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5) and delayed rectifier potassium channels (Sect. 2). In addition, cannabidiol inhibits/induces certain cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes, has anti-tumour activity and possesses anti-inflammatory properties that may be due at least in part to inhibition of lipoxygenase activity and cytokine release (Pertwee 2004b). The CB1 and CB2 affinities of cannabidiol can be greatly enhanced both by changing its stereochemistry from (–)-(3R, 4R) to (+)-(3S, 4S) and by making certain structural modifications (reviewed in Howlett et al.

In addition, there are reports that 2-arachidonoyl glycerol and 5-HT each binds more readily to washed human platelets in the presence of the other compound (Maccarrone et al. 2003) and that 5-HT enhances binding of R-(+)-WIN55212 to CB1 receptors (Devlin and Christopoulos 2002). Importantly, cannabinoids inhibited 5-HT3 receptor currents in transfected human embryonic kidney cells with a rank order of potency, ∆9 -THC>R-(+)-WIN55212>anandamide>JWH015>LY320135>CP55940 (Barann et al. 2002), that does not correlate with their CB1 or CB2 receptor affinities or intrinsic activities (Sect.

2003), AM281 (Cosenza et al. 2000; Gifford et al. 1997; Izzo et al. 2000; Vásquez et al. 2003), LY320135 (Felder et al. 1998) and AM630 (Sect. 2) at CB1 receptors and SR144528 (Portier et al. 1999; Rinaldi-Carmona et al. 1998; Ross et al. 1999b), AM630 (New and Wong 2003; Ross et al. 1999a) and AM251 (New and Wong 2003) at CB2 receptors. These effects include SR141716A- and AM281-induced hyperkinesia in rats and/or mice (Compton et al. 1996; Cosenza et al. 2000; Costa and Colleoni 1999) and the attenuation in vitro of CB1 or CB2 receptor signalling.

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