Cannabinoid inhibition of macrophage migration to the trans-activating (Tat) protein of HIV-1 is linked to the CB(2) cannabinoid receptor.

“Macrophages and macrophage-like cells are important targets of HIV-1 infection at peripheral sites and in the central nervous system…

 

Collectively, the pharmacological and biochemical knockdown data indicate that cannabinoid-mediated modulation of macrophage migration to the HIV-1 Tat protein is linked to the CB(2)cannabinoid receptor.

Furthermore, these results suggest that the CB(2) cannabinoid receptor has potential to serve as a therapeutic target for ablation of HIV-1-associated untoward inflammatory response.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2846023/

 http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/hivaids/

 

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