Neuromodulatory functions of the endocannabinoid system.

  title={Neuromodulatory functions of the endocannabinoid system.},
  author={Giovanni Marsicano and Beat Lutz},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  volume={29 3 Suppl},
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has recently emerged as an important neuromodulatory system in the brain. Several neuronal functions are under the control of the cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1 receptor) and of its endogenous lipid ligands (endocannabinoids). CB1 receptors are widely expressed in the brain and their expression pattern reflects the… CONTINUE READING