Anandamide (in Tocrisolve™ 100)
Cat. No. 1017
Alternative Names: Arachidonylethanolamide, AEA
Chemical Name: N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z-ei
Biological ActivityEndogenous cannabinoid and vanilloid receptor agonist, in water-soluble emulsion (for details see TocrisolveTM 100, Cat. No. 1684). Ki values are 89 and 371 nM for CB1 and CB2 receptors respectively; EC50 values are 18, 31 and 27 nM at GPR55, CB1 and CB2 respectively; pKi = 5.68 for rVR1. Also blocks TNF-α-induced NF-kB activation via direct inhibition of IKK. Also available as the pure oil dissolved in ethanol (Anandamine, Cat. No. 1339). Tocrisolve Control (Cat. No. 1684) also available.
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Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Data Sheet
Ryberg et al (2007) The orphan receptor GPR55 is a novel cannabinoid receptor. Br.J.Pharmacol. 152 1092. PMID: 17876302.
Sancho et al (2003) Anandamide inhibits nuclear factor-κB activation through a cannabinoid receptor-independent pathway. Mol.Pharmacol. 63 429. PMID: 12527815.
Gardiner et al (2002) Complex regional haemodynamic effects of anandamide in conscious rats. Br.J.Pharmacol. 135 1889. PMID: 11959791.
Kagaya et al (2002) Characterization of the anandamide-induced depolarization of guinea-pig isolated vagus nerve. Br.J.Pharmacol. 137 39. PMID: 12183329.
Ross et al (2001) Structure-activity relationship for the endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide, and certain of its analogues at vanilloid receptors in transfected cells and vas deferens. Br.J.Pharmacol. 132 631. PMID: 11159715.
Pertwee (1999) Pharmacology of cannabinoid receptor ligands. Curr.Med.Chem. 6 635. PMID: 10469884.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Anandamide (in Tocrisolve™ 100) include:
Mair et al (2010) Interaction between anandamide and sphingosine-1-phosphate in mediating vasorelaxation in rat coronary artery. Br J Pharmacol 161 176. PMID: 20718749.
Ho and Gardiner (2009) Acute hypertension reveals depressor and vasodilator effects of cannabinoids in conscious rats. Cereb Cortex 156 94. PMID: 19133994.
Ho et al (2008) 'Entourage' effects of N-palmitoylethanolamide and N-oleoylethanolamide on vasorelaxation to anandamide occur through TRPV1 receptors. Br J Pharmacol 155 837. PMID: 18695637.
Derbenev et al (2006) Vanilloid-mediated heterosynaptic facilitation of inhibitory synaptic input to neurons of the rat dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus. Cell Death Differ 26 9666. PMID: 16988037.
Movsesyan et al (2004) Anandamide-induced cell death in primary neuronal cultures: role of calpain and caspase pathways. Br J Pharmacol 11 1121. PMID: 15375383.
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