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Drosophila melanogaster as a model system to study long-chain fatty acid amide metabolism.
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PMID:  24650760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Long-chain fatty acid amides are cell-signaling lipids identified in mammals and, recently, in invertebrates, as well. Many details regarding fatty acid amide metabolism remain unclear. Herein, we demonstrate that Drosophila melanogaster is an excellent model system for the study long-chain fatty acid amide metabolism as we have quantified the endogenous levels of N-acylglycines, N-acyldopamines, N-acylethanolamines, and primary fatty acid amides by LC/QTOF-MS. Growth of Drosophila melanogaster on media supplemented with [1-(13)C]-palmitate lead to a family of (13)C-palmitate-labeled fatty acid amides in the fly heads. The [1-(13)C]-palmitate feeding studies provide insight into the biosynthesis of the fatty acid amides.
Kristen A Jeffries; Daniel R Dempsey; Anita L Behari; Ryan L Anderson; David J Merkler
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-17
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Title:  FEBS letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  FEBS Lett.     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
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Created Date:  2014-3-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0155157     Medline TA:  FEBS Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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