FAAH gene

fatty acid amide hydrolase

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a protein that is responsible for the hydrolysis of a number of primary and secondary fatty acid amides, including the neuromodulatory compounds anandamide and oleamide. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

From UniProt:

Degrades bioactive fatty acid amides like oleamide, the endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide and myristic amide to their corresponding acids, thereby serving to terminate the signaling functions of these molecules. Hydrolyzes polyunsaturated substrate anandamide preferentially as compared to monounsaturated substrates.

Cytogenetic Location: 1p35-p34, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 1 between positions 35 and 34

Molecular Location: base pairs 46,394,267 to 46,413,848 on chromosome 1 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 1p35-p34, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 1 between positions 35 and 34
  • FAAH-1
  • PSAB