abhydrolase domain containing 12
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG), the main endocannabinoid lipid transmitter that acts on cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. The endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide range of physiological processes, including neurotransmission, mood, appetite, pain appreciation, addiction behavior, and inflammation. Mutations in this gene are associated with the neurodegenerative disease, PHARC (polyneuropathy, hearing loss, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, and cataract), resulting from an inborn error of endocannabinoid metabolism. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been noted for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]
Lysophosphatidylserine (LPS) lipase that plays a key role in the central nervous system. Represents a major LPS lipase in the brain (By similarity). May also have a 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) hydrolase activity and act as a regulator of endocannabinoid signaling pathways.
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- Polyneuropathy, hearing loss, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, and cataract
Polyneuropathy, hearing loss, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, and cataract (PHARC): A slowly progressive neurologic disorder with a variable phenotype resembling Refsum disease. Clinical features include sensorineural hearing loss, visual problems related to cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, pes cavus, ataxic and/or spastic gait disturbances with a progressive sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy. Other features include hyporeflexia, hyperreflexia, extensor plantar responses. [MIM:612674]