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Attention for Chapter 2: Endocannabinoids
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (52nd percentile)

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Chapter title
Chapter number 2
Book title
Published in
Handbook of experimental pharmacology, January 2015
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20825-1_2
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-920824-4, 978-3-31-920825-1

Cascio, Maria Grazia, Marini, Pietro, Maria Grazia Cascio, Pietro Marini


Roger G. Pertwee


Since the discovery of the two cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, several molecules, commonly defined as endocannabinoids, able to bind to and functionally activate these receptors, have been discovered and characterized. Although the general thought was that the endocannabinoids were mainly derivatives of the n-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid, recent data have shown that also derivatives (ethanolamides) of n-3 fatty acids may be classified as endocannabinoids. Whether the n-3 endocannabinoids follow the same biosynthetic and metabolic routes of the n-6 endocannabinoids is not yet clear and so warrants further investigation. In this review, we describe the primary biosynthetic and metabolic pathways for the two well-established endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 43 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 23%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 20%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 9%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 February 2019.
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