(±)-U-50488 hydrochloride is a selective agonist for κ-opioid receptor .
The κ-opioid receptor (KOR) is a type of opioid receptor for opioid peptide dynorphin and controls addiction. Also, KOR plays an important role in stress, anxiety, anhedonia, depression and increased drug-seeking behavior.
(±)-U-50488 hydrochloride is a selective KOR agonist . In isolated rat DRG neurons, U-50488 (0.3-40 μM) inhibited voltage-independent Ca2+ channel currents. In HeLa cells that didn’t express KOR, U-50488 (20 μM) blocked Ca2+ channels .
In rhesus monkeys, U-50488 exhibited potent antinociceptive activity and produced diuresis . U-50488 enhanced contraction of the rabbit vas deferens induced by electrically with IC50 value of 26.5 nM. In mice, U-50488 impaired motor function with ED50 value of 15.3 mg/kg and reduced spontaneous activity . In adult rats, U-50488 increased the threshold required to maintain self-stimulation responding, a depressive-like effect. While, males were significantly more sensitive than females to the threshold-increasing effects .
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|Storage||Desiccate at RT|
|Solubility||<10.14mg/ml in H2O|
|Chemical Name||2-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N-methyl-N-((1R,2R)-2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)cyclohexyl)acetamide hydrochloride|
|Shipping Condition||Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request|
|General tips||For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.|