The Cannabinoid Receptors

  • Patricia H. Reggio

Part of the The Receptors book series (REC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands and Structure-Activity Relationships

  3. Cannabinoid Receptor Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Maurice R. Elphick, Michaela Egertová
      Pages 123-149
  4. Cannabinoid Receptor Molecular Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Emma Scotter, Scott Graham, Michelle Glass
      Pages 153-171
    3. Allyn C. Howlett, Lea W. Padgett, Joong-Youn Shim
      Pages 173-202
  5. The Endocannabinoid System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 280-280
    2. Sachin Patel, Cecilia J. Hillard
      Pages 281-308
  6. Cannabinoid Receptor Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 328-328
    2. Roger G. Pertwee, Adèle Thomas
      Pages 361-392
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 393-396

About this book

Introduction

As research has progressed, the cannabinoid CB 1 and CB 2 receptors have expanded significantly in importance within the neuroscience mainstream. In The Cannabinoid Receptors, leading experts introduce newcomers to the cannabinoid field with chapters covering cannabinoid ligand synthesis and structure activity relationships, the molecular pharmacology of the cannabinoid receptors and the endocannabinoid system, and ultimately, the whole animal pharmacology and therapeutic applications for cannabinoid drugs. Adding to those key topics, the book also examines the current direction of the field with chapters on new putative cannabinoid receptors and challenges for future research. As a part of The Receptors ™ series, this volume highlights its receptor with the most thorough, focused and essential information available.

Comprehensive and cutting-edge, The Cannabinoid Receptors serves as an ideal guidebook to what continues to be a fascinating and vital field.

Keywords

CB1/CB2 Cannabinoid Endocannabinoid system Evolution G-proteins Ligand synthesis Molecular pharmacology Neuroscience Structure Activity Relationships - SAR

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia H. Reggio
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaGreensboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-503-9
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-712-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-503-9
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