N-Acylethanolamine (NAE) Profiles Change During Arabidopsis Thaliana Seed Germination and Seedling Growth Metadata

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  • Main Title N-Acylethanolamine (NAE) Profiles Change During Arabidopsis Thaliana Seed Germination and Seedling Growth


  • Author: Wiant, William C.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Chapman, Kent D.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Venables, Barney J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Root, Douglas D.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2006-08


  • English


  • Content Description: An understanding of the potential roles as lipid mediators of a family of bioactive metabolites called N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) depends on their accurate identification and quantification. The levels of 18C unsaturated NAEs (e.g. NAE18:2, NAE 18:3, etc.) in wild-type seeds (about 2000 ng/g fw) generally decreased by about 80% during germination and post-germinative growth. In addition, results suggest NAE-degradative fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) expression does not play a major role in normal NAE metabolism as previously thought. Seedlings germinated and grown in the presence of abscisic acid (ABA), an endogenous plant hormone, exhibited growth arrest and secondary dormancy, similar to the treatment of seedlings with exogenous N­lauroylethanolamine (NAE12:0). ABA-mediated growth arrest was associated with higher levels of unsaturated NAEs. Overall, these results are consistent with the concept that NAE metabolism is activated during seed germination and suggest that the reduction in unsaturated NAE levels is under strict temporal control and may be a requirement for normal seed germination and post-germinative growth.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Poor men -- Medical care -- Texas -- Fort Worth.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Arabidopsis thaliana -- Seedlings.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Arabidopsis thaliana -- Growth.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Metabolites.
  • Keyword: chromatography
  • Keyword: N-acylethanolamine
  • Keyword: endocannabinoid
  • Keyword: Arabidopsis


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Wiant, William C.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 75183062
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5333


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Biochemistry
  • Academic Department: Department of Biological Sciences
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas