PC is hydrolyzed to 2-acyl LPC by PLA2G4C

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Reaction [transition]
Homo sapiens
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At the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane, phosphatidylcholine (PC) is hydrolyzed, and has one of its acyl chains cleaved off, by membrane-associated phospholipase A2 gamma 4C, PLA2G4C (Yamashita et al. 2005, Ghomashchi et al. 2010, Yamashita et al. 2009), to form 2-acyl lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC). Cytosolic phospholipase A2 enzymes show not only PLA2 hydrolysing activity to form the 1-acyl lysophospholipid but also have a degree of PLA1 activity, producing a 2-acyl lysophospholipid.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
20705608 Interfacial kinetic and binding properties of mammalian group IVB phospholipase A2 (cPLA2beta) and comparison with the other cPLA2 isoforms

Lehr, M, Gelb, MH, Aloulou, A, Naika, GS, Bollinger, JG, Ghomashchi, F, Leslie, CC

J Biol Chem 2010
15944408 Roles of C-terminal processing, and involvement in transacylation reaction of human group IVC phospholipase A2 (cPLA2gamma)

Waku, K, Nakanishi, H, Yamashita, A, Kawagishi, N, Kamata, R, Sugiura, T, Suzuki, H

J Biochem 2005
19501189 Subcellular localization and lysophospholipase/transacylation activities of human group IVC phospholipase A2 (cPLA2gamma)

Waku, K, Tanaka, K, Kumazawa, T, Yamashita, A, Kamata, R, Sugiura, T, Koga, H, Suzuki, N

Biochim Biophys Acta 2009
Catalyst Activity

phospholipase A1 activity of PLA2G4C [endoplasmic reticulum membrane]

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