AM-1221

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AM-1221
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Formula C27H27N3O3
Molar mass 441.521 g/mol
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AM-1221 is a drug that acts as a potent and selective agonist for the cannabinoid receptor CB2, with a Ki of 0.28 nM at CB2 and 52.3 nM at the CB1 receptor, giving it around 180x selectivity for CB2.[1] The 2-methyl and 6-nitro groups on the indole ring both tend to increase CB2 affinity while generally reducing affinity at CB1, explaining the high CB2 selectivity of AM-1221. However, despite this relatively high selectivity for CB2, its CB1 affinity is still too strong to make it useful as a truly selective CB2 agonist, so the related compound AM-1241 is generally preferred for research purposes.[2][3]

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  1. ^ WO patent 200128557, Makriyannis A, Deng H, "Cannabimimetic indole derivatives", granted 2001-06-07 
  2. ^ Hongfeng Deng (2000). Design and synthesis of selective cannabinoid receptor ligands: Aminoalkylindole and other heterocyclic analogs (PhD. Dissertation). University of Connecticut. 
  3. ^ Manera, C; Tuccinardi, T; Martinelli, A (2008). "Indoles and related compounds as cannabinoid ligands". Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry. 8 (4): 370–87. PMID 18473928. doi:10.2174/138955708783955935.