HU 308

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Cat.No. 3088 - HU 308 | C27H42O3 | CAS No. 256934-39-1
Description: Potent and selective CB2 agonist
Chemical Name: 4-[4-(1,1-Dimethylheptyl)-2,6-dimethoxyphenyl]-6,6-dimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene-2-methanol
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (5)

Biological Activity

Potent and selective CB2 receptor agonist (Ki values are 22.7 nM and > 10 μM for CB2 and CB1 receptors respectively, EC50 = 5.57 nM). Displays antiallodynic activity in the rat hindpaw incision model of postoperative pain. Also neuroprotective and improves motor performance in a mouse model of Huntington's Disease.

Licensing Information

Sold under license from Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Technical Data

M. Wt 414.62
Formula C27H42O3
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 256934-39-1
PubChem ID 11553430
Smiles CCCCCCC(C)(C)C1=CC(OC)=C([C@]2([H])[C@H](C3)C(C)(C)[C@H]3C(CO)=C2)C(OC)=C1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 41.46 100
ethanol 41.46 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 414.62. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.41 mL 12.06 mL 24.12 mL
5 mM 0.48 mL 2.41 mL 4.82 mL
10 mM 0.24 mL 1.21 mL 2.41 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.24 mL 0.48 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

LaBuda et al (2005) Cannabinoid CB2 receptor agonist activity in the hindpaw incision model of postoperative pain. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 527 172 PMID: 16316653

Hanus et al (1999) HU-308: a specific agonist for CB2, a peripheral cannabinoid receptor. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 96 14228 PMID: 10588688

Palazuelos et al (2009) Microglial CB2 cannabinoid receptors are neuroprotective in Huntington's disease excitotoxicity. Brain 132 3152 PMID: 19805493

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5 Citations for HU 308

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for HU 308 include:

Ke et al (2016) Activation of Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Ameliorates DSS-Induced Colitis through Inhibiting NLRP3 Inflammasome in Macrophages PLoS One 11 e0155076 PMID: 27611972

Gianella-Borradori et al (2015) Ligand-based virtual screening identifies a family of selective cannabinoid receptor 2 agonists. Bioorg Med Chem 23 241 PMID: 25487422

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

Sardinha et al (2014) Experimental cannabinoid 2 receptor-mediated immune modulation in sepsis. Pharmacol Res Perspect 2014 978678 PMID: 24803745

Solbrig et al (2013) Prospects for cannabinoid therapies in viral encephalitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1537 273 PMID: 24021420

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