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There have already been numerous studies conducted proving how Cannabis kills cancerous cells. Adding to the evidence, a new study from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain uncovers the existence of previously unknown signaling platforms responsible for Cannabis’ success in shrinking tumors.
For the study, human breast cancer cells were induced into mice, and then targeted with doses of the cannabis compound THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Researchers found that two cell receptors specifically were responsible for the drug’s anti-tumor effects.
The results of the study found that cannabinoid receptor CB2 and GPR55 are over-expressed in cancer cells and control cell fate. CB2R and GPR55 form heteromers in cancer cells which impact signaling of each protomer.