The therapeutic potential of cannabinoids for integumentary wound management

Maximillian A. Weigelt, Raja Sivamani, Hadar Lev-Tov

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Abstract

The increasing legalization of Cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes in the United States has spurred renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids (CBs) for human disease. The skin has its own endocannabinoid system (eCS) which is a key regulator of various homeostatic processes, including those necessary for normal physiologic wound healing. Data on the use of CBs for wound healing are scarce. Compelling pre-clinical evidence supporting the therapeutic potential of CBs to improve wound healing by modulating key molecular pathways is herein reviewed. These findings merit further exploration in basic science, translational and clinical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-211
Number of pages11
JournalExperimental dermatology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • alternative medicine
  • endocannabinoid
  • inflammation
  • keratinocytes
  • microenvironment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology

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