closest homolog, sPLA(2)-IIE, also promotes stimulus-induced AA release and prostaglandin (PG) production similar to those elicited by HSPG-dependent sPLA(2)s. Confocal laser microscopic analysis demonstrates the location of sPLA(2)-IIE in cytoplasmic punctate compartments. sPLA(2)-IIE also enhances leukotriene (LT) production and granule exocytosis by RBL-2H3 mastocytoma cells. Expression of sPLA(2)-IIE was highly upregulated in mice injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and in mice with experimental atopic dermatitis. These observations suggest that this enzyme plays a role in the inflammatory process, as proposed for other group II subfamily sPLA(2)s.[1]


  1. Arachidonate release and eicosanoid generation by group IIE phospholipase A(2). Murakami, M., Yoshihara, K., Shimbara, S., Lambeau, G., Singer, A., Gelb, M.H., Sawada, M., Inagaki, N., Nagai, H., Kudo, I. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2002) [Pubmed]
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