CBD could help beat back an aggressive cancer, promising research predicts

  • It also appeared to create large, swollen vesicles inside the cell that were the precursors of a breakdown in the cell.
  • This swelling is a ” hallmark” of cell death, the authors suggest.
  • After treatment with a variety of cell death inhibitors, we demonstrate that CBD-induced cell death occurs via apoptosis; a classically necroptotic protein, RIPK3, also appears to be involved.
  • we show that sensitivity to CBD increases with HCQ treatment in canine cells, which suggests involvement of the autophagy pathway for mediating CBD-induced cell death.
  • These data demonstrate that human and canine glioma cells respond similarly to CBD, indicate a non-canonical function of RIPK3, and support the involvement of autophagy in CBD-induced cell death.

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