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BioAssay: AID 500714

Inhibition of FAAH in C57B1/6J mouse brain membrane at 10 uM after 30 mins by competitive activity-based protein profiling method

2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and anandamide are endocannabinoids that activate the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. Endocannabinoid signaling is terminated by enzymatic hydrolysis, a process that for anandamide is mediated by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), and for 2-AG is thought to involve monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL). FAAH inhibitors produce a select subset of the behavioral effects more ..
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AID: 500714
Data Source: ChEMBL (650754)
Depositor Category: Literature, Extracted
BioAssay Version:
Deposit Date: 2011-02-25
Modify Date: 2014-05-26

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Target
Sequence: RecName: Full=Fatty-acid amide hydrolase 1; AltName: Full=Anandamide amidohydrolase 1; AltName: Full=Oleamide hydrolase 1
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Protein Family: Amidase
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Gene:FAAH     Related Protein 3D Structures     More BioActivity Data..
BioActive Compound: 1
Description:
Title: Selective blockade of 2-arachidonoylglycerol hydrolysis produces cannabinoid behavioral effects.

Abstract: 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and anandamide are endocannabinoids that activate the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. Endocannabinoid signaling is terminated by enzymatic hydrolysis, a process that for anandamide is mediated by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), and for 2-AG is thought to involve monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL). FAAH inhibitors produce a select subset of the behavioral effects observed with CB1 agonists, which suggests a functional segregation of endocannabinoid signaling pathways in vivo. Testing this hypothesis, however, requires specific tools to independently block anandamide and 2-AG metabolism. Here, we report a potent and selective inhibitor of MAGL called JZL184 that, upon administration to mice, raises brain 2-AG by eight-fold without altering anandamide. JZL184-treated mice exhibited a broad array of CB1-dependent behavioral effects, including analgesia, hypothermia and hypomotility. These data indicate that 2-AG endogenously modulates several behavioral processes classically associated with the pharmacology of cannabinoids and point to overlapping and unique functions for 2-AG and anandamide in vivo.
(PMID: 19029917)
Categorized Comment
Assay Type: Binding

Assay Data Source: Scientific Literature

Target Type: Target is a single protein chain

Result Definitions
TIDNameDescriptionHistogramTypeUnit
OutcomeThe BioAssay activity outcomeOutcome
1Inhibition activity commentInhibition activity commentString
2Inhibition standard flagInhibition standard flagInteger
3Inhibition qualifierInhibition qualifierString
4Inhibition published valueInhibition published valueFloat
5Inhibition standard valueInhibition standard valueFloat

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