This post examines some biochemistry of phytol and why it might cause pulmonary injury when vaped.
Category Archives: membrane
Terpenes and cell membranes
Terpene and lipid interactions: Not uncharted territory Terpene interactions with phospholipids in cell membranes and how those phospholipids communicate with receptors in those membranes is a bit of an unknown. However…. We already know more than we may realize just from the history of terpene use as transdermal permeablity enhancers. Trans dermal delivery of drugsContinue reading “Terpenes and cell membranes”
CB1 and cholesterol
Can terpenes interact directly with CB1? Terpenes share some features with cholesterol, a modulator of CB1. This post examines the interaction of cholesterol with CB1.
This post reviews a study on the protective effects of (-) alpha bisabolol on rotenone brain damage in a rat model of Parkinson’s Diseae
Three related compounds Geranyl acetate and geraniol good medicines or benign food additives? It’s impossible to comment on the former in a manner that the FDA would approve. This post will compare a study showing that geranyl acetate and geraniol induce apoptosis in a cell culture model with rodent toxicology tests. The conclusion is ofContinue reading “geranyl acetate”
This post explores a review on nerolidol and a scientific study on cytotoxic effects of cis-nerolidol. Trans-nerolidol is proposed to be a potential inhibitor of HMG CoA reductase.