Aliases for DAGLA Gene
External Ids for DAGLA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DAGLA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DAGLA Gene
This gene encodes a diacylglycerol lipase. The encoded enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol.[provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for DAGLA Gene
DAGLA (Diacylglycerol Lipase Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DAGLA include Spinocerebellar Ataxia 20 and Spasmodic Dysphonia. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Effects of PIP2 hydrolysis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity and lipase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DAGLB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DAGLA Gene
Serine hydrolase that hydrolyzes arachidonic acid-esterified diacylglycerols (DAGs) to produce the principal endocannabinoid, 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) (PubMed:14610053, PubMed:26668358, PubMed:23502535). Preferentially hydrolyzes sn-1 fatty acids from diacylglycerols (DAG) that contain arachidonic acid (AA) esterified at the sn-2 position to biosynthesize 2-AG (PubMed:14610053, PubMed:26668358, PubMed:23502535). Has negligible activity against other lipids including monoacylglycerols and phospholipids (PubMed:14610053). Plays a key role in regulating 2-AG signaling in the central nervous system (CNS). Regulates 2-AG involved in retrograde suppression at central synapses. Supports axonal growth during development and adult neurogenesis. Plays a role for eCB signaling in the physiological regulation of anxiety and depressive behaviors. Regulates also neuroinflammatory responses in the brain, in particular, LPS-induced microglial activation (By similarity).