Aliases for DAGLB Gene
GeneCards Summary for DAGLB Gene
DAGLB (Diacylglycerol Lipase Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DAGLB include Hallucinogen Dependence. 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 DAGLA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DAGLB Gene
Lipase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of arachidonic acid (AA)-esterified diacylglycerols (DAGs) to produce the principal endocannabinoid, 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) which can be further cleaved by downstream enzymes to release arachidonic acid (AA) for cyclooxygenase (COX)-mediated eicosanoid production (PubMed:14610053). Preferentially hydrolyzes DAGs at the sn-1 position in a calcium-dependent manner and has negligible activity against other lipids including monoacylglycerols and phospholipids (PubMed:14610053). Plays a key role in the regulation of 2-AG and AA pools utilized by COX1/2 to generate lipid mediators of macrophage and microglia inflammatory responses. Functions also as a polyunsaturated fatty acids-specific triacylglycerol lipase in macrophages. Plays an important role to support the metabolic and signaling demands of macrophages (By similarity).