1. Signaling Pathways
  2. Membrane Transporter/Ion Channel
    Neuronal Signaling
  3. nAChR


Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

nAChRs (nicotinic acetylcholine receptors) are neuron receptor proteins that signal for muscular contraction upon a chemical stimulus. They are cholinergic receptors that form ligand-gated ion channels in the plasma membranes of certain neurons and on the presynaptic and postsynaptic sides of theneuromuscular junction. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are the best-studied of the ionotropic receptors. Like the other type of acetylcholine receptor-the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR)-the nAChR is triggered by the binding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). Just as muscarinic receptors are named such because they are also activated by muscarine, nicotinic receptors can be opened not only by acetylcholine but also by nicotine —hence the name "nicotinic".

nAChR Related Products (210):

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-N2332A
    Methyllycaconitine citrate
    Antagonist 99.58%
    Methyllycaconitine citrate is a specific antagonist of α7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR).
  • HY-B0282
    Acetylcholine chloride
    Activator ≥98.0%
    Acetylcholine chloride (ACh chloride), a neurotransmitter, is a potent cholinergic agonist. Acetylcholine chloride is a modulator of the activity of dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons through the stimulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). Acetylcholine chloride inhibits p53 mutant peptide aggregation in vitro.
  • HY-12560A
    Agonist 99.70%
    PNU-282987 is a potent α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist with an EC50 of 154 nM. PNU-282987 is also a functional antagonist of the 5-HT3 receptor with an IC50 of 4541 nM. PNU-282987 can be used for the research of central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • HY-14564A
    GTS-21 dihydrochloride
    Agonist 99.92%
    GTS-21 dihydrochloride is a selective alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) agonist with anti‑inflammatory and cognition‑enhancing activities. GTS-21 dihydrochloride is also a α4β2 (Ki=20 nM for humanα4β2) and 5-HT3A receptor (IC50=3.1 μM) antagonist.
  • HY-B0942
    Benzethonium chloride
    Inhibitor 98.76%
    Benzethonium chloride inhibit human recombinant α7 and α4β2 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in Xenopus oocytes.
  • HY-138953A
    Epiboxidine hydrochloride
    Agonist ≥99.0%
    Epiboxidine hydrochloride is a potent and selective neural nAChR agonist with Kis of 0.46 nM and 1.2 nM for rat and human α4β2 nAChRs, respectively. Epiboxidine hydrochloride is a methylisoxazole analog of the alkaloid Epibatidine, and is also an analog of another nAChR agonist, ABT 418.
  • HY-B0827S
    Dinotefuran-d3 is the deuterium labeled Dinotefuran[1]. Dinotefuran is an insecticide of the neonicotinoid class, its mechanism of action involves disruption of the insect's nervous system by inhibiting nicotinic acetylcholine receptors[2].
  • HY-137788
    α-Conotoxin GI
    α-Conotoxin GI has high affinity for nAChR.α-Conotoxin GI is a short peptide toxin that can be isolated from the venom of Conus geographus.α-Conotoxin GI has the similar activity with neuromuscular blocking agent.
  • HY-B1337
    Choline chloride
    Agonist ≥98.0%
    Choline chloride is an essential nutrient that activates alpha7 nicotinic receptors and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity. Glycerophosphoinositol choline can affect diseases such as liver disease, atherosclerosis and neurological disorders.
  • HY-P1050A
    COG 133 TFA
    Antagonist 99.39%
    COG 133 TFA is a fragment of Apolipoprotein E (APOE) peptide. COG 133 TFA competes with the ApoE holoprotein for binding the LDL receptor, with potent anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. COG 133 TFA is also a nAChR antagonist with an IC50 of 445 nM.
  • HY-B1395
    Mecamylamine hydrochloride
    Antagonist ≥98.0%
    Mecamylamine hydrochloride is an orally active, nonselective, noncompetitive nAChR antagonist. Mecamylamine hydrochloride is also a ganglionic blocker. Mecamylamine hydrochloride can across the blood-brain barrier. Mecamylamine hydrochloride can be used in the research of neuropsychiatric disorders, hypertension, antidepressant area.
  • HY-138800
    Spinosad, a mixture of spinosyns A and D known as fermentation products of a soil actinomycete (Saccharopolyspora spinosa), is a biological neurotoxic insecticide with a broader action spectrum. Spinosad targets the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChRs) of the insect nervous system. Spinosad has an excellent environmental and mammalian toxicological profile. Larvicidal activity.
  • HY-12152
    Agonist 98.36%
    PNU-120596 (NSC 216666) is a potent and selective α7 nAChR positive allosteric modulator (PMA) with an EC50 of 216 nM. PNU-120596 is inactive against α4β2, α3β4, and α9α10 nAChRs. PNU-120596 has the potential for psychiatric and neurological disorders research.
  • HY-B1532
    Agonist 99.87%
    Anabasine ((S)-Anabasine) is an alkaloid that found as a minor component in tobacco (Nicotiana). Anabasine is a botanical pesticide nicotine, acts as a full agonist of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). Anabasine induces depolarization of TE671 cells endogenously expressing human fetal muscle-type nAChRs (EC50=0.7 µM).
  • HY-10019
    Agonist 99.98%
    Varenicline (CP 526555) is a potent partial agonist for α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) with an EC50 value of 2.3 μM. Varenicline is a full agonist for α3β4 and α7 nAChRs with EC50 values of 55 μM and 18 μM, respectively. Varenicline is a nicotinic ligand based on the structure of cytosine, and has the potential for smoking cessation treatment.
  • HY-14774
    Agonist 99.68%
    Monepantel is organic anthelmintic, and acts as a positive allosteric modulator of a nematode-specific clade of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits.
  • HY-10021
    Varenicline Tartrate
    Agonist 98.03%
    Varenicline Tartrate(CP 526555;Champix) is a nicotinic receptor partial agonist; it stimulates nicotine receptors more weakly than nicotine itself does.
  • HY-13596
    Cisatracurium besylate
    Antagonist ≥98.0%
    Cisatracurium besylate (51W89) is a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, antagonizing the action of acetylcholine by inhibiting neuromuscular transmission.
  • HY-17440
    Rocuronium Bromide
    Rocuronium Bromide (ORG 9426 Bromide) is an aminosteroid non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocker or muscle relaxant used in modern anaesthesia, to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to provide skeletal musclerelaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.
  • HY-B0569
    Hexamethonium Bromide
    Antagonist 99.91%
    Hexamethonium Bromide is a non-selective ganglionic nicotinic-receptor antagonist (nAChR) antagonist, with mixed competitive and noncompetitive activity. Hexamethonium Bromide has anti-hypertensive activity. Hexamethonium Bromide attenuates sympathetic activity and blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive animal models.