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BML-FA018-0050 50 mg 207.00 USD
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Replaces Prod. #: ALX-300-146

Endogenous cannabinoid. Weak ligand of CB1 (Ki=23.8µM) and CB2 (Ki=13.9µM) receptor. Inhibits fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) (IC50=5.1µM). Immunosuppressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive and anti-convulsant in vivo. The exact mode of action has not yet been revealed. It has been suggested that PEA: i) binds to a yet to be discovered cannabinoid receptor similar to CB2; ii) administered in vivo elicits the synthesis of endogenous agonists of CB2; iii) acts as an "entourage" compound by enhancing the activity and/or by influencing the turnover of endogenous agonists of CB2, possibly but not uniquely, by inhibiting their degradation.

Product Details

Alternative Name:PEA, Palmidrol
Purity:≥98% (TLC)
Appearance:White solid.
Solubility:Soluble in DMSO or 100% ethanol.
Shipping:Ambient Temperature
Long Term Storage:+4°C
Use/Stability:Stable for at least 1 year after receipt when stored, as supplied, at 0-4°C. Stock solutions are stable for up to 3 months at -20°C.
Regulatory Status:RUO - Research Use Only
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N-(2-hydroxyethyl)hexadecanamide is orally active in reducing edema formation and inflammatory hyperalgesia by down-modulating mast cell activation: S. Mazzari, et al.; Eur. J. Pharmacol. 300, 227 (1996), Abstract;
The ALIAmide palmitoylethanolamide and cannabinoids, but not anandamide, are protective in a delayed postglutamate paradigm of excitotoxic death in cerebellar granule neurons: S.D. Skaper, et al.; PNAS 93, 3984 (1996), Abstract;
Mast cells express a peripheral cannabinoid receptor with differential sensitivity to anandamide and palmitoylethanolamide: L. Facci, et al.; PNAS 92, 3376 (1995), Abstract;
Isolation and structure of a brain constituent that binds to the cannabinoid receptor: W.A. Devane, et al.; Science 258, 1946 (1992), Abstract;

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