Inflammaging and Cannabinoids

Babak Baban, Hesam Khodadadi, Évila Lopes Salles, Vincenzo Costigliola, John C. Morgan, David C. Hess, Kumar Vaibhav, Krishnan M. Dhandapani, Jack C. Yu

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Abstract

Aging is a complex phenomenon associated with a wide spectrum of physical and physiological changes affecting every part of all metazoans, if they escape death prior to reaching maturity. Critical to survival, the immune system evolved as the principal component of response to injury and defense against pathogen invasions. Because how significantly immune system affects and is affected by aging, several neologisms now appear to encapsulate these reciprocal relationships, such as Immunosenescence. The central part of Immunosenescence is Inflammaging –a sustained, low-grade, sterile inflammation occurring after reaching reproductive prime. Once initiated, the impact of Inflammaging and its adverse effects determine the direction and magnitudes of further Inflammaging. In this article, we review the nature of this vicious cycle, we will propose that phytocannabinoids as immune regulators may possess the potential as effective adjunctive therapies to slow and, in certain cases, reverse the pathologic senescence to permit a more healthy aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101487
JournalAgeing Research Reviews
Volume72
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Aging
  • CBD
  • Cannabinoids
  • Cannabis
  • Inflammaging
  • Inflammation
  • Microbiome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Aging
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurology

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