lysolecithin


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ly·so·lec·i·thin

(lī'sō-les'i-thin),
A lysophosphatidylcholine; capable of lysing erythrocytes.

lysolecithin

(lī″sŏ-les′ĭ-thĭn) [ lyso- + lecithin]
A substance obtained from lecithin through the action of an enzyme present in cobra venom. It demyelinates nerves and destroys red blood cells.

lysolecithin

a lecithin with strong hemolytic properties; metabolized from lecithin by removal of its terminal fatty acid radical by phospholipase A.
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2] contained in Lp(a) cleaves the excessively abundant oxidized phospholipids derived from dietary chylomicrons and remnant lipoproteins bound to their particles and releases short-chain fatty acids and lysolecithin (12).
CLCs are composed of the single CLC protein called lysolecithin acylhydrolase, which has lysophospholipase activity.
And the smoke appeared to trigger an increase in lysolecithin in the lung (a toxic compound also found in snake venom) which shot holes in lung membranes.
However, as most quaking mouse nerve fibers have a minimal sheathing with myelin, the scientists had to create focal areas completely denuded of myelin by injecting lysolecithin before transplantation.
Pantanowitz and Balogh state that lysolecithin acylhydrolase comprises approximately what percentage of total cellular protein in eosinophils?
Researchers studied the effect of soybean lysolecithin on the deposition of basement membrane components and the formation of this membrane at the dermis-epidermis level.
Impairment of endothelium-dependent arterial relaxation by lysolecithin in modified low-density lipoproteins.
Some of the salient characteristics of oxidized LDL include the following (3,6,7): reduction in PUFAs, increase in lipid peroxides, increased content of oxysterols, increased lysolecithin content, increased negative charge on apolipoprotein B100, fragmentation of apolipoprotein B100, reduced uptake by the LDL receptor, and increased uptake by the scavenger receptor mechanism.