Salvinorin A does not bind to cannabinoid receptors

patanie at patanie at
Sat Aug 8 11:27:24 EST 1998

This has been recently discovered thanks to Professor Raphael
Méchoulam who accepted my idea to investigate the effects of
salvinorin A on cannabinoid receptors.
Purified salvinorin A was provided by D.Siebert,on my suggestion,to
Prof.Raphael Méchoulam.
Then he assayed salvinorin A with cannabinoid receptors
and,interestingly,found no affinity.
So the mechanism of action of this oneirogen still remains elusive.


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