Cannabidiol is an allosteric modulator at mu- and delta-opioid receptors

  title={Cannabidiol is an allosteric modulator at mu- and delta-opioid receptors},
  author={M. Kathmann and K. Flau and A. Redmer and C. Tr{\"a}nkle and E. Schlicker},
  journal={Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology},
  • M. Kathmann, K. Flau, +2 authors E. Schlicker
  • Published 2006
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
  • The mechanism of action of cannabidiol, one of the major constituents of cannabis, is not well understood but a noncompetitive interaction with mu opioid receptors has been suggested on the basis of saturation binding experiments. The aim of the present study was to examine whether cannabidiol is an allosteric modulator at this receptor, using kinetic binding studies, which are particularly sensitive for the measurement of allosteric interactions at G protein-coupled receptors. In addition, we… CONTINUE READING
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