Cat. No. 2861
Alternative Name: Dexanabinol
Chemical Name: (6aS,10aS)-3-(1,1-Dimethylheptyl)-6
Biological ActivityNMDA antagonist (IC50 = 11 μM for inhibition of [3H]MK-801 binding to rat forebrain membranes). Protects against NMDA- and quisqualate-induced neurotoxicity (EC50 = 3.8 μM) and enhances dopamine D1 receptor activity. Inhibits NF-κB, reducing TNF-α, IL-6 and nitric oxide production, and acts as a free radical scavenger. Exhibits beneficial effects in experimental models of multiple sclerosis, bacterial meningitis, septic shock, epilepsy, and traumatic and ischemic brain injury. Brain penetrant.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Juttler et al (2004) The cannabinoid dexanabinol is an inhibitor of the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB). Neuropharmacology 47 580. PMID: 15380375.
Gallily et al (1997) Protection against septic shock and suppression of tumor necrosis factor α and nitric oxide production by dexanabinol (HU-211), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 283 918. PMID: 9353414.
Striem et al (1997) Interaction of dexanabinol (HU-211), a novel NMDA receptor antagonist, with the dopaminergic system. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 338 205. PMID: 9424014.
Eshhar et al (1993) HU-211, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, rescues cortical neurones from excitatory amino acid toxicity in culture. Neuroreport 5 237. PMID: 8298080.
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