Journal article

A continuous fluorescence-based assay for the human high-molecular-weight cytosolic phospholipase A2.

Z Huang, F Laliberté, NM Tremblay, PK Weech, IP Street

Anal Biochem | Published : 1994


A sensitive method for continuously monitoring the activity of the human cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2) is described. Recombinant cPLA2 efficiently hydrolyzes fatty acid esters of 7-hydroxycoumarin, producing the free fatty acid and the highly fluorescent 7-hydroxycoumarin. All of the observed 7-hydroxycoumarinyl ester hydrolase activity (7-HCEase) in a preparation of the purified recombinant cPLA2 was due to this enzyme since: (1) all of the ester hydrolase activity comigrated on nondenaturing polyacrylamide gel with a protein characterized as the cPLA2 by Western analysis; (2) the immunoreactive protein also possessed both phospholipase A2 and lysophospholipase activities; and (3) arac..

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