Anandamide, a natural ligand for the peripheral cannabinoid receptor is a novel synergistic growth factor for hematopoietic cells.

@article{Valk1997AnandamideAN,
  title={Anandamide, a natural ligand for the peripheral cannabinoid receptor is a novel synergistic growth factor for hematopoietic cells.},
  author={Peter J. M. Valk and Sandra E Verbakel and Yoeri Vankan and Samantha Hol and Shanta Mancham and R Ploemacher and A Mayen and Bob L{\"o}wenberg and Ruud Delwel},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1997},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={1448-57}
}
We recently demonstrated that the gene encoding the peripheral cannabinoid receptor (Cb2) may be a proto-oncogene involved in murine myeloid leukemias. We show here that Cb2 may have a role in hematopoietic development. RNAse protection analysis showed that Cb2 is normally expressed in spleen and thymus. Cb2 mRNA is also expressed in 45 of 51 cell lines of distinct hematopoietic lineages, ie, myeloid, macrophage, mast, B-lymphoid, T-lymphoid, and erythroid cells. The effect of the fatty acid… CONTINUE READING

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