Diacylglycerol lipase

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diacylglycerol lipase, alpha
Symbol DAGLA
Alt. symbols C11orf11
Entrez 747
HUGO 1165
RefSeq NM_006133
UniProt Q9Y4D2
Other data
EC number 3.1.1.-
Locus Chr. 11 q12.3
diacylglycerol lipase, beta
Symbol DAGLB
Entrez 221955
HUGO 28923
RefSeq NM_139179
UniProt Q8NCG7
Other data
EC number 3.1.1.-
Locus Chr. 7 p22.1

Diacylglycerol lipase, also known as DAG lipase, DAGL or DGL, is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol.[1] It catalyzes the hydrolysis of diacylglycerol, releasing a free fatty acid and monoacylglycerol.

Two separate genes encoding DGL enzymes have been cloned, termed DGLα (DAGLA) and DGLβ (DAGLB), that share 33% sequence identity.


The enzyme has been described to be inhibited selectively by two agents, RHC80267 and tetrahydrolipstatin.


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