The Endocannabinoid System as a Target for the Treatment of Visceral Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

@article{Kyrou2006TheES,
  title={The Endocannabinoid System as a Target for the Treatment of Visceral Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome},
  author={Ioannis Kyrou and George Valsamakis and Constantine Tsigos},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={1083}
}
Abstract:  The endogenous cannabinoid system is a novel, remarkably elaborate physiological signaling system, comprising the recently identified endogenous cannabinoid ligands, their corresponding selective receptors, and the machinery of proteins and enzymes that is involved in their biosynthesis, release, transport, and degradation. This system extends widely in both the central nervous system (CNS) and the periphery and exhibits a variety of actions implicated in vital functions (e.g… 

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