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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725299/octadecylpropyl-sulfamide-reduces-neurodegeneration-and-restores-the-memory-deficits-induced-by-hypoxia-ischemia-in-mice
#1
Elk Kossatz, Daniel Silva-Peña, Juan Suárez, Fernando R de Fonseca, Rafael Maldonado, Patricia Robledo
The PPAR-α agonist, oleoylethanolamide (OEA) has neuroprotective properties in stroke models. However, its rapid degradation represents a limitation for an effective therapeutic approach. In this study, we evaluated the effects of a stable OEA-modeled compound, octadecylpropyl sulfamide (SUL) on the cognitive, behavioral, cellular and molecular alterations associated with hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in mice. Mice subjected to HI were treated with the PPAR-α antagonist GW6471 (GW) (1 mg/kg) followed 15 min later by SUL (3 and 10 mg/kg)...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624642/cannabidiol-regulates-behavioural-alterations-and-gene-expression-changes-induced-by-spontaneous-cannabinoid-withdrawal
#2
Francisco Navarrete, Auxiliadora Aracil-Fernández, Jorge Manzanares
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cannabidiol (CBD) represents a promising therapeutic tool for treating cannabis use disorder (CUD). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of CBD on the behavioural and gene expression alterations induced by spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal was evaluated 12 h after cessation of CP-55,940 treatment (0.5 mg·kg-1 /12 h; intraperitoneally (i.p.); 7 days) in C57BL/6J mice. The effects of CBD (5, 10 and 20 mg·kg-1 ; i...
April 6, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542183/endocannabinoids-as-endometrial-inflammatory-markers-in-lactating-holstein-cows
#3
R Bonsale, R Seyed Sharifi, E Dirandeh, N Hedayat, A Mojtahedin, M Ghorbanalinia, A Abolghasemi
The objective of this study was to consider endocannabinoid system as inflammatory markers in bovine endometrium to better understand the role of this system in regulating many of the functions that are related to inflammatory condition. At day 26 post-partum, fourteen cows were divided into two groups depending on the inflammatory condition: 1- subclinical endometritis (n = 7, with purulent or mucopurulent uterine discharge detectable in the vagina) and 2- healthy (n = 7, No (muco)) purulent discharge...
June 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369947/hepatocellular-carcinoma-retrospective-evaluation-of-the-correlation-between-gadobenate-dimeglumine-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-pathologic-grade
#4
Xiuzhu Huang, Zebin Xiao, Yuyang Zhang, Na Lin, Meilian Xiong, Xinyao Huang, Qi Chen, Dairong Cao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of gadobenate dimeglumine-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in characterizing the grade of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using the signal intensity (SI) of the erector spinae as internal reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical data of 40 patients (a total of 44 lesions) confirmed by pathology for HCC were retrospectively reviewed. Gadobenate dimeglumine-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging was performed in all patients, and SI of lesions (SIles), liver parenchyma around the lesions (SIhep), erector spinae (SImus) and standard deviation of SI of the surrounding noise (SDnoi) on nonenhanced T2WI, nonenhanced T1WI, and contrast-enhanced T1WI (in both arterial and hepatobiliary phase [AP and HBP]) were measured, respectively...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364174/molecular-understanding-of-the-activation-of-cb1-and-blockade-of-trpv1-receptors-implications-for-novel-treatment-strategies-in-osteoarthritis
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Jakub Mlost, Magdalena Kostrzewa, Natalia Malek, Katarzyna Starowicz
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease in which cartilage degenerates as a result of mechanical and biochemical changes. The main OA symptom is chronic pain involving both peripheral and central mechanisms of nociceptive processing. Our previous studies have implicated the benefits of dual- over single-acting compounds interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in OA treatment. In the present study, we focused on the specific molecular alterations associated with pharmacological treatment. OA was induced in Wistar rats by intra-articular injection of 3 mg of monoiodoacetate (MIA)...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353877/gene-variants-and-educational-attainment-in-cannabis-use-mediating-role-of-dna-methylation
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Maria Carla Gerra, Subramaniam Jayanthi, Matteo Manfredini, Donna Walther, Jennifer Schroeder, Karran A Phillips, Jean Lud Cadet, Claudia Donnini
Genetic and sociodemographic risk factors potentially associated with cannabis use (CU) were investigated in 40 cannabis users and 96 control subjects. DNA methylation analyses were also performed to explore the possibility of epigenetic changes related to CU. We conducted a candidate gene association study that included variants involved in the dopaminergic (ANKK1, NCAM1 genes) and endocannabinoid (CNR1, CNR2 gene) pathways. Sociodemographic data included gender, marital status, level of education, and body mass index...
January 22, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330286/agonist-induced-cxcr4-and-cb2-heterodimerization-inhibits-g%C3%AE-13-rhoa-mediated-migration
#7
Kisha A Scarlett, El-Shaddai Z White, Christopher J Coke, Jada R Carter, Latoya K Bryant, Cimona V Hinton
G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) heterodimerization has emerged as a means by which alternative signaling entities can be created; yet, how receptor heterodimers affect receptor pharmacology remains unknown. Previous observations suggested a biochemical antagonism between GPCRs, CXCR4 and CB2 (CNR2), where agonist-bound CXCR4 and agonist-bound CB2 formed a physiologically nonfunctional heterodimer on the membrane of cancer cells, inhibiting their metastatic potential in vitro However, the reduced signaling entities responsible for the observed functional outputs remain elusive...
April 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304078/the-endocannabinoid-gene-faah2a-modulates-stress-associated-behavior-in-zebrafish
#8
Randall G Krug, Han B Lee, Louis Y El Khoury, Ashley N Sigafoos, Morgan O Petersen, Karl J Clark
The ability to orchestrate appropriate physiological and behavioral responses to stress is important for survival, and is often dysfunctional in neuropsychiatric disorders that account for leading causes of global disability burden. Numerous studies have shown that the endocannabinoid neurotransmitter system is able to regulate stress responses and could serve as a therapeutic target for the management of these disorders. We used quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reactions to show that genes encoding enzymes that synthesize (abhd4, gde1, napepld), enzymes that degrade (faah, faah2a, faah2b), and receptors that bind (cnr1, cnr2, gpr55-like) endocannabinoids are expressed in zebrafish (Danio rerio)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250156/restoration-of-osteogenic-differentiation-by-overexpression-of-cannabinoid-receptor-2-in-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-isolated-from-osteoporotic-patients
#9
Bangjun Wang, Kai Lian, Jun Li, Gang Mei
Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CNR2) has a critical role in osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). CNR2 expression was found to be downregulated in osteoporotic patients. The present study aimed to investigate the functionality of CNR2 in restoring osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of BMSCs isolated from osteoporotic patients. CNR2 was overexpressed in osteoporotic BMSCs by a lentivirus. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity staining and alizarin red S staining were performed to examine the osteogenic differentiation of osteoporotic BMSCs...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234141/cannabinoid-type-2-receptors-in-dopamine-neurons-inhibits-psychomotor-behaviors-alters-anxiety-depression-and-alcohol-preference
#10
Qing-Rong Liu, Ana Canseco-Alba, Hai-Ying Zhang, Patricia Tagliaferro, Monika Chung, Eugene Dennis, Branden Sanabria, Norman Schanz, Joao Carlos Escosteguy-Neto, Hiroki Ishiguro, Zhicheng Lin, Susan Sgro, Claire M Leonard, Jair Guilherme Santos-Junior, Eliot L Gardner, Josephine M Egan, Jeung Woon Lee, Zheng-Xiong Xi, Emmanuel S Onaivi
Cannabinoid CB2 receptors (CB2Rs) are expressed in mouse brain dopamine (DA) neurons and are involved in several DA-related disorders. However, the cell type-specific mechanisms are unclear since the CB2R gene knockout mice are constitutive gene knockout. Therefore, we generated Cnr2-floxed mice that were crossed with DAT-Cre mice, in which Cre- recombinase expression is under dopamine transporter gene (DAT) promoter control to ablate Cnr2 gene in midbrain DA neurons of DAT-Cnr2 conditional knockout (cKO) mice...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145497/rare-genetic-variants-in-the-endocannabinoid-system-genes-cnr1-and-dagla-are-associated-with-neurological-phenotypes-in-humans
#11
Douglas R Smith, Christine M Stanley, Theodore Foss, Richard G Boles, Kevin McKernan
Rare genetic variants in the core endocannabinoid system genes CNR1, CNR2, DAGLA, MGLL and FAAH were identified in molecular testing data from 6,032 patients with a broad spectrum of neurological disorders. The variants were evaluated for association with phenotypes similar to those observed in the orthologous gene knockouts in mice. Heterozygous rare coding variants in CNR1, which encodes the type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1), were found to be significantly associated with pain sensitivity (especially migraine), sleep and memory disorders-alone or in combination with anxiety-compared to a set of controls without such CNR1 variants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120578/role-of-cannabinoid-cb2-receptor-gene-cnr2-polymorphism-in-children-with-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-beni-suef-governorate-in-egypt
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Dina A Ezzat, Amira A Hammam, Waleed M El-Malah, Rasha A Khattab, Eman M Mangoud
The cannabinoid system is involved in the immune regulation by modulation of Th cells type 1 and 2. It is composed of the CB2 receptor which is expressed at 10 to 100 folds greater levels on immune cells than the CB1 receptors. The CB2 is encoded by the cannabinoid CB receptor gene (CNR2) gene. This study aims to investigate the polymorphism in CNR2 gene variation rs 35761398 (Q63R) in Egyptian children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura and to investigate the relation between this gene polymorphism and either the susceptibility to or the chronicity of the disease...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105060/cannabinoid-receptor-1-2-double-knockout-mice-develop-epilepsy
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Shane Rowley, Xiaofei Sun, Isabel V Lima, Alexandra Tavenier, Antonio Carlos Pinheiro de Oliveira, Sudhansu K Dey, Steve C Danzer
The endocannabinoid system has gained attention as an important modulator of activity in the central nervous system. Initial studies focused on cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), which is widely expressed in the brain, but recent work also implicates cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) in modulating neuronal activity. Both receptors are capable of reducing neuronal activity, generating interest in cannabinoid receptor agonists as potential anticonvulsants. CB1 (Cnr1) and CB2 (Cnr2) single-knockout mice have been generated, with the former showing heightened seizure sensitivity, but not overt seizures...
December 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992427/effects-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-human-subjects-and-mice
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Alireza Tahamtan, Yazdan Samieipoor, Fatemeh Sadat Nayeri, Ali Akbar Rahbarimanesh, Anahita Izadi, Ali Rashidi-Nezhad, Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki, Mohammad Farahmand, Louis Bont, Fazel Shokri, Talat Mokhatri-Azad, Vahid Salimi
An accumulating body of evidence suggests that the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in pathophysiological processes and impacts disease severity. Here we investigate the possible role of a cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) functional variant in determining disease severity and the potential pharmacological therapeutic effects of CB2 activation in viral respiratory infection. The common missense variant (CAA/CGG; Q63R) of the gene-encoding CB2 receptor (CNR2) was evaluated in 90 inpatient and 90 outpatient children with acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI)...
January 1, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895540/polymorphism-rs3123554-in-the-cannabinoid-receptor-gene-type-2-cnr2-reveals-effects-on-body-weight-and-insulin-resistance-in-obese-subjects
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Daniel Antonio de Luis, Olatz Izaola, David Primo, Beatriz de la Fuente, Rocio Aller
BACKGROUND: Few studies assessing the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms in CNR2 and obesity or its related metabolic parameters are available. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of polymorphism rs3123554 in the CNR2 receptor gene on obesity anthropometric parameters, insulin resistance, and adipokines in subjects with obesity. DESIGN: The study population consisted of 1027 obese subjects, who were performed bioelectrical impedance analyses, blood pressure measurements, serial assessments of dietary intake during three days, and biochemical tests...
October 2017: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837063/daytime-dependent-changes-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-1-and-type-2-expression-in-rat-liver
#16
Ivonne Bazwinsky-Wutschke, Alexander Zipprich, Faramarz Dehghani
The present study was performed to investigate the diurnal expression pattern of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB₁) and type 2 (CB₂) in liver tissue of 12- and 51-week-old normoglycemic Wistar rats. By using real-time RT-PCR, daytime dependent changes in both age groups and, for both, hepatic Cnr1 and Cnr2 receptor mRNA levels were measured. Highest amount of mRNA was detected in the light period (ZT3, ZT6, and ZT9) while the lowest amount was measured in the dark period (ZT18 and ZT21). Diurnal transcript expression pattern was accompanied by comparable changes of protein level for CB₁, as shown by Western blotting...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826718/contrasting-effects-of-selective-magl-and-faah-inhibition-on-dopamine-depletion-and-gdnf-expression-in-a-chronic-mptp-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Noemi Pasquarelli, Christoph Porazik, Hanna Bayer, Eva Buck, Stefan Schildknecht, Patrick Weydt, Anke Witting, Boris Ferger
The modulation of the brain endocannabinoid system has been identified as an option to treat neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease (PD). Especially the elevation of endocannabinoid levels by inhibition of hydrolytic degradation represents a valuable approach. To evaluate whether monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) or fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibition could be beneficial for PD, we examined in parallel the therapeutic potential of the highly selective MAGL inhibitor KML29 elevating 2-arachidonoylglyerol (2-AG) levels and the highly selective FAAH inhibitor PF-3845 elevating anandamide (AEA) levels in a chronic methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine/probenecid (MPTP/probenecid) mouse model of PD...
November 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759568/cannabinoid-receptor-2-63-rr-variant-is-independently-associated-with-severe-necroinflammation-in-hiv-hcv-coinfected-patients
#18
Caterina Sagnelli, Caterina Uberti-Foppa, Hamid Hasson, Giulia Bellini, Carmine Minichini, Stefania Salpietro, Emanuela Messina, Diletta Barbanotti, Marco Merli, Francesca Punzo, Nicola Coppola, Adriano Lazzarin, Evangelista Sagnelli, Francesca Rossi
OBJECTIVE: This is the first study to analyze the impact of the rs35761398 variant of the CNR2 gene leading to the substitution of GLN (Q) of codon 63 of the cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) with ARG (R) on the clinical presentation of chronic hepatitis in HIV/HCV coinfected patients. METHODS: Enrolled in this study were 166 consecutive HIV/HCV coinfected patients, naïve for HCV treatment. A pathologist unaware of the patients' condition graded liver fibrosis, necroinflammation (Ishak) and steatosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752643/combined-deficiency-of-the-cnr1-and-cnr2-receptors-protects-against-age-related-bone-loss-by-osteoclast-inhibition
#19
Antonia Sophocleous, Silvia Marino, Dilruba Kabir, Stuart H Ralston, Aymen I Idris
The endocannabinoid system plays a role in regulating bone mass and bone cell activity and inactivation of the type 1 (Cnr1) or type 2 (Cnr2) cannabinoid receptors influences peak bone mass and age-related bone loss. As the Cnr1 and Cnr2 receptors have limited homology and are activated by different ligands, we have evaluated the effects of combined deficiency of Cnr1 and 2 receptors (Cnr1/2(-/-) ) on bone development from birth to old age and studied ovariectomy induced bone loss in female mice. The Cnr1/2(-/-) mice had accelerated bone accrual at birth when compared with wild type littermates, and by 3 months of age, they had higher trabecular bone mass...
October 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716266/sativex%C3%A2-effects-on-promoter-methylation-and-on-cnr1-cnr2-expression-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#20
Massimo Santoro, Massimiliano Mirabella, Chiara De Fino, Assunta Bianco, Matteo Lucchini, Francesco Losavio, Andrea Sabino, Viviana Nociti
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating central nervous system (CNS) disease that involve oligodendrocyte loss and failure to remyelinate damaged brain areas causing a progressive neurological disability. Studies in MS mouse model suggest that cannabinoids ameliorate symptoms as spasticity, tremor and pain reducing inflammation via cannabinoid-mediated system. The aim of our study is to investigate the changes in cannabinoid type 1 (CNR1) and 2 (CNR2) receptors mRNA expression levels and promoter methylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of MS secondary progressive (MSS-SP) patients treated with Sativex®...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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