The Cannabinoid Receptors by Patricia H. ReggioThe Cannabinoid Receptors by Patricia H. Reggio

The Cannabinoid Receptors

EditorPatricia H. Reggio

Paperback | December 10, 2010

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As research has progressed, the cannabinoid CB 1 and CB 2 receptors have expanded significantly in importance within the neuroscience mainstream. In The Cannabinoid Receptors, leading experts introduce newcomers to the cannabinoid field with chapters covering cannabinoid ligand synthesis and structure activity relationships, the molecular pharmacology of the cannabinoid receptors and the endocannabinoid system, and ultimately, the whole animal pharmacology and therapeutic applications for cannabinoid drugs. Adding to those key topics, the book also examines the current direction of the field with chapters on new putative cannabinoid receptors and challenges for future research. As a part of The Receptors T series, this volume highlights its receptor with the most thorough, focused and essential information available.Comprehensive and cutting-edge, The Cannabinoid Receptors serves as an ideal guidebook to what continues to be a fascinating and vital field.
Title:The Cannabinoid ReceptorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:December 10, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617377341

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Table of Contents

I. Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands and Structure Activity Relationships Chapter 1. Structure Activity Relationships (SAR) of Classical CannabinoidsRaj K. RazdanChapter 2. Endocannabinoids and Their Synthetic AnalogsV. Kiran Vemuri and Alexandros MakriyannisChapter 3. Cannabimimetic Indoles, Pyrroles and Indenes: Structure-Activity                      Relationships and Receptor Interactions John W. HuffmanChapter 4. Structure-Activity Relationships and Conformational Freedom of CB1                      Receptor Antagonists and Inverse AgonistsYanan Zhang, Herbert H. Seltzman, Marcus Brackeen and Brian F. Thomas II. Cannabinoid Receptor Biology Chapter 5. Cannabinoid Receptor Genetics and EvolutionMaurice R. Elphick and Michaela Egertová III. Cannabinoid Receptor Molecular PharmacologyChapter 6. Cannabinoid Receptor Signal Transduction PathwaysEmma Scotter, Scott Graham and Michelle GlassChapter 7. Cannabinoid Agonist and Inverse Agonist Regulation of G-Protein CouplingAllyn C. Howlett, Lea W. Padgett and Joong-Youn ShimChapter 8. Molecular Biology of Cannabinoid Receptors: Mutational Analyses of                     the CB receptorsMary E. AboodChapter 9. Models of Cannabinoid Inverse Agonism, Neutral Antagonism and Agonism:                     Tools for Rational Drug DesignDow P. Hurst and Patricia H. Reggio IV. The Endocannabinoid SystemChapter 10. Endocannabinoids as Modulators of Synaptic SignalingSachin Patel and Cecilia J. HillardChapter 11. New Insights into the Endocannabinoid System by using Cannabinoid                     Receptor Knockout MiceMeliha Karsak, Itai Bab and Andreas Zimmer V. Cannabinoid Receptor PharmacologyChapter 12. Preclinical Pharmacological and Brain Bioassay Systems for CB1 Cannabinoid ReceptorsJenny L. Wiley and Billy R. MartinChapter 13. Therapeutic Applications for Agents that Act at CB1 and CB2                      ReceptorsRoger G. Pertwee and Adèle Thomas

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From the reviews:"The Cannabinoid Receptors arrives as the 18 member of The Receptors series and offers the reader a sophisticated overview of the structure-activity relationship advances realized in the design of cannabinoid (CB) based drugs. The book presents CB receptors in five parts . . The chapters are thoroughly referenced, including the latest primary literature, and the index serves well. . The intended audience includes industry/academic medicinal chemists and pharmacologists who are new to the CB field." (Kennerly S. Patrick, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, September, 2009)"This book is great if you want a lot of information about the cannabinoid receptors in one place; from evolution to molecular biology and medicinal chemistry, it is all here. . This is a nicely written piece presenting molecular modelling analyses of the cannabinoid ligands. . This book is intended for newcomers to the cannabinoid field . . it is a good book to have." (David Selwood, ChemMedChem, Issue 4, 2009)