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This is one of the many physiological effects of the active ingredient THC? More relevantly, however, THC and other cannabinoids are actively being investigated for various useful clinical purposes, including the treatment of cancer through the inhibition of tumor growth.
A new study by Salazar et al. Although autophagy has been shown to promote cell survival in some cases and cell death in others, the authors show that in this case it causes cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death apoptosis.
Thus, THC activates a series of events within cancer cells, inhibiting tumor growth. Rather, by binding to certain cell-surface receptors, THC activates a cell signaling pathway that leads to cell death.
This is a very orderly process, with autophagy just contributing one important step. Mostly, this is interesting to me more for the big picture aspect and the implications for clinical medicine. And, of course, for the post title it inspired.
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