Molecular Formula: C21H30O2
Image credit: Wikipedia Δ8-THC is an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system; CB1 receptor activation inhibits adenyl cyclase, increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, modulates several potassium channel conductances and inhibits N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis.
Source Name: NCIt
Source ID: C61312_3227
Record Name: Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol
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