Cat. No. 3130

Cannabinol C21H26O2 [521-35-7]

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Alternative Name: CBN

Chemical Name: 6,6,9-Trimethyl-3-pentyl-6H-benzo[c]chromen-1-ol

Biological Activity

CB2 and CB1 receptor agonist (Ki values are 126 and 211 nM respectively). Inhibits adenylyl cyclase (EC50 values are 120 and 261 nM for CB1 and CB2 receptors respectively) and suppresses immune cell function. Major constituent of cannabis; displays little or no psychotropic activity.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol
Store at -20°C

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Rhee et al (1997) Cannabinol derivatives: binding to cannabinoid receptors and inhibition of adenylyl cyclase. J.Med.Chem. 40 3228. PMID: 9379442.

Herring et al (1998) Inhibition of the cyclic AMP signaling cascade and nuclear factor binding to CRE and kB elements by cannabinol, a minimally CNS-active cannabinoid. Biochem.Pharmacol. 55 1013. PMID: 9605425.

Zygmunt et al (2002) Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol activate capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves via a CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptor-independent mechanism. J.Neurosci. 22 4720. PMID: 12040079.

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