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Cooling agent that activates the novel cold receptors TRPM8 (CMR1) and TRPA1 (ANKTM1/TRPN1), members of the TRP ion channel family. Induces currents in CMR1-expressing HEK 293 cells (EC50 = 0.36 μM) more potently than menthol or low temperatures. Produces "wet shakes" in vivo.
|Storage||Store at RT|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 311.3. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree 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||3.21 mL||16.06 mL||32.12 mL|
|5 mM||0.64 mL||3.21 mL||6.42 mL|
|10 mM||0.32 mL||1.61 mL||3.21 mL|
|50 mM||0.06 mL||0.32 mL||0.64 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Behrendt et al (2004) Characterization of the mouse cold-menthol receptor TRPM8 and vanilloid receptor type-1 VR1 using a fluorometric imaging plate reader (FLIPR) assay. Br.J.Pharmacol. 141 737 PMID: 14757700
McKemy et al (2002) Identification of a cold receptor reveals a general role for TRP channels in thermosensation. Nature 416 52 PMID: 11882888
Story et al (2003) ANKTM1, a TRP-like channel expressed in nociceptive neurons, is activated by cold temperatures. Cell 112 819 PMID: 12654248
Wei et al (1983) AG-3-5: a chemical producing sensations of cold. J.Pharm.Pharmacol. 35 110 PMID: 6131976
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4 Citations for Icilin
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Ganley et al (2015) Inhibitory Interneurons That Express GFP in the PrP-GFP Mouse Spinal Cord Are Morphologically Heterogeneous, Innervated by Several Classes of Primary Afferent and Include Lamina I Projection Neurons among Their Postsynaptic Targets. Oncogene 35 7626 PMID: 25972186
Gkika et al (2010) PSA reduces prostate cancer cell motility by stimulating TRPM8 activity and plasma membrane expression. Respir Res 29 4611 PMID: 20531306
Proudfoot et al (2006) Analgesia mediated by the TRPM8 cold receptor in chronic neuropathic pain. Curr Biol 16 1591 PMID: 16920620
Knowlton et al (2011) Pharmacological blockade of TRPM8 ion channels alters cold and cold pain responses in mice. PLoS One 6 e25894 PMID: 21984952
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Peripheral sensitization is the reduction in the threshold of excitability of sensory neurons that results in an augmented response to a given external stimulus. This poster outlines the excitatory and inhibitory signaling pathways involved in modulation of peripheral sensitization. The role of ion channels, GPCRs, neurotrophins, and cytokines in sensory neurons are also described.