Platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAFAH) inactivates platelet-activating factor (PAF) into acetate and LYSO-PAF. This gene encodes the beta subunit of PAFAH, the other subunits are alpha and gamma. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants that encode different protein isoforms have been described for this gene. [providedby RefSeq, May 2010] (from
Yoshida et al., Sagamihara, Japan. In Neurosurgery, 2012
Plasma PAF-AH can hydrolyze oxidized phospholipids, and may attenuate the spreading of lipid peroxidation and participate in defense mechanisms against vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
D'Arcangelo et al., Houston, United States. In Brain Res, 2009
study examined biochemical interactions of Pafah1b Alpha1 & Alpha2 subunits with the Reelin signaling machinery & demonstrated that Alpha2, but not Alpha1, binds Dab1 in a phosphorylation-independent manner
Bovill et al., Burlington, United States. In Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat, 2008
splice variants of the Pafah1b2 gene transcript retain exons 1-5 and replace exon 6 with alternative exons derived from genomic sequence 3' to exon 6. Splice variants encode two proteins with different novel carboxy termini