Assessment of cannabidiol and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabiol in mouse models of medulloblastoma

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EGAS00001004963 Other

Study Description

Phytocannabinoids Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been demonstrated to exhibit anti-cancer activity in preclinical models of brain cancer leading to new clinical trials for adults with glioblastoma. We describe here the first report that has investigated a role for THC and CBD in paediatric brain cancer. Cannabinoids had cytotoxic activity against medulloblastoma and ependymoma cells in vitro, functioning in part through the inhibition of cell cycle progression and the induction of autophagy. Despite these effects in vitro, when tested in orthotopic mouse models of medulloblastoma or ependymoma, no impact on animal survival was observed. Furthermore, cannabinoids neither enhanced nor impaired conventional chemotherapy in a medulloblastoma mouse model. These data show that while THC and CBD do have some effects on medulloblastoma and ependymoma cells, are well tolerated and have minimal adverse effects, they do not appear to elicit any survival benefit in preclinical models of paediatric brain cancer.

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These data were used in the following publication: Andradas, C.; Byrne, J.; Kuchibhotla, M.; Ancliffe, M.; Jones, A.C.; Carline, B.; Hii, H.; Truong, A.; Storer, L.C.D.; Ritzmann, T.A.; et al. Assessment of Cannabidiol and delta9-Tetrahydrocannabiol in Mouse Models of Medulloblastoma and Ependymoma. Cancers 2021, 13, 330. There are 4 paired-end RNA-seq samples from paediatric brain cancer cell lines.
Illumina NovaSeq 6000 4

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