Cannabinoid receptor 2 signaling in peripheral immune cells modulates disease onset and severity in mouse models of Huntington’s disease.

“Here, we show that the genetic deletion of CB2 receptors in a slowly progressing HD mouse model accelerates the onset of motor deficits and increases their severity.

Treatment of mice with a CB2 receptor agonist extends life span and suppresses motor deficits, synapse loss, and CNS inflammation…

CB2 receptor signaling in peripheral immune cells suppresses neurodegeneration in HD mouse models

The development of peripherally restricted CB2 receptor agonists holds promise for treating HD and other neurodegenerative diseases.

In summary, our results suggest CB2 receptor signaling in peripheral immune cells has an important role in HD and other neurodegeneration disorders. Further elucidation of the molecular mechanisms that underlie these effects may lead to novel therapeutic strategies to treat these disorders.”

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