Catalog Number: 0347
Alternate Names: nor-BNI, Norbinaltorphimine
Chemical Name: 17,17'-(Dicyclopropylmethyl)-6,6',7,7'-6,6'-imino- 7,7'-binorphinan-3,4',14,14'-tetrol dihydrochloride
Biological Activity
A selective κ-opioid receptor antagonist.
Technical Data
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  • Formula:
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 25 mM in water with gentle warming and to 25 mM in DMSO
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  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Sold with the permission of the University of Minnesota
Background References
  1. Differential agonist regulation of the human κ-opioid receptor.
    Blake et al.
    J.Neurochem., 1997;68:1846
  2. Nor-binaltorphimine precipitates withdrawal and excitatory amino acid release in the locus ceruleus of butorphanol- but not morphine-dependent rats.
    Feng et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 1997;283:932
  3. Structure-activity relationship of N17'-substituted norbinaltorphimine congeners. Role of the N17'-basic group in the interaction with a putative address subsite on the κ opioid receptor.
    Portoghese et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1994;37:1495

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  1. Constitutive activation of kappa opioid receptors at ventral tegmental area inhibitory synapsesfollowing acute stress.
    Authors: Polter
    Elife 2017;6:e23785
  2. Effect of adenoviral delivery of prodynorphin gene on experimental inflammatory pain induced by formalin in rats.
    Authors: Chen Et al.
    PLoS One 2015;7:4877
  3. Distinct functions of opioid-related peptides and gastrin-releasing peptide in regulating itch and pain in the spinal cord of primates.
    Authors: Lee and Ko
    Neuropsychopharmacology 2015;5:11676
  4. Low-frequency electroacupuncture suppresses focal epilepsy and improves epilepsy-induced sleep disruptions.
    Authors: Yi Et al.
    Appl Environ Microbiol 2015;22:49
  5. Effects and interactions of tachykinins and dynorphin on FSH and LH secretion in developing and adult rats.
    Authors: Ruiz-Pino Et al.
    Endocrinology 2015;156:576
  6. 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.
    Sci Rep 2015;10:e0145556
  7. Methamphetamine induces autophagy as a pro-survival response against apoptotic endothelial cell death through the Kappa opioid receptor.
    Authors: Ma Et al.
    Cell Death Dis 2014;5:e1099
  8. Upregulated dynorphin opioid peptides mediate alcohol-induced learning and memory impairment.
    Authors: Kuzmin Et al.
    Transl Psychiatry 2013;3:e310
  9. Prefrontal cortical kappa-opioid receptor modulation of local neurotransmission and conditioned place aversion.
    Authors: Tejeda Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology 2013;38:1770
  10. Hypothalamic κ-opioid receptor modulates the orexigenic effect of ghrelin.
    Authors: Romero-Picó Et al.
    Br J Cancer 2013;38:1296
  11. Functional selectivity of 6'-guanidinonaltrindole (6'-GNTI) at κ-opioid receptors in striatal neurons.
    Authors: Schmid Et al.
    J Biol Chem 2013;288:22387
  12. Salvinorin A reduces mechanical allodynia and spinal neuronal hyperexcitability induced by peripheral formalin injection.
    Authors: Guida Et al.
    Mol Pain 2012;8:60
  13. Effects of a post-shock injection of the kappa opioid receptor antagonist norbinaltorphimine (norBNI) on fear and anxiety in rats.
    Authors: Rogala Et al.
    PLoS One 2012;7:e49669
  14. GPR54-dependent stimulation of luteinizing hormone secretion by neurokinin B in prepubertal rats.
    Authors: Grachev Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology 2012;7:e44344
  15. Effect of κ-opioid receptor agonist on the growth of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells.
    Authors: Kuzumaki Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology 2012;106:1148
  16. κ opioid receptor localization and coupling to nitric oxide production in cells of the anterior chamber.
    Authors: Russell-Randall and Dortch-Carnes
    J Biomed Sci 2011;52:5233
  17. Identification of a κ-opioid agonist as a potent and selective lead for drug development against human African trypanosomiasis.
    Authors: Jones Et al.
    Biochem Pharmacol 2010;80:1478
  18. Antidepressant-like effects of κ-opioid receptor antagonists in Wistar Kyoto rats.
    Authors: Carr Et al.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;35:752
  19. Endogenous opiates in the nucleus tractus solitarius mediate electroacupuncture-induced sleep activities in rats.
    Authors: Cheng Et al.
    PLoS One 2009;2011:159209
  20. The dysphoric component of stress is encoded by activation of the dynorphin kappa-opioid system.
    Authors: Land Et al.
    J Neurosci 2008;28:407
  21. Effects of opiate drugs on Fas-associated protein with death domain (FADD) and effector caspases in the rat brain: regulation by the ERK1/2 MAP kinase pathway.
    Authors: García-Fuster Et al.
    Int J Clin Exp Med 2007;32:399
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