Diacylglycerol lipase

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diacylglycerol lipase, alpha
Identifiers
SymbolDAGLA
Alt. symbolsC11orf11
Entrez747
HUGO1165
RefSeqNM_006133
UniProtQ9Y4D2
Other data
EC number3.1.1.-
LocusChr. 11 q12.3
diacylglycerol lipase, beta
Identifiers
SymbolDAGLB
Entrez221955
HUGO28923
RefSeqNM_139179
UniProtQ8NCG7
Other data
EC number3.1.1.-
LocusChr. 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.

Inhibitors[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bisogno T, Howell F, Williams G, et al. (November 2003). "Cloning of the first sn1-DAG lipases points to the spatial and temporal regulation of endocannabinoid signaling in the brain". J. Cell Biol. 163 (3): 463–8. doi:10.1083/jcb.200305129. PMC 2173631. PMID 14610053.

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