Acid amide


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a neutral compound formed by the substitution of the amido group for hydroxyl in an acid.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Among the different components of the endocannabinoid system, the fatty acid amide hydrolase enzyme (FAAH) has received special attention.
Carboxylic acid amide fungicides play an important role in the fields of pesticide.
The endogenous cannabinoid or endocannabinoid system includes cannabinoid receptors, associated endogenous ligands (such as arachidonoyl ethanolamide [anandamide or AEA], 2-arachidonoyl glycerol [2AG], and N-palmitoylethanolamide [PEA], a fatty acid amide that enhances AEA activity), (2) and enzymes involved in endocannabinoid production and decay.
Chen soon found, though, that one of the main target enzymes for JZL184 in worms was fatty acid amide hydrolase 4 (FAAH-4).
The findings, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, show for the first time that men with cannabis dependence or cannabis-use disorder, when treated with the fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor, PF-04457845 used less cannabis and experienced fewer withdrawal symptoms than those given a placebo.
* Li S, Cui C, Wang MY, Yu SJ, Shi YX, Zhang X, Li ZM, Zhao WG, Li BJ (2012) Synthesis and fungicidal activity of new fluorine-containing mandelic acid amide compounds J Fluor Chem 137: 108-112.
High concentrations of the endocannabinoids 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol (2-AG) and anandamide are observed in the colon along with significant fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) activity, (4) which is involved in the breakdown of anandamide.
In this article, the authors tried to explain the importance of ECS in modulating pain and the role of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) enzymes in ECS.
Dronabinol (an FDA approved synthetic analog of ?9-tetrahydracannabinol, or THC) is the psychoactive molecule in the cannabis plant; palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid amide that belongs to the class of nuclear factor agonists, which are proteins that regulate the expression of genes.
Erucamide is a long chain carboxylic acid amide. It is usually produced by reaction of purified erucic acid with ammonia at elevated temperature and pressure.
Lastly, Thors et al studied the expression of the endocannabinoid-metabolizing enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase from patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.