1. Signaling Pathways
  2. GPCR/G Protein
    Neuronal Signaling
  3. Opioid Receptor

Opioid Receptor

Opioid receptors are a group of G protein-coupled receptors with opioids as ligands. The endogenous opioids are dynorphins, enkephalins, endorphins, endomorphins and nociceptin. Opioid receptors are distributed widely in the brain, and are found in the spinal cord and digestive tract. Opioid receptors are molecules, or sites, within the body that are activated by opioid substances. Opioid receptors inhibit the transmission of impulse in excitatory pathways within the human body system. These pathways include the serotonin, catecholamine, and substance P pathways, which are all implicated in pain perception and feelings of well-being. Opioid receptors are further subclassified into mu, delta, and kappa receptors. All the classes, while exhibiting differing modes of action, share some basic similarities. They all are driven by the potassium pump mechanism, which is found on the plasma membrane of the majority of cells.

Opioid Receptor Related Products (224):

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-B0418A
    Loperamide hydrochloride
    Agonist 99.77%
    Loperamide (hydrochloride) (R-18553 (hydrochloride)) is an opioid receptor agonist. Loperamide hydrochloride is a selective and competitive human intestinal carboxylesterases (hiCE) inhibitor. Loperamide hydrochloride has anti-diarrheal effect.
  • HY-P0210
    Agonist 99.90%
    DAMGO is a μ-opioid receptor (μ-OPR ) selective agonist with a Kd of 3.46 nM for native μ-OPR.
  • HY-N0164
    Agonist ≥98.0%
    Matrine (Matridin-15-one) is an alkaloid found in plants from the Sophora genus that can act as a kappa opioid receptor and u-receptor agonist. Matrine has a variety of pharmacological effects, including anti-cancer, anti-oxidative stress, anti-inflammation and anti-apoptosis effects. Matrine is potential in the research of disease like human non-small cell lung cancer, hepatoma, papillary thyroid cancer and acute kidney injury (AKI).
  • HY-P0288
    Agonist 99.87%
    [Leu5]-Enkephalin is a pentapeptide with morphine like properties. [Leu5]-Enkephalin is a five amino acid endogenous peptide that acts as an agonist at opioid receptors.
  • HY-101718
    Antagonist 99.87%
    Aticaprant (CERC-501) is a potent and centrally-penetrant kappa opioid receptor antagonist with a Ki of 0.807 nM.
  • HY-107747A
    GR 89696 free base
    GR 89696 free base is a highly selective κ2 opioid receptor agonist with potential to prevent pruritus.
  • HY-156614
    Icalcaprant is a kappa-opioid receptor antagonist.
  • HY-P4531
    H-Ser-Tyr-OH is a dipeptide consisting of glutamic acid, glycine and histidine. H-Ser-Tyr-OH can form a copper(II) complex with copper ions to form a strong free radical scavenging activity. H-Ser-Tyr-OH also increases the intracellular uptake of the delta opioid receptor ligand deltorphin.
  • HY-15122A
    Sinomenine hydrochloride
    Sinomenine hydrochloride (Cucoline hydrochloride), an alkaloid extracted from Sinomenium acutum, is a blocker of the NF-κB activation. Sinomenine also is an activator of μ-opioid receptor.
  • HY-100903
    Norbinaltorphimine dihydrochloride
    Antagonist 98.17%
    Norbinaltorphimine dihydrochloride is a potent and selective κ opioid receptor antagonist.
  • HY-15122
    Activator 99.88%
    Sinomenine, an alkaloid extracted from Sinomenium acutum, is a blocker of the NF-κB activation. Sinomenine also is an activator of μ-opioid receptor.
  • HY-P1333
    Dynorphin A
    Agonist 98.59%
    Dynorphin A is an endogenous opioid peptide involved in inhibitory neurotransmission in the central nervous system (CNS). Dynorphin A is a highy potent kappa opioid receptor (KOR) agonist, and is also an agonist for other opioid receptors, such as mu (MOR) and delta (DOR). Dynorphin A can induce neuronal death, and can be used in the research of neurological disease.
  • HY-10487
    JDTic dihydrochloride
    Antagonist 99.44%
    JDTic (dihydrochloride) is a potent antagonist of kappa-opioid receptors (KOR), blocking the κ-agonist U50, 488-induced antinociception.
  • HY-13274
    Antagonist 98.91%
    JTC-801 is a selective opioid receptor-like1 (ORL1) receptor antagonist, binding to ORL1 receptor with a Ki value of 8.2 nM.
  • HY-P0073
    Activator 99.57%
    Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met-OH regulates human immune function and inhibits tumor growth via binding to the opioid receptor.
  • HY-12844
    Ro 64-6198
    Agonist ≥99.0%
    Ro 64-6198 is a potent, selective, nonpeptide, high-affinity, high cellular permeability and brain penetration N/OFQ receptor (NOP) agonist with an EC50 value of 25.6 nM. Ro 64-6198 is at least 100 times more selective for the NOP receptor over the classic opioid receptors. Ro 64-6198 can be used for stress and anxiety, addiction, neuropathic pain, cough, and anorexia.
  • HY-17609
    Agonist 99.65%
    Difelikefalin (CR-845; FE-202845) is a peripherally restricted and selective agonist of kappa opioid receptor (KOR). Difelikefalin produces anti-inflammatory effects and has the potential in modulating pruritus in conditions such as chronic kidney disease.
  • HY-P0183
    Agonist 98.70%
    Nociceptin, a heptadecapeptide, is the endogenous ligand of the nociceptin receptor, acting as a potent anti-analgesic.
  • HY-P1502
    β-Endorphin, human
    β-Endorphin, human, a prominent endogenous peptide, existing in the hypophysis cerebri and hypothalamus, is an agonist of opioid receptor, with preferred affinity for μ-opioid receptor and δ-opioid receptor; β-Endorphin, human exhibits antinociception activity.
  • HY-114452
    Antagonist 99.91%
    LY2940094 (BTRX-246040) is a potent, selective and orally available nociceptin receptor (NOP receptor) antagonist with high affinity (Ki=0.105 nM) and antagonist potency (Kb=0.166 nM). LY2940094 reduces ethanol self-administration in animal models.