[Medicinal chemistry and pharmacology focused on cannabidiol, a major component of the fiber-type cannabis].

  title={[Medicinal chemistry and pharmacology focused on cannabidiol, a major component of the fiber-type cannabis].},
  author={Shuso Takeda},
  journal={Yakugaku zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan},
  volume={133 10},
  • Shuso Takeda
  • Published 2013
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Yakugaku zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Considerable attention has focused on cannabidiol (CBD), a major non-psychotropic constituent of fiber-type cannabis plant, and it has been reported to possess diverse biological activities. Although CBD is obtained from non-enzymatic decarboxylation of its parent molecule, cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), several studies have investigated whether CBDA itself is biologically active. In the present report, the author summarizes findings indicating that; 1) CBDA is a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2… Expand
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