platelet activating factor


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platelet activating factor

A factor which, like PROSTAGLANDINS and LEUKOTRIENES, is released from cell membranes. It is a potent cause of INFLAMMATION and an activator of several cell types of the immune system. It is rapidly destroyed and its effect is local.
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Platelet activating factor causes hyperconstriction at the inflammatory coronary lesions in pigs in vivo.
Platelet activating factor (PAF), a phospholipid mediator with many biological activities, has been implicated in pathophysiological processes ranging from shock to cell differrentiation (1).
Release of free F2-isoprostanes from esterified phospholipids is catalyzed by intracellular and plasma platelet activating factor acetylhydrolases.
Ginkgolide B is a potent inhibitor of the platelet activating factor.
using Platelet Activating Factor, or PAF, for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).