cannabinoid receptors

Natural 'high' could avoid chronic marijuana use

Cannabinoid receptors are normally activated by compounds in the brain called endocannabinoids, the most abundant of which is 2-AG. They also are “turned on”…

Scientists find a new pharmacological target to modulate the effect of cannabinoids through their CB1 receptors

The results of this research may help in the better understanding of alterations where the CB1 receptor participates, such as in chronic pain, Parkinson's…

Marijuana-like chemicals inhibit human immunodeficiency virus in late-stage AIDS

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have discovered that marijuana-like chemicals trigger receptors on human immune cells that can directly inhibit a…

A deficiency of dietary omega-3 may explain depressive behaviors

How maternal essential fatty acid deficiency impact on its progeny is poorly understood. Dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid has been implicated in…

Critical viewing

Sensory experience changes the way humans see the world during early postnatal development. Now, an international team of researchers, including Tadaharu…

Scripps research team defines new painkilling chemical pathway

Marijuana kills pain by activating a set of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors, which can also regulate appetite, inflammation, and memory. The body also…

New cannabis-like drugs could block pain without affecting brain

The research demonstrates for the first time that cannabinoid receptors called CB2, which can be activated by cannabis use, are present in human sensory nerves…

The Endocannabinoids: Functional Roles and Therapeutic Opportunities

Cannabis (marijuana) is the most widely produced plant-based illicit drug worldwide and the illegal drug most frequently used in Europe. Its use increased in…