Immunomodulatory Actions of Cannabinoids: Clinical Correlates and Therapeutic Opportunities for Allergic Inflammation
Endogenously produced cannabinoids as well as phytocannabinoids broadly exhibit anti-inflammatory actions. Recent emergence of cannabis for multiple medical issues combined with reports on potent immunomodulatory actions of distinct components has underscored the therapeutic potential of cannabis. Although synthetic cannabinoids that are based on structural similarities to the existing class of cannabinoids have been on the rise, their application in therapeutics have been limited owing to toxicity concerns. Herein, we review the current literature that details the immunomodulatory actions of cannabinoids. Further, we highlight the complexities of cannabinoid biology and examine the potential inflammatory risks associated with the use of cannabis including potential for toxic interactions between distinct constituents of cannabis.
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
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Nayak, Ajay P.; Loblundo, Cali; and Bielory, Leonard, "Immunomodulatory Actions of Cannabinoids: Clinical Correlates and Therapeutic Opportunities for Allergic Inflammation" (2023). Kean Publications. 254.