Rabbit peritoneal neutrophils incorporated [14C]arachidonic acid into seven molecular species of choline-containing phosphoglycerides. These 2-[14C]arachidonoyl species differed with respect to the alkyl ether or acyl residue bound at the sn-1 position; four of the seven were ether-linked. Stimulation with calcium ionophore A23187 induced a proportionate release of arachidonate from all seven molecular species: 40% of the released arachidonate came from alkyl ether species. Thus, 1-O-alkyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (GPC) is a significant source of metabolizable arachidonic acid. Since 1-O-alkyl-2-lyso-GPC is the metabolic precussor of platelet activating factor, these results further interrelate pathways forming arachidonate metabolites and platelet activating factor; they also supply a rationale for the observation that both classes of stimuli form concomitantly during cell activation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 31 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology