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The Natural Products Journal


ISSN (Print): 2210-3155
ISSN (Online): 2210-3163

Cannabinoids (CBD, CBDHQ and THC): Metabolism, Physiological Effects, Electron Transfer, Reactive Oxygen Species and Medical Use

Author(s): Peter Kovacic and Ratnasamy Somanathan

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2014

Page: [47 - 53] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/2210315504666140512220028

Price: $65


In recent years, cannabinoids, particularly cannabidiol (medical marijuana), have attracted considerable attention. This review addresses various aspects including metabolism. Other cannabinols of interest are THC and the hydroxyl quinone metabolite. Physiological influences are addressed, particularly anticancer action, receptors, antioxidants, and neurological effects. A unifying mechanism is invoked based on electron transfer, reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress.

Keywords: Cannabinoids, cannabidiol, metabolism, therapy, toxicity, electron transfer, reactive oxygen species.

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