IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: lysoplasmalogenase

Reaction: (1) 1-(1-alkenyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine + H2O = an aldehyde + sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
(2) 1-(1-alkenyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine + H2O = an aldehyde + sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine

Other name(s): alkenylglycerophosphocholine hydrolase; alkenylglycerophosphoethanolamine hydrolase; 1-(1-alkenyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine aldehydohydrolase

Systematic name: lysoplasmalogen aldehydohydrolase

Comments: Lysoplasmalogenase is specific for the sn-2-deacylated (lyso) form of plasmalogen and catalyses hydrolytic cleavage of the vinyl ether bond, releasing a fatty aldehyde and sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine or sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 37288-65-6


1. Warner, H.R. and Lands, W.E.M. The metabolism of plasmalogen: enzymatic hydrolysis of the vinyl ether. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 2404-2409. [PMID: 13783189]

2. Ellingson, J.S. and Lands, W.E.M. Phospholipid reactivation of plasmalogen metabolism. Lipids 3 (1968) 111-120. [PMID: 17805898]

3. Gunawan, J. and Debuch, H. Liberation of free aldehyde from 1-(1-alkenyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (lysoplasmalogen) by rat liver microsomes. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 362 (1981) 445-452. [PMID: 7239443]

4. Arthur, G., Page, L., Mock, T. and Choy, P.C. The catabolism of plasmenylcholine in the guinea pig heart. Biochem. J. 236 (1986) 475-480. [PMID: 3753461]

5. Wu, L.C., Pfeiffer, D.R., Calhoon, E.A., Madiai, F., Marcucci, G., Liu, S. and Jurkowitz, M.S. Purification, identification, and cloning of lysoplasmalogenase, the enzyme that catalyzes hydrolysis of the vinyl ether bond of lysoplasmalogen. J. Biol. Chem. 286 (2011) 24916-24930. [PMID: 21515882]

[EC created 1972, modified 1976, (EC created 1984, incorporated 2016), modified 2016]

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