Discontinued Product

Virodhamine (Cat. No. 1569) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: GPR55 and CB2 agonist. CB1 partial agonist/antagonist
Alternative Names: O-Arachidonyl ethanolamine
Chemical Name: O-(2-Aminoethyl)-5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z-eicosatetraenoate
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Biological Activity for Virodhamine

Endogenous cannabinoid receptor mixed agonist/antagonist found in higher concentrations peripherally than anandamide. Full agonist at GPR55 and CB2 and partial agonist/antagonist at CB1 (EC50 values are 12, 381 and 2920 nM at GPR55, CB2 and CB1 receptors respectively). Induces hypothermia in vivo.

Technical Data for Virodhamine

M. Wt 347.54
Formula C22H37NO2
Storage Desiccate at -20°C
CAS Number 287937-12-6

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References for Virodhamine

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

Porter et al (2002) Characterization of a novel endocannabinoid, virodhamine, with antagonist activity at the CB1 receptor. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 301 1020 PMID: 12023533

Ryberg et al (2007) The orphan receptor GPR55 is a novel cannabinoid receptor. Br.J.Pharmacol. 152 1092 PMID: 17876302

Sauer et al (2002) Further characterization of the novel endocannabinoid virodhamine. 2002 Symposium on the Cannabinoids, International

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Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands Scientific Review

Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands Scientific Review

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