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Cannabinoids and Viral Infections
AbstractExogenous cannabinoids or receptor antagonists may influence many cellular and systemic host responses. The anti-inflammatory activity of cannabinoids may compromise host inflammatory responses to acute viral infections, but may be beneficial in persistent infections. In neurons, where innate antiviral/pro-resolution responses include the activation of NOS-1, inhibition of Ca2+ activity by cannabinoids, increased viral replication and disease. This review examines the effect(s) of cannabinoids and their antagonists in viral infections.
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Reiss, C.S. Cannabinoids and Viral Infections. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 1873-1886.View more citation formats
Reiss CS. Cannabinoids and Viral Infections. Pharmaceuticals. 2010; 3(6):1873-1886.Chicago/Turabian Style
Reiss, Carol Shoshkes. 2010. "Cannabinoids and Viral Infections." Pharmaceuticals 3, no. 6: 1873-1886.