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CannaKeys has 223 studies associated with WIN-x Synthetic Cannabinoids.

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Overview - WIN-x Synthetic Cannabinoids

Description of WIN-x Synthetic Cannabinoids

WIN 55,212-2 is the most studied compound in the WIN-x group of synthetic cannabinoids. Other members that show up the CK primary study list include WIN 55-940 (full agonist at CB1 and CB2).

Here we focus on WIN 55,212-2.

Other Names:

WIN Family Synthetic Cannabinoids

WIN 55,212-2; WIN 55212-2; Win-55212-2; Win 55,212 plus numerous other supplier-based synonyms.

IUPAC name: [(11R)-2-methyl-11-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-9-oxa-1-azatricyclo[,12]dodeca-2,4(12),5,7-tetraen-3-yl]-naphthalen-1-ylmethanone

Molecular Formula: C27H26N2O3


WIN-x Synthetic Cannabinoids Properties and Effects

WIN 55,212-2 may: 

  • Induce apoptosis is glioblastoma (A. Ellert-Miklaszewska et al., 2021)

  • Induce modulate dopamine with potential relevance to the effects of heroin (D. Gomez et al., 2021)

  • Induce neuroprotection and anti-inflammatory effects (D. Spyridakos et al., 2021)

  • Prevent the development of and/or attenuated established HIV-NP (E. Aly et al., 2021)

  • Mitigate SARS-CoV-2 pathology (L. Aragão et al., 2021)

  • Mitigate prostate cancer via CB2 (L. Pietrovito et al., 2020)

  • Mitigate cerebral hypoperfusion and associated cognitive decline (Da-Peng Wang et al., 2020)

  • Initiate therapeutic effects in human with MS (J. Tomas-Roig et al., 2020)

  • Co-adm. of Tramadol and WIN-55212 chronic neuropathies (M. Alsalem2020)

  • Neuroprotective (Z. Elmazoglu et al., 2020)

  • Increase the risk of headache medication overuse (C. Kopruszinski et al., 2020)

  • Worsen effects of METH (C. Dong et al., 2019)

  • Reduce cancer metastatic leukemia cell invasiveness (F. Gholizadeh et al., 2019)

  • Reduce pain in breast cancer (A. de Almeida et al., 2019)

  • Mitigate signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis (M. Morsch et al., 2018)

  • Inhibits renal cell carcinoma (M. Khan et al., 2018)

  • Diminish signs and symptoms of severe stress (O. Burstein et al., 2018)

  • Antipruritic (K. Bilir et al., 2018)

  • Anti-Myeloma Activity (M. Barbado et al., 2017)

  • Mitigate hyperexcitability-based diseases (F.o Carletti et al., 2016)

  • Reduce consequences of status epilepticus (E. Suleymanova et al., 2016)

  • Decreases inflammation with potential relevance to rheumatoid arthritis (T. Lowin et al., 2016)

  • Improves the HD-like symptoms in mice (S. Pietropaolo et al., 2015)

  • Inhibit metastasis of liver cancer cells (D. Xu et al., 2015)

  • Prevented the effects of shock (N. Korem et al., 2014)

  • Inhibit 5-fluorouracil-resistant gastric cancer cells (Xiang-Shu Xian et al., 2013)

  • Treat stress-induced noradrenergic dysfunction (B. Reyes et al., 2012)

  • Reduced sperm ATP levels via CB1 (D. Morgan et al., 2012)

  • Reduces (Aβ)-induced neurodegeneration via PPAR-gamma (G. Fakhfouri et al., 2012)

  • Inhibited tumor growth and lung metastasis (~50%) in test animals (A. Preet et al., 2012)

  • Induce significant analgesia in rodents with spinal cord injury (A. Hama et al., 2011; A. Hama et al., 2009)

  • Cause cell cycle arrest in gastric cancer (J. Park et al., 2011)

  • Represent a potential treatment for melanoma (M. Scuderi et al., 2011)

  • Induce apoptosis in lymphoma cells (A. Wasik et al., 2011)

  • Reduce symptoms of Parkinson's (Y. Chung et al., 2011; D. Price et al., 2009)

  • Mitigate skin and lung fibrosis (A. Servettaz et al., 2010)

  • Induce direct anti-atherosclerotic effects (Y. Zhao et al., 2010)

  • Abrogate the growth of endometriotic tissue (M. Leconte et al., 2010)

  • Inhibit gastric cancer cells (X. Xian et al., 2010)

  • May not be effective in the treatment of salicylate-induced tinnitus (Y. Zheng et al., 2010)

  • Reduce oral inflammatory pain as effective as morphine (E. Burgos et al., 2010)

  • Modulate inflammatory disease (O'Sullivan et al., 2010)

  • Make a shift from pathological to normal aging (Y. Marchalant et al., 2009)

  • Induce anti-fibrogenic effect (E. Garcia-Gonzalez et al., 2009)

  • Reduces viability of human Kaposi's sarcoma cells (T. Luca et al., 2009)

  • Induce apoptosis of liver cancer cells (M. Giuliano et al., 2009)

  • Downregulate adhesion molecules in multiple sclerosis (L. Mestre et al., 2009)

  • Induce gastro-protective effect via CB1 (N. Shujaa et al., 2009)

  • Inhibited metastasis of breast cancer in test animals (Z. Qamri et al., 2009)

  • Mitigate diabetic neuropathy (M. Bujalska 2008)

  • Induce apoptosis in thyroid cancer cells via CB2 (Y. Shi et al., 2008)

  • Inhibit cervical carcinoma cells (M. Rudolph et al., 2008)

  • Produce anti-inflammatory effect in rheumatoid model (E. Selvi et al., 2008)

  • Decreased inflammation and increase viral load in the CNS (R. Herrera et al., 2008)

  • Reduce pain in model of TMJ (M. Lee et al., 2008; D. Ahn et al., 2007)

  • Reduce zoster-associated pain (F. Hasnie et al., 2008)

  • Reduce pain via peripheral CB1 in nociceptors (N. Agarwal et al., 2007)

  • Reduce LPS-induced fever (K. Benamar et al., 2007)

  • Induce antidepressant effects (F. Bambico et al., 2007)

  • Stop radiation-induced emesis (N. Darmani et al., 2007)

  • Delay disease progression in model of ALS (L. Bilsland., 2006)

  • Reduced viability of ovarian cancer cells (R. McKallip et al., 2006)

  • Neuroprotective in Alzheimer's (B. Ramırez et al., 2005)

  • Produce apoptosis in prostate cancer cell line (S. Sarfaraz et al., 2005)

  • R(+)WIN55,212 reduced cardiac inflammation but led to increased parasitaemia (J. Croxford et al., 2005)

  • Reduce mantle cell lymphoma cell growth (J. Flygare et al., 2005)

  • Induce antinociception in diabetic mice (A. Doğrul et al., 2004)

  • Treat diabetic neuropathy (A. Ulugol et al., 2004)

  • Inhibit malignant skin tumors (M. Casanova et al., 2003)

  • Reduce neuropathic pain (G. Lim et al., 2003)

  • Inhibited gastroesophageal acid reflux in TLESR (A. Lehmann et al. 2002)

  • Ameliorated tremors and spasticity in multiple sclerosis (D. Baker et al., 2000)

  • Reduced intraocular pressure (Z. Song et al., 2000)

WIN-x Synthetic Cannabinoids Receptor Binding

Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and WIN 55,212-2: 

  • CB1 agonist with a Kd of ~2 nM (J. Kuster et al., 1993)

  • CB2 agonist with a Kd of ~12nM (S. Govaerts et al., 2004)

Endocannabinoidome (eCBome) and WIN 55,212-2: 

  • Modulates CB1, CB2 and blocks GIRK1 and 2 (D. An et al., 2021)

  • Modulates TRPA1 (T. Lowin et al., 2016)

  • Modulates TRPV1 (T. Lowin et al., 2016)

  • Modulates GABA (V. Chiodi et al., 2012)

  • Modulates glutamate (V. Chiodi et al., 2012)

  • Agonist at PPAR-gamma (G. Fakhfouri et al., 2012; S. O'Sullivan et al., 2010)

  • Agonist at PPAR-alpha (Y. Sun et al., 2007) • Activate serotonergic neurons (F. Bambico et al., 2007)

  • Modulate glutamate likely via CB1 (L. Ferraro et al., 2001)

  • Inhibits N-type calcium currents in neuroblastoma cells (K. Mackie et al., 1993; K. Mackie et al., 1992) 

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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