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Leptin-regulated endocannabinoids are involved in maintaining food intake
Leptin is the primary signal through which the hypothalamus senses nutritional state and modulates food intake and energy balance. Leptin reduces food intake by upregulating anorexigenicExpand
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2-Arachidonoylglycerol: a possible endogenous cannabinoid receptor ligand in brain.
The effects of anadamide, 2-arachidonoylglycerol and related compounds on the specific binding of a radiolabeled cannabinoid receptor ligand,[3H]CP55940, to synaptosomal membranes were examined.Expand
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Identification of GPR55 as a lysophosphatidylinositol receptor.
GPR55 is an orphan G protein-coupled receptor. In this study, we explored a possible endogenous ligand for GPR55 using HEK293 cells which expressed GPR55. We found that lysophosphatidylinositolExpand
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Synaptically Driven Endocannabinoid Release Requires Ca2+-Assisted Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Subtype 1 to Phospholipase C β4 Signaling Cascade in the Cerebellum
Endocannabinoids mediate retrograde signaling and modulate synaptic transmission in various regions of the CNS. Depolarization-induced elevation of intracellular Ca2+ concentration causesExpand
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Biochemistry, pharmacology and physiology of 2-arachidonoylglycerol, an endogenous cannabinoid receptor ligand.
2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) is a unique molecular species of monoacylglycerol isolated in 1995 from rat brain and canine gut as an endogenous ligand for the cannabinoid receptors. 2-AG is rapidlyExpand
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Evidence That 2-Arachidonoylglycerol but Not N-Palmitoylethanolamine or Anandamide Is the Physiological Ligand for the Cannabinoid CB2 Receptor
We examined the effect of 2-arachidonoylglycerol, an endogenous cannabinoid receptor ligand, on the intracellular free Ca2+ concentrations in HL-60 cells that express the cannabinoid CB2 receptor. WeExpand
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Biosynthesis and degradation of anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol and their possible physiological significance.
N -arachidonoylethanolamine (anandamide) was the first endogenous cannabinoid receptor ligand to be discovered. Dual synthetic pathways for anandamide have been proposed. One is the formation fromExpand
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Evidence That the Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Is a 2-Arachidonoylglycerol Receptor
An endogenous cannabimimetic molecule, 2-arachidonoylglycerol, induces a rapid, transient increase in intracellular free Ca2+ concentrations in NG108–15 cells through a cannabinoid CB1Expand
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Acyltransferases and transacylases involved in fatty acid remodeling of phospholipids and metabolism of bioactive lipids in mammalian cells.
Over 100 different phospholipid molecular species are known to be present in mammalian cells and tissues. Fatty acid remodeling systems for phospholipids including acyl-CoA: lysophospholipidExpand
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2-Arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoinositol: a possible natural ligand for GPR55.
GPR55 is a G protein-coupled receptor. Recently, we obtained evidence that lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) is a possible endogenous ligand for GPR55. However, no information is currently availableExpand
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