Cayman is a manufacturer, supplier, and vendor of biochemical reagents,
assay kits, forensic chemistry standards, antibodies, and proteins for
scientific research. Analytical testing services and custom synthesis are
Cayman Chemical Company
· 1180 East Ellsworth Road
· Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Nociceptive sensory peripheral neurons often express both heat sensitive (VR1) and cold-sensitive (CMR1 (rat); TRPM8 (human)) receptors that are part of the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily. Icilin (AG 3-5) is a synthetic CMR1/TRPM8 super agonist that is 2.5-fold more efficacious and nearly 200-fold more potent than the reference cold thermosensory agonist, l-menthol.1 Icilin induces sensations of intense cold when applied orally in humans, and induces 'wet dog shakes', a behavioral marker of cold sensation, when given to rats. Icilin should serve as the reference cold nociceptive agonist for TRP-type ion channels in the future.2
1.McKemy, D.D., Neuhausser, W.M., and Julius, D.Identification of a cold receptor reveals a general role for TRP channels in thermosensation. Nature41652-58(2002).
2.Wei, E.T., and Seid, D.A.AG-3-5: A chemical producing sensations of cold. J Pharm Pharmacol35110-112(1983).
Cayman Chemical Company regularly evaluates our shipping methods to ensure product stability is maintained and our corporate environmental impact is minimized. Products selected for review are evaluated and shipping methods are certified by our Scientists. While occasionally our method of shipping a product may change, rest assured the shipping conditions on all Cayman Chemical products have been reviewed and validated.
Upon receipt, it is important to check the storage requirements of your products and place them at the appropriate temperature. Products shipped without ice may require frozen storage for long term stability.
Cayman Chemical was formed over thirty years ago by demonstrating the value of naturally growing gorgonian corals as a renewable, economically viable source of prostaglandins. Today we operate our business knowing that we owe our start to the renewable resources our environment had provided. As Cayman Chemical continues to grow we consistently evaluate our business processes to ensure we are operating at the highest environmental standards.