Cannabinoids by Pertwee, Roger G.; Abood, Mary Ellen

By Pertwee, Roger G.; Abood, Mary Ellen

Below twenty years in the past the ?eld of hashish and the cannabinoids used to be nonetheless c- sidered a minor, slightly old fashioned, region of study. a number of teams have been energetic within the ?eld, however it was once already being seen as stagnating. The chemistry of hashish nine nine was once renowned, ? -tetrahydrocannabinol (? -THC), identi?ed in 1964, being the one significant psychoactive constituent and cannabidiol, which isn't psychoactive, in all likelihood contributing to a couple of the consequences. those cannabinoids and a number of other s- thetic analogs have been completely investigated for his or her pharmacological results. Their mode of motion used to be thought of to be non-speci?c. the explanations for this - sumption have been either technical and conceptual. at the technical facet, it have been proven that THC was once lively in either enantiomeric types (though with a unique point of efficiency) and this remark was once incompatible with motion on organic substrates―a receptor, an enzyme, an ion channel―which react with a unmarried stereoisomer in simple terms. The conceptual challenge concerning THC job. This were mentioned by means of a number of very hot examine teams that had proven that the various results noticeable with cannabinoids have been regarding these of biologically energetic lipophiles, and that a number of the results of THC, really persistent ones, have been such as these visible with anaesthetics and solvents

Show description

Read Online or Download Cannabinoids PDF

Similar pharmacology books

Toxicological profiles - Polychlorinated Biphenyls

This ebook was once digitized and reprinted from the collections of the college of California Libraries. It used to be made out of electronic pictures created during the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The electronic photographs have been wiped clean and ready for printing via automatic methods. regardless of the cleansing approach, occasional flaws should be current that have been a part of the unique paintings itself, or brought in the course of digitization.

Textbook of Personalized Medicine

Advances within the expertise utilized in customized drugs and elevated functions for scientific use have created a necessity for this enlargement and revision of Kewal ok. Jain’s Textbook of customized drugs. because the first definitive paintings in this subject, this publication studies the basics and improvement of customized medication and next adoptions of the strategies by means of the biopharmaceutical and the clinical career.

Extra resources for Cannabinoids

Example text

2001). Although it is likely that at least some of the inverse effects produced by SR144528 or AM630 at CB2 receptors are also due to inverse agonism, no attempts have been made to establish this conclusively. It is noteworthy, therefore, that the finding that a maximal concentration of SR144528 enhances forskolin-stimulated cyclic AMP production by human (h)CB2 -transfected CHO cells considerably more than a maximal concentration of AM630 (Ross et al. 1999a,b) can be better explained in terms of inverse agonism at the CB2 receptor than in terms of antagonism of endogenously released endocannabinoids.

4; Table 4) (Papahatjis et al. 2002). 1 Selective CB1 Receptor Antagonists The first selective CB1 receptor antagonist, the diarylpyrazole SR141716A (Fig. 10), was developed by Sanofi Recherche (Rinaldi-Carmona et al. 1994). This readily prevents or reverses effects induced by cannabinoids at CB1 receptors, both in vitro and in vivo (reviewed in Howlett et al. 2002; Pertwee 1997). It binds with significantly higher affinity to CB1 than CB2 receptors (Table 3), lacks significant affinity for a wide range of non-cannabinoid receptors and does not exhibit detectable agonist activity at CB1 and CB2 receptors (Hirst et al.

5 times less at CB2 receptors (Pertwee et al. 2000). The finding that it is possible to solubilize a cannabinoid and yet retain pharmacological activity has important implications for cannabinoid delivery not only in the laboratory but also in the clinic. As to structure–activity relationships for cannabinoid receptor agonists, the salient features of these have been well described elsewhere (Howlett et al. 2002; Pertwee 1999a). Recent findings of special interest are that the CB1 and CB2 affinities of ∆8 -THC can be greatly enhanced both by replacing its C3 pentyl side chain with a 1 ,1 -dimethyl-1 -cyclohexyl moiety (Fig.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 49 votes