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Antiemetic and Motor-Depressive Actions of CP55,940: Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Characterization, Distribution, and G-Protein Activation, Darmani, NA, et al, Eur J Pharmacol. 2003 Jan 10;459(1):83-95.

Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Expression, Activation and Detection of Endogenous Ligand in Trabecular Meshwork and Ciliary Process Tissues, Stamer WD et al, European Journal of Pharmacology. 431(3):277-86, 2001 Nov 23.

Cannabinoid CB1 Receptors and Ligands in Vertebrate Retina: Localization and Function of an Endogenous Signaling System, Straiker A et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 96(25):14565-70, 1999 Dec 7.

Cannabinoids Inhibit Emesis Through CB1 Receptors in the Brainstem of the Ferret, Marja van Sickle, Gastroenterology 2001;121:767-774

Delta 9-THC Differentially Suppresses Cisplatin Induced Emesis... in the Least Shrew, Darmani NA Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behvavior, 2001

A Functional Polymorphism of the Mu-opiate receptor Gene is Associated with Naltrexone Response in Alcohol-dependent Patients, Oslin DW et al, Neuropsychopharmacology. 28(8):1546-52, 2003 Aug.

Mu-opiate Receptors Modulate the Stability of Dendritic Spines, Dezhi Liao et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102(5):1725-30, 2005 F Pharmacological Actions and Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids, R. N. Kumar et al, Anaesthesia, 2001, 56, pages 1059-1068.

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Structure of a Cannabinoid Receptor and Functional Expression of the Cloned cDNA, Matsuda, LA et al, Nature. 1990 Aug 9; 346(6284): 561-4.


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