endogenous THC

David dhe at er1.rutgers.edu
Wed May 11 15:57:37 EST 1994


>>They have now found a compound called anandamide to have agonist action, 
>>but I don't believe anandamide is endogeneous, so the mystery remains...

>Restak covers this in his new book entitled "Receptors".
>He claims that there is an endogenous ligand for the THC receptor.

And anandamide is _it_.  See the paper by R. Mechoulam in the July
1993 issue of _Journal of Neurochemistry_ (sorry; I don't have the
full citation).  By the way, the word is derived from the Sanskrit for
"bliss."

--David Epstein



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