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Cytochrome P450 enzymes involved in the metabolism of tetrahydrocannabinols and cannabinol by human hepatic microsomes.
In this study, tetrahydrocannabinols (THCs) were mainly oxidized at the 11-position and allylic sites at the 7alpha-position for Delta(8)-THC and the 8beta-position for Delta(9)-THC by human hepaticExpand
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Cannabidiol, a Major Phytocannabinoid, As a Potent Atypical Inhibitor for CYP2D6
Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabinol are the three major cannabinoids contained in marijuana, which are devoid of nitrogen atoms in their structures. In this study, weExpand
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Conversion of cannabidiol to Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and related cannabinoids in artificial gastric juice, and their pharmacological effects in mice
Cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, was found to be converted to 9α-hydroxyhexahydrocannabinol (9α-OH-HHC) and 8-hydroxy-iso-hexahydrocannabinol (8-OH-iso-HHC) together withExpand
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Identification of cytochrome P450 enzymes responsible for metabolism of cannabidiol by human liver microsomes.
AIMS Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major constituents in marijuana, has been shown to be extensively metabolized by experimental animals and humans. However, human hepatic enzymes responsible for theExpand
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Inhibition of anandamide amidase activity in mouse brain microsomes by cannabinoids.
Mouse brain microsomes contain an amidase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of N-arachidonylethanolamide to arachidonic acid and ethanolamine. The enzymatic activity is dependent on the proteinExpand
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Cannabidiol is a potent inhibitor of the catalytic activity of cytochrome P450 2C19.
The present study investigated the inhibitory effect of cannabidiol (CBD), a major constituent of marijuana, on the catalytic activity of cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19). (S)-MephenytoinExpand
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Distribution and characterization of anandamide amidohydrolase in mouse brain and liver.
Anandamide (N-Arachidonoylethanolamine) amidohydrolase catalyzing hydrolysis of anandamide was characterized in mice. The enzymatic activity was highest in the liver, followed by the brain andExpand
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Comparison in mice of pharmacological effects of delta 8-tetrahydrocannabinol and its metabolites oxidized at 11-position.
Abstract Pharmacological effects of Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC) and its metabolites, 11-hydroxy-Δ8-THC, 11-oxo-Δ8-THC and Δ8-THC-11-oic acid were compared using mice. The cataleptogenic effectExpand
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Characterization of Bacillus stearothermophilus cyclodextrin glucanotransferase in ascorbic acid 2-O-alpha-glucoside formation.
In this study, we characterized cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase) from Bacillus stearothermophilus in L-ascorbic acid-2-O-alpha-D-glucoside (AA-2G) formation and compared its enzymologicalExpand
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Anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid receptor ligand, also interacts with 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor.
Interactions of anandamide (N-arachidonylethanolamide), an endogenous compound for cannabinoid receptors, with the receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), benzodiazepine, and gamma-aminobutyricExpand
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