Agent Name

Phospholipase A2

CAS Number

9001-84-7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Haemachatus haemachatus phospholipase A2; Lecithinase A; Naja nigricollis phospholipase A2; Phosphatidase; Phosphatidolipase; Phospholipase A; Phospholipase A(sub 2); Venom, Hemachatus haemachatus snake, phospholipase A2; Venom, Naja nigricollis snake, phospholipase A2; Phospholipase A2, from Hemachatus haemachatus snake venom; Phospholipase A2, from Naja nigricollis venom; [ChemIDplus] Phospholipase A2, from honey bee venom (Apis mellifera); PLA2; Phosphatidylcholine 2-acylhydrolase; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Enzymes that cleave fatty acids from the second carbon group of glycerol; Found in mammals and the venom of insects and snakes; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes convulsions, chronic pulmonary edema, and hemorrhage in intravenous lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Targets the CNS and heart; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "ENZYMES."

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