Isolation from cannabis sativa L. of cannflavin—a novel inhibitor of prostaglandin production

The isolation from Cannabis sativa L. of an inhibitor of prostaglanclin E2 production by cultured rheumatoid synovial cells is described.

M.L. Barrett; D. Gordon; F.J. Evans

2002

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  • The isolation from Cannabis sativa L. of an inhibitor of prostaglanclin E2 production by cultured rheumatoid synovial cells is described.
  • This agent, for which the name Cannflavin has been coined, is distinct from cannabinoids on the basis of isolation procedure, preliminary structural analysis and biological properties.
  • The activity of Cannflavin has been compared with several established anti-inflammatory drugs and the major cannabinoids.

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