Oleoyl ethanolamide-d4 contains four deuterium atoms at the hydroxyethyl 1,1',2, and 2' positions. It is intended for use as an internal standard for the quantification of oleoyl ethanolamide by GC- or LC-mass spectrometry. Oleoyl ethanolamide (OEA) is an analog of the endocannabinoid AEA found in brain tissue and in chocolate.{5291} It is one of the long chain fatty acid ethanolamides that accumulates rapidly in infarcted tissue,{2874} but its biosynthesis is reduced in the intestine of rats following food deprivation.{9302} OEA is an endogenous, potent agonist for PPARa, exhibiting an EC50 value of 120 nM in a transactivation assay.{11423} Systemic administration of OEA suppresses food intake and reduces weight gain in rats (10 mg/kg intraperitoneally) and PPARa wild-type mice, but not in PPARa knockout mice.{9302,11423} These data indicate that OEA regulates food intake by a PPARa-mediated mechanism.
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