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United States Patent 6,630,507
Hampson ,   et al. October 7, 2003

Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants 

Abstract

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##


Inventors: Hampson; Aidan J. (Irvine, CA), Axelrod; Julius (Rockville, MD), Grimaldi; Maurizio (Bethesda, MD)
Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC) 
Appl. No.: 09/674,028
Filed: February 2, 2001
PCT Filed: April 21, 1999
PCT No.: PCT/US99/08769
PCT Pub. No.: WO99/53917
PCT Pub. Date: October 28, 1999

 

What is a  Cannabis Cannabinoid ?

 

Cannabinoids are several terpenophenolic compounds contained in Cannabis (”Cannabis sativa”) and occur naturally within the nervous and natureal defenses of creatures.
 
The larger meaning of pot cannabinoids describes several substances which are structurally associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or that bind to cannabinoid receptors.
 
Caffeine definition includes a number of distinct chemical classes: the classical cannabinoids structurally associated with THC, the nonclassical cannabinoids, the aminoalkylindoles, the eicosanoids associated with the endocannabinoids, 1, quinolines and arylsulphonamides, and extra compounds that don’t fall under these standard classes but bind to cannabinoid receptors.
 
The word ”cannabinoids” also describes a distinctive number of secondary metabolites based in the cannabis plant, which have the effect of the plant’s peculiar medicinal effects.
 
Currently, you will find three general kinds of weed cannabinoids: ”phytocannabinoids” occur distinctively within the cannabis plant ”endogenous cannabinoids” are created within the physiques of humans along with other creatures and ”synthetic cannabinoids” offer a similar experience compounds created inside a laboratory.

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