Haemodynamic profile and responsiveness to anandamide of TRPV1 receptor knock-out mice.


The endocannabinoid anandamide and cannabinoid (CB) receptors have been implicated in the hypotension in various forms of shock and in advanced liver cirrhosis. Anandamide also activates vanilloid TRPV(1) receptors on sensory nerve terminals, triggering the release of calcitonin gene-related peptide which elicits vasorelaxation in isolated blood vessels in… (More)