Pregnenolone monosulfate sodium salt

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M13535-2 2mg solid $90
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Pregnenolone monosulfate sodium salt (3β-Hydroxy-5-pregnen-20-one monosulfate sodium salt) is a powerful neurosteroid, the main precursor of various steroid hormones including steroid ketones. Pregnenolone monosulfate sodium salt acts as a signaling-specific inhibitor of cannabinoid CB1 receptor, inhibits the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that are mediated by the CB1 receptors. Pregnenolone monosulfate sodium salt can protect the brain from cannabis intoxication.

Product information

CAS Number: 1852-38-6

Molecular Weight: 418.52

Formula: C21H31NaO5S


3β-Hydroxy-5-pregnen-20-one monosulfate sodium salt

Chemical Name: (1S,3aS,3bS,7S,9aR,9bS,11aS)-1-acetyl-3a,3b,9b-trihydrogenio-9a,11a-dimethyl-1H,2H,3H,3aH,3bH,4H,6H,7H,8H,9H,9aH,9bH,10H,11H,11aH-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-7-yl sodium sulfate

Smiles: CC(=O)[C@H]1CC[C@H]2[C@@H]3CC=C4C[C@H](CC[C@]4(C)[C@H]3CC[C@@]21C)OS(=O)(=O)O[Na]


InChi: InChI=1S/C21H32O5S.Na/c1-13(22)17-6-7-18-16-5-4-14-12-15(26-27(23,24)25)8-10-20(14,2)19(16)9-11-21(17,18)3;/h4,15-19H,5-12H2,1-3H3,(H,23,24,25);/q;+1/p-1/t15-,16-,17+,18-,19-,20-,21+;/m0./s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

CB1 receptor stimulation increases brain Pregnenolone levels, which in turn exerts a negative feedback on the activity of the CB1 receptor antagonizing most of the known behavioral and somatic effects of THC. Pregnenolone likely acts as a signaling-specific negative allosteric modulator binding to a site distinct from that occupied by orthosteric ligands. Pregnenolone does not modify agonist binding but only agonist efficacy. The effect of THC is significantly attenuated when slices are pre-treated with Pregnenolone 100 nM (15.1±1.8 % of inhibition). These effects are likely due to a pre-synaptic action of Pregnenolone. Thus, Pregnenolone blocks the increase in paired-pulse ratio (PPR) induced by THC but does not modify either the amplitude or the decay time of miniature EPSC (mEPSC).

In Vivo:

Pregnenolone administration (2-6 mg/kg) blocks THC-induced food-intake in Wistar rats and in C57BL/6N mice, and blunts the memory impairment induced by THC in mice, but it does not modify these behaviors per se. Injections of Pregnenolone (2 and 4mg/kg) before each self-administration session reduce the intake of WIN 55,212-2 and reduce the break-point in a progressive ratio schedule.


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