Mois : juillet 2021

Reducing Effect of Cannabidiol on Alcohol Self-Administration in Sardinian Alcohol-Preferring Rats, Paola Maccioni et al., 2021

Reducing Effect of Cannabidiol on Alcohol Self-Administration in Sardinian Alcohol-Preferring Rats Paola Maccioni, Jessica Bratzu, Mauro A.M. Carai, Giancarlo Colombo, and Gian Luigi Gessa Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2021, Doi : 10.1089/can.2020.0132   Abstract Introduction : Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major cannabinoid extracted from Cannabis sativa with no abuse potential. Data from recent rodent studies suggest that amelioration of alcohol-motivated behaviors may be one of the numerous pharmacological effects of CBD. This study was designed to contribute to this research, assessing the effect of CBD on operant oral alcohol self-administration in selectively bred Sardinian alcohol preferring (sP) rats, a validated animal model of excessive alcohol consumption. [...]

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Cannabinoids, Phenolics, Terpenes and Alkaloids of Cannabis, Mohamed M. Radwan et al., 2021

Cannabinoids, Phenolics, Terpenes and Alkaloids of Cannabis Mohamed M. Radwan, Suman Chandra, Shahbaz Gul and Mahmoud A. ElSohly Molecules, 2021, 26, 2774. Doi : 10.3390/molecules26092774   Abstract : Cannabis sativa is one of the oldest medicinal plants in the world. It was introduced into western medicine during the early 19th century. It contains a complex mixture of secondary metabolites, including cannabinoids and non-cannabinoid-type constituents. More than 500 compounds have been reported from C. sativa, of which 125 cannabinoids have been isolated and/or identified as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are C21 terpeno phenolic compounds specific to Cannabis. The non-cannabinoid constituents include: non-cannabinoid phenols, flavonoids, terpenes, alkaloids and others. This review discusses [...]

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Protective Effects of Cannabidivarin and Cannabigerol on Cells of the Blood–Brain Barrier Under Ischemic Conditions, Nicole L. Stone et al., 2021

Protective Effects of Cannabidivarin and Cannabigerol on Cells of the Blood–Brain Barrier Under Ischemic Conditions Nicole L. Stone, Timothy J. England, and Saoirse E. O’Sullivan Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2021, Doi : 10.1089/can.2020.0159   Abstract Background and Objectives : Preclinical studies have shown cannabidiol is protective in models of ischemic stroke. Based on results from our recent systematic review, we investigated the effects of two promising neuroprotective phytocannabinoids, cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidivarin (CBDV), on cells of the blood–brain barrier (BBB), namely human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs), pericytes, and astrocytes. Experimental Approach : Cultures were subjected to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) protocol to model ischemic stroke and cell [...]

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Effect of two oral formulations of cannabidiol on responses to emotional stimuli in healthy human volunteers : pharmaceutical vehicle matters, Jose´A. Crippa et al., 2021

Effect of two oral formulations of cannabidiol on responses to emotional stimuli in healthy human volunteers: pharmaceutical vehicle matters Jose´A. Crippa, Luiz C. Pereira Junior, Livia C. Pereira, Patricia M. Zimmermann, Liberato Brum Junior, Leticia M. Rechia, Isabella Dias, Jaime E. Hallak, Alline C. Campos, Francisco S. Guimaraes, Regina H. Queiroz, Antonio W. Zuardi Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, 2021, 1-6. Doi : 10.1590/1516-4446-2020-1684   Objective : To compare plasma concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD) following oral administration of two formulations of the drug (powder and dissolved in oil), and to evaluate the effects of these distinct formulations on responses to emotional stimuli in healthy human volunteers. Methods [...]

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New Insights on Hemp Oil Enriched in Cannabidiol: Decarboxylation, Antioxidant Properties and In Vitro Anticancer Effect, Anca Roxana Petrovici et al., 2021

New Insights on Hemp Oil Enriched in Cannabidiol: Decarboxylation, Antioxidant Properties and In Vitro Anticancer Effect Anca Roxana Petrovici, Natalia Simionescu, Andreea Isabela Sandu, Vasile Paraschiv, Mihaela Silion and Mariana Pinteala Antioxidants, 2021, 10, 738. doi : 10.3390/antiox10050738   Abstract : This study aimed to obtain and characterize extracted hemp oil enriched in cannabidiol (CBD) by decarboxylation of cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and to give new insights into its antioxidant and anticancer effects. Optimization of CBDA decarboxylation in hemp oil was performed, and CBD and CBDA contents and purities were determined by flash chromatography, 1H- and 13C-NMR. The antioxidant properties of CBD-enriched oil were investigated by Fe2+ [...]

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Cannabis-related diagnosis in pregnancy and adverse maternal and infant outcomes, Gretchen Bandoli et al., 2021

Cannabis-related diagnosis in pregnancy and adverse maternal and infant outcomes Gretchen Bandoli, Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Benjamin Schumacher, Rebecca J. Baer, Jennifer N. Felder, Jonathan D. Fuchs, Scott P. Oltman, Martina A. Steurer, Carla Marienfeld Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2021, 225, 108757. doi : 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108757   Abstract Background: Cannabis use and cannabis use disorders are increasing in prevalence, including among pregnant women. The objective was to evaluate the association of a cannabis-related diagnosis (CRD) in pregnancy and adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Methods: We queried an administrative birth cohort of singleton deliveries in California between 2011-2017 linked to maternal and infant hospital discharge records. We [...]

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Cannabis and cannabinoid use in autism spectrum disorder : a systematic review, Estácio Amaro da Silva Junior et al., 2021

Cannabis and cannabinoid use in autism spectrum disorder : a systematic review Estácio Amaro da Silva Junior, Wandersonia Moreira Brito Medeiros, Nelson Torro, João Marçal Medeiros de Sousa, Igor Bronzeado Cahino Moura de Almeida, Filipe Barbosa da Costa, Katiúscia Moreira Pontes, Eliane Lima Guerra Nunes, Marine Diniz da Rosa, Katy Lísias Gondim Dias de Albuquerque Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2021, 1-10. Doi : 10.47626/2237-6089-2020-0149 Abstract Introduction : Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction, associated with the presence of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Cannabis has been used to alleviate [...]

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Cannabidiol induces rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects and enhances cortical 5-HT/glutamate neurotransmission : role of 5-HT1A receptors, Raquel Linge et al., 2016

Cannabidiol induces rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects and enhances cortical 5-HT/glutamate neurotransmission: role of 5-HT1A receptors Raquel Linge, Laura Jimenez-Sanchez, Leticia Campa, Fuencisla Pilar-Cuellar, Rebeca, Vidal, Angel Pazos, Albert Adell, Alvaro Diaz Neuropharmacology, 2016, 103, 16-26. doi : 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2015.12.017 Abstract Cannabidiol (CBD), the main non-psychotomimetic component of marihuana, exhibits anxiolytic-like properties in many behavioural tests, although its potential for treating major depression has been poorly explored. Moreover, the mechanism of action of CBD remains unclear. Herein, we have evaluated the effects of CBD following acute and chronic administration in the olfactory bulbectomy mouse model of depression (OBX), and investigated the underlying mechanism. For this purpose, we [...]

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Cannabidiol has a unique effect on global brain activity: a pharmacological, functional MRI study in awake mice, Aymen H. Sadaka et al., 2021

Cannabidiol has a unique effect on global brain activity: a pharmacological, functional MRI study in awake mice Aymen H. Sadaka, Ana G. Ozuna1, Richard J. Ortiz, Praveen Kulkarni, Clare T. Johnson, Heather B. Bradshaw, Bruce S. Cushing, Ai‑Ling Li, Andrea G. Hohmann and Craig F. Ferris Journal of Translationnal Medicine, 2021, 19, 220, 1-16. Doi : 10.1186/s12967-021-02891-6   Abstract Background : The phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) exhibits anxiolytic activity and has been promoted as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorders. How does CBD interact with the brain to alter behavior? We hypothesized that CBD would produce a dose-dependent reduction in brain activity and functional coupling in [...]

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Transient Stimulation with Psychoplastogens Is Sufficient to Initiate Neuronal Growth, Calvin Ly et al., 2020

Transient Stimulation with Psychoplastogens Is Sufficient to Initiate Neuronal Growth Calvin Ly, Alexandra C. Greb, Maxemiliano V. Vargas, Whitney C. Duim, Ana Cristina G. Grodzki, Pamela J. Lein, and David E. Olson ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science, 2020. doi : 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00065   ABSTRACT Cortical neuron atrophy is a hallmark of depression and includes neurite retraction, dendritic spine loss, and decreased synaptic density. Psychoplastogens, small molecules capable of rapidly promoting cortical neuron growth, have been hypothesized to produce long-lasting positive effects on behavior by rectifying these deleterious structural and functional changes. Here we demonstrate that ketamine and LSD, psychoplastogens from two structurally distinct chemical classes, promote [...]

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