Identification and Functional Characterization of Brainstem Cannabinoid CB2 Receptors

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Science  14 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5746, pp. 329-332
DOI: 10.1126/science.1115740

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  • Identification of peripheral cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system

    The recent report by Van Sickle et al. on the identification and functional characterization of brainstem cannabinoid CB2 receptors in the brainstem (14 Oct. 2005, p. 329) is consistent, in part, with other recent reports of brain CB2 receptor expression. However, this report appears to understate the more widespread and multifocal functional CB2 distribution that we and others have reported.

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