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Our response to stress is regulated by the ‘bliss molecule’ anandamide but how exactly remained unknown. Until recently, that is. Elliot Mock has now succeeded in developing a new substance that reduces anandamide, called LEI-401. This has made it easier to conduct research into the role of anandamide…
Illuminating N-acylethanolamine biosynthesis with new chemical tools
In this thesis, the discovery and optimization is described of chemical tools to study the N-acylethanolamine (NAE) biosynthetic pathway.
Discovery of a NAPE-PLD inhibitor that modulates emotional behavior in mice, Nat. Chem. Biol. 2020
N-acylethanolamines (NAEs), which include the endocannabinoid anandamide, represent an important family of signaling lipids in the brain. The lack of chemical probes that modulate NAE biosynthesis in living systems hamper the understanding of the biological role of these lipids.
Body's own marijuana helps us forget traumatic memories
The endogenous compound anandamide – often referred to as the body’s own marijuana – plays a role in erasing memories of a traumatic event. This was discovered by an international team led by Leiden chemist Mario van der Stelt. The results have been published in Nature Chemical Biology and may provide…
Overview of Molecular Physiology publications
Mario van der Stelt appointed Professor of Molecular Physiology
Mario van der Stelt has been appointed Professor of Molecular Physiology at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry with effect from 1 November 2017.
Marc Baggelaar graduates cum laude on body’s own marijuana
PhD candidate Marc Baggelaar of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) graduated cum laude on Thursday 6 April. His thesis on the endocannabinoid system in the brain is very comprehensive and of high quality, according to the jury. ‘A very talented young scientist, that definitely belongs to the top…