Latest Pregnenolone Stories

2014-04-16 16:22:43

ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) today announced that the Cerilliant(®) brand within its Applied Diagnostics and Testing Business Unit introduced four new Certified Spiking Solutions® of the corticosteroids pregnenolone, 17alpha-hydroxypregnenolone, cortisone, and 11-deoxycorticosterone at concentrations of 100 ug/mL in methanol. These new solution-based Certified Reference Materials are suitable for preparation of calibrators,...

French Team Pinpoints Natural Defense Against Cannabis Intoxication
2014-01-03 06:16:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research published in Friday’s edition of the journal Science reveals that the brain produces a molecule that has been found to defend against the harmful effects of cannabis in animals. In the study, experts from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) found that the molecule pregnenolone prevents THC – the primary active ingredient in marijuana – from fully activating the CB1 brain receptor. When...

2010-05-17 09:54:25

A natural defense mechanism against heart disease could be switched on by steroids sold as health supplements, according to researchers at the University of Leeds. The University of Leeds biologists have identified a previously-unknown ion channel in human blood vessels that can limit the production of inflammatory cytokines "“ proteins that drive the early stages of heart disease. They found that this protective effect can be triggered by pregnenolone sulphate - a molecule that is part...

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