platelet activating factor biosynthetic process Gene Set

Dataset GO Biological Process Annotations
Category structural or functional annotations
Type biological process
Description The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of platelet activating factor, 1-O-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphocholine, where alkyl = hexadecyl or octadecyl. Platelet activating factor is an inflammatory mediator released from a variety of cells in response to various stimuli. (Gene Ontology, GO_0006663)
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4 genes participating in the platelet activating factor biosynthetic process biological process from the curated GO Biological Process Annotations dataset.

Symbol Name
CHPT1 choline phosphotransferase 1
LPCAT2 lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase 2
PLA2G4A phospholipase A2, group IVA (cytosolic, calcium-dependent)
PLA2G5 phospholipase A2, group V