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Title: Cannabinoids for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: moving toward the clinic
Author: Asó, Ester
Ferrer, Isidro (Ferrer Abizanda)
Keywords: Cànnabis
Malaltia d'Alzheimer
Terapèutica
Cannabis
Alzheimer's disease
Therapeutics
Issue Date: 5-Mar-2014
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Abstract: The limited effectiveness of current therapies against Alzheimer's disease (AD) highlights the need for intensifying research efforts devoted to developing new agents for preventing or retarding the disease process. During the last few years, targeting the endogenous cannabinoid system has emerged as a potential therapeutic approach to treat Alzheimer. The endocannabinoid system is composed by a number of cannabinoid receptors, including the well-characterized CB1 and CB2 receptors, with their endogenous ligands and the enzymes related to the synthesis and degradation of these endocannabinoid compounds. Several findings indicate that the activation of both CB1 and CB2 receptors by natural or synthetic agonists, at non-psychoactive doses, have beneficial effects in Alzheimer experimental models by reducing the harmful β-amyloid peptide action and tau phosphorylation, as well as by promoting the brain's intrinsic repair mechanisms. Moreover, endocannabinoid signaling has been demonstrated to modulate numerous concomitant pathological processes, including neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, mitochondrial dysfunction, and oxidative stress. The present paper summarizes the main experimental studies demonstrating the polyvalent properties of cannabinoid compounds for the treatment of AD, which together encourage progress toward a clinical trial.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2014.00037
It is part of: Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2014, vol. 5, num. 37
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/137448
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2014.00037
ISSN: 1663-9812
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