ANTIPROLIFERATIVE EFFECT OF CANNABIS

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What is Antiproliferative?

Antiproloferative: of or relating to a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells, especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues. noun. 2. any such substance.proliferating or reproducing. Many of its effects listed below stem from its ability to activate PPAR receptors.

CBD also exerts an anti-cancer effect by activating PPARs [peroxisome proliferator activated receptors] that are situated on the surface of the cell’s nucleus. Activation of the receptor known as PPAR-gamma has an anti-proliferative effect as well as an ability to induce tumor regression in human lung cancer cell lines.

PPAR-gamma activation degrades amyloid-beta plaque, a key molecule linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This is one of the reasons why cannabidiol, a PPAR-gamma agonist, may be a useful remedy for Alzheimer’s patients.

PPAR receptors also regulate genes that are involved in energy homeostasis, lipid uptake, insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic functions. Diabetics, accordingly, may benefit from a CBD-rich treatment regimen.