platelet activating factor biosynthetic process
name: platelet activating factor biosynthetic process
Description: 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.
|GO:0046469||platelet activating factor metabolic process|
|GO:0046474||glycerophospholipid biosynthetic process|