Anne Mari Røsting Strand

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The formation of anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine), N-acylethanolamine, and N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine was studied in primary cultures of rat cortical neurons. The cells were incubated for 22 h with [14C]ethanolamine, [U-14C]arachidonic acid, [3H]arachidonic acid, [32P]phosphate, [14C]stearic acid, or [3H]myristic acid. The lipids from the cells(More)
The formation of N-acyl-phosphatidylethanolamine (NAPE) and N-acylethanolamine (NAE), including anandamide, in mammals in relation to neurotoxicity is discussed. Data on the characterization of the NAPE-forming N-acyltransferase, the NAPE-hydrolyzing phospholipase D, and the NAE-hydrolyzing amidase are reviewed. We suggest that NAPE and NAE, including(More)
Glutamate-induced formation of N-acylethanolamine (NAE) and N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine (NAPE) was studied in primary cultures of mouse neocortical neurons prelabeled with [14C] ethanolamine. The formation of these two lipids was dependent on the maturity of the cell culture; i.e., no glutamate-induced formation was seen in 2-day-old cultures, whereas(More)
Rat Leydig cells contain a phospholipase D (PLD), which can be activated by vasopressin and phorbol ester. In order to clarify which Leydig cell organelles that express PLD activity, the subcellular localization of two differently regulated PLD activities was investigated by subcellular fractionation on a 40% (v/v) self-generating Percoll gradient. PLD(More)
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