Science

Could cannabis heighten a protein’s ability to fight viruses and inflammation?

Some studies are confidently looking into the use of cannabis to heighten the activity of ZBP1… the protein has been discovered over 40 years ago and since then, scientists have been working to explore its potential. In vivo and in vitro studies already show the activity of CBD  in the regulation of the immune system. Scientists are looking into the possibility of this activity of CBD contributing to that of ZBP1… a unique protein that has a special ability to defend against viruses.

Although, it is still very early to say, early signs point to the effectiveness of cannabis to heighten ZBP1. Both have similar effects, chances are that the use of cannabis will offer synergistic action… The [ZBP1] protein is activated when it senses Z-nucleic acids which is an unusual form of genetic material. The activation of this protein leads to the death of cells and inflammation. Z-nucleic acid is a special cellular genetic material with double-stranded DAN and RBA molecules. It also has a special left-handed double helix structure.

Original Article (Cannabis.net):
Could cannabis heighten a protein’s ability to fight viruses and inflammation?
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