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General description

N-palmitoylglycine belongs to the family of acyl amides, which are endogenous lipids with a potential to modulate pain and inflammation. Structurally, N-palmitoylglycine (PalGly) comprises 16-carbon saturated fatty acid attached to glycine through amide linkage. It is a structural analog of phospholipid-derived N-acyl ethanolamine. N-palmitoylglycine, a saturated lipid is endogenously produced at high levels in rat skin and spinal cord.


N-palmitoylglycine has been used as an intact polar lipid (IPL) standard for determination of δ 15N values of nitrogen containing headgroups of IPLs using gas chromatography/combustion/isotope-ratio mass spectrometry.

Biochem/physiol Actions

N-palmitoylglycine stimulates calcium influx and nitric oxide (NO) production through calcium-sensitive nitric-oxide synthase in sensory neurons. It acts as a lipid activator of G-protein-coupled receptor GPR132.


5 mL Amber Glass Screw Cap Vial (870817P-10mg)

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11 - Combustible Solids

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Elisabeth Svensson et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 29(23), 2263-2271 (2015-11-03)
Compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) of nitrogen in amino acids has proven a valuable tool in many fields (e.g. ecology). Several intact polar lipids (IPLs) also contain nitrogen, and their nitrogen isotope ratios have the potential to elucidate food-web interactions or...
Neta Rimmerman et al.
Molecular pharmacology, 74(1), 213-224 (2008-04-22)
N-arachidonoyl glycine is an endogenous arachidonoyl amide that activates the orphan G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) GPR18 in a pertussis toxin (PTX)-sensitive manner and produces antinociceptive and antiinflammatory effects. It is produced by direct conjugation of arachidonic acid to glycine and...
Cyrine Ezzili et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 20(20), 5959-5968 (2010-09-08)
Key studies leading to the discovery and definition of the role of endogenous fatty acid amide signaling molecules are summarized.
Shalini Chaturvedi et al.
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Oleamide (cis-9-octadecenamide) is a member of an emerging class of lipid-signaling molecules, the primary fatty acid amides. A growing body of evidence indicates that oleamide mediates fundamental neurochemical processes including sleep, thermoregulation, and nociception. Nevertheless, the mechanism for oleamide biosynthesis...
Heather B Bradshaw et al.
Vitamins and hormones, 81, 191-205 (2009-08-04)
Discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid and N-acyl amide, anandamide (N-arachidonoyl ethanolamine), paved the way for lipidomics discoveries in the growing family of N-acyl amides. Lipidomics is a field that is broadening our view of the molecular world to include a...

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