CP 55,940

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Catalog Number:0949
Chemical Name:(-)-cis-3-[2-Hydroxy-4-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)phenyl]-trans-4-(3-hydroxypropyl)cyclohexanol
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Citations (50)
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Biological Activity
Cannabinoid agonist which is considerably more potent than Δ9-THC in both behavioral tests and receptor binding assays. Displays high and roughly equal affinity for both central and peripheral cannabinoid receptors (Ki = 0.6 - 5.0 and 0.7 - 2.6 nM at CB1 and CB2 respectively; EC50 values are 0.2, 0.3 and 5 nM at CB1, CB2 and GRP55 respectively).
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    Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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  1. Characterization of structurally novel G protein biased CB1 agonists: implications for drug development.
    Authors: Ford
    Pharmacol Res  2017;125:161
  2. Cannabinoid receptor-specific mechanisms to alleviate pain in sickle cell anemia via inhibition of mast cell activation and neurogenic inflammation.
    Authors: Vincent Et al.
    Haematologica  2016;101:566
  3. (4-(Bis(4-fluorophenyl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)(cyclohexyl)methanone hydrochloride (LDK1229): a new cannabinoid CB1 receptor inverse agonist from the class of benzhydryl piperazine analogs.
    Authors: Mahmoud Et al.
    Mol Pharmacol  2015;87:197
  4. Preclinical evaluation of SMM-189, a cannabinoid receptor 2-specific inverse agonist.
    Authors: Presley Et al.
    Eur J Pharmacol  2015;3:e00159
  5. Increasing levels of the endocannabinoid 2-AG is neuroprotective in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine mouse model of Parkinson's disease.
    Authors: Mounsey Et al.
    Pharmacol Res Perspect  2015;273:36
  6. Flavanones from Miconia prasina.
    Authors: Tarawneh Et al.
    Phytochem Lett  2014;7:130
  7. Potential upstream regulators of cannabinoid receptor 1 signaling in prostate cancer: a Bayesian network analysis of data from a tissue microarray.
    Authors: Häggström Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2014;74:1107
  8. The cannabinoid agonist HU-210: pseudo-irreversible discriminative stimulus effects in rhesus monkeys.
    Authors: Hruba and McMahon
    Br J Pharmacol  2014;727:35
  9. Prefrontal deficits in a murine model overexpressing the down syndrome candidate gene dyrk1a.
    Authors: Thomazeau Et al.
    J Neurosci  2014;34:1138
  10. Analgesic effect of a mixed T-type channel inhibitor/CB2 receptor agonist.
    Authors: Gadotti Et al.
    Mol Pain  2013;9:32
  11. CB(1) receptor allosteric modulators display both agonist and signaling pathway specificity.
    Authors: Baillie Et al.
    Mol Pharmacol  2013;83:322
  12. Long-term CB1 receptor blockade enhances vulnerability to anxiogenic-like effects of cannabinoids.
    Authors: Tambaro Et al.
    Neuropharmacology  2013;70:268
  13. CB1 and CB2 receptors are novel molecular targets for Tamoxifen and 4OH-Tamoxifen.
    Authors: Prather Et al.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun  2013;441:339
  14. Phencyclidine-induced social withdrawal results from deficient stimulation of cannabinoid CB1 receptors: implications for schizophrenia.
    Authors: Seillier Et al.
    Eur J Pharmacol  2013;38:1816
  15. Novel insights into CB1 cannabinoid receptor signaling: a key interaction identified between the extracellular-3 loop and transmembrane helix 2.
    Authors: Marcu Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther  2013;345:189
  16. Human metabolites of synthetic cannabinoids JWH-018 and JWH-073 bind with high affinity and act as potent agonists at cannabinoid type-2 receptors.
    Authors: Rajasekaran Et al.
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol  2013;269:100
  17. Real-time characterization of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1 ) allosteric modulators reveals novel mechanism of action.
    Authors: Cawston Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2013;170:893
  18. Characterization of cannabinoid receptor ligands in tissues natively expressing cannabinoid CB2 receptors.
    Authors: Marini Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2013;169:887
  19. Working memory- and anxiety-related behavioral effects of repeated nicotine as a stressor: the role of cannabinoid receptors.
    Authors: Hayase
    BMC Neurosci  2013;14:20
  20. Monohydroxylated metabolites of the K2 synthetic cannabinoid JWH-073 retain intermediate to high cannabinoid 1 receptor (CB1R) affinity and exhibit neutral antagonist to partial agonist activity.
    Authors: Brents Et al.
    Biochem Pharmacol  2012;83:952
  21. CB1 receptor autoradiographic characterization of the individual differences in approach and avoidance motivation.
    Authors: Laricchiuta Et al.
    PLoS One  2012;7:e42111
  22. Cytochrome P450-mediated oxidative metabolism of abused synthetic cannabinoids found in K2/Spice: identification of novel cannabinoid receptor ligands.
    Authors: Chimalakonda Et al.
    Drug Metab Dispos  2012;40:2174
  23. AM630 behaves as a protean ligand at the human cannabinoid CB2 receptor.
    Authors: Bolognini Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2012;165:2561
  24. A new cannabinoid CB2 receptor agonist HU-910 attenuates oxidative stress, inflammation and cell death associated with hepatic ischaemia/reperfusion injury.
    Authors: Horváth Et al.
    J Physiol  2012;165:2462
  25. Mouse models for studying pain in sickle disease: effects of strain, age, and acuteness.
    Authors: Cain Et al.
    Br J Haematol  2012;156:535
  26. Functional characterization and analgesic effects of mixed cannabinoid receptor/T-type channel ligands.
    Authors: You Et al.
    Mol Pain  2011;7:89
  27. Phase I hydroxylated metabolites of the K2 synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 retain in vitro and in vivo cannabinoid 1 receptor affinity and activity.
    Authors: Brents Et al.
    PLoS One  2011;6:e21917
  28. Convulsant doses of a dopamine D1 receptor agonist result in Erk-dependent increases in Zif268 and Arc/Arg3.1 expression in mouse dentate gyrus.
    Authors: Gangarossa Et al.
    PLoS One  2011;6:e19415
  29. Cannabinoids attenuate hippocampal γ oscillations by suppressing excitatory synaptic input onto CA3 pyramidal neurons and fast spiking basket cells.
    Authors: Holderith Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2011;589:4921
  30. Symptom-relieving and neuroprotective effects of the phytocannabinoid △9-THCV in animal models of Parkinson's disease.
    Authors: García Et al.
    J Cell Mol Med  2011;163:1495
  31. A putative 'pre-nervous' endocannabinoid system in early echinoderm development.
    Authors: Buznikov Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2010;32:43101
  32. Location, structure, and dynamics of the synthetic cannabinoid ligand CP-55,940 in lipid bilayers.
    Authors: Kimura Et al.
    Biophys J  2009;96:4916
  33. Genetic and pharmacological manipulations of the CB(1) receptor alter ethanol preference and dependence in ethanol preferring and nonpreferring mice.
    Authors: Vinod Et al.
    Synapse  2008;62:574
  34. Unique agonist-bound cannabinoid CB1 receptor conformations indicate agonist specificity in signaling.
    Authors: Georgieva Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology  2008;581:19
  35. Mapping the structural requirements in the CB1 cannabinoid receptor transmembrane helix II for signal transduction.
    Authors: Kapur Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther  2008;325:341
  36. MDA7: a novel selective agonist for CB2 receptors that prevents allodynia in rat neuropathic pain models.
    Authors: Naguib Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2008;155:1104
  37. Activation of cannabinoid receptors prevents antigen-induced asthma-like reaction in guinea pigs.
    Authors: Giannini Et al.
    Prostate  2008;12:2381
  38. The psychoactive plant cannabinoid, Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is antagonized by Delta8- and Delta9-tetrahydrocannabivarin in mice in vivo.
    Authors: Pertwee Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2007;150:586
  39. S-nitrosothiols modulate G protein-coupled receptor signaling in a reversible and highly receptor-specific manner.
    Authors: Kokkola Et al.
    BMC Cell Biol  2005;6:21
  40. Stimulation of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) suppresses microglial activation.
    Authors: Ehrhart Et al.
    J Neuroinflammation  2005;2:29
  41. Evidence that the plant cannabinoid Delta9-tetrahydrocannabivarin is a cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonist.
    Authors: Thomas Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2005;146:917
  42. Identification of WIN55212-3 as a competitive neutral antagonist of the human cannabinoid CB2 receptor.
    Authors: Savinainen Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2005;145:636
  43. The endocannabinoid 2-arachidonylglycerol decreases the immunological activation of Guinea pig mast cells: involvement of nitric oxide and eicosanoids.
    Authors: Vannacci Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther  2004;311:256
  44. Hypersensitization of the Orexin 1 receptor by the CB1 receptor: evidence for cross-talk blocked by the specific CB1 antagonist, SR141716.
    Authors: Hilairet Et al.
    Exp Neurol  2003;278:23731
  45. An optimized approach to study endocannabinoid signaling: evidence against constitutive activity of rat brain adenosine A1 and cannabinoid CB1 receptors.
    Authors: Savinainen Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2003;140:1451
  46. Cannabinoid receptor-independent inhibition by cannabinoid agonists of the peripheral 5-HT3 receptor-mediated von Bezold-Jarisch reflex.
    Authors: Godlewski Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2003;138:767
  47. Direct inhibition by cannabinoids of human 5-HT3A receptors: probable involvement of an allosteric modulatory site.
    Authors: Barann Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2002;137:589
  48. Pharmacological analysis of cannabinoid receptor activity in the rat vas deferens.
    Authors: Christopoulos Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2001;132:1281
  49. The endogenous cannabinoid agonist, anandamide stimulates sensory nerves in guinea-pig airways.
    Authors: Tucker Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2001;132:1127
  50. The actions of some cannabinoid receptor ligands in the rat isolated mesenteric artery.
    Authors: White and Hiley
    Br J Pharmacol  1998;125:533
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