The molecular connections between the cannabinoid system and endometriosis.

  title={The molecular connections between the cannabinoid system and endometriosis.},
  author={Ana Maria S{\'a}nchez and Paola Vigan{\'o} and Alessandra Mugione and Paola Panina-Bordignon and Massimo Candiani},
  journal={Molecular human reproduction},
  volume={18 12},
The endocannabinoid system consists of an array of endogenously produced bioactive lipids that activate cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and 2 (CB2) receptors. Alterations of this system have been described in almost every category of disease. These changes can be protective or maladaptive, making the endocannabinoid network an attractive therapeutic target. Little is known about the potential role of endocannabinoids in endometriosis development although this is a topic worthy of further investigation… CONTINUE READING
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