AM-1221

AM-1221

AM-1221
Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-[(N-methylpiperidin-2-yl)methyl]-2-methyl-3-(naphthalen-1-oyl)-6-nitroindole
Identifiers
CAS Registry Number  N
PubChem CID:
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C27H27N3O3
Molecular 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 0.28nM at CB2 and 52.3nM 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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