2-arachidonyl glyceryl ether, an endogenous agonist of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor.

Abstract

Two types of endogenous cannabinoid-receptor agonists have been identified thus far. They are the ethanolamides of polyunsaturated fatty acids--arachidonoyl ethanolamide (anandamide) is the best known compound in the amide series--and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol, the only known endocannabinoid in the ester series. We report now an example of a third, ether-type… (More)

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@article{Hanus20012arachidonylGE, title={2-arachidonyl glyceryl ether, an endogenous agonist of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor.}, author={Leo H Hanus and Saleh Abu-Lafi and Ester Fride and Alexandra Breuer and Zvi Vogel and Deborah E. Shalev and Irina Kustanovich and Raphael Mechoulam}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2001}, volume={98 7}, pages={3662-5} }