Catalog Number: 0462
Chemical Name: (E)-N-[(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-8-methyl-6-nonenamide
Biological Activity
Prototypic vanilloid receptor agonist (pEC50 values are 7.97 and 7.10 at rat and human VR1 receptors respectively). Excites a subset of primary afferent sensory neurons, with subsequent antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. Reversibly inhibits aggregation of platelets. Also available as part of the Vanilloid TRPV1 Receptor Tocriset™.
Technical Data
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  • Formula:
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO and to 50 mM in ethanol
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  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Cannabinoid activation of recombinant and endogenous vanilloid receptors.
    Ralevic et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 2001;424:211
  2. Sensory neuron-specific actions of capsaicin: mechanisms and application.
    Bevan and Szolcsani
    TiPS, 1990;11:330
  3. Inhibition of platelet aggregation by capsaicin. An effect unrelated to actions on sensory afferent neurons.
    Hogaboam and Wallace
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1991;202:129
  4. Capsaicin-cellular targets, mechanism of actions, and selectivity for thin sensory neurons.
    Pharmacol.Rev., 1991;43:143

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (E)-Capsaicin include:

Showing Results 1 - 10 of 28

  1. Hunting for origins of migraine pain: cluster analysis of spontaneous and capsaicin-induced firing in meningeal trigeminal nerve fibers.
    Authors: Zakharov Et al.
    J Transl Med
  2. Alterations in serotonin, transient receptor potential channels and protease-activated receptors in rats with irritable bowel syndrome attenuated by Shugan decoction.
    Authors: Shi Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci
  3. Mother root of Aconitum carmichaelii Debeaux exerts antinociceptive effect in Complet Freund's Adjuvant-induced mice: roles of dynorpin/κ-opioid system and transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 ion channel.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    PLoS One
  4. Experimental evidence for alleviating nociceptive hypersensitivity by single application of capsaicin.
    Authors: Ma Et al.
    Mol Pain
  5. Berberine Improves Intestinal Motility and Visceral Pain in the Mouse Models Mimicking Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D) Symptoms in an Opioid-Receptor Dependent Manner.
    Authors: Chen Et al.
  6. Cannabidiol causes endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation of human mesenteric arteries via CB1 activation.
    Authors: Stanley Et al.
  7. Interleukin-1β causes excitotoxic neurodegeneration and multiple sclerosis disease progression by activating the apoptotic protein p53.
    Authors: Rossi Et al.
    Mol Neurodegener
  8. Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 channel may modulate opioid reward.
    Authors: Nguyen Et al.
  9. Innervation of enteric mast cells by primary spinal afferents in guinea pig and human small intestine.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol
  10. Antinociceptive effects of novel melatonin receptor agonists in mouse models of abdominal pain.
    Authors: Chen Et al.
    Mol Pain
  11. Sensory nerve terminal mitochondrial dysfunction activates airway sensory nerves via transient receptor potential (TRP) channels.
    Authors: Nesuashvili Et al.
    Mol Pharmacol
  12. Bacteria activate sensory neurons that modulate pain and inflammation.
    Authors: Chiu Et al.
    World J Gastroenterol
  13. Functional expression of purinergic P2 receptors and transient receptor potential channels by the human urothelium.
    Authors: Shabir Et al.
  14. Development and experimental application of an HPLC procedure for the determination of capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin in serum samples from human subjects.
    Authors: Hartley Et al.
    Indian J Clin Biochem
  15. Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1-dependent regulation of liver-related neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus diminished in the type 1 diabetic mouse.
    Authors: Gao Et al.
    Acta Neurochir Suppl
  16. Increase of capsaicin-induced trigeminal Fos-like immunoreactivity by 5-HT(7) receptors.
    Authors: Martínez-García Et al.
    Cardiovasc Res
  17. Functional plasticity of central TRPV1 receptors in brainstem dorsal vagal complex circuits of streptozotocin-treated hyperglycemic mice.
    Authors: Zsombok Et al.
    Exp Neurol
  18. Capsaicin pre-treatment provides neurovascular protection against neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in rats.
    Authors: Khatibi Et al.
    Mol Pain
  19. Impact of central and peripheral TRPV1 and ROS levels on proinflammatory mediators and nociceptive behavior.
    Authors: Westlund Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
  20. A putative 'pre-nervous' endocannabinoid system in early echinoderm development.
    Authors: Buznikov Et al.
    Dev Neurosci
  21. Effects of TRPV1 activation on synaptic excitation in the dentate gyrus of a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy.
    Authors: Bhaskaran and Smith
    World J Gastroenterol
  22. TRPV1 channels mediate long-term depression at synapses on hippocampal interneurons.
    Authors: Gibson Et al.
  23. Control of excitatory synaptic transmission by capsaicin is unaltered in TRPV1 vanilloid receptor knockout mice.
    Authors: Benninger Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol
  24. Spinal NKCC1 blockade inhibits TRPV1-dependent referred allodynia.
    Authors: Pitcher Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther
  25. Pungent products from garlic activate the sensory ion channel TRPA1.
    Authors: Bautista Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol
  26. Neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists protect mice from CD95- and tumor necrosis factor-α-mediated apoptotic liver damage.
    Authors: Bang Et al.
    J Neurosci
  27. 'Entourage' effects of N-acyl ethanolamines at human vanilloid receptors. Comparison of effects upon anandamide-induced vanilloid receptor activation and upon anandamide metabolism.
    Authors: Smart Et al.
  28. A possible role of lipoxygenase in the activation of vanilloid receptors by anandamide in the guinea-pig bronchus.
    Authors: Craib Et al.
    Neurochem Int
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