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Membrane transporter/Ion channel TRP/TRPV Channel Capsaicin

Capsaicin

Catalog No. T1062   CAS 404-86-4
Synonyms: 8-Methyl-N-vanillyl-trans-6-nonenamide, (E)-Capsaicin, Qutenza, Vanilloid, Zostrix

Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers. It selectively binds to TRPV1 which is a heat-activated calcium channel. Capsaicin causes the channel to open below 37 °C This is why capsaicin is linked to the sensation of heat.

Capsaicin, CAS 404-86-4
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Purity 99.41%
Purity 99.27%
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Description Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers. It selectively binds to TRPV1 which is a heat-activated calcium channel. Capsaicin causes the channel to open below 37 °C This is why capsaicin is linked to the sensation of heat.
Targets&IC50 hTRPV1( in HEK293 cell) : EC50:290nM
Cell Research
Capsaicin is dissolved in DMSO and stored, and then diluted with appropriate medium before use[3]. FaDu cells are plated at a density of 1×105 cells/well on 24-well plate. After overnight growth, the cells are treated with various concentrations of Capsaicin (0 μM, 50 μM, 100 μM, 150 μM, 200 μM, 250 μM, 300 μM, and 350 μM) for 24, 48 and 72 hours, with medium replacement every 24 hours. At the end of treatment, 30 µL of the tetrazolium compound MTT, and 270 µL of fresh medium are added. After further incubation for 4 hours at 37°C, 200 µL of 0.1 N HCl in 10% SDS is added into each well to dissolve the tetrazolium crystals. Finally, the absorbance at a wavelength of 540 nm is recorded using an ELISA plate reader[3].
Animal Research
Animal Model: Swiss albino mice weighing 20-25 g (8-10 weeks old) are divided into four groups of six mice
Synonyms 8-Methyl-N-vanillyl-trans-6-nonenamide , (E)-Capsaicin , Qutenza , Vanilloid , Zostrix
Purity 99.41%
Molecular Weight 305.41
Formula C18H27NO3
CAS No. 404-86-4

Storage

0-4℃ for short term (days to weeks), or -20℃ for long term (months).

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DMSO: 15.3 mg/mL (50 mM)

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References and Literature
1. McNamara FN, et al. Effects of piperine, the pungent component of black pepper, at the human vanilloid receptor (TRPV1). Br J Pharmacol. 2005 Mar;144(6):781-90. 2. Shin YH, et al. The Effect of Capsaicin on Salivary Gland Dysfunction. Molecules. 2016 Jun 25;21(7). 3. Le TD, et al. Capsaicin-induced apoptosis of FaDu human pharyngeal squamous carcinoma cells. Yonsei Med J. 2012 Jul 1;53(4):834-41. 4. Anandakumar P, et al. Capsaicin provokes apoptosis and restricts benzo(a)pyrene induced lung tumorigenesis in Swiss albino mice. Int Immunopharmacol. 2013 Jun 6;17(2):254-259. 5. Kagawa Y, et al. Investigation of capsaicin-induced superficial punctate keratopathy model due to reduced tear secretion in rats. Curr Eye Res. 2013 Jul;38(7):729-35. 6. Wang J, et al. Anti-inflammatory and retinal protective effects of capsaicin on ischaemia-induced injuries through the release of endogenous somatostatin. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2017 Jul;44(7):803-814. 7. Xia J, Gu L, Guo Y, et al. Gut Microbiota Mediates the Preventive Effects of Dietary Capsaicin Against Depression-Like Behavior Induced by Lipopolysaccharide in Mice[J]. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2021, 11. 8. Tang K, Zhang X, Guo Y. Identification of the dietary supplement capsaicin as an inhibitor of Lassa virus entry[J]. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B. 2020.

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