This gene encodes a fatty acid amide hydrolase that shares a conserved protein motif with the amidase signature family of enzymes. The encoded enzyme is able to catalyze the hydrolysis of a broad range of bioactive lipids, including those from the three main classes of fatty acid amides, N-acylethanolamines, fatty acid primary amides and N-acyl amino acids. This enzyme has a preference for monounsaturated acyl chains as a substrate.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
Synonyms: AMDD, amidase domain containing, Amidase domain-containing protein, Anandamide amidohydrolase 2, FAAH-2, FAAH2, FLJ31204, Oleamide hydrolase 2, RP11-479E16, RP11-479E16.1, FAAH2_HUMAN.