The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy examines the cellular, biochemical, genetic, and therapeutic aspects of the endocannabinoid system. The chapters cover significant conceptual advances in the endocannabinoid field and shed light on the many brain disorders in which this biological system is involved.
Written by world-leading experts in the field, the topics covered in this book will have a positive impact on the area of molecular biology, including, but not limited to, cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, signaling, disease mechanisms, and therapeutics.
Dr. Murillo-Rodriguez is a psychologist and PhD in Biomedical Sciences, both degrees obtained at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He completed his post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He serves as editor in scientific journals such as The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, PLoS ONE, among others. He has published over 50 articles published in peer-review journals, 10 chapters in books and numerous presentations in domestic and international scientific meetings. He is a member of several scientific societies, including the Society for Neuroscience (USA). He has received academic awards such as the Young Investigator Award from the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Research Societies Society, and am member of the National System of Researchers (Level 1) of National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico). His scientific interest lies in the study of the neurobiological mechanisms of the endocannabinoid system on modulating the sleep-wake cycle.
1. Basic mechanisms of synthesis and hydrolysis of major endocannabinoids 2. Cannabinoid Receptors and their Signaling Mechanisms 3. The endocannabinoid system and Parkinson's disease 4. The putative role of the endocannabinoids on Schizophrenia 5. The Endocannabinoid System and Human Brain Functions: Insight from Memory, Motor and Mood Pathologies 6. The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy