Differential expression of functional cannabinoid receptors in human bladder detrusor and urothelium.

“Although cannabinoid receptor expression has been demonstrated in human brain and other peripheral neuronal tissues, definitive expression of these receptors in the human bladder has not been reported. Consequently we investigated the expression of functional cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors in human bladder detrusor and urothelium…

CONCLUSIONS:

Together these findings suggest a physiological role of cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors in the human bladder.

Moreover, these results confirm the presence of functional cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors in the human bladder, which can serve as a target for drugs acting on symptoms of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19237176

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