Chemical Name: 2-Hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl)ethyl hexadecanoic acid ester
Biological ActivityEndogenous fatty acid glycerol ester that enhances activity of 2-arachidonylglycerol (Cat. No. 1298). Does not bind to CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptors, but potentiates the apparent binding of 2-AG and increases its ability to inhibit adenylyl cyclase. Enhances in vivo cannabinoid effects of 2-AG following combined administration with 2-linoleoylglycerol.
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An entourage effect: inactive endogenous fatty acid glycerol esters enhance 2-arachidonyl-glycerol cannabinoid activity.
Ben-Shabat et al.
2-Arachidonylglycerol, an endogenous cannabinoid, inhibits tumor necrosis factor-α production in murine macrophages, and in mice.
Gallily et al.
Endocannabinoids and related fatty acid derivatives in pain modulation.
Walker et al.
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