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International Union of Pharmacology. XXVII. Classification of Cannabinoid Receptors
TLDR
It is considered premature to rename cannabinoid receptors after an endogenous agonist as is recommended by the International Union of Pharmacology Committee on Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification, because pharmacological evidence for the existence of additional types of cannabinoid receptor is emerging and other kinds of supporting evidence are still lacking.
Supersensitivity to anandamide and enhanced endogenous cannabinoid signaling in mice lacking fatty acid amide hydrolase
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Results indicate that FAAH is a key regulator of anandamide signaling in vivo, setting an endogenous cannabinoid tone that modulates pain perception, and may represent an attractive pharmaceutical target for the treatment of pain and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Cannabinoid-induced mesenteric vasodilation through an endothelial site distinct from CB1 or CB2 receptors.
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It is suggested that Abn-cbd and cannabidiol are a selective agonist and antagonist, respectively, of an as-yet-unidentified endothelial receptor for anandamide, activation of which elicits NO-independent mesenteric vasodilation, possibly by means of the release of an endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF).
Evaluation of binding in a transfected cell line expressing a peripheral cannabinoid receptor (CB2): identification of cannabinoid receptor subtype selective ligands.
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Although most of the chosen compounds did not discriminate between CB1 and CB2, several ligands were identified that showed selectivity and can now serve as a basis for the design of compounds with even greater selectivity.
Evidence for a new G protein-coupled cannabinoid receptor in mouse brain.
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Assays of different central nervous system (CNS) regions demonstrated significant activity of cannabinoids in CB(1)(-/-) membranes from brain stem, cortex, hippocampus, diencephalon, midbrain, and spinal cord, but not basal ganglia or cerebellum.
Selective ligands and cellular effectors of a G protein-coupled endothelial cannabinoid receptor.
TLDR
Findings indicate that abn-cbd is a selective agonist and that O-1918 is a Selective, silent antagonist of an endothelial "anandamide receptor", which is distinct from CB(1) or CB(2) receptors and is coupled through G(i)/G(o) to the PI3 kinase/Akt signaling pathway.
Cannabis: pharmacology and toxicology in animals and humans.
TLDR
The advent of highly potent analogs and a specific antagonist may make possible the development of compounds that lack undesirable side effects, thus limiting therapeutic usefulness of cannabinoid-derived drugs on the market today.
Characterization of Spontaneous and Precipitated Nicotine Withdrawal in the Mouse
TLDR
It is suggested that withdrawal from nicotine can be modulated by genetic factors, daily nicotine intake, duration of nicotine exposure, and withdrawal history.
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