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Cannabinoid System in Neurodegeneration: New Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The presence of functional cannabinoid CB2 receptors in central nervous system (CNS) has provoked that this receptor and its agonist ligands are now considered as promising pharmacological targets for neurological diseases. Herein, we review the evidences supporting the potential role of the ECS as a therapeutic target, focused on CB2 receptor and its ligands, for the treatment of Alzheimer 's disease.





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Keywords: CB2 agonist; Cannabinoid; alzheimer's disease; cannabinoid receptors; dementia; endocannabinoid

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 May 2009

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