Regulation of inflammation and proliferation of human bladder carcinoma cells by type-1 and type-2 cannabinoid receptors.

“Pro-inflammatory cytokines, growth and angiogenic factors released by leukocytes are involved in carcinogenesis and cancer progression, but they are also crucial for fighting tumour growth and spreading.

We have previously demonstrated that endocannabinoids modulate cell-to-cell crosstalk during inflammation. Here, we investigated the inflammatory and tumourigenic properties of endocannabinoids in a human urinary bladdercarcinoma cell line…

Collectively, these findings suggest that CB receptors may play distinct roles in cancer biology, depending on the specific ligand employed.

CONCLUSIONS:

The in vivo assessment of the role of CB receptors in inflammation and cancer might be instrumental in broadening the understanding about bladder cancer biology.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25445433

http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/bladder-cancer/

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