Plant fatty acid (ethanol) amide hydrolases.

  title={Plant fatty acid (ethanol) amide hydrolases.},
  author={Rhidaya Shrestha and Sang-chul Kim and John M Dyer and Richard Alastair Dixon and Kent D Chapman},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1761 3},
Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) plays a central role in modulating endogenous N-acylethanolamine (NAE) levels in vertebrates, and, in part, constitutes an "endocannabinoid" signaling pathway that regulates diverse physiological and behavioral processes in animals. Recently, an Arabidopsis FAAH homologue was identified which catalyzed the hydrolysis of NAEs in vitro suggesting a FAAH-mediated pathway exists in plants for the metabolism of endogenous NAEs. Here, we provide evidence to support… CONTINUE READING
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