Modulation of cellular redox homeostasis by the endocannabinoid system

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) constitute two key cellular signalling systems that participate in the modulation of diverse cellular functions.

Importantly, growing evidence suggests that cross-talk between these two prominent signalling systems acts to modulate functionality of the ECS as well as redox homeostasis in different cell types…

To conclude, there is growing appreciation that the ECS may play an important role in the regulation of cellular redox homeostasis…

Indeed, the studies highlighted in this review show that ECS function can impact upon free radical production in a number of different ways.

Crucially, given the importance of redox status in the development of numerous pathologies, these findings identify ECS components as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of oxidative stress-related neurological, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.”

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