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Abstract Title:

Antimicrobial and Antiviral (SARS-CoV-2) Potential of Cannabinoids and: A Comprehensive Review.

Abstract Source:

Molecules. 2021 Nov 28 ;26(23). Epub 2021 Nov 28. PMID: 34885798

Abstract Author(s):

Md Sultan Mahmud, Mohammad Sorowar Hossain, A T M Faiz Ahmed, Md Zahidul Islam, Md Emdad Sarker, Md Reajul Islam

Article Affiliation:

Md Sultan Mahmud

Abstract:

Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a global health crisis and, therefore, new drug discovery is a paramount need.contains hundreds of chemical constituents produced by secondary metabolism, exerting outstanding antimicrobial, antiviral, and therapeutic properties. This paper comprehensively reviews the antimicrobial and antiviral (particularly against SARS-CoV-2) properties ofwith the potential for new antibiotic drug and/or natural antimicrobial agents for industrial or agricultural use, and their therapeutic potential against the newly emerged coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Cannabis compounds have good potential as drug candidates for new antibiotics, even for some of the WHO's current priority list of resistant pathogens. Recent studies revealed that cannabinoids seem to have stable conformations with the binding pocket of the Menzyme of SARS-CoV-2, which has a pivotal role in viral replication and transcription. They are found to be suppressive of viral entry and viral activation by downregulating the ACE2 receptor and TMPRSS2 enzymes in the host cellular system. The therapeutic potential of cannabinoids as anti-inflammatory compounds is hypothesized for the treatment of COVID-19. However, more systemic investigations are warranted to establish the best efficacy and their toxic effects, followed by preclinical trials on a large number of participants.

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