receptor antagonist (IC
= 8 nM, K
= 7.49 nM) that displays 306-fold selectivity over CB
receptors. Also potent GPR55 agonist (EC
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Feeding induced by cannabinoids is mediated independently of the melanocortin system. Authors: Sinnayah Et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ;3:e2202 The orexigenic effect of ghrelin is mediated through central activation of the endogenous cannabinoid system. Authors: Kola Et al. Br J Pharmacol ;3:e1797 Molecular components and functions of the endocannabinoid system in mouse prefrontal cortex. Authors: Lafourcade Et al. PLoS One ;2:e709 Expression and function of cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 and their cognate cannabinoid ligands in murine embryonic stem cells. Authors: Jiang Et al. PLoS One ;2:e641 Cannabinoid receptor 1 contributes to sprouted innervation in endometrial ectopic growth through mitogen-activated protein kinase activation. Authors: Han Brain Res 2017;1663:132 AMPK contributes to aerobic exercise-induced antinociception downstream of endocannabinoids. Authors: King-Himmelreich Neuropharmacology 2017;124:134 Δ 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Reverses TNFα-induced Increase in Airway Epithelial Cell Permeability through CB 2 Receptors Authors: Shang Et al. Biochemical Pharmacology 2016; Endocannabinoids Mediate Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor-Dependent Long-Term Depression in the Adult Medial Prefrontal Cortex. Authors: Martin Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2015;9:457 Tonic endocannabinoid-mediated modulation of GABA release is independent of the CB1 content of axon terminals. Authors: Lenkey Et al. Sci Rep 2015;6:6557 FAAH genetic variation enhances fronto-amygdala function in mouse and human. Authors: Dincheva Et al. Nat Commun 2015;6:6395 Regional effects of endocannabinoid, BDNF and FGF receptor signalling on neuroblast motility and guidance along the rostral migratory stream. Authors: Zhou Et al. Nat Commun 2015;64:32 Role of the endocannabinoid system in obesity induced by neuropeptide Y overexpression in noradrenergic neurons. Authors: Vähätalo Et al. Mol Cell Neurosci 2015;5:e151 Differential immune mechanism to HIV-1 Tat variants and its regulation by AEA [corrected]. Authors: Krishnan and Chatterjee PLoS One 2015;5:9887 Involvement of GluR2 up-regulation in neuroprotection by electroacupuncture pretreatment via cannabinoid CB1 receptor in mice. Authors: Liu Et al. Nutr Diabetes 2015;5:9490 Coadministration of indomethacin and minocycline attenuates established paclitaxel-induced neuropathic thermal hyperalgesia: Involvement of cannabinoid CB1 receptors. Authors: Parvathy and Masocha J Neurosci 2015;5:10541 Cannabinoid receptor CB2 is involved in tetrahydrocannabinol-induced anti-inflammation against lipopolysaccharide in MG-63 cells. Authors: Yang Et al. Sci Rep 2015;2015:362126 Anandamide, Acting via CB2 Receptors, Alleviates LPS-Induced Neuroinflammation in Rat Primary Microglial Cultures. Authors: Malek Et al. Neural Plast 2015;2015:130639 A peripheral endocannabinoid mechanism contributes to glucocorticoid-mediated metabolic syndrome. Authors: Bowles Et al. Mol Pharmacol 2015;112:285 Anoctamin Calcium-Activated Chloride Channels May Modulate Inhibitory Transmission in the Cerebellar Cortex. Authors: Zhang Et al. PLoS One 2015;10:e0142160 The Effects of the Endocannabinoids Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol on Human Osteoblast Proliferation and Differentiation. Authors: Smith Et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015;10:e0136546 Cannabidiol causes endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation of human mesenteric arteries via CB1 activation. Authors: Stanley Et al. Front Cell Neurosci 2015;107:568 Endocannabinoids modulate cortical development by configuring Slit2/Robo1 signalling. Authors: Alpár Et al. J Neurosci 2014;5:4421 Presynaptic calcium channel inhibition underlies CB1 cannabinoid receptor-mediated suppression of GABA release. Authors: Szabó Et al. Mediators Inflamm 2014;34:7958 Miswiring the brain: △9-tetrahydrocannabinol disrupts cortical development by inducing an SCG10/stathmin-2 degradation pathway. Authors: Tortoriello Et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014;33:668 CB1 cannabinoid receptors are involved in neuroleptic-induced enhancement of brain neurotensin. Authors: Hassanzadeh and Rostami J Neurosci 2014;17:181 Expression and functional relevance of cannabinoid receptor 1 in Hodgkin lymphoma. Authors: Benz Et al. PLoS One 2013;8:e81675 Hepatic cannabinoid receptor type 1 mediates alcohol-induced regulation of bile acid enzyme genes expression via CREBH. Authors: Chanda Et al. PLoS One 2013;8:e68845 Cannabinoid HU210 protects isolated rat stomach against impairment caused by serum of rats with experimental acute pancreatitis. Authors: Cao Et al. PLoS One 2013;7:e52921 The cannabinoid δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) ameliorates insulin sensitivity in two mouse models of obesity. Authors: Wargent Et al. Nutr Diabetes 2013;3:e68 Diacylglycerol lipase α manipulation reveals developmental roles for intercellular endocannabinoid signaling. Authors: Keimpema Et al. Nat Commun 2013;3:2093 Cannabinoids ameliorate impairments induced by chronic stress to synaptic plasticity and short-term memory. Authors: Abush and Akirav Neuropsychopharmacology 2013;38:1521 CB1 cannabinoid receptors couple to focal adhesion kinase to control insulin release. Authors: Malenczyk Et al. J Biol Chem 2013;288:32685 The cannabinoid WIN 55,212-2 decreases specificity protein transcription factors and the oncogenic cap protein eIF4E in colon cancer cells. Authors: Sreevalsan and Safe Mol Cancer Ther 2013;12:2483 Salvinorin A reduces mechanical allodynia and spinal neuronal hyperexcitability induced by peripheral formalin injection. Authors: Guida Et al. Mol Pain 2012;8:60 Monohydroxylated metabolites of the K2 synthetic cannabinoid JWH-073 retain intermediate to high cannabinoid 1 receptor (CB1R) affinity and exhibit neutral antagonist to partial agonist activity. Authors: Brents Et al. Biochem Pharmacol 2012;83:952 CB1 receptor autoradiographic characterization of the individual differences in approach and avoidance motivation. Authors: Laricchiuta Et al. PLoS One 2012;7:e42111 A2A adenosine receptor antagonism enhances synaptic and motor effects of cocaine via CB1 cannabinoid receptor activation. Authors: Tozzi Et al. PLoS One 2012;7:e38312 Opposing roles for cannabinoid receptor type-1 (CB1) and transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 channel (TRPV1) on the modulation of panic-like responses in rats. Authors: Casarotto Et al. Pain 2012;37:478 Cannabinoids prevent the development of behavioral and endocrine alterations in a rat model of intense stress. Authors: Ganon-Elazar and Akirav Neuropsychopharmacology 2012;37:456 On disruption of fear memory by reconsolidation blockade: evidence from cannabidiol treatment. Authors: Stern Et al. Neuropsychopharmacology 2012;37:2132 Tonic and transient endocannabinoid regulation of AMPAergic miniature postsynaptic currents and homeostatic plasticity in embryonic motor networks. Authors: Gonzalez-Islas Et al. Sci Rep 2012;32:13597 Developmental regulation of CB1-mediated spike-time dependent depression at immature mossy fiber-CA3 synapses. Authors: Caiati Et al. Sci Rep 2012;2:285 Activation of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (Cb1r) disrupts hepatic insulin receptor signaling via cyclic AMP-response element-binding protein H (Crebh)-mediated induction of Lipin1 gene. Authors: Chanda Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2012;287:38041 Repeated morphine treatment-mediated hyperalgesia, allodynia and spinal glial activation are blocked by co-administration of a selective cannabinoid receptor type-2 agonist. Authors: Tumati Et al. J Neuroimmunol 2012;244:23 Effects of gonadal hormones on the peripheral cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) system under a myositis condition in rats. Authors: Niu Et al. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2012;153:2283 Betulinic acid targets YY1 and ErbB2 through cannabinoid receptor-dependent disruption of microRNA-27a:ZBTB10 in breast cancer. Authors: Liu Et al. Mol Cancer Ther 2012;11:1421 Phase I hydroxylated metabolites of the K2 synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 retain in vitro and in vivo cannabinoid 1 receptor affinity and activity. Authors: Brents Et al. PLoS One 2011;6:e21917 Expression of the cannabinoid system in muscle: effects of a high-fat diet and CB1 receptor blockade. Authors: Crespillo Et al. Biochem J 2011;433:175 Alterations of endocannabinoid signaling, synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in monoacylglycerol lipase knock-out mice. Authors: Pan Et al. J Cell Biol 2011;31:13420 Associative, bidirectional changes in neural signaling utilizing NMDA receptor- and endocannabinoid-dependent mechanisms. Authors: Li and Burrell Learn Mem 2011;18:545 The Role of the Endocannabinoids in Suppression of the Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal Axis Activity by Doxepin. Authors: Hassanzadeh and Hassanzadeh J Leukoc Biol 2011;14:414 The maturation of GABAergic transmission in visual cortex requires endocannabinoid-mediated LTD of inhibitory inputs during a critical period. Authors: Jiang Et al. Neuron 2010;66:248 The cannabinoid WIN55,212-2 protects against oxidized LDL-induced inflammatory response in murine macrophages. Authors: Hao Et al. Iran J Basic Med Sci 2010;51:2181 Cannabidiol displays antiepileptiform and antiseizure properties in vitro and in vivo. Authors: Jones Et al. Cereb Cortex 2010;332:569 A putative 'pre-nervous' endocannabinoid system in early echinoderm development. Authors: Buznikov Et al. Dev Neurosci 2010;32:1 Cannabinoids excite circadian clock neurons. Authors: Acuna-Goycolea Et al. J Neurosci 2010;30:10061 Effects of TRPV1 activation on synaptic excitation in the dentate gyrus of a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Authors: Bhaskaran and Smith Endocrinology 2010;223:529 Interaction between anandamide and sphingosine-1-phosphate in mediating vasorelaxation in rat coronary artery. Authors: Mair Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2010;161:176 Endocannabinoid modulation of hyperaemia evoked by physiologically relevant stimuli in the rat primary somatosensory cortex. Authors: Ho Et al. Neuropsychopharmacology 2010;160:736 GPR55 ligands promote receptor coupling to multiple signalling pathways. Authors: Henstridge Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2010;160:604 Spinal and peripheral analgesic effects of the CB2 cannabinoid receptor agonist AM1241 in two models of bone cancer-induced pain. Authors: Curto-Reyes Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2010;160:561 Retrograde endocannabinoid signaling reduces GABAergic synaptic transmission to gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Authors: Farkas Et al. J Biol Chem 2010;151:5818 Regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis circadian rhythm by endocannabinoids is sexually diergic. Authors: Atkinson Et al. Endocrinology 2010;151:3720 Chronic monoacylglycerol lipase blockade causes functional antagonism of the endocannabinoid system. Authors: Schlosburg Et al. Nat Neurosci 2010;13:1113 Endocannabinoid-dependent LTD in a nociceptive synapse requires activation of a presynaptic TRPV-like receptor. Authors: Yuan and Burrell J Neurophysiol 2010;104:2766 Gz mediates the long-lasting desensitization of brain CB1 receptors and is essential for cross-tolerance with morphine. Authors: Garzón Et al. Mol Pain 2009;5:11 PKCε regulates behavioral sensitivity, binding and tolerance to the CB1 receptor agonist WIN55,212-2. Authors: Wallace Et al. Iran J Basic Med Sci 2009;34:1733 The neuroprotective impact of the leak potassium channel TASK1 on stroke development in mice. Authors: Meuth Et al. Exp Neurol 2009;33:42675 Effect of the CB(1) receptor antagonists rimonabant and AM251 on the firing rate of dorsal raphe nucleus neurons in rat brain slices. Authors: Mendiguren and Pineda Br J Pharmacol 2009;158:1579 Endogenous cannabinoids induce fever through the activation of CB1 receptors. Authors: Fraga Et al. Neuropsychopharmacology 2009;157:1494 Acute hypertension reveals depressor and vasodilator effects of cannabinoids in conscious rats. Authors: Ho and Gardiner Br J Pharmacol 2009;156:94 Processing cardiovascular information in the vlPAG during electroacupuncture in rats: roles of endocannabinoids and GABA. Authors: Tjen-A-Looi Et al. J Appl Physiol (1985) 2009;106:1793 Analysis of promoter regions regulating basal and interleukin-4-inducible expression of the human CB1 receptor gene in T lymphocytes. Authors: Börner Et al. Eur J Pharmacol 2008;73:1013 Unique agonist-bound cannabinoid CB1 receptor conformations indicate agonist specificity in signaling. Authors: Georgieva Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2008;581:19 TRPV1 channels mediate long-term depression at synapses on hippocampal interneurons. Authors: Gibson Et al. Neuron 2008;57:746 Dichotomous dopaminergic control of striatal synaptic plasticity. Authors: Shen Et al. Science 2008;321:848 Endogenous fatty acid ethanolamides suppress nicotine-induced activation of mesolimbic dopamine neurons through nuclear receptors. Authors: Melis Et al. J Neurosci 2008;28:13985 Modulation of the anti-nociceptive effects of 2-arachidonoyl glycerol by peripherally administered FAAH and MGL inhibitors in a neuropathic pain model. Authors: Desroches Et al. Eur J Neurosci 2008;155:913 Activation of cannabinoid receptors prevents antigen-induced asthma-like reaction in guinea pigs. Authors: Giannini Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2008;12:2381 The cannabinoid receptor agonist, WIN 55, 212-2, attenuates tumor-evoked hyperalgesia through peripheral mechanisms. Authors: Potenzieri Et al. Brain Res 2008;1215:69 Cannabinoid-2 receptor agonist HU-308 protects against hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury by attenuating oxidative stress, inflammatory response, and apoptosis. Authors: Rajesh Et al. Cardiovasc Res 2007;82:1382 The differential contractile responses to capsaicin and anandamide in muscle strips isolated from the rat urinary bladder. Authors: Saitoh Et al. J Neurosci 2007;570:182 Calcium release from presynaptic internal stores is required for ethanol to increase spontaneous γ-aminobutyric acid release onto cerebellum Purkinje neurons. Authors: Kelm Et al. PLoS One 2007;323:356 Endocannabinoids acting at CB1 receptors mediate the cardiac contractile dysfunction in vivo in cirrhotic rats. Authors: Bátkai Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2007;293:H1689 Cannabinoids excite hypothalamic melanin-concentrating hormone but inhibit hypocretin/orexin neurons: implications for cannabinoid actions on food intake and cognitive arousal. Authors: Huang Et al. J Neurosci 2007;27:4870 Differential effects of endocannabinoids on glutamatergic and GABAergic inputs to layer 5 pyramidal neurons. Authors: Fortin and Levine J Biol Chem 2007;17:163 Role of the nitric oxide pathway and the endocannabinoid system in neurogenic relaxation of corpus cavernosum from biliary cirrhotic rats. Authors: Ghasemi Et al. EMBO J 2007;151:591 Cannabinoid action in the olfactory epithelium. Authors: Czesnik Et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007;104:2967 Deprivation-induced synaptic depression by distinct mechanisms in different layers of mouse visual cortex. Authors: Crozier Et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007;104:1383 Dopaminergic control of corticostriatal long-term synaptic depression in medium spiny neurons is mediated by cholinergic interneurons. Authors: Wang Et al. Neuron 2006;50:443 Effects of peripheral cannabinoid receptor ligands on motility and polarization in neutrophil-like HL60 cells and human neutrophils. Authors: Kurihara Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2006;281:12908 Vanilloid-mediated heterosynaptic facilitation of inhibitory synaptic input to neurons of the rat dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus. Authors: Derbenev Et al. PLoS One 2006;26:9666 Two coincidence detectors for spike timing-dependent plasticity in somatosensory cortex. Authors: Bender Et al. J Neurosci 2006;26:4166 Differential effect of cannabinoid agonists and endocannabinoids on histamine release from distinct regions of the rat brain. Authors: Cenni Et al. Eur J Neurosci 2006;24:1633 Anandamide mediates hyperdynamic circulation in cirrhotic rats via CB(1) and VR(1) receptors. Authors: Moezi Et al. J Neurosci 2006;149:898 Actions of the FAAH inhibitor URB597 in neuropathic and inflammatory chronic pain models. Authors: Jayamanne Et al. J Neurosci 2006;147:281 Endocannabinoids control the induction of cerebellar LTD. Authors: Safo and Regehr Neuron 2005;48:647 Hemodynamic profile, responsiveness to anandamide, and baroreflex sensitivity of mice lacking fatty acid amide hydrolase. Authors: Pacher Et al. J Lipid Res 2005;289:H533 Species and strain differences in the expression of a novel glutamate-modulating cannabinoid receptor in the rodent hippocampus. Authors: Hoffman Et al. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2005;22:2387 Role of endocannabinoids in the pathogenesis of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy in bile duct-ligated rats. Authors: Gaskari Et al. Sci Rep 2005;146:315 Endocannabinoids regulate interneuron migration and morphogenesis by transactivating the TrkB receptor. Authors: Berghuis Et al. Neurobiol Dis 2005;102:19115 Defective adult neurogenesis in CB1 cannabinoid receptor knockout mice. Authors: Jin Et al. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2004;66:204 Endocannabinoid-mediated metaplasticity in the hippocampus. Authors: Chevaleyre and Castillo Neuron 2004;43:871 Electrical coupling among irregular-spiking GABAergic interneurons expressing cannabinoid receptors. Authors: Galarreta Et al. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2004;24:9770 Endocannabinoid-independent retrograde signaling at inhibitory synapses in layer 2/3 of neocortex: involvement of vesicular glutamate transporter 3. Authors: Harkany Et al. Circulation 2004;24:4978 Metabotropic regulation of intrinsic excitability by synaptic activation of kainate receptors. Authors: Melyan Et al. J Neurosci 2004;24:4530 Cannabinoid receptor-independent actions of the aminoalkylindole WIN 55,212-2 on trigeminal sensory neurons. Authors: Price Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2004;142:257 Anandamide acts as a vasodilator of dural blood vessels in vivo by activating TRPV1 receptors. Authors: Akerman Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2004;142:1354 Effects of cannabinoid receptor-2 activation on accelerated gastrointestinal transit in lipopolysaccharide-treated rats. Authors: Mathison Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2004;142:1247 Endocannabinoids acting at cannabinoid-1 receptors regulate cardiovascular function in hypertension. Authors: Bátkai Et al. Eur J Pharmacol 2004;110:1996 The inhibitory effect of anandamide on luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone secretion is reversed by estrogen. Authors: Scorticati Et al. Mol Pharmacol 2004;101:11891 The FGF receptor uses the endocannabinoid signaling system to couple to an axonal growth response. Authors: Williams Et al. J Cell Mol Med 2003;160:481 An optimized approach to study endocannabinoid signaling: evidence against constitutive activity of rat brain adenosine A1 and cannabinoid CB1 receptors. Authors: Savinainen Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2003;140:1451 Despite substantial degradation, 2-arachidonoylglycerol is a potent full efficacy agonist mediating CB(1) receptor-dependent G-protein activation in rat cerebellar membranes. Authors: Savinainen Et al. Br J Pharmacol 2001;134:664
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