Cannabinoids and the Brain

Editors: Köfalvi, Attila (Ed.)

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  • Explores the neuroscience and therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in great detail
  • Presents the latest research in the growing endocannabinoid research field
  • Sets forth a current understanding of the neurobiology of endocannabinoids and related systems, detailing their pathophysiological role and therapeutic potential
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In the last 15 years, a particular lipid messenger system has been discovered to be a guard and shaper of the life and activity of most human cell types from cradle to grave. Taking the nervous tissue as an example: the artistically complex endocannabinoid system provides promising therapeutic targets in cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseases, inflammation, pain, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. Nevertheless, it is a little embarrassing that the word 'cannabinoid' still evokes the image of the hippies or hashish as the first associations not only in everyday people but in medical, scientific and legal professionals, respectively.

 Cannabinoids and the Brain is a timely compilation of thorough reviews, written by the world’s leading neuroscience and clinical authors, covering the latest information concerning basic and clinical neuroscience of the endocannabinoid and related messenger systems. As Rimonabant™, the first intentionally cannabinoid receptor-targeted medicine has been marketed in Europe since 2006, the authors consider it particularly important to include the central and peripheral pathomechanisms of metabolic disorders in the present volume.

Cannabinoids and the Brain gives a comprehensive overview of all the essential literature concerning the endocannabinoid and related systems in the nervous tissue. It is a rapidly expanding research field and the widespread presence of cannabinoids in most physiopathological mechanisms appear to hinder the effort to fully cover the subject. By the end of the book, the reader will have a solid knowledge of the genetics, molecular biology, anatomy, pharmacology, and physiology of the endocannabinoid system and its involvement in neurological and psychiatric disorders, and will eventually discover a natural relationship among marijuana, aspirin, and chili pepper. 

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • An Historical Introduction to the Endocannabinoid and Endovanilloid Systems

    Nagy, Istvan (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Biosynthesis of Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol

    Sugiura, Takayuki

    Pages 15-30

  • Removal of Endocannabinoids by the Body: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Possibilities

    Fowler, Christopher J. (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Other Cannabimimetic Lipid Signaling Molecules

    Bradshaw, Heather B.

    Pages 47-58

  • CB1 Cannabinoid Receptors: Molecular Biology, Second Messenger Coupling and Polarized Trafficking in Neurons

    Irving, Andrew J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cannabinoids and the Brain
Editors
  • Attila Köfalvi
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74349-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74349-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74348-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4493-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 583
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