Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 18th, 2004
The researchers studied CB1, a cannabinoid receptor that binds the main active chemical for marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) .
In pregnant mice that lacked the gene for the receptor, or in which the receptor was blocked, the embryo failed to go through the oviduct - the tube leading from the ovaries to the uterus. The same thing happened in normal mice when the receptor was over-stimulated.
The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, describes for the first time how the CB1...
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