cannabinoid receptor

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cannabinoid receptor

THC receptor, see there.
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Like opioid receptors, cannabinoid receptors are coupled through an inhibitory G-protein to intracellular effector pathways: adenylyl cyclase is inhibited, the G-protein dependent K-channel is activated, calcium conductances are closed and the calcium-and phospholipid-dependent protein kinase (PKC) is activated.
But with receptors, cannabinoids become tools--keys--for activating the receptors and starting the chemical cascades that restore immune balance.