Differential effectiveness of selected non-psychotropic phytocannabinoids on human sebocyte functions implicates their introduction in dry/seborrhoeic skin and acne treatment.

Authors: Attila Oláh, Arnold Markovics, Judit Szabó‐Papp, Pálma Tímea Szabó, Colin Stott, et al
Experimental Dermatology, September 2016

Acne is a common skin disease characterized by elevated sebum production and inflammation of the sebaceous glands. We have previously shown that a non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid ((-)-cannabidiol [CBD]) exerted complex anti-acne effects by normalizing ‘pro-acne agents’-induc…

Epigenetic control of skin differentiation genes by phytocannabinoids.

Authors: Mariangela Pucci, Cinzia Rapino, Andrea Di Francesco, Enrico Dainese, et al
British Journal of Pharmacology, October 2013

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endocannabinoid signalling has been shown to have a role in the control of epidermal physiology, whereby anandamide is able to regulate the expression of skin differentiation genes through DNA methylation. Here, we investigated the possible epigenetic r…

Endocannabinoids modulate human epidermal keratinocyte proliferation and survival via the sequential engagement of cannabinoid receptor-1 and transient receptor potential vanilloid-1.

Authors: Balázs I. Tóth, Nóra Dobrosi, Angéla Dajnoki, Gabriella Czifra, Attila Oláh, et al
Journal of Investigative Dermatology, May 2011

We have recently shown that lipid mediators of the emerging endocannabinoid system (ECS) are key players of growth control of the human pilosebaceous unit. In this study, we asked whether the prototypic endocannabinoid anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine, AEA) has a role in…

Inhibition of basal and ultraviolet B-induced melanogenesis by cannabinoid CB(1) receptors: a keratinocyte-dependent effect.

Authors: Sofia Magina, Carina Esteves-Pinto, Eduardo Moura, Maria Paula Serrão, et al
Archives of Dermatological Research, April 2011

Ultraviolet radiation is the major environmental insult to the skin and stimulates the synthesis of melanin in melanocytes, which then distribute it to the neighboring keratinocytes where it confers photo-protection. Skin color results from the paracrine interaction between th…

The endocannabinoid system of the skin in health and disease: novel perspectives and therapeutic opportunities.

Authors: Tamás Bíró, Balázs I. Tóth, György Haskó, Ralf Paus, Pál Pacher
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, August 2009

The newly discovered endocannabinoid system (ECS; comprising the endogenous lipid mediators endocannabinoids present in virtually all tissues, their G-protein-coupled cannabinoid receptors, biosynthetic pathways and metabolizing enzymes) has been implicated in multiple regulat…

Attenuation of allergic contact dermatitis through the endocannabinoid system.

Authors: Meliha Karsak, Evelyn Gaffal, Rahul Date, Lihua Wang-Eckhardt, Jennifer Rehnelt, et al
Science, 8 June 2007

Allergic contact dermatitis affects about 5% of men and 11% of women in industrialized countries and is one of the leading causes for occupational diseases. In an animal model for cutaneous contact hypersensitivity, we show that mice lacking both known cannabinoid receptors di…

Cannabinoids inhibit human keratinocyte proliferation through a non-CB1/CB2 mechanism and have a potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis.

Authors: Jonathan D. Wilkinson, Elizabeth M. Williamson
Journal of Dermatological Science, February 2007

BACKGROUND: Cannabinoids from cannabis (Cannabis sativa) are anti-inflammatory and have inhibitory effects on the proliferation of a number of tumorigenic cell lines, some of which are mediated via cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid (CB) receptors are present in human skin and…

Preliminary observation with dronabinol in patients with intractable pruritus secondary to cholestatic liver disease.

Authors: Guy Neff, Christopher O’Brien, Rajender Reddy, Nora Bergasa, Arie Regev, et al
The American Journal of Gastroenterology, August 2002

Pruritus due to cholestatic liver disease can be particularly difficult to manage and frequently is intractable to a variety of medical therapies. The aim of our study is to evaluate the efficacy of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) for intractable cholestatic related…