The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System

Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy

1st Edition - May 12, 2017

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  • Author: Eric Murillo-Rodríguez
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096673
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128096666

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The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy examines the cellular, biochemical, genetic, and therapeutic aspects of the endocannabinoid system. The chapters cover significant conceptual advances in the endocannabinoid field and shed light on the many brain disorders in which this biological system is involved. Written by world-leading experts in the field, the topics covered in this book will have a positive impact on the area of molecular biology, including, but not limited to, cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, signaling, disease mechanisms, and therapeutics.

Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to endocannabinoids in the central nervous system and an overview to their functions in the brain
  • Presents information on neurobiological and cellular studies on the role of the cannabinoid signaling system and its implications in human diseases
  • Includes well-written overviews of the basics of endocannabinoid system structure and function
  • Contains well-illustrated material, with diagrams, charts, and tables
  • Explores compelling case studies and their application to chapters written by experts

Readership

Neuroscientists, graduate and undergraduate students in biological and biomedical sciences, post-doctoral fellows, researchers

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Daniele Piomelli

    Chapter 1. Genetics of the endocannabinoid system

    Emmanuel S. Onaivi

    William Paterson University

    Wayne, NJ. USA

    Chapter 2. Basic mechanisms of synthesis and hydrolysis of major endocannabinoids

    Mauro Maccarrone

    University of Teramo. Teramo, Italy

    m.maccarrone@unicampus.it

    Chapter 3. Endocannabinoid Receptors

    Balapal Basavarajappa

    Institute for Psychiatric Research. NY, USA

    Chapter 4. Parkinson’s disease and the endocannabinoid system

    Andrea Giuffrida

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    San Antonio, TX. USA

    Chapter 5. The putative role of endocannabinoids on Schizophrenia

    Markus Leweke

    Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University

    Mannheim, Germany

    Chapter 6. Endocannabinoids and human brain function

    Michelle Glass

    University of Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand

    Chapter 7. The role of endocannabinoids in alcoholism

    Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid, Spain

    Preface

    Daniele Piomelli

    University of California, Irvine. Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

    Irvine, CA. USA

    Chapter 1. Genetics of the endocannabinoid system

    Emmanuel S. Onaivi

    William Paterson University

    Wayne, NJ. USA

    Chapter 2. Basic mechanisms of synthesis and hydrolysis of major endocannabinoids

    Mauro Maccarrone

    University of Teramo. Teramo, Italy

    m.maccarrone@unicampus.it

    Chapter 3. Endocannabinoid Receptors

    Balapal Basavarajappa

    Institute for Psychiatric Research. NY, USA

    Chapter 4. Parkinson’s disease and the endocannabinoid system

    Andrea Giuffrida

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    San Antonio, TX. USA

    Chapter 5. The putative role of endocannabinoids on Schizophrenia

    Markus Leweke

    Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University

    Mannheim, Germany

    Chapter 6. Endocannabinoids and human brain function

    Michelle Glass

    University of Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand

    Chapter 7. The role of endocannabinoids in alcoholism

    Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid, Spain

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: May 12, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096673
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128096666

About the Author

Eric Murillo-Rodríguez

Dr. Murillo-Rodríguez is a Psychologist and PhD in Biomedical Sciences, having completed his post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He has served as editor of multiple journals such as The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology and PLoS ONE, among many others. He is a member of several scientific societies, including the Society for Neuroscience. He has received academic awards such as the Young Investigator Award from the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Research Societies Society, and is a member of the National System of Researchers (Level 2) of the National Council of Science and Technology (México). He is also the author of The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy (Elsevier, May 2017).

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychologist, Universidad Anáhuac Mayab, Mexico

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