In this webinar, Dr Shaw will review evidence in the literature regarding PLA2 and viruses. He will also discuss some of the most effective treatments for elevated PLA2, which may be helpful in reducing the damage done by viruses, including those in the corona family. The enzyme phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is one of the most important enzymes involved in the destruction of life by microorganisms and venomous animals such as snakes, wasps, spiders, and bees. Some viruses produce their own PLA2 while the coronavirus family hijacks the PLA2 of the cells they are infecting to increase the replication of virus particles. The degree of virus replication in the cells is directly related to the number of toxic fats called lysolecithin. Lysolecthins are the toxic molecules formed by the action of PLA2 on the predominant fats in the body called lecithins.
Length: 100 minutes
Presenter: Dr William Shaw, PhD
Terms: This course is subject to future edits and alterations.
Notes: Notes are not available for this presentation.
Resources: Links to online resources are included.
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