Archive | April, 2006

Cannabinoids in medicine: A review of their therapeutic potential

Journal of Ethnopharmacology Review   Cannabinoids in medicine: A review of their therapeutic potential Mohamed Ben Amar  Abstract In order to assess the current knowledge on the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids, a meta-analysis was performed through Medline and PubMed up to July 1, 2005. The key words used were cannabis, marijuana, marihuana, hashish, hashich, haschich, […]

Variations in the human cannabinoid receptor (CNR1) gene modulate striatal responses to happy faces.

2006 Apr;23(7):1944-8. Chakrabarti B1, Kent L, Suckling J, Bullmore E, Baron-Cohen S. Author information Abstract Happy facial expressions are innate social rewards and evoke a response in the striatum, a region known for its role in reward processing in rats, primates and humans. The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CNR1) is the best-characterized molecule of the endocannabinoid system, involved in processing rewards. We […]

Marijuana and other illicit drug use and the risk of injury: A case-control study.

2006 Mar-Apr;103(2):152-6. Vinson DC1. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVES: Assess the associations between marijuana or other illicit drug use and injury risk. METHODS: Case-control study. Cases were emergency department patients with acute injury. Age-sex matched controls were interviewed by telephone. RESULTS: Marijuana use in the past seven days was associated with decreased risk, and use of […]

The stress-regulated protein p8 mediates cannabinoid-induced apoptosis of tumor cells.

2006 Apr;9(4):301-12. The stress-regulated protein p8 mediates cannabinoid-induced apoptosis of tumor cells. Carracedo A1, Lorente M, Egia A, Blázquez C, García S, Giroux V, Malicet C, Villuendas R, Gironella M, González-Feria L, Piris MA, Iovanna JL, Guzmán M, Velasco G. Author information Abstract One of the most exciting areas of current research in the cannabinoid field is the study of the potential application of these compounds as antitumoral drugs. Here, we describe the […]

Unheated Cannabis sativa extracts and its major compound THC-acid have potential immuno-modulating properties not mediated by CB1 and CB2 receptor coupled pathways.

2006 Apr;6(4):656-65. Epub 2005 Nov 7. Unheated Cannabis sativa extracts and its major compound THC-acid have potential immuno-modulating properties not mediated by CB1 and CB2 receptor coupled pathways. Verhoeckx KC1, Korthout HA, van Meeteren-Kreikamp AP, Ehlert KA, Wang M, van der Greef J, Rodenburg RJ, Witkamp RF. Author information  Abstract There is a great interest in the pharmacological properties of cannabinoid like compounds that are not […]