Phospholipase A2A polymorphisms and risk of colorectal neoplasia

Clare Abbenhardt, Elizabeth M Poole, Liren Xiao, Martha L Slattery, Rachel L Galbraith, David Duggan, Karen W Makar, Richard J Kulmacz, Karen Curtin, John D Potter, Bette J Caan, Jill Muehling, Darren Taverna, Christopher S Carlson & Cornelia M Ulrich
Introduction: Pancreatic phospholipase A2 (also known as PLA2G1B or PLA2A) catalyzes the release of fatty acids from dietary phospholipids for adsorption in the small intestine. Some of the polyunsaturated fatty acids removed from the intestinal lumen are precursors to eicosanoids, which are linked [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]