REVIEW | doi:10.20944/preprints202310.0234.v2
Cannabis and Endometriosis: The roles of the gut microbiota and theendocannabinoid system
Subject: Medicine And Pharmacology, Reproductive Medicine Keywords: endometriosis, endocannabinoids, CB1, CB2
Online: 9 October 2023 (15:10:17 CEST)
There is a growing interest in the endocannabinoid system and the gut microbiota. Both areas have been suggested to play a role in endometriosis, however this is yet to be studied comprehensively. The purpose of this narrative review is to identify the gaps in endometriosis research in the context of these two areas. It underscores the limited knowledge regarding the involvement of the endocannabinoid system and gut microbiota in endometriosis. Further research in these areas is essential to unlock the therapeutic potential of cannabis and enhance the understanding of endometriosis pathogenesis.
REVIEW | doi:10.20944/preprints202102.0030.v1
Subject: Biology And Life Sciences, Anatomy And Physiology Keywords: AEA; 2-AG; CB1; CB2; endocannabinoid; regeneration; neurodevelopment; invertebrate
Online: 1 February 2021 (13:16:51 CET)
Cannabis has long been used for its medicinal and psychoactive properties. With the relatively new adoption of formal medicinal cannabis regulations worldwide, the study of cannabinoids, both endogenous and exogenous, has similarly flourished in more recent decades. In particular, research investigating the role of cannabinoids in regeneration and neurodevelopment has yielded promising results in vertebrate models. However, regeneration-competent vertebrates are few, whereas a myriad of invertebrate species have been established as superb models for regeneration. As such, this review aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the endocannabinoid system, with a focus on current advances in the area of endocannabinoid system contributions to invertebrate neurodevelopment and regeneration.