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Accession
GO:0006663
Name
platelet activating factor biosynthetic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
PAF biosynthesis, PAF biosynthetic process, platelet activating factor anabolism, platelet activating factor biosynthesis, platelet activating factor formation, platelet activating factor synthesis
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Definition
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. Source: ISBN:0198547684
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Parents of platelet activating factor biosynthetic process (GO:0006663)
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platelet activating factor biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  organonitrogen compound biosynthetic process (GO:1901566)
platelet activating factor biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  platelet activating factor metabolic process (GO:0046469)
platelet activating factor biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  glycerophospholipid biosynthetic process (GO:0046474)
platelet activating factor biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  ether lipid biosynthetic process (GO:0008611)

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