The Cannabinoid Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) Induces Neuritogenesis In PC12 Cells By A Cannabinoid-receptor-independent Mechanism

Neurodegeneration (in general)

Key Findings

ß-Caryophyllene induces neuritogenesis (the projections of nerve cell called dendrites and axons). While the terpinoid is neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory via CB2 activation this newly discovered property was induced via tyronsine kinase receptors and thus by a new mechanism independent of CB2.

Information and Links


Link: The Cannabinoid Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) Induces Neuritogenesis In PC12 Cells By A Cannabinoid-receptor-independent Mechanism

Year: 2016

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbi.2016.11.015


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Neurodegeneration (in general) — 1


Possibility of efficacy for cannabis in treatment of Neurodegeneration (in general) according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Beta-caryophyllene