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CAS number  YesY
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Formula C26H24O2 
Mol. mass 368.467 g/mol

CB-13 (SAB-378)[1] is a cannabinoid drug, which acts as a potent agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, but has poor blood–brain barrier penetration, and so produces only peripheral effects at low doses, with symptoms of central effects such as catalepsy only appearing at much higher dose ranges. It has antihyperalgesic properties in animal studies,[2] and has progressed to preliminary human trials.[3]

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  1. ^ Cluny, N. L.; Keenan, C. M.; Duncan, M.; Fox, A.; Lutz, B.; Sharkey, K. A. (2010). "Naphthalen-1-yl-(4-pentyloxynaphthalen-1-yl)methanone (SAB378), a Peripherally Restricted Cannabinoid CB1/CB2 Receptor Agonist, Inhibits Gastrointestinal Motility but Has No Effect on Experimental Colitis in Mice". Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 334 (3): 973–80.  
  2. ^ Dziadulewicz, E. K.; Bevan, S. J.; Brain, C. T.; Coote, P. R.; Culshaw, A. J.; Davis, A. J.; Edwards, L. J.; Fisher, A. J.; Fox, A. J.; Gentry, C.; Groarke, A.; Hart, T. W.; Huber, W.; James, I. F.; Kesingland, A.; La Vecchia, L.; Loong, Y.; Lyothier, I.; McNair, K.; O'Farrell, C.; Peacock, M.; Portmann, R.; Schopfer, U.; Yaqoob, M.; Zadrobilek, J. (2007). "Naphthalen-1-yl-(4-pentyloxynaphthalen-1-yl)methanone:  A Potent, Orally Bioavailable Human CB1/CB2Dual Agonist with Antihyperalgesic Properties and Restricted Central Nervous System Penetration". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 50 (16): 3851–3856.  
  3. ^ Gardin A, Kucher K, Kiese B, Appel-Dingemanse S (April 2009). "Cannabinoid receptor agonist 13, a novel cannabinoid agonist: first in human pharmacokinetics and safety". Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals 37 (4): 827–33.