Accepted name: fatty acid amide hydrolase
Reaction: (1) anandamide + H2O = arachidonic acid + ethanolamine
(2) oleamide + H2O = oleic acid + NH3
Glossary: anandamide = (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenamide
Other name(s): FAAH; oleamide hydrolase; anandamide amidohydrolase
Systematic name: fatty acylamide amidohydrolase
Comments: Integral membrane protein, the enzyme is responsible for the catabolism of neuromodulatory fatty acid amides, including anandamide and oleamide, occurs in mammalia.
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3.  Patricelli, M.P. and Cravatt, B.F. Characterization and manipulation of the acyl chain selectivity of fatty acid amide hydrolase. Biochemistry 40 (2001) 6107–6115. [PMID: 11352748]
[EC created 2009]