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Cannabinoids For The Treatment Of Inflammation

Julie Gardener

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Cannabinoids for the treatment of inflammation.​
Ashton JC.
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University of Otago, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, P.O. Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand. john.ashton@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2007 May;8(5):373-84.


Abstract

Cannabinoids are effective at suppressing immune and inflammation functions in leukocytes in vitro, and in animal models of acute inflammation, such as the mouse hind paw, ear and air pouch models, as well as gastrointestinal, pulmonary, myocardial, vascular, periodontal, neural, hepatic, pancreatic and arthritic inflammation models. The non-psychoactive cannabinoid receptor CB2 is emerging as a critical target for cannabinoid regulation of inflammation, and thus CB2-selective agonists are undergoing intense investigation and research. This review discusses the evidence for cannabinoid regulation of inflammation across a range of models and highlights the most promising drug candidates.

PMID: 17520866 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Source: Cannabinoids for the treatment of inflammation. [Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2007] - PubMed result
 
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