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Phospholipase A2 (PLA2): The Possible Root Cause of Many Inflammatory Disorders

William Shaw, Ph.D. and The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. are pleased to present "Phospholipase A2 (PLA2): The Possible Root Cause of Many Inflammatory Disorders" by Matthew Pratt-Hyatt, Ph.D. on Wednesday, May 17.

PLA2, an enzyme found in snake and bee venom, as well as in human tissue, has been found to be elevated in a variety of inflammation-related disorders. It is considered a good marker for increased risk of developing or worsening inflammatory conditions including allergies, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease (including atherosclerosis), Crohn’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, bipolar depression, long term depression, schizophrenia, and sepsis. This presentation will review the new information available about PLA2, including an ongoing pilot study with MS patients, methods for PLA2 testing, and treatments that reduce PLA2 levels and inflammation.