Endogenous sleep-inducing lipid. Acts as an agonist at the CB1 cannabinoid receptor (EC50 = 1.64 μM). Also appears to potentiate the actions of 5-HT on 5-HT2A and 2C receptors, and act via an allosteric regulatory site on 5-HT7 receptors.
|Storage||Store at +4°C|
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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 281.48. 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||3.55 mL||17.76 mL||35.53 mL|
|5 mM||0.71 mL||3.55 mL||7.11 mL|
|10 mM||0.36 mL||1.78 mL||3.55 mL|
|50 mM||0.07 mL||0.36 mL||0.71 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Cravatt et al (1995) Chemical characterisation of a family of brain lipids that induces sleep. Science 268 1506 PMID: 7770779
Hedlund et al (1999) Allosteric regulation by oleamide of the binding properties of 5-hydroxytryptamine7 receptors. Biochem.Pharmacol. 58 1807 PMID: 10571256
Huidobro-Toro and Harris (1996) Brain lipids that induce sleep are novel modulators of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 93 8078 PMID: 8755606
Leggett et al (2004) Oleamide is a selective endogenous agonist of rat and human CB1 cannabinoid receptors. Br.J.Pharmacol. 141 253 PMID: 14707029
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Keywords: Sleep-inducing brain lipid Potentiator 5-HT2A 5-HT2C receptors CB1 agonists Lipid Metabolism Serotonin 5-Hydroxytryptamine Cannabinoid cb1r Other Lipid Metabolism
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