Catalog Number: 2374
Alternate Names: L-768,242
Chemical Name: 1-(2,3-Dichlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methyl-3-[2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-1H-indole
Biological Activity
Potent and selective CB2 receptor partial agonist (EC50 = 0.65 nM; maximum inhibition = 44.6%). Binds with high affinity to both human and rat CB2 receptors and displays ~ 1200-fold selectivity over CB1 (Ki values are 3.92 and 4772 nM for human recombinant CB2 and CB1 receptors respectively). Produces potent antihyperalgesic effects in several rodent models of pain.
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO and to 50 mM in ethanol
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors are implicated in inflammatory pain.
    Clayton et al.
    Pain, 2002;96:253
  2. Pharmacological and pharmacokinetic characterization of the cannabinoid receptor 2 agonist, GW405833, utilizing rodent models of acute and chronic pain, anxiety, ataxia and catalepsy.
    Valenzano et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 2005;48:658

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for GW 405833 include:

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  1. Characterization of cannabinoid receptor ligands in tissues natively expressing cannabinoid CB2 receptors.
    Authors: Marini Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol
  2. Characterizing cannabinoid CB2 receptor ligands using DiscoveRx PathHunter β-arrestin assay.
    Authors: McGuinness Et al.
    Cardiovasc Res
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