publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

The Endocannabinoid System and Its Relevance for Nutrition

Mauro Maccarrone; Valeria Gasperi; Maria Valeria Catani; Thi Ai Diep; Enrico Dainese; Harald S. Hansen; Luciana Avigliano;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2010
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews
Abstract
Endocannabinoids bind to cannabinoid, vanilloid, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. The biological actions of these polyunsaturated lipids are controlled by key agents responsible for their synthesis, transport and degradation, which together form an endocannabinoid system (ECS). In the past few years, evidence has been accumulated for a role of the ECS in regulating food intake and energy balance, both centrally and peripherally. In addition, up-regulation of the ECS in the gastrointestinal tract has a potential impact on inflammatory bowel diseases. In this review, the main features of the ECS are summarized in order to put in better focus our cu...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: lipids (amino acids, peptides, and proteins)
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Biochemistry, Receptor, Cannabinoid, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Inflammation, medicine.symptom, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Endocannabinoid system, Gastrointestinal tract, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Endocrinology, Anandamide, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Biology, 2-Arachidonoylglycerol
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

The Endocannabinoid System and Its Relevance for Nutrition

Mauro Maccarrone; Valeria Gasperi; Maria Valeria Catani; Thi Ai Diep; Enrico Dainese; Harald S. Hansen; Luciana Avigliano;