Chronic cannabinoid receptor stimulation selectively prevents motor impairments in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease.

“Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease…

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a relevant candidate to participate in the etiopathology of HD as it is a key modulator of brain function, especially in areas primarily affected by HD…

… improving ECS function may constitute a useful strategy to eliminate or at least delay the appearance of HD symptoms…

…chronic administration was able to prevent the appearance of motor deficits, to increase the number of striatal huntingtin inclusions and to prevent the loss of striatal medium-sized spiny neurons, without affecting the social or cognitive alterations.

These findings suggest that prolonged administration of cannabinoid receptor agonists could be an appropriate strategy for selectively improving motor symptoms and stimulating neuroprotective processes in HD patients.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25123645

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

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