The distribution and function of monoacylglycerol lipase in the gastrointestinal tract

Abstract

The endogenous cannabinoid system plays an important role in the regulation of gastrointestinal (GI) function in health and disease. Endocannabinoid levels are regulated by catabolic enzymes. Here, we describe the presence and localization of monoacylglycerol lipase (MGL), the major enzyme responsible for the degradation of 2-arachidonoylglycerol. We used… (More)

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