Catalog Number: 1445
Alternate Names: NAGly
Chemical Name: N-(1-oxo-5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z-eicosatetraenyl)glycine
Biological Activity
GPR18 agonist (EC50 = 44.5 nM). Endogenous anandamide-like compound. Lacks affinity for CB1 receptors (Ki > 10 μM), VR1 receptors (EC50 > 10 μM) and anandamide transporters (IC50 > 50 μM) but causes hot-plate analgesia in mice when given orally, and suppresses tonic inflammatory pain. Also endogenous GlyT2 inhibitor.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Oxidative metabolism of anandamide.
    Burnstein et al.
    Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat., 2000;61:29
  2. Extracellular loops 2 and 4 of GLYT2 are required for N-arachidonylglycine inhibition of glycine transport.
    Edington et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2009;284:36424
  3. Identification of a new class of molecules, the arachidonyl amino acids, and characterization of one member that inhibits pain.
    Huang et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2001;276:42639
  4. Structural requirements for binding of anandamide-type compounds to the brain cannabinoid receptor.
    Sheskin et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1997;40:659
  5. Identification of N-arachidonylglycine as the endogenous ligand for orphan G-protein-coupled receptor GPR18.
    Kohno et al.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun., 2006;347:827
  6. Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and N-arachidonyl glycine are full agonists at GPR18 receptors and induce migration in human endometrial HEC-1B cells
    McHugh et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 2012;2414:165

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