22-thiocyanatosalvinorin A.svg
Clinical data
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • Legal/Uncontrolled
  • Methyl (2S,4aR,6aR,7R,9S,10aS,10bR)-2-(furan-3-yl)-6a,10b-dimethyl-4,10-dioxo-9-(2-thiocyanatoacetyl)oxy-2,4a,5,6,7,8,9,10a-octahydro-1H-benzo[f]isochromene-7-carboxylate
PubChem CID
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass489.54 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
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  • InChI=1S/C24H27NO8S/c1-23-6-4-14-22(29)33-17(13-5-7-31-10-13)9-24(14,2)20(23)19(27)16(8-15(23)21(28)30-3)32-18(26)11-34-12-25/h5,7,10,14-17,20H,4,6,8-9,11H2,1-3H3/t14-,15-,16-,17-,20-,23-,24-/m0/s1 checkY[PubChem]

Artasalvin, otherwise 22-thiocyanatosalvinorin A (previously known as RB-64) is a semi-synthetic salvinorin derivative and a κ-opioid receptor (KOR) agonist which is used in scientific research. Its most remarkable property is its biased activity in signal transduction in favour of G protein versus β-arrestin-2, a phenomenon which is called functional selectivity or biased agonism. Artasalvin has a bias factor of 96 and is analgesic with fewer of the prototypical side-effects associated with unbiased KOR agonists. The analgesia-like effect is long-lasting. Compared with unbiased agonists artasalvin evokes considerably less receptor internalisation.[1]

See also


  1. ^ White K, Robinson JE, Zhu H, et al. (January 2015). "The G Protein–Biased κ-Opioid Receptor Agonist RB-64 Is Analgesic with a Unique Spectrum of Activities In Vivo". Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 352 (1): 98–109. doi:10.1124/jpet.114.216820. PMC 4279099. PMID 25320048.

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