Archive | April, 2009

Goldfish CB1 mRNA expression is affected by fasting and administration.

2009 Apr 22;20(6):595-9. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e32832a0a5f. Goldfish CB1 mRNA expression is affected by fasting and anandamide administration. Cottone E1, Guastalla A, Pomatto V, Campantico E, Di Marzo V, Franzoni M. Author information Abstract The endocannabinoid system has a well-documented pivotal role in the control of mammalian feeding response; nevertheless, some evidence is available regarding a similar role in nonmammalian vertebrates and invertebrates. As in the […]

The Place of Avicenna in the History of Medicine

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol. 2009 Apr-Jun; 1(1): 3–8.  PMCID: PMC3558117 The Place of Avicenna in the History of Medicine Jamal Moosavi* Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Go to: Abstract Avicenna, a Muslim scientist of the tenth and eleventh centuries has an important place in the history of medicine in Iran and the world. Furthermore, the […]

Efficacy of dietary hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis.

 2005 Apr;16(2):87-94. Efficacy of dietary hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis. Callaway J1, Schwab U, Harvima I, Halonen P, Mykkänen O, Hyvönen P, Järvinen T. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Hempseed oil is a rich and balanced source of omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Anecdotal evidence indicated that dietary hempseed oil might be useful in treating symptoms of atopic […]

CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Inhibition: Promising Approach for Heart Failure?

Congest Heart Fail. Author manuscript; available in PMC Apr 16, 2009. Published in final edited form as: Congest Heart Fail. 2008; 14(6): 330–334. doi:  10.1111/j.1751-7133.2008.00016.x PMCID: PMC2669829 NIHMSID: NIHMS101385 CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Inhibition: Promising Approach for Heart Failure? Partha Mukhopadhyay, PhD,1 Rajesh Mohanraj, PhD,1 Sándor Bátkai, MD, PhD,2and Pál Pacher, MD, PhD, FAHA, FAPS1 Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version […]

The endocannabinoid system as a target for the treatment of motor dysfunction.

Br J Pharmacol. 2009 April; 156(7): 1029–1040. Published online 2009 February 13. doi:  10.1111/j.1476-5381.2008.00088.x PMCID: PMC2697699 The endocannabinoid system as a target for the treatment of motor dysfunction Javier Fernández-Ruiz Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Go to: Abstract There is evidence that cannabinoid-based medicines that are selective for different targets in […]

Apoptosis induced in HepG2 cells by the synthetic cannabinoid WIN: involvement of the transcription factor PPARgamma.

2009 Apr;91(4):457-65. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2008.11.003. Epub 2008 Nov 27. Apoptosis induced in HepG2 cells by the synthetic cannabinoid WIN: involvement of the transcription factorPPARgamma. Giuliano M1, Pellerito O, Portanova P, Calvaruso G, Santulli A, De Blasio A, Vento R, Tesoriere G. Author information Abstract It has recently been shown that cannabinoids induce growth inhibition and apoptosis in different tumour cell lines. In the current study, the effects of WIN 55,212-2 (WIN), a […]

Endocannabinoid modulation of scratching response in an acute allergenic model: a new prospective neural therapeutic target for pruritus.

The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics J Pharmacol Exp Ther. Apr 2009; 329(1): 314–323. Published online Jan 23, 2009. doi:  10.1124/jpet.108.150136 PMCID: PMC2670585 Endocannabinoid Modulation of Scratching Response in an Acute Allergenic Model: A New Prospective Neural Therapeutic Target for Pruritus Joel E. Schlosburg, Dale L. Boger, Benjamin F. Cravatt, and Aron H. Lichtman Author […]

Marijuana Chemical May Fight Brain Cancer

Marijuana Chemical May Fight Brain Cancer Active Component In Marijuana Targets Aggressive Brain Cancer Cells, Study Says By Kelli Miller WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD WebMD News Archive April 1, 2009 — The active chemical in marijuana promotes the death of brain cancer cells by essentially helping them feed upon themselves, researchers in Spain report. Guillermo Velasco and […]