Monoacylglycerol lipase

Target id: 1399

Nomenclature: Monoacylglycerol lipase

Abbreviated Name: MAGL

Family: S33: Prolyl aminopeptidase, Hydrolases, 2-Acylglycerol ester turnover

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Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 303 p13-q13.33 MGLL monoglyceride lipase
Mouse - 319 6 D1 Mgll monoglyceride lipase
Rat - 303 4q34 Mgll monoglyceride lipase
Previous and Unofficial Names
HU-K5 | MGL | MAGL | monoacylglycerol lipase
Database Links
Specialist databases
MEROPS S33.980 (Hs)
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RefSeq Protein
Enzyme Reaction
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Endogenous substrates (Human)
2-oleoyl glycerol = 2-arachidonoylglycerol >> anandamide  [3]

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Ligand Sp. Action Affinity Units Reference
JJKK 048 Hs Inhibition 9.3 pIC50 1
pIC50 9.3 [1]
KML29 Hs Inhibition 8.5 pIC50 2
pIC50 8.5 [2]
JZL184 Hs Irreversible inhibition 8.4 pIC50 2
pIC50 8.4 (IC50 3.9x10-9 M) [2]
JZL195 Hs Inhibition 8.4 pIC50 4
pIC50 8.4 (IC50 4x10-9 M) [4]
Description: in vitro assay


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1. Aaltonen N, Savinainen JR, Ribas CR, Rönkkö J, Kuusisto A, Korhonen J, Navia-Paldanius D, Häyrinen J, Takabe P, Käsnänen H et al.. (2013) Piperazine and piperidine triazole ureas as ultrapotent and highly selective inhibitors of monoacylglycerol lipase. Chem. Biol., 20 (3): 379-90. [PMID:23521796]

2. Chang JW, Niphakis MJ, Lum KM, Cognetta 3rd AB, Wang C, Matthews ML, Niessen S, Buczynski MW, Parsons LH, Cravatt BF. (2012) Highly selective inhibitors of monoacylglycerol lipase bearing a reactive group that is bioisosteric with endocannabinoid substrates. Chem. Biol., 19 (5): 579-88. [PMID:22542104]

3. Ghafouri N, Tiger G, Razdan RK, Mahadevan A, Pertwee RG, Martin BR, Fowler CJ. (2004) Inhibition of monoacylglycerol lipase and fatty acid amide hydrolase by analogues of 2-arachidonoylglycerol. Br. J. Pharmacol., 143 (6): 774-84. [PMID:15492019]

4. Long JZ, Nomura DK, Vann RE, Walentiny DM, Booker L, Jin X, Burston JJ, Sim-Selley LJ, Lichtman AH, Wiley JL et al.. (2009) Dual blockade of FAAH and MAGL identifies behavioral processes regulated by endocannabinoid crosstalk in vivo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 106 (48): 20270-5. [PMID:19918051]


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How to cite this page

Stephen Alexander, Patrick Doherty, Christopher Fowler.
S33: Prolyl aminopeptidase: Monoacylglycerol lipase. Last modified on 07/03/2017. Accessed on 17/07/2018. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,