COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF PARATHION AND CHLORPYRIFOS ON ENDOCANNABINOID AND ENDOCANNABINOID-LIKE LIPID METABOLITES IN RAT STRIATUM.

“Parathion and chlorpyrifos are organophosphorus insecticides (OPs) that elicit acute toxicity by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase (AChE).

The endocannabinoids (eCBs, N-arachidonoylethanolamine, AEA; 2-arachidonoylglycerol, 2AG) are endogenous neuromodulators that regulate presynaptic neurotransmitter release in neurons throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Differential changes in extracellular and/or tissue levels of eCBs and eCBLs could potentially influence a number of signaling pathways and contribute to selective neurological changes following acute OP intoxications.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26215119

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