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2022 Nov 04

Nat Prod Res

Alkylamides from : antinociceptive effect and molecular docking with cannabinoid and TRPV1 receptors.


Yien R KM, Gomes A CC, Goetze Fiorot R, Miranda A L P, Neves GA, da Andrade B S, Costa FN, Tributino J L M, Simas N K
Nat Prod Res. 2022 Nov 04:1-9.
PMID: 36331425.


Alkylamides are secondary metabolites in and display wide applications in treating several diseases. Since alkylamides can inhibit pain, this work aims to evaluate the antinociceptive profile of methanolic extracts used and assays. The extracts inhibited the neurogenic and inflammatory phases of the formalin test, ratifying the antinociceptive effect of alkylamides. Furthermore, the results from molecular docking demonstrated the interaction of alkylamides with the CB1/CB2 and TRPV1 receptors. Additionally, the crude methanolic extract of flowers did not induce potential side effects related to the classical cannabinoid tetrad: hypolocomotion and catalepsy. In conclusion, this work confirms the potential of the alkylamides of as antinociceptive agents and, for the first time, correlates its effects with the endocannabinoid and vanilloid systems through assays.