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Papers: 15 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 May 01




Selective modulation of the cannabinoid type 1 (CB) receptor as an emerging platform for the treatment of neuropathic pain.


Banister SD, Krishna Kumar K, Kumar V, Kobilka BK, Malhotra SV
Medchemcomm. 2019 May 01; 10(5):647-659.
PMID: 31191856.


Neuropathic pain is caused by a lesion or dysfunction in the nervous system, and it may arise from illness, be drug-induced or caused by toxin exposure. Since the discovery of two G-protein-coupled cannabinoid receptors (CB and CB) nearly three decades ago, there has been a rapid expansion in our understanding of cannabinoid pharmacology. This is currently one of the most active fields of neuropharmacology, and interest has emerged in developing cannabinoids and other small molecule modulators of CB and CB as therapeutics for neuropathic pain. This short review article provides an overview of the chemotypes currently under investigation for the development of novel neuropathic pain treatments targeting CB receptors.