• Journal Article

Evaluation of first generation synthetic cannabinoids on binding at non-cannabinoid receptors and in a battery of in vivo assays in mice

Citation

Wiley, J. L., Lefever, T. W., Marusich, J. A., Grabenauer, M., Moore, K. N., Huffman, J. W., & Thomas, B. F. (2016). Evaluation of first generation synthetic cannabinoids on binding at non-cannabinoid receptors and in a battery of in vivo assays in mice. Neuropharmacology, 110, 143-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2016.07.016, 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2016.07.016

Abstract

Anecdotal reports suggest that abused synthetic cannabinoids produce cannabis-like "highs," but some of their effects may also differ from traditional cannabinoids such as Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This study examined the binding affinities of first-generation indole-derived synthetic cannabinoids at cannabinoid and noncannabinoid receptors and their effects in a functional observational battery (FOB) and drug discrimination in mice. All seven compounds, except JWH-391, had favorable affinity (