An investigation reveals that the main psychoactive substance in marijuana, THC, orders programmed suicide of cancer cells.
According to researcher Cristina Sánchez, molecular biochemistry from the University Complutense and expert researcher cannabinoids in experimental models any tumor responds to cannabinoids.
First and before proceeding to the post, we have to say that you should not mix the use of cannabinoids as medicinal use to recreational use.
The researcher has been working in this line of research over 10 years. In his laboratory discovered that THC, the main psychoactive substance in marijuana, orders a suicide scheduled to cancer cells. A clean suicide or apoptosis, which does not affect healthy cells, scientifically tested so far only in mice, but have worked well in cell culture models. For now only have preclinical evidence, but in the UK there are ongoing clinical trials.
The psychotropic effects that are associated with marijuana slows permissions for human trials, although the researcher believes that the medical community is already preparing for them.
In this interview, Cristina Sanchez explains how research has been:
Cannabinoids are a group of natural substances, but also can be artificially created, including the active ingredients of cannabis which are acting on certain receptors in the body.
In this other video Dr. Hector Contreras with the research team Biomedical Sciences, University of Chile, intervened prostate cancer cell molecules of marijuana and found quite encouraging results.
Fuente: Eco Inventos