Cat. No. 0879

Palmitoylethanolamide C18H37NO2 [544-31-0]

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Alternative Name: PEA

Chemical Name: N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)hexadecanamide

Biological Activity

Endogenous lipid that acts as a selective GPR55 agonist (EC50 values are 4, 19 800 and > 30 000 nM at GPR55, CB2 and CB1 receptors respectively). Substrate for fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and PEA-preferring acid amidase (PAA) and exhibits antinociceptive and anticonvulsant in vivo. Directly activates PPARα (EC50 = 3 μM) producing robust anti-inflammatory actions.

Technical Data

Soluble to 20 mM in DMSO and to 25 mM in ethanol
Store at RT

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Lambert et al (2001) Anticonvulsant activity of N-palmitoylethanolamide, a putative endocannabinoid, in mice. Epilepsia 42 321. PMID: 11442148.

Lambert et al (2002) The palmitoylethanolamide family: a new class of anti-inflammatory agents? Curr.Med.Chem. 9 663. PMID: 11945130.

Lo Verme et al (2005) The search for the palmitoylethanolamide receptor. Life Sci. 77 1685. PMID: 15963531.

Re et al (2005) Palmitoylethanolamide, endocannabinoids and related cannabimimetic compounds in protection against tissue inflammation and pain: potential use in companion animals. Vet.J. 173 21. PMID: 16324856.

Ryberg et al (2007) The orphan receptor GPR55 is a novel cannabinoid receptor. Br.J.Pharmacol. 152 1092. PMID: 17876302.

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