Cannabidiol causes activated hepatic stellate cell death through a mechanism of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced apoptosis

Heavy, huh?
Translation?
What they are saying (basically) is that CBD flips a switch in corrupt liver cells that are producing scaring, or fibrosis. A switch that tells the cell(s) to commit suicide. From the brief abstract the mechanism appears to be very similar to the way CBD (and THC) tell cancer cells to die.

Isn’t it ironic that folks who’ve been breeding plants for recreational use have been doing their best to eliminate the CBD in the plants. As you know, Cannabidiol counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC.

‘Course, recreational use and medicinal are two birds of a different feather. Still, Cannabidiol is turning out to be one Hell of a bad cell bonker (Hey! I just got done reading about an award for terrible writing. Get off me, man!).

Here’s a link to the abstract (on PubMed, no less) should you care to peruse it yourself.

Liver

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2 Comments

  1. Dan Jacobs said,

    July 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I read the title way too early in the morning.

    • capndrift said,

      July 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Heh.
      It took me about forty-five minutes this morning to dissect it and learn what the heck the individual words meant. I think at one time I had 3\4 dozen web pages going as I was writing four paragraphs!

      “Endoplasmic reticulum,” sounds like either some sort of ray gun or a different dimension.

      “They burst from the reticulum spraying endoplasmic…”
      Heh!


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