Catalog Number: 1782
Chemical Name: (R)-N-(2-Hydroxy-1-methylethyl)-5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z-eicosatetraenamide
Biological Activity
Stable anandamide analog that is a selective agonist for the CB1 receptor (Ki values are 20 and 815 nM for CB1 and CB2 receptors respectively), in water-soluble emulsion (for details see TocrisolveTM 100, Cat. No. 1684). Displays agonist activity at vanilloid receptors. (R)-(+)-Methanandamide also available as pure oil dissolved in ethanol (Cat. No. 1121).
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Background References
  1. (R)-Methanandamide: a chiral novel anandamide possessing higher potency and metabolic stability.
    Abadji et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1994;37:1889
  2. A detailed characterization of the effects of four cannabinoid agonists on operant lever pressing.
    Carriero et al.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl.), 1998;137:147
  3. Head group analogs of arachidonylethanolamide, the endogenous cannabinoid ligand.
    Khanolkar et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1996;39:4515
  4. Vanilloid receptors on sensory nerves mediate the vasodilator action of anandamide.
    Zygmunt et al.
    Nature, 1999;400:452

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (R)-(+)-Methanandamide (in Tocrisolve™ 100) include:

Showing Results 1 - 3 of 3

  1. Identification of a pharmacological target for genioglossus reactivation throughout sleep.
    Authors: Grace Et al.
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol
  2. The calcium-sensitive σ-1 receptor prevents cannabinoids from provoking glutamate NMDA receptor hypofunction: implications in antinociception and psychotic diseases.
    Authors: Sánchez-Blázquez Et al.
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol
  3. Gz mediates the long-lasting desensitization of brain CB1 receptors and is essential for cross-tolerance with morphine.
    Authors: Garzón Et al.
    Mol Pain
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