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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450258/the-cannabinoids-%C3%AE-8-thc-cbd-and-hu-308-act-via-distinct-receptors-to-reduce-corneal-pain-and-inflammation
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Dinesh Thapa, Elizabeth A Cairns, Anna-Maria Szczesniak, James T Toguri, Meggie D Caldwell, Melanie E M Kelly
Background and Purpose: Corneal injury can result in dysfunction of corneal nociceptive signaling and corneal sensitization. Activation of the endocannabinoid system has been reported to be analgesic and anti-inflammatory. The purpose of this research was to investigate the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids with reported actions at cannabinoid 1 (CB 1 R) and cannabinoid 2 (CB 2 R) receptors and/or noncannabinoid receptors in an experimental model of corneal hyperalgesia. Methods: Corneal hyperalgesia (increased pain response) was generated using chemical cauterization of the corneal epithelium in wild-type (WT) and CB 2 R knockout (CB 2 R -/- ) mice...
2018: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427593/inhibition-of-aldose-reductase-activity-by-cannabis-sativa-chemotypes-extracts-with-high-content-of-cannabidiol-or-cannabigerol
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Antonella Smeriglio, Salvatore V Giofrè, Enza M Galati, Maria T Monforte, Nicola Cicero, Valeria D'Angelo, Gianpaolo Grassi, Clara Circosta
Aldose reductase (ALR2) is a key enzyme involved in diabetic complications and the search for new aldose reductase inhibitors (ARIs) is currently very important. The synthetic ARIs are often associated with deleterious side effects and medicinal and edible plants, containing compounds with aldose reductase inhibitory activity, could be useful for prevention and therapy of diabetic complications. Non-psychotropic phytocannabinoids exert multiple pharmacological effects with therapeutic potential in many diseases such as inflammation, cancer, diabetes...
February 7, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414765/%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induces-endocannabinoid-accumulation-in-mouse-hepatocytes-antagonism-by-fabp1-gene-ablation
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Avery L McIntosh, Gregory G Martin, Huan Huang, Danilo Landrock, Ann B Kier, Friedhelm Schroeder
Phytocannabinoids such as Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), bind and activate cannabinoid receptors (CB)-thereby piggy-backing on the same pathway endogenous endocannabinoids (EC). The recent discovery that liver fatty acid binding protein-1 (FABP1) is the major cytosolic chaperone protein with high affinity for both Δ9-THC and EC suggests that Δ9-THC may alter hepatic EC levels. Therefore, the impact of Δ9-THC or EC treatment on endogenous ECs such as N-arachidonoylethanolamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) levels was examined in cultured primary mouse hepatocytes from wild-type (WT) and liver fatty acid binding protein-1 (Fabp1) gene ablated (LKO) mice...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402275/acute-administration-of-beta-caryophyllene-prevents-endocannabinoid-system-activation-during-transient-common-carotid-artery-occlusion-and-reperfusion
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Laura Poddighe, Gianfranca Carta, Maria Pina Serra, Tiziana Melis, Marianna Boi, Sara Lisai, Elisabetta Murru, Laura Muredda, Maria Collu, Sebastiano Banni, Marina Quartu
BACKGROUND: The transient global cerebral hypoperfusion/reperfusion achieved by induction of Bilateral Common Carotid Artery Occlusion followed by Reperfusion (BCCAO/R) has been shown to stimulate early molecular changes that can be easily traced in brain tissue and plasma, and that are indicative of the tissue physiological response to the reperfusion-induced oxidative stress and inflammation. The aim of the present study is to probe the possibility to prevent the molecular changes induced by the BCCAO/R with dietary natural compounds known to possess anti-inflammatory activity, such as the phytocannabinoid beta-caryophyllene (BCP)...
February 5, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338785/benefits-of-vce-003-2-a-cannabigerol-quinone-derivative-against-inflammation-driven-neuronal-deterioration-in-experimental-parkinson-s-disease-possible-involvement-of-different-binding-sites-at-the-ppar%C3%AE-receptor
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Concepción García, María Gómez-Cañas, Sonia Burgaz, Belén Palomares, Yolanda Gómez-Gálvez, Cristina Palomo-Garo, Sara Campo, Joel Ferrer-Hernández, Carolina Pavicic, Carmen Navarrete, M Luz Bellido, Moisés García-Arencibia, M Ruth Pazos, Eduardo Muñoz, Javier Fernández-Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Neuroprotection with cannabinoids in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been afforded predominantly with antioxidant or anti-inflammatory cannabinoids. In the present study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of VCE-003.2, a quinone derivative of the non-psychotrophic phytocannabinoid cannabigerol (CBG), which may derive its activity at the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ). The compound is also an antioxidant. METHODS: We evaluated VCE-003...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338068/single-and-combined-effects-of-plant-derived-thc-cbd-and-synthetic-win-55-212-cannabinoids-on-cognition-and-cannabinoid-associated-withdrawal-signs-in-mice
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Alyssa M Myers, Patrick B Siegele, Jeffrey D Foss, Ronald F Tuma, Sara Jane Ward
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It has been suggested that the non-euphorogenic phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) can ameliorate adverse effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). We determined whether CBD ameliorates cognitive deficits and withdrawal signs induced by cannabinoid CB1/CB2 receptor agonists or produces these pharmacological effects on its own. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effects of THC or the CB1/CB2 receptor full agonist WIN55212 (WIN) alone, CBD alone, or their combination were tested across a range of doses...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317072/betacaryophyllene-a-phytocannabinoid-as-potential-therapeutic-modality-for-human-sepsis
#7
Angel Meza, Christian Lehmann
Sepsis is a clinical condition resulting from a dysregulated immune response to an infection that leads to organ dysfunction. Despite numerous efforts to optimize treatment, sepsis remains to be the main cause of death in most intensive care units. The endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important role in inflammation. Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) activation is immunosuppressive, which might be beneficial during the hyper-inflammatory phase of sepsis. Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a non-psychoactive natural cannabinoid (phytocannabinoid) found in Cannabis sativa and in essential oils of spices and food plants, that acts as a selective agonist of CB2R...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247961/comprehensive-quality-evaluation-of-medical-cannabis-sativa-l-inflorescence-and-macerated-oils-based-on-hs-spme-coupled-to-gc-ms-and-lc-hrms-q-exactive-orbitrap%C3%A2-approach
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Lorenzo Calvi, Daniela Pentimalli, Sara Panseri, Luca Giupponi, Fabrizio Gelmini, Giangiacomo Beretta, Davide Vitali, Massimo Bruno, Emanuela Zilio, Radmila Pavlovic, Annamaria Giorgi
There are at least 554 identified compounds in C. sativa L., among them 113 phytocannabinoids and 120 terpenes. Phytocomplex composition differences between the pharmaceutical properties of different medical cannabis chemotype have been attributed to strict interactions, defined as 'entourage effect', between cannabinoids and terpenes as a result of synergic action. The chemical complexity of its bioactive constituents highlight the need for standardised and well-defined analytical approaches able to characterise the plant chemotype, the herbal drug quality as well as to monitor the quality of pharmaceutical cannabis extracts and preparations...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240420/iodine-promoted-aromatization-of-p-menthane-type-phytocannabinoids
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Federica Pollastro, Diego Caprioglio, Patrizia Marotta, Aniello Schiano Moriello, Luciano De Petrocellis, Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati, Giovanni Appendino
Treatment with iodine cleanly converts various p-menthane-type phytocannabinoids and their carboxylated precursors into cannabinol (CBN, 1a). The reaction is superior to previously reported protocols in terms of simplicity and substrate range, which includes not only tricyclic tetrahydrocannabinols such as Δ9-THC (2a) but also bicyclic phytocannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD, 3a). Lower homologues from the viridin series (2c and 3c, respectively) afforded cannabivarin (CBV), a non-narcotic compound that, when investigated against a series of ionotropic (thermo-TRPs) biological end-points of phytocannabinoids, retained the submicromolar TRPA1-activating and TRPM8-inhibiting properties of CBN, while also potently activating TRPV2...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237190/determination-of-acid-and-neutral-cannabinoids-in-extracts-of-different-strains-of-cannabis-sativa-using-gc-fid
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Elsayed A Ibrahim, Waseem Gul, Shahbaz W Gul, Brandon J Stamper, Ghada M Hadad, Randa A Abdel Salam, Amany K Ibrahim, Safwat A Ahmed, Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata, Mohamed M Radwan, Mahmoud A ElSohly
Cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) is an annual herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Cannabaceae. Trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two major phytocannabinoids accounting for over 40% of the cannabis plant extracts, depending on the variety. At the University of Mississippi, different strains of C. sativa, with different concentration ratios of CBD and Δ9-THC, have been tissue cultured via micropropagation and cultivated. A GC-FID method has been developed and validated for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of acid and neutral cannabinoids in C...
December 13, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176975/targeting-cannabinoid-signaling-in-the-immune-system-high-ly-exciting-questions-possibilities-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Attila Oláh, Zoltán Szekanecz, Tamás Bíró
It is well known that certain active ingredients of the plants of Cannabis genus, i.e., the "phytocannabinoids" [pCBs; e.g., (-)-trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), (-)-cannabidiol, etc.] can influence a wide array of biological processes, and the human body is able to produce endogenous analogs of these substances ["endocannabinoids" (eCB), e.g., arachidonoylethanolamine (anandamide, AEA), 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), etc.]. These ligands, together with multiple receptors (e.g., CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, etc...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161743/pharmacological-foundations-of-cannabis-chemovars
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Mark A Lewis, Ethan B Russo, Kevin M Smith
An advanced Mendelian Cannabis breeding program has been developed utilizing chemical markers to maximize the yield of phytocannabinoids and terpenoids with the aim to improve therapeutic efficacy and safety. Cannabis is often divided into several categories based on cannabinoid content. Type I, Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol-predominant, is the prevalent offering in both medical and recreational marketplaces. In recent years, the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol have been better recognized, leading to the promotion of additional chemovars: Type II, Cannabis that contains both Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, and cannabidiol-predominant Type III Cannabis...
November 21, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098190/cannabis-sativa-hemp-seeds-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-and-potential-overdose
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Yi Yang, Melissa M Lewis, Angelica M Bello, Ewa Wasilewski, Hance A Clarke, Lakshmi P Kotra
Introduction:Cannabis sativa (hemp) seeds are popular for their high nutrient content, and strict regulations are in place to limit the amount of potentially harmful phytocannabinoids, especially Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC). In Canada, this limit is 10 μg of Δ9-THC per gram of hemp seeds (10 ppm), and other jurisdictions in the world follow similar guidelines. Materials and Methods: We investigated three different brands of consumer-grade hemp seeds using four different procedures to extract phytocannabinoids, and quantified total Δ9-THC and cannabidiol (CBD)...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083450/the-potential-of-cannabidiol-treatment-for-cannabis-users-with-recent-onset-psychosis
#14
Britta Hahn
A major factor associated with poor prognostic outcome after a first psychotic break is cannabis misuse, which is prevalent in schizophrenia and particularly common in individuals with recent-onset psychosis. Behavioral interventions aimed at reducing cannabis use have been unsuccessful in this population. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis, although at low concentrations in modern-day strains. CBD has a broad pharmacological profile, but contrary to ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not activate CB1 or CB2 receptors and has at most subtle subjective effects...
August 11, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082318/cannabis-roots-a-traditional-therapy-with-future-potential-for-treating-inflammation-and-pain
#15
REVIEW
Natasha R Ryz, David J Remillard, Ethan B Russo
Introduction: The roots of the cannabis plant have a long history of medical use stretching back millennia. However, the therapeutic potential of cannabis roots has been largely ignored in modern times. Discussion: In the first century, Pliny the Elder described in Natural Histories that a decoction of the root in water could be used to relieve stiffness in the joints, gout, and related conditions. By the 17th century, various herbalists were recommending cannabis root to treat inflammation, joint pain, gout, and other conditions...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072720/cannabis-through-the-looking-glass-chemo-and-enantio-selective-separation-of-phytocannabinoids-by-enantioselective-ultra-high-performance-supercritical-fluid-chromatography
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G Mazzoccanti, O H Ismail, I D'Acquarica, C Villani, C Manzo, M Wilcox, A Cavazzini, F Gasparrini
By using the Inverted Chirality Columns Approach (ICCA) we have developed an enantioselective UHPSFC method to determine the enantiomeric excess (ee) of (-)-Δ9-THC in medicinal marijuana (Bedrocan®). The ee was high (99.73%), but the concentration of the (+)-enantiomer (0.135%) was not negligible, and it is worth a systematic evaluation of bioactivity.
November 14, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063964/phytocannabinoids-modulate-emotional-memory-processing-through-interactions-with-the-ventral-hippocampus-and-mesolimbic-dopamine-system-implications-for-neuropsychiatric-pathology
#17
REVIEW
Roger Hudson, Walter Rushlow, Steven R Laviolette
Growing clinical and preclinical evidence suggests a potential role for the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) as a pharmacotherapy for various neuropsychiatric disorders. In contrast, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component in cannabis, is associated with acute and neurodevelopmental propsychotic side effects through its interaction with central cannabinoid type 1 receptors (CB1Rs). CB1R stimulation in the ventral hippocampus (VHipp) potentiates affective memory formation through inputs to the mesolimbic dopamine (DA) system, thereby altering emotional salience attribution...
October 24, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022083/adolescent-cannabinoid-exposure-effects-on-natural-reward-seeking-and-learning-in-rats
#18
H Schoch, M Y Huerta, C M Ruiz, M R Farrell, K M Jung, J J Huang, R R Campbell, D Piomelli, S V Mahler
RATIONALE: Adolescence is characterized by endocannabinoid (ECB)-dependent refinement of neural circuits underlying emotion, learning, and motivation. As a result, adolescent cannabinoid receptor stimulation (ACRS) with phytocannabinoids or synthetic agonists like "Spice" cause robust and persistent changes in both behavior and circuit architecture in rodents, including in reward-related regions like medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens (NAc). OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Here, we examine persistent effects of ACRS with the cannabinoid receptor 1/2 specific agonist WIN55-212,2 (WIN; 1...
October 11, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981597/effects-of-cannabidiol-interactions-with-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-ppar%C3%AE-on-oxidative-stress-and-neuroinflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease, in which the primary etiology remains unknown. AD presents amyloid beta (Aβ) protein aggregation and neurofibrillary plaque deposits. AD shows oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. In AD, canonical Wingless-Int (Wnt)/β-catenin pathway is downregulated, whereas peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is increased. Downregulation of Wnt/β-catenin, through activation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) by Aβ, and inactivation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt signaling involve oxidative stress in AD...
October 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967368/is-cannabis-an-effective-treatment-for-joint-pain
#20
REVIEW
Richard J Miller, Rachel E Miller
Cannabis has been used to treat pain for thousands of years. However, since the early part of the 20th century, laws restricting cannabis use have limited its evaluation using modern scientific criteria. Over the last decade, the situation has started to change because of the increased availability of cannabis in the United States for either medical or recreational purposes, making it important to provide the public with accurate information as to the effectiveness of the drug for joint pain among other indications...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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