Structure-Activity Relationship of Cannabis Derived Compounds for the Treatment of Neuronal Activity-Related Diseases

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Abstract

Cannabis sativa active compounds are extensively studied for their therapeutic effects, beyond the well-known psychotropic activity. C. Sativais used to treat different medical indications, such as multiple sclerosis, spasticity, epilepsy, ulcerative colitis and pain. Simultaneously, basic research is discovering new constituents of cannabis-derived compounds and their receptors capable of neuroprotection and neuronal activity modulation. The function of the various phytochemicals in different therapeutic processes is not fully understood, but their significant role is starting to emerge and be appreciated. In this review, we will consider the structure-activity relationship (SAR) of cannabinoid compounds able to bind to cannabinoid receptors and act as therapeutic agents in neuronal diseases, e.g., Parkinson’s disease.

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PMID: 29941830 PMCID: PMC6099582 DOI: 10.3390/molecules23071526

Source:Pubmed

Prandi C1, Blangetti M2, Namdar D3, Koltai H4.

This article originally appeared here in https://www.weedworldmagazine.org/2019/09/04/medical-cannabisparkinsons-diseasecannabinoid-receptorsendocannabinoidneuronal-diseasesphytocannabinoids-2/

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