Endocannabinoid signaling in microglial cells

  title={Endocannabinoid signaling in microglial cells},
  author={Nephi Stella},
The endocannabinoid signaling system (eCBSS) is composed of cannabinoid (CB) receptors, their endogenous ligands (the endocannabinoids, eCB) and the enzymes that produce and inactivate these ligands. Neurons use this signaling system to communicate with each other and Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychotropic ingredient of Cannabis sativa, induces profound behavioral effects by impinging on this communication. Evidence now shows that microglia, the macrophages of the brain, also… CONTINUE READING
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