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ea0022h2.1 | Oral Communications Highlights 2 | ECE2010

ESE Young Investigator Award

Quarta Carmelo , Bellocchio Luigi , Mancini Giacomo , Mazza Roberta , Cota Daniela , Braulke Lutzie J , Fekete Csaba , Nisoli Enzo , Pasquali Renato , Lutz Beat , Marsicano Giovanni , Pagotto Uberto

The pharmacological blockade of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) has been shown to counteract diet induced obesity (DIO). An unsolved question is whether the effects of CB1 blockade on energy balance are due to peripheral or central mechanisms. This is an important clinical issue since the CB1 antagonist drugs have recently been withdrawn from the market due to their psychiatric side effects, and novel drugs selectively acting at peripheral le...