High Times reports that an international team of researchers has actually figured out how the CB1 receptors in your brain respond to THC and other medicines that bind to them. It turns out that your CB1 receptors have way different structures depending on which medicine is actually binding to it. Here’s the article in Nature.
This information is important because when THC or any other medicine binds onto a CB1 receptor, we can now start looking at how different shapes of this complex cause different behaviors in your brain cells. This is an obvious guideline to choosing or designing medicines with specific effects on the CB1 receptor. This is very exciting stuff, and not just for geeks.
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