Cat. No. 1298
Alternative Names: 2-AG, Arachidonoylglycerol
Chemical Name: (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatet
Biological ActivityEndogenous cannabinoid ligand that acts as a potent agonist at GPR55 (EC50 values are 3, 519 and 618 nM at GPR55, CB1 and CB2 respectively; Ki values are 472 and 1400 nM at CB1 and CB2 respectively). Found in the brain at concentrations 1000-fold higher than that of anandamide. Effects are enhanced by combined administration with 2-palmitoylglycerol (Cat. No. 2206) in vivo.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Ryberg et al (2007) The orphan receptor GPR55 is a novel cannabinoid receptor. Br.J.Pharmacol. 152 1092. PMID: 17876302.
Sugiura et al (2000) Evidence that 2-arachidonoylglycerol but not N-palmitoylethanolamine or anandamide is the physiological ligand for the cannabinoid CB2 receptor. J.Biol.Chem. 275 605. PMID: 10617657.
Sugiura et al (1999) Evidence that the cannabinoid CB1 receptor is a 2-arachidonoylglycerol receptor. J.Biol.Chem. 274 2794. PMID: 9915812.
Mechoulam et al (1995) Identification of an endogenous 2-monoglyceride, present in canine gut, that binds to cannabinoid receptors. Biochem.Pharmacol. 50 83. PMID: 7605349.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for 2-Arachidonylglycerol include:
Mounsey et al (2015) Increasing levels of the endocannabinoid 2-AG is neuroprotective in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Pharmacol Res 273 36. PMID: 26244281.
Flores-Otero et al (2014) Ligand-specific endocytic dwell times control functional selectivity of the cannabinoid receptor 1. Nat Commun 5 4589. PMID: 25081814.
Lin et al (2014) Diacylglycerol lipase regulates lifespan and oxidative stress response by inversely modulating TOR signaling in Drosophila and C. elegans. Aging Cell 13 755. PMID: 24889782.
Higgins et al (2013) Differential modulation of nociceptive versus non-nociceptive synapses by endocannabinoids. Mol Pain 9 26. PMID: 23725095.
Valdeolivas et al (2013) The inhibition of 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol (2-AG) biosynthesis, rather than enhancing striatal damage, protects striatal neurons from malonate-induced death: a potential role of cyclooxygenase-2-dependent metabolism of 2-AG. Br J Pharmacol 4 e862. PMID: 24136226.
Chanda et al (2012) Activation of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (Cb1r) disrupts hepatic insulin receptor signaling via cyclic AMP-response element-binding protein H (Crebh)-mediated induction of Lipin1 gene. J Cell Biol 287 38041. PMID: 22989885.
Khasabova et al (2011) Increasing 2-arachidonoyl glycerol signaling in the periphery attenuates mechanical hyperalgesia in a model of bone cancer pain. J Biol Chem 64 60. PMID: 21440630.
Yuan and Burrell (2010) Endocannabinoid-dependent LTD in a nociceptive synapse requires activation of a presynaptic TRPV-like receptor. J Neurophysiol 104 2766. PMID: 20884761.
Carney et al (2009) Cannabinoid regulation of nitric oxide synthase I (nNOS) in neuronal cells. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol 4 338. PMID: 19365734.
Wang et al (2009) Pretreatment with electroacupuncture induces rapid tolerance to focal cerebral ischemia through regulation of endocannabinoid system. Stroke 40 2157. PMID: 19372445.
Ho and Randall (2007) Endothelium-dependent metabolism by endocannabinoid hydrolases and cyclooxygenases limits vasorelaxation to anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol. Exp Neurol 150 641. PMID: 17245358.
Williams et al (2003) The FGF receptor uses the endocannabinoid signaling system to couple to an axonal growth response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 160 481. PMID: 12578907.
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