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Biological Activity for O-2050
O-2050 is an originally defined as a high affinity cannabinoid CB1 receptor silent antagonist. Acts as a partial agonist in inhibiting forksolin-induced cyclic AMP stimulation (EC50 = 40.4 nM). Decreases food intake and stimulates locomotor activity in rodents. Antagonizes effects of CP55,940 (Cat. No. 0949) in vitro.
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Technical Data for O-2050
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References for O-2050
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Gardner and Mallet (2006) Suppression of feeding, drinking, and locomotion by a putative cannabinoid receptor 'silent antagonist.' Eur.J.Pharmacol. 530 103 PMID: 16380113
Martin et al (2002) Agonists and silent antagonists in a series of cannabinoid sulfonamides. Symposium on the Cannabinoids, International Canna
Wiley et al (2011) Structural and pharmacological analysis of O-2050, a putative neutral cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 651 96 PMID: 21114999
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8 Citations for O-2050
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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
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
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
Malenczyk et al (2013) CB1 cannabinoid receptors couple to focal adhesion kinase to control Ins release. J Biol Chem 288 32685 PMID: 24089517
Alpár et al (2014) Endocannabinoids modulate cortical development by configuring Slit2/Robo1 signalling. BMC Ophthalmol 5 4421 PMID: 25030704
Keimpema et al (2013) Diacylglycerol lipase α manipulation reveals developmental roles for intercellular endocannabinoid signaling. Nat Commun 3 2093 PMID: 23806960
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
Pinheiro et al (2016) Hierarchical glucocorticoid-endocannabinoid interplay regulates the activation of the nucleus accumbens by insulin. Brain Res Bull 124 222 PMID: 27208730
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