Reductions in endocannabinoid levels and enhanced coupling of cannabinoid receptors in the striatum are accompanied by cognitive impairments in the AβPPswe/PS1ΔE9 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Maroof2014ReductionsIE,
  title={Reductions in endocannabinoid levels and enhanced coupling of cannabinoid receptors in the striatum are accompanied by cognitive impairments in the AβPPswe/PS1ΔE9 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Nazia Maroof and Srinivasarao Ravipati and Marie Christine Pardon and David A. Barrett and David A. Kendall},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={227-45}
}
Alterations in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are thought to play a role in learning and memory impairments observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We aimed to determine the status of the brain ECS in the AβPPswe/PS1ΔE9 model of AD. The ECS comprises the neuromodulatory lipid endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2AG), which interact with the G protein-coupled type-1 and type-2 cannabinoid receptors. Using mass spectrometry, we quantified endocannabinoid levels and assessed… CONTINUE READING