CP 55,940

Discontinued Product

CP 55,940 (Cat. No. 0949) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: Potent and non-selective CB agonist
Chemical Name: (-)-cis-3-[2-Hydroxy-4-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)phenyl]-trans-4-(3-hydroxypropyl)cyclohexanol
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (54)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for CP 55,940

Cannabinoid agonist which is considerably more potent than Δ9-THC in both behavioral tests and receptor binding assays. Displays high and roughly equal affinity for both central and peripheral cannabinoid receptors (Ki = 0.6 - 5.0 and 0.7 - 2.6 nM at CB1 and CB2 respectively; EC50 values are 0.2, 0.3 and 5 nM at CB1, CB2 and GRP55 respectively).

Licensing Information

Sold for research purposes under agreement from Pfizer Inc.

Technical Data for CP 55,940

M. Wt 376.58
Formula C24H40O3
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 83002-04-4
PubChem ID 104895
Smiles O[C@H]1C[C@@H]([C@]2=CC=C(C(C)(C)CCCCCC)C=C2O)[C@H](CCCO)CC1

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References for CP 55,940

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Griffin et al (1998) Evaluation of cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists using the guanosine-5'-O-(3-[35S]thio)-triphosphate binding assay in rat cerebellar membranes. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 285 553 PMID: 9580597

Thomas et al (1998) Comparative receptor binding analyses of cannabinoid agonists and antagonists. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 285 285 PMID: 9536023

Wiley et al (1995) Discriminative stimulus effects of CP 55,940 and structurally dissimilar cannabinoids in rats. Neuropharmacology 34 669 PMID: 7566504

Avdesh (2011) Corticosteroid dependent and independent effects of a cannabinoid agonist on core temperature, motor activity, and prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex in Wistar rats. Psychopharmacology Epub ahead of print PMID: 21947354

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54 Citations for CP 55,940

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for CP 55,940 include:

Johnston et al (2018) Activity in nodose ganglia neurons after treatment with CP 55,940 and cholecystokinin. Physiol Rep 6 e13927 PMID: 30512249

Pandey et al (2018) Structure-Based Identification of Potent Natural Product Chemotypes as Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Inverse Agonists. Molecules 23 PMID: 30322136

Mahmoud et al (2015) (4-(Bis(4-fluorophenyl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)(cyclohexyl)methanone hydrochloride (LDK1229): a new cannabinoid CB1 receptor inverse agonist from the class of benzhydryl piperazine analogs. Mol Pharmacol 87 197 PMID: 25411367

Seillier et al (2013) Phencyclidine-induced social withdrawal results from deficient stimulation of cannabinoid CB1 receptors: implications for schizophrenia. Eur J Pharmacol 38 1816 PMID: 23563893

Vinod et al (2008) Genetic and pharmacological manipulations of the CB(1) receptor alter ethanol preference and dependence in ethanol preferring and nonpreferring mice. Synapse 62 574 PMID: 18509854

Naguib et al (2008) MDA7: a novel selective agonist for CB2 receptors that prevents allodynia in rat neuropathic pain models. Br J Pharmacol 155 1104 PMID: 18846037

Tarawneh et al (2014) Flavanones from Miconia prasina. Phytochem Lett 7 130 PMID: 24976876

Thomazeau et al (2014) Prefrontal deficits in a murine model overexpressing the down syndrome candidate gene dyrk1a. J Neurosci 34 1138 PMID: 24453307

Gangarossa et al (2011) Convulsant doses of a DA D1 receptor agonist result in Erk-dependent increases in Zif268 and Arc/Arg3.1 expression in mouse dentate gyrus. PLoS One 6 e19415 PMID: 21559295

Brents et al (2011) Phase I hydroxylated metabolites of the K2 synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 retain in vitro and in vivo cannabinoid 1 receptor affinity and activity. PLoS One 6 e21917 PMID: 21755008

Giannini et al (2008) Activation of cannabinoid receptors prevents antigen-induced asthma-like reaction in guinea pigs. Prostate 12 2381 PMID: 18266975

Georgieva et al (2008) Unique agonist-bound cannabinoid CB1 receptor conformations indicate agonist specificity in signaling. Neuropsychopharmacology 581 19 PMID: 18162180

Kapur et al (2008) Mapping the structural requirements in the CB1 cannabinoid receptor transmembrane helix II for signal transduction. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 325 341 PMID: 18174385

Häggström et al (2014) Potential upstream regulators of cannabinoid receptor 1 signaling in prostate cancer: a Bayesian network analysis of data from a tissue microarray. J Biol Chem 74 1107 PMID: 24913716

Baillie et al (2013) CB(1) receptor allosteric modulators display both agonist and signaling pathway specificity. Mol Pharmacol 83 322 PMID: 23160940

Marcu et al (2013) Novel insights into CB1 cannabinoid receptor signaling: a key interaction identified between the extracellular-3 loop and transmembrane helix 2. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 345 189 PMID: 23426954

Tambaro et al (2013) Long-term CB1 receptor blockade enhances vulnerability to anxiogenic-like effects of cannabinoids. Neuropharmacology 70 268 PMID: 23462228

Marini et al (2013) Characterization of cannabinoid receptor ligands in tissues natively expressing cannabinoid CB2 receptors. Br J Pharmacol 169 887 PMID: 23711022

Prather et al (2013) CB1 and CB2 receptors are novel molecular targets for tamox. and 4OH-Tamoxifen. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 441 339 PMID: 24148245

Rajasekaran et al (2013) Human metabolites of synthetic cannabinoids JWH-018 and JWH-073 bind with high affinity and act as potent agonists at cannabinoid type-2 receptors. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 269 100 PMID: 23537664

You et al (2011) Functional characterization and analgesic effects of mixed cannabinoid receptor/T-type channel ligands. Mol Pain 7 89 PMID: 22093952

White and Hiley (1998) The actions of some cannabinoid receptor ligands in the rat isolated mesenteric artery. Br J Pharmacol 125 533 PMID: 9806337

Ford (2017) Characterization of structurally novel G protein biased CB1 agonists: implications for drug development. Pharmacol Res 125 161 PMID: 28838808

Kimura et al (2009) Location, structure, and dynamics of the synthetic cannabinoid ligand CP-55,940 in lipid bilayers. Biophys J 96 4916 PMID: 19527650

Savinainen et al (2003) An optimized approach to study endocannabinoid signaling: evidence against constitutive activity of rat brain adenosine A1 and cannabinoid CB1 receptors. Br J Pharmacol 140 1451 PMID: 14623770

Hilairet et al (2003) Hypersensitization of the Orexin 1 receptor by the CB1 receptor: evidence for cross-talk blocked by the specific CB1 antagonist, SR141716. Exp Neurol 278 23731 PMID: 12690115

Barann et al (2002) Direct inhibition by cannabinoids of human 5-HT3A receptors: probable involvement of an allosteric modulatory site. Br J Pharmacol 137 589 PMID: 12381672

Tucker et al (2001) The endogenous cannabinoid agonist, anandamide stimulates sensory nerves in guinea-pig airways. Br J Pharmacol 132 1127 PMID: 11226144

Christopoulos et al (2001) Pharmacological analysis of cannabinoid receptor activity in the rat vas deferens. Br J Pharmacol 132 1281 PMID: 11250879

Gadotti et al (2013) Analgesic effect of a mixed T-type channel inhibitor/CB2 receptor agonist. Mol Pain 9 32 PMID: 23815854

Hayase (2013) Working memory- and anxiety-related behavioral effects of repeated nicotine as a stressor: the role of cannabinoid receptors. BMC Neurosci 14 20 PMID: 23394117

Cawston et al (2013) Real-time characterization of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1 ) allosteric modulators reveals novel mechanism of action. Br J Pharmacol 170 893 PMID: 23937487

Cain et al (2012) Mouse models for studying pain in sickle disease: effects of strain, age, and acuteness. Br J Haematol 156 535 PMID: 22171826

Vannacci et al (2004) The endocannabinoid 2-arachidonylglycerol decreases the immunological activation of Guinea pig mast cells: involvement of nitric oxide and eicosanoids. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 311 256 PMID: 15187170

Godlewski et al (2003) Cannabinoid receptor-independent inhibition by cannabinoid agonists of the peripheral 5-HT3 receptor-mediated von Bezold-Jarisch reflex. Br J Pharmacol 138 767 PMID: 12642377

Vincent et al (2016) Cannabinoid receptor-specific mechanisms to alleviate pain in sickle cell anemia via inhibition of mast cell activation and neurogenic inflammation. Haematologica 101 566 PMID: 26703965

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 Perspect 273 36 PMID: 26244281

Presley et al (2015) Preclinical evaluation of SMM-189, a cannabinoid receptor 2-specific inverse agonist. Eur J Pharmacol 3 e00159 PMID: 26196013

Petrov et al (2013) Mastering tricyclic ring systems for desirable functional cannabinoid activity. Eur J Med Chem 69 881 PMID: 24125850

Kokkola et al (2005) S-nitrosothiols modulate G protein-coupled receptor signaling in a reversible and highly receptor-specific manner. BMC Cell Biol 6 21 PMID: 15850493

Ehrhart et al (2005) Stimulation of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) suppresses microglial activation. J Neuroinflammation 2 29 PMID: 16343349

Savinainen et al (2005) Identification of WIN55212-3 as a competitive neutral antagonist of the human cannabinoid CB2 receptor. Br J Pharmacol 145 636 PMID: 15852035

Thomas et al (2005) Evidence that the plant cannabinoid Delta9-tetrahydrocannabivarin is a cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonist. Br J Pharmacol 146 917 PMID: 16205722

Bolognini et al (2012) AM630 behaves as a protean ligand at the human cannabinoid CB2 receptor. Br J Pharmacol 165 2561 PMID: 21615724

Chimalakonda et al (2012) Cytochrome P450-mediated oxidative metabolism of abused synthetic cannabinoids found in K2/Spice: identification of novel cannabinoid receptor ligands. Drug Metab Dispos 40 2174 PMID: 22904561

Laricchiuta et al (2012) CB1 receptor autoradiographic characterization of the individual differences in approach and avoidance motivation. PLoS One 7 e42111 PMID: 22848724

Brents et al (2012) Monohydroxylated metabolites of the K2 synthetic cannabinoid JWH-073 retain intermediate to high cannabinoid 1 receptor (CB1R) affinity and exhibit neutral antagonist to partial agonist activity. Biochem Pharmacol 83 952 PMID: 22266354

Seo et al (2016) Regulation of divalent metal transporter-1 by serine phosphorylation. Biochem J 473 4243 PMID: 27681840

Hruba and McMahon (2014) The cannabinoid agonist HU-210: pseudo-irreversible discriminative stimulus effects in rhesus monkeys. Br J Pharmacol 727 35 PMID: 24486701

Horváth et al (2012) A new cannabinoid CB2 receptor agonist HU-910 attenuates oxidative stress, inflammation and cell death associated with hepatic ischaemia/reperfusion injury. J Physiol 165 2462 PMID: 21449982

Holderith et al (2011) Cannabinoids attenuate hippocampal γ oscillations by suppressing excitatory synaptic input onto CA3 pyramidal neurons and fast spiking basket cells. Br J Pharmacol 589 4921 PMID: 21859823

García et al (2011) Symptom-relieving and neuroprotective effects of the phytocannabinoid △9-THCV in animal models of Parkinson's disease. J Cell Mol Med 163 1495 PMID: 21323909

Buznikov et al (2010) A putative 'pre-nervous' endocannabinoid system in early echinoderm development. J Biol Chem 32 43101 PMID: 19907129

Pertwee et al (2007) The psychoactive plant cannabinoid, Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is antagonized by Delta8- and Delta9-tetrahydrocannabivarin in mice in vivo. Br J Pharmacol 150 586 PMID: 17245367

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