Endocannabinoid Signaling Mediates Oxytocin-driven Social Reward

Key Findings:  The results indicate that anandamide-mediated signaling at CB1 receptors, driven by oxytocin, controls social reward. Deficits in this signaling mechanism may contribute to social impairment in autism spectrum disorders and might offer an avenue to treat these conditions.

Type of Study:  Animal Study

Study Result:  Positive

Study Location(s):  Spain, United States

Year of Pub:  2015

Cannabinoids Studied:  Anandamide (AEA)

Phytocannabinoid Source:  Not Applicable

Receptors Studied:  CB1

Ligands Studied:  Oxytocin