Effects of anandamide on cannabinoid receptors in rat brain membranes.

  title={Effects of anandamide on cannabinoid receptors in rat brain membranes.},
  author={Steven R. Childers and Tammy Sexton and Mary Beth Roy},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  volume={47 4},
Anandamide (arachidonylethanolamide) is a compound recently isolated from porcine brain as a putative endogenous ligand at cannabinoid receptors. The present studies examined the effects of anandamide on cannabinoid receptor binding sites and adenylyl cyclase in rat brain membranes. Receptor binding experiments, conducted at 25 degrees for 90 min, apparently resulted in significant degradation of anandamide, since anandamide (10 microM) had little effect on [3H]WIN 55212-2 binding in cerebellar… CONTINUE READING


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