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Cannabis Sativa Revisited - Crosstalk between microRNAs Expression, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Endocannabinoid Response System in Critically Ill Patients with Sepsis

Version 1 : Received: 21 November 2019 / Approved: 22 November 2019 / Online: 22 November 2019 (09:32:28 CET)

How to cite: Rogobete, A.F.; Bratu, T.; Bedreag, O.H.; Papurica, M.; Popovici, S.E.; Sandesc, D. Cannabis Sativa Revisited - Crosstalk between microRNAs Expression, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Endocannabinoid Response System in Critically Ill Patients with Sepsis. Preprints 2019, 2019110260 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0260.v1). Rogobete, A.F.; Bratu, T.; Bedreag, O.H.; Papurica, M.; Popovici, S.E.; Sandesc, D. Cannabis Sativa Revisited - Crosstalk between microRNAs Expression, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Endocannabinoid Response System in Critically Ill Patients with Sepsis. Preprints 2019, 2019110260 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0260.v1).

Abstract

Critically ill patients with sepsis require a multidisciplinary approach, as this situation implies multiorgan distress, with most of the bodily biochemical and cellular systems being affected by the condition. Moreover, sepsis is characterized by a multitude of biochemical interactions and by dynamic changes of the immune system. At the moment, there is a gap in our understanding of the cellular, genetic, and molecular mechanisms involved in sepsis. One of the systems intensely studied in recent years is the endocannabinoid signaling pathway, as light was shed over a series of important interactions of cannabinoid receptors with biochemical pathways, specifically for sepsis. Furthermore, a series of important implications on inflammation and the immune system that are induced by the activity of cannabinoid receptors stimulated by the delta-9-tetrahidrocannabinol and cannabinol have been noticed. The aim of this review paper was to present, in detail, the important mechanisms modulated by the endocannabinoid signaling pathway, as well as of the molecular and cellular links it has with sepsis. At the same time, we wish to present the possible implications of cannabinoids in the most important biological pathways involved in sepsis, such as inflammation, redox activity, immune system, and epigenetic expression.

Subject Areas

sepsis; endocannabinoid system; cannabinoids; cannabis sativa; THC; CBD

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