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Endocannabinoid system and pathophysiology of adipogenesis: current management of obesity.

Per Med. 2007 Aug;4(3):307-319. doi: 10.2217/17410541.4.3.307. Iqbal O1. Author information Abstract The endocannabinoids are now known as novel and important regulators of energy metabolism and homeostasis. The endocrine functions of white adipose are chiefly involved in the control of whole-body metabolism, insulin sensitivity and food intake. Adipocytes produce hormones, such as leptin and adiponectin, that […]


Phytocannabinoids in Cannabis sativa: recent studies on biosynthetic enzymes.

Go to old article view Text size Share Chemistry & Biodiversity Explore this journal > Explore this journal > Previous article in issue: History of Cannabis and Its Preparations in Saga, Science, and Sobriquet Next article in issue: On the Pharmacological Properties of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) View  issue TOC   Volume 4, Issue 8 August 2007 Pages […]

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[The role of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of endocrine function and in the control of energy balance in humans].

Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2007;61:99-105. [Article in Polish] Komorowski J1, Stepień H. Author information Abstract The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. It appears to play a very important regulatory role in the secretion of hormones related to reproductive functions […]

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Cannabis; adverse effects from an oromucosal spray

Research  IN BRIEF Marijuana (cannabis) is the most commonly abused illicit psychoactive drug. In one recent study, about 50% of dental students in the UK had used illicit drugs,including marijuana. Medical uses of marijuana include symptomatic relief of chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and depression, arthritis and neuropathy. An oromucosal spray has been developed from the […]


Cannabis tea revisited: a systematic evaluation of the cannabinoid composition of cannabis tea.

2007 Aug 15;113(1):85-90. Epub 2007 May 24. Hazekamp A1, Bastola K, Rashidi H, Bender J, Verpoorte R. Author information Abstract Cannabis is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and a large variety of biological activities have been described. The main constituents, the cannabinoids, are thought to be most important for these activities. Although smoking of cannabis is by […]

Cannabinoids and gliomas.

 2007 Aug;36(1):60-7. Epub 2007 Jun 28. Cannabinoids and gliomas. Velasco G1, Carracedo A, Blázquez C, Lorente M, Aguado T, Haro A, Sánchez C, Galve-Roperh I, Guzmán M. Author information Abstract Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa L., act in the body by mimicking endogenous substances–the endocannabinoids–that activate specific cell surface receptors. Cannabinoids exert various palliative effects in cancer patients. In addition, cannabinoids […]

Recent advances in Cannabis sativa research: biosynthetic studies and its potential in biotechnology.

Recent advances in Cannabis sativa research: biosynthetic studies and its potential in biotechnology. Sirikantaramas S, Taura F, Morimoto S, Shoyama Y. Source Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Abstract Cannabinoids, consisting of alkylresorcinol and monoterpene groups, are the unique secondary metabolites that are found only in Cannabis sativa. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabichromene (CBC) are well known cannabinoids and […]

Targeting astrocytomas and invading immune cells with cannabinoids: a promising therapeutic avenue.

Targeting astrocytomas and invading immune cells with cannabinoids: a promising therapeutic avenue. Cudaback E, Stella N. Author information Abstract The last quarter century has borne witness to great advances in both the detection and treatment of numerous cancers. Even so, malignancies of the central nervous system, especially high-grade astrocytomas, continue to thwart our best efforts toward effective […]

Discovery and Isolation of Anandamide and Other Endocannabinoids

Review Discovery and Isolation of Anandamide and Other Endocannabinoids Lumír O. Hanuš Article first published online: 21 AUG 2007 DOI: 10.1002/cbdv.200790154 Copyright © 2007 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich Issue Chemistry & Biodiversity Volume 4, Issue 8, pages 1828–1841, August 2007 Additional Information(Show All)  

Cannabidiol–recent advances.

Cannabidiol–recent advances. Mechoulam R, Peters M, Murillo-Rodriguez E, Hanus LO. Source Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, Hebrew University Medical Faculty, Jerusalem 91120, Israel. Abstract The aim of this review is to present some of the recent publications on cannabidiol (CBD; 2), a major non-psychoactive constituent ofCannabis, and to give a general overview. Special emphasis is laid on biochemical and pharmacological advances, […]