GPR55

GPR55

A gene on chromosome 2q37 that encodes a G protein-coupled receptor that may be involved in maintaining vascular tone and signalling, as well as hyperalgesia associated with inflammatory and neuropathic pain. GPR55 is a putative cannabinoid receptor; it may also regulate osteoclast number and function.
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McCormick added that they have found that these effects are mediated via the joint interaction of CB2 and GPR55 - two members of the cannabinoid receptor family and their findings help explain some of the well-known but still poorly understood effects of THC at low and high doses on tumour growth.
CBI and CB2 receptors and the novel cannabinoid receptor GPR55 has been found to be expressed in the [beta]-cells in murine islets and MINE cell line (Li et al.