Association of Cannabis Use during Adolescence, Prefrontal CB1 Receptor Signaling, and Schizophrenia

@inproceedings{Caballero2012AssociationOC,
  title={Association of Cannabis Use during Adolescence, Prefrontal CB1 Receptor Signaling, and Schizophrenia},
  author={Adriana Caballero and Kuei Yuan Tseng},
  booktitle={Front. Pharmacol.},
  year={2012}
}
The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) is the G-protein coupled receptor responsible for the majority of the endocannabinoid signaling in the human brain. It is widely distributed in the limbic system, basal ganglia, and cerebellum, which are areas responsible for cognition, memory, and motor control. Because of this widespread distribution, it is not surprising that drugs that activate CB1R have expected behavioral outcomes consistent with dysregulated signaling from these areas (e.g., memory loss… CONTINUE READING

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