Proteins regulating the biosynthesis and inactivation of neuromodulatory fatty acid amides.

@article{Patricelli2001ProteinsRT,
  title={Proteins regulating the biosynthesis and inactivation of neuromodulatory fatty acid amides.},
  author={Matthew P. Patricelli and Benjamin F Cravatt},
  journal={Vitamins and hormones},
  year={2001},
  volume={62},
  pages={95-131}
}
Fatty acid amides (FAAs) represent a growing family of biologically active lipids implicated in a diverse range of cellular and physiological processes. At present, two general types of fatty acid amides, the N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) and the fatty acid primary amides (FAPAs), have been identified as potential physiological neuromodulators/neurotransmitters in mammals. Representative members of these two subfamilies include the endocannabinoid NAE anandamide and the sleep-inducing FAPA… CONTINUE READING