The expression of receptors for endocannabinoids in human and rodent skeletal muscle

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Cavuoto, Paul, McAinch, Andrew, Hatzinikolas, George, Janovska, Alena, Game, Philip and Wittert, Gary (2007) The expression of receptors for endocannabinoids in human and rodent skeletal muscle. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 364 (1). pp. 105-110. ISSN 0006-291X


In this study, have demonstrated the expression of CB2 and TRPV1 in human and rodent skeletal muscle as potential receptor sites for the previously observed effects of AEA [19]. Drugs targeting CB1, CB2, FAAH and TRPV1 for the treatment of obesity, pain and inflammation are currently under development [26,42–44]. The expression of CB2, FAAH and TRPV1 along with CB1 in human and rodent skeletal muscle istherefore an important consideration in the development of these therapeutic targets. Endocannabinoids may have a complex role in skeletal muscle biology.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Historical > FOR Classification > 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Historical > FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
Keywords ResPubID14439, endocannabinoids, skeletal muscle biology, lipid derived signalling system, fatty acid amide hydrolase, FAAH, transient receptor potential channel-vanilloid sub-family member 1, TRPV1, cannabinoid receptor type 1, CB1, cannabinoid receptor type 2, CB2, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, RT-PCR
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