Monoglyceride lipase, HU-K5 , MAGL or MGL is encoded by the gene MGL. MGL acts as a serine hydrolase of the AB hydrolase superfamily. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of monoacylglycerides to free fatty acids and glycerol and is involved in physiological processes including pain and nociperception through hydrolysis of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol. (PubMed:19029917, PubMed:20079333, PubMed:21049984, PubMed:22969151, PubMed:24368842). MGL is found ubiquitously and highly expressed in adipose tissue, adrenal gland, ovary, heart, spleen, lung, skeletal muscle, kidney and brain. Diseases associated with this gene include Cannabis Dependence and Hallucinogen Dependence.
Synthetic peptide amino acids 1-16 (MPEASSPRRTPQNVPY, N-terminus) of rat MGL (also known as Monoglyceride lipase, Mgll, Mgl2, HU-K5 and Lysophospholipase homolog, accession number Q8R431); Mouse: 100% identity (16/16 amino acids identical); Human: 81% identity (13/16 amino acids identical)
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