N-Arachidonyl maleimide

Discontinued Product

Unfortunately N-Arachidonyl maleimide (Cat. No. 3329) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Cat.No. 3329 - N-Arachidonyl maleimide | C24H35NO2 | CAS No. 876305-42-9
Description: Potent, competitive MAGL inhibitor
Chemical Name: 1-(5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraen-1-yl-1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Potent, competitive and irreversible monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) inhibitor (IC50 = 140 nM). Selectively prevents metabolic inactivation of 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) by ~ 85% and increases the potency of 2-AG in mouse cerebellum in vitro.

Technical Data

M. Wt 369.54
Formula C24H35NO2
Storage Store at -80°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 876305-42-9

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 369.54. 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 2.71 mL 13.53 mL 27.06 mL
5 mM 0.54 mL 2.71 mL 5.41 mL
10 mM 0.27 mL 1.35 mL 2.71 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.27 mL 0.54 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Saario et al (2005) Characterization of the sulfhydryl-sensitive site in the enzyme responsible for hydrolysis of 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol in rat cerebellar membranes. Chem.Biol. 12 649 PMID: 15975510

Blankman et al (2007) A comprehensive profile of brain enzymes that hydrolyze the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol. Chem.Biol. 14 1347 PMID: 18096503

Burston et al (2008) N-arachidonyl maleimide potentiates the pharmalocogical and biochemical effects of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonylyglycerol through inhibition of monoacylglycerol lipase. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 327 546 PMID: 18682568

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