Osteoporosis

Cannabinoid receptors and the regulation of bone mass

ABSTRACT Our recent studies in mice and humans suggest an important role for the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of skeletal remodelling and the consequent implications on bone mass and biomechanical function. Although the CB1 cannabinoid receptor has been identified in sympathetic terminals innervating the skeleton, its role in controlling bone turnover remains to be …

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Cannabinoids and the skeleton: from marijuana to reversal of bone loss.

ABSTRACT The active component of marijuana, Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, activates the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, thus mimicking the action of endogenous cannabinoids. CB1 is predominantly neuronal and mediates the cannabinoid psychotropic effects. CB2 is predominantly expressed in peripheral tissues, mainly in pathological conditions. So far the main endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, have been found in bone …

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