The role of central CB2 cannabinoid receptors on food intake in neonatal chicks

@article{Emadi2011TheRO,
  title={The role of central CB2 cannabinoid receptors on food intake in neonatal chicks},
  author={Ladan Emadi and Hosein Jonaidi and E. Hosseini Amir Abad},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2011},
  volume={197},
  pages={1143-1147}
}
The endocannabinoids (ECBs) have diverse physiological functions including the regulation of food intake and metabolism. In mammals, ECBs regulate feeding primarily through the CB1 receptors within the brain whereas the CB2 receptors are primarily involved in the regulation of immune function by direct action on peripheral immune cells and central glia. The central effect of ECBs on feeding behavior has not been studied in non-mammalian species. Therefore, the present study investigated the… CONTINUE READING