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Cannabinoids to treat spinal cord injury.

Authors: Angel Arevalo-Martin, Eduardo Molina-Holgado, Daniel Garcia-Ovejero
Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 4 January 2016

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition for which there is no standard treatment beyond rehabilitation strategies. In this review, we discuss the current knowledge on the use of cannabinoids to treat this condition. The endocannabinoid system is expressed in the in…

Molecular Targets of Cannabidiol in Neurological Disorders.

Authors: Clementino Ibeas Bih, Tong Chen, Alistair V. W. Nunn, Michaël Bazelot, et al
Neurotherapeutics, October 2015

Cannabis has a long history of anecdotal medicinal use and limited licensed medicinal use. Until recently, alleged clinical effects from anecdotal reports and the use of licensed cannabinoid medicines are most likely mediated by tetrahydrocannabinol by virtue of: 1) this canna…

Care and feeding of the endocannabinoid system: a systematic review of potential clinical interventions that upregulate the endocannabinoid system.

Authors: John M. McPartland, Geoffrey W. Guy, Vincenzo Di Marzo
PLoS One, 12 March 2014

BACKGROUND: The “classic” endocannabinoid (eCB) system includes the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, the eCB ligands anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), and their metabolic enzymes. An emerging literature documents the “eCB deficiency syndrome” as an etiology…

The molecular connections between the cannabinoid system and endometriosis.

Authors: A.M. Sanchez, P. Vigano, A. Mugione, P. Panina-Bordignon, M. Candiani
Molecular Human Reproduction, December 2012

The endocannabinoid system consists of an array of endogenously produced bioactive lipids that activate cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and 2 (CB2) receptors. Alterations of this system have been described in almost every category of disease. These changes can be protective or maladaptive…

Circulating endocannabinoid concentrations and sexual arousal in women.

Authors: Carolin Klein, Matthew N. Hill, Sabrina C.H. Chang, Cecilia J. Hillard, Boris B. Gorzalka
Journal of Sexual Medicine, June 2012

INTRODUCTION: Several lines of evidence point to the potential role of the endocannabinoid system in female sexual functioning. These include results from studies describing the subjective effects of exogenous cannabinoids on sexual functioning in humans and the observable eff…

Multiple roles for the endocannabinoid system during the earliest stages of life: pre- and postnatal development.

Authors: Ester Fride
Journal of Neuroendocrinology, May 2008

The endocannabinoid system, including its receptors (CB(1) and CB(2)), endogenous ligands (‘endocannabinoids’), synthesising and degrading enzymes, as well as transporter molecules, has been detected from the earliest stages of embryonic development and throughout pre- and pos…