Cannabidiol-2′,6′-Dimethyl Ether, a Cannabidiol Derivative, Is a Highly Potent and Selective 15-Lipoxygenase Inhibitor

  title={Cannabidiol-2′,6′-Dimethyl Ether, a Cannabidiol Derivative, Is a Highly Potent and Selective 15-Lipoxygenase Inhibitor},
  author={Shuso Takeda and Noriyuki Usami and Ikuo Yamamoto and Kazuhito Watanabe},
  journal={Drug Metabolism and Disposition},
  pages={1733 - 1737}
The inhibitory effect of nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) (a nonselective lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitor)-mediated 15-LOX inhibition has been reported to be affected by modification of its catechol ring, such as methylation of the hydroxyl group. Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major components of marijuana, is known to inhibit LOX activity. Based on the phenomenon observed in NDGA, we investigated whether or not methylation of CBD affects its inhibitory potential against 15-LOX, because CBD… 

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