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(-)-U-50488 hydrochloride Catalog No.GC15944

κ-opioid receptor agonist, selective

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Cas No. 114528-79-9 SDF
Chemical Name 2-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N-methyl-N-((1R,2R)-2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)cyclohexyl)acetamide hydrochloride
Canonical SMILES CN(C(CC1=CC(Cl)=C(Cl)C=C1)=O)[C@]2([H])CCCC[C@@]2([H])N3CCCC3.Cl
Formula C19H26Cl2N2O.HCl M.Wt 405.79
Solubility DMF: 20 mg/ml,DMSO: 20 mg/ml,Ethanol: 20 mg/ml,PBS (pH 7.2): 1 mg/ml Storage Desiccate at RT
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(-)-U-50488 hydrochloride is a selective agonist for κ-opioid receptor [1].

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 [1]. 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 [2].

In rhesus monkeys, U-50488 exhibited potent antinociceptive activity and produced diuresis [1]. 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 [3]. 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 [4].

[1].  Tang AH, Collins RJ. Behavioral effects of a novel kappa opioid analgesic, U-50488, in rats and rhesus monkeys. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 1985, 85(3): 309-314.
[2].  Hassan B, Ruiz-Velasco V. The κ-opioid receptor agonist U-50488 blocks Ca2+ channels in a voltage- and G protein-independent manner in sensory neurons. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2013, 38(1): 21-27.
[3].  Lu SN, Ma SC, Zhang KG, et al. Comparison of pharmacological profile of selective kappa-opioid agonist K-II and U-50488. Yao Xue Xue Bao, 1991, 26(3): 171-174.
[4].  Russell SE, Rachlin AB, Smith KL, et al. Sex differences in sensitivity to the depressive-like effects of the kappa opioid receptor agonist U-50488 in rats. Biol Psychiatry, 2014, 76(3): 213-222.