CB2R agonist prevents nicotine induced lung fibrosis.

 Publication Cover“Nicotine stimulates fibroblast proliferation while increasing inflammation and fibrosis of tissues.

The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) is mainly located in the CNS, while cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) is located in the immune cells within the body. CB2R regulates inflammatory processes and fibroblast function.

Nicotine induces interstitial lung fibrosis that is enhanced by the CB2R antagonist and diminished by the CB2R agonist. Therefore, the CB2R agonist may offer a protection against fibrosis.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30675824

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01902148.2018.1543368?journalCode=ielu20

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