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Cat.No. 1815 - Palmitoylisopropylamide | C19H39NO | CAS No. 189939-61-5
Description: Inhibitor of FAAH
Alternative Names: PIA
Chemical Name: N-(1-Methylethyl)-hexadecanamide
Literature (3)

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH); pIC50 = 4.89 for inhibition of [3H]-anandamide metabolism. Displays little binding to CB1 and CB2 receptors (IC50 > 100 μM) and very weakly blocks anandamide uptake (IC50 ~ 100 μM). Inhibits proliferation of C6 glioma cells.

Technical Data

M. Wt 297.52
Formula C19H39NO
Storage Store at RT
CAS Number 189939-61-5
PubChem ID 5063962

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
ethanol 29.75 100
DMSO 2.98 10

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.36 mL 16.81 mL 33.61 mL
5 mM 0.67 mL 3.36 mL 6.72 mL
10 mM 0.34 mL 1.68 mL 3.36 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.34 mL 0.67 mL

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References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Jonsson et al (2001) Effects of homologues and analogues of palmitoylethanolamide upon the inactivation of the endocannabinoid anandamide. Br.J.Pharmacol. 133 1263 PMID: 11498512

Jonsson et al (2003) AM404 and VDM 11 non-specifically inhibit C6 glioma cell proliferation at concentrations used to block the cellular accumulation of the endocannabinoid anandamide. Arch.Toxicol. 77 201 PMID: 12698235

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