Antagonist of TrkB receptors; inhibits BDNF-induced TrkB activity (IC50 = 0.30 nM). Allosterically alters TrkB receptor conformation but does not alter BDNF binding. Prevents BDNF-induced cold allodynia in mice. Also shown to exhibit putative anxiolytic properties in mice.
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Constandil et al (2012) Cyclotraxin-B, a new TrkB antagonist, and glial blockade by propentofylline, equally prevent and reverse cold allodynia induced by BDNF or partial infraorbital nerve constriction in mice. J.Pain 13 579 PMID: 22560237
Cazorla et al (2010) Cyclotraxin-B, the first highly potent and selective TrkB antagonist, has anxiolytic properties in mice. PLoS One 5 e9777 PMID: 20333308
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Zhong et al (2015) BDNF interacts with endocannabinoids to regulate cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity in mouse midbrain dopamine neurons. Oncotarget 35 4469 PMID: 25762688
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