source: The JointBlog
A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology has found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – one of the prime compounds in cannabis – can potentially stop organ transplant rejections from taking place.
The study, which found that the higher the dose of THC, the higher the chance of protecting against rejection, also found synthetic cannabinoids to share a similar protective ability.
“Together, these data support the potential of this class of compounds [cannabinoids] as useful therapies to prolong graft survival in transplant patients”, the study concludes.
According to researchers – although this study is one of the most detailed of its type – these findings aren’t particularly new; “Cannabinoids were reported to have effects on immune responses as early as the 1970s”, states the study.
The study was conducted by researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Other Studies In The Prime Compounds In Cannabis
Undated - List - Compounds found in Cannabis SativaUndated - Study ~ Hemp.
1938 - Study ~ The active principles of Cannabis indica resin.
1940 - Study ~ The Active Principles of Cannabis and the Pharmacology of the Cannabinols.
1946 - Study ~ Effects of Fertilizers on Yields and Breaking Strengths of American Hemp, Cannabis Sativa.
1955 - Study ~ HEMP AS A MEDICAMENT : Properties of isolated substances.
1955 - Study ~ HEMP AS A MEDICAMENT : Survey of clinical experiences.
1964 - Study ~ Isolation, Structure, and Partial Synthesis of an Active Constituent of Hashish.
1972 - Study ~ Recent Developments in Cannabis Chemistry.
1972 - Study ~ A SIMPLE METHOD FOR DEMONSTRATING TETRAHYDROCANNABINOLS IN FRESH OR FIXED FROZEN SECTIONS.
1972 - Study ~ Water-soluble derivatives of 1 -tetrahydrocannabinol.
1972 - News - The chemistry and biological activity of cannabis
1973 - Study ~ Cannabinoid Phenotypes in Cannabis sativa.
1975 - Study ~ Constituents of Cannabis sativa L. II: Absence of cannabidiol in an african variant.
1975 - Study ~ Constituents of Cannabis sativa L. VIII: Possible biological application of a new method to separate cannabidiol and cannabichromene.
1975 - Study ~ Cannabinoid Profile and Elemental Uptake of Cannabis sativa L. as Influenced by Soil Characteristics.
1975 - Study ~ Cannabinoid formation in Cannabis sativa grafted inter-racially, and with two Humulus species.
1976 - Study ~ Ganja in Jamaica : Appendix III – “Laboratory Analyses of Ganja Samples".
1977 - Study ~ Cannabinoid patterns in seedlings of Cannabis sativa L. and their use in the determination of chemical race.
1977 - Study ~ Chemical composition of Brazilian marihuana samples and the importance of several constituents to the pharmacological activity of the plant.
1977 - Study ~ Responses of Greenhouse-grown Cannabis sativa L. to Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
1977 - Study ~ The decomposition of acidic and neutral cannabinoids in organic solvents.
1978 - Study - CHEMOTAXONOMY OF CANNABIS 1. CROSSBREEDING BETWEEN CANNABIS SATIVA AND C. RUDERALIS, WITH ANALYSIS OF CANNABINOID CONTENT
1978 - Study ~ Influence of photoperiodism on cannabinoid content of Cannabis sativa L.
1978 - Study ~ An investigation of procedures reported to increase potency of marijuana: a chemical analysis and psychological interpretation.
1981 - Study ~ Chemataxonomic researches in higher plants. XV Carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in the leaves of Cannabis sativa L.
1982 - Study - Constituents of Cannabis sativa L., XX: the cannabinoid content of Mexican variants grown in Mexico and in Mississippi, United States of America
1984 - Study ~ Constituents of Cannabis sativa, XXV. Isolation of two new dihydrostilbenes from a Panamanian variant.
1987- Study ~ Identification of a New Chemotype in Cannabis sativa: Cannabigerol - Dominant Plants, Biogenetic and Agronomic Prospects.
1987 - Study ~ UV-B RADIATION EFFECTS ON PHOTOSYNTHESIS, GROWTH and CANNABINOID PRODUCTION OF TWO Cannabis sativa CHEMOTYPES.
1988 - Study ~ Histochemical detection of hemp trichomes and their correlation with the THC content.
1990 - Study ~ Characterization of the lipophilicity of natural and synthetic analogs of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and its relationship to pharmacological potency.
1992 - Study ~ Cannabinoid acids analysis.
1992 - Study - Some features of Cannabis plants grown in the United Kingdom from seeds of known origin
1994 - Study ~ Chemical ecology of Cannabis.
1997 - Study ~ Essential Oil of Cannabis sativa L. Strains.
1997 - Study ~ Immunochemical localization of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cryofixed glandular trichomes of Cannabis (Cannabaceae).
1997 - Study ~ The Mineral Nutrition of Cannabis.
1998- Study ~ Capillary electrochromatography of cannabinoids.1999 - Study - Medical Cannabis Potency Testing Project
1999 - News - Hemp Seed Oil : The Wonder Oil For the New Millennium
2000 - Study ~ Advantages of polypharmaceutical herbal cannabis compared to single ingredient, synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol.
2000 - Study ~ Development of a novel class of monocyclic and bicyclic alkyl amides that exhibit CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptor affinity and receptor activation.
2000 - Study ~ GC-MS analysis of the total delta9-THC content of both drug- and fiber-type cannabis seeds.
2002 - Study - The Inheritance of Chemical Phenotype in Cannabis sativa L2002 - Study - Cannabis / Marijuana ( Δ 9 -Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC)
2002 - Study ~ Chemotaxonomic features associated with flavonoids of cannabinoid-free cannabis (Cannabis sativa subsp. sativa L.) in relation to hops (Humulus lupulus L.).
2003 - Study - Composition of the essential oils and extracts of two populations of Cannabis sativa L. ssp. spontanea from Austria
2003 - News ~ Cannabis: A source of useful pharma compounds neglected in India.
2004 - Study - Comparative Proteomics of Cannabis sativa Plant Tissues
2004 - Study ~ The gene controlling marijuana psychoactivity: molecular cloning and heterologous expression of Delta1-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase from Cannabis sativa L.
2004 - Study ~ Hemp-seed and olive oils: their stability against oxidation and use in O/W emulsions.
2004 - Study - NMR assignments of the major cannabinoids and cannabiflavonoids isolated from flowers of Cannabis sativa2004 - Study - A chemotaxonomic analysis of cannabinoid variation in Cannabis
2005 - Study ~ Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase, the enzyme controlling marijuana psychoactivity, is secreted into the storage cavity of the glandular trichomes.Plant cannabinoids: a neglected pharmacological treasure trove
2005 - News - Pharmacokinetics and cannabinoid action using oral cannabis extract
2006 - Study ~ DNA poly morphisms in the tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) synthase gene in "drug-type" and "fiber-type" Cannabis sativa L.2006 - Study - Cannabis confusions
2006 - Study ~ Analysis of Choline and Atropine in Hairy Root Cultures of Cannabis Sativa L. by Capillary Electrophoresis-electrospray Mass Spectrometry.
2006 - Study - Evaluation of herbal cannabis characteristics by medical users: a randomized trial
2007 - Study - Effects of Gibberellic Acid on Primary Terpenoids and Delta-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Cannabis sativa at Flowering Stage
2007 - Study ~ Identification and Characterization of Cannabinoids That Induce Cell Death through Mitochondrial Permeability Transition in Cannabis Leaf Cells.2007 - Study - Cannabis: A source of useful pharma compounds neglected in India
2008 - Study - Non-cannabinoid constituents from a high potency Cannabis sativa variety
2008 - Study - Cannabinoid Ester Constituents from High-Potency Cannabis sativa
2008 - Study - Phytochemical and genetic analyses of ancient cannabis from Central Asia
2008 - Study ~ Characterization of Medicinal Properties of Cannabis sativa L. Roots.
2009 - Study - A qualitative and quantitative HPTLC densitometry method for the analysis of cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa L
2009 - Patent ~ US Patent Application 20090324797 - MODULATING PLANT OIL LEVELS.
2009 - Study - Identification of candidate genes affecting Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol biosynthesis in Cannabis sativa
2009 - Study ~ Hydroxylation and Further Oxidation of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol by Alkane-Degrading Bacteria.
2009 - Study ~ Effects of Gibberellic Acid on Primary Terpenoids and Delta-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Cannabis sativa at Flowering Stage.
2009 - Study ~ The effect of ultraviolet radiation on the accumulation of medicinal compounds in plants.
2009 - Study ~ Innovative development and validation of an HPLC/DAD method for the qualitative and quantitative determination of major cannabinoids in cannabis plant material.
2010 - Study ~ QUALITY OF HEMP SEED OIL DEPENDING ON ITS OBTAINING.
2010- Study ~ Metabolic fingerprinting of Cannabis sativa L., cannabinoids and terpenoids for chemotaxonomic and drug standardization purposes.
2010 - News ~ The Terpenes in the Cannabis Plant.
2011- Study ~ Cannabis as a Unique Functional Food.
2011 - Study ~ How Accurate is Potency Testing?
2011 - Study ~ Changes of photosynthesis-related parameters and productivity of Cannabis sativa under different nitrogen supply.
2011 - Study ~ Influence of agroclimatic conditions on content of main cannabinoids in industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.).
2011 - Study ~ Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects.
2011 - Study ~ Characteristics of cannabinoids composition of Cannabis plants grown in Northern Thailand and its forensic application.
2011 - Study ~ Sub-chronic impact of cannabinoids in street cannabis on cognition, psychotic-like symptoms and psychological well-being.
2011- Study ~ Cadmium Tolerance and Bioaccumulation of 18 Hemp Accessions.
2011 - Study ~ Cannabinoids: occurrence and medicinal chemistry.
2011 - Study ~ The Effect of Electrical Lighting Power and Irradiance on Indoor-Grown Cannabis Potency and Yield.
2011 - Study ~ A real-time PCR assay for the relative quantification of the tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) synthase gene in herbal Cannabis samples.
2011 - News ~ Terpenes.
2011 - News ~ Cannabis Sequencing Study Explores Differences Between Marijuana, Hemp Producing Plants.
2011- News ~ The cannabis genome: How hemp got high.
2011 - News ~ 10 Questions To Ask Your Cannabis Scientist.
2011 - News ~ Chocolate & marijuana: chemical cousins.
2011 - News ~ CBD Tops The Chart.
2012 - Study ~ Identification of olivetolic acid cyclase from Cannabis sativa reveals a unique catalytic route to plant polyketides.
2012 - Study ~ Proteomic profiling of hempseed proteins from Cheungsam.
2012 - Study ~ The hexanoyl-CoA precursor for cannabinoid biosynthesis is formed by an acyl-activating enzyme in Cannabis sativa trichomes.
2012 - Study ~ Cannabis - from cultivar to chemovar.
2012 - Study ~ Heat Exposure of Cannabis sativa Extracts Affects the Pharmacokinetic and Metabolic Profile in Healthy Male Subjects.
2012 - Study ~ Chemiluminescence detection of cannabinoids and related compounds with acidic potassium permanganate.
2012 - Study ~ Structure and Function of Δ1-Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA) Synthase, the EnzymeControlling the Psychoactivity of Cannabis sativa.
2012 - News ~ Researchers identify cannabinoid-making pathway.