Functional role of cannabinoid receptors in urinary bladder.

Authors: Pradeep Tyagi, Vikas Tyagi, Naoki Yoshimura, Michael Chancellor
Indian Journal of Urology, January-March 2010

Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa (maijuana), and their derivatives produce a wide spectrum of central and peripheral effects, some of which may have clinical applications. The discovery of specific cannabinoid receptors and a family of endogenous ligands…

Differential expression of functional cannabinoid receptors in human bladder detrusor and urothelium.

Authors: Vikas Tyagi, Brian J. Philips, Ruthie Su, Marc C. Smaldone, Vickie L. Erickson, et al
The Journal of Urology, April 2009

PURPOSE: Although cannabinoid receptor expression has been demonstrated in human brain and other peripheral neuronal tissues, definitive expression of these receptors in the human bladder has not been reported. Consequently we investigated the expression of functional cannabin…