Cannabidiol is the main nonpsychoactive component of marijuana. We examined the ability of in vivo and in vitro cannabidiol to interfere with the production of interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-10 by murine macrophages and to modulate macrophage chemotaxis. Cannabidiol added in vitro to peritoneal macrophages significantly increased IL-12 and decreased IL-10 production. The CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonists prevented this modulation. Macrophages from animals treated with cannabidiol at the dose of 30 mg kg(-1) either orally or i.p. produced higher levels of IL-12 and lower levels of IL-10 in comparison to controls, and the CB receptor antagonists did not prevent these effects. Cannabidiol dose-dependently decreased fMLP-induced chemotaxis of macrophages, and the CB2 receptor antagonist prevented this decrease.
|Titolo:||The non-psychoactive component of marijuana cannabidiol modulates chemotaxis and IL-10 and IL-12 production of murine macrophages both in vivo and in vitro|
|Autori interni:||SACERDOTE, PAOLA GIUSEPPINA|
PANERAI, ALBERTO EMILIO
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jneuroim.2004.10.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|