N-Arachidonoyl Dopamine (NADA) Cannabinoid Research

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CannaKeys has 35 studies associated with N-Arachidonoyl Dopamine (NADA).

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Overview - N-Arachidonoyl Dopamine (NADA)

Description of N-Arachidonoyl Dopamine (NADA)

N-acyldopamines are a group of endocannabinoids of which N-arachidonoyl dopamine (NADA) is one of its most prominent and most studied members.

NADA is present in very low concentrations in various portions of the brain such as the striatum, hippocampus, cerebellum, thalamus, midbrain, and dorsal root ganglia for example.

Additionally a novel class of synthetic anandamide (AEA) analogues were described by a group of Italian researchers (T. Bisogno et al., 2000).

Other Names:

N-Arachidonoyl Dopamine

Arachidonoyl dopamine, N-Arachidonyldopamine, NADA dopamine and others.

IUPAC Name: (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-N-[2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)ethyl]icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenamide

Molecular Formula: C28H41NO3


N-Arachidonoyl Dopamine (NADA) Properties and Effects


  • In vivo effects of NADA included hypothermia, hypo-locomotion, catalepsy and analgesia in the test animals.

  • Inhibitor of human breast MCF-7 cancer cells.

  • Induce anti-oxidative properties.

  • Neuroprotective.

  • Modulates immune cells

  • Mediates vasorelaxation.

  • Inhibit aggregation of human platelets.

N-Arachidonoyl Dopamine (NADA) Receptor Binding

Endocannabinoid system (ECS) and NADA:

  • CB1 agonist  with a Ki ~0.25nM (T. Bisogno et al., 2000)

  • CB2 agonist  with a Ki ~12nM (T. Bisogno et al., 2000)

  • FAAH inhibitor (Urszula Grabiec et al. 2017)

  • MAGL inhibitor (E Björklund et al. 2010)

Endocannabinoidome (eCBome) and NADA:

  • TRPV1 agonist (Urszula Grabiec et al. 2017)

  • TRPM8 antagonist (Luciano De Petrocellis et al. 2007)

Ki legend:

  • Full/strong agonist Ki ~1-9nM

  • Moderate agonist Ki ~10-99nM

  • Weak agonist Ki ~100-999nM

  • Very weak agonist Ki ~1,000-up nM

(The reader is reminded that a smaller Ki is associated with the strongest effects.)

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