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Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. (2018)
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HAIR, S.C. 2018. Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Obesity has reached worldwide epidemic proportions and with this increased incidence of obesity, comes an increase in incidence of the comorbidities associated with obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The underlying mechanisms... Read More about Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences..

Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. (2017)
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ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J. 2017. Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial, chronic inflammatory condition characterised by endothelial dysfunction, hyperlipidaemia and the accumulation of fatty deposits within the tunica intima of medium-to-large sized muscular arteries. This disease can... Read More about Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology..

The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque. (2017)
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JESUDOSS, J.R. 2017. The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

The aim of this research study was the synthesis of an imaging agent, which could be used to non-invasively image atherosclerotic plaques via MRI. In order to achieve this, a library of peptide substrates designed to be substrate specific for either... Read More about The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque..

Studies investigating the mechanisms of the cardioprotective effects of Cannabidiol. (2014)
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HEPBURN, C.Y. 2014. Studies investigating the mechanisms of the cardioprotective effects of Cannabidiol. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) has a complex pharmacology which is thought to include, but is not limited to, an ability to act as an inverse agonist at the CB1 and CB2 receptors and an antagonist of GPR55. Moreover, is has been shown to redu... Read More about Studies investigating the mechanisms of the cardioprotective effects of Cannabidiol..

Studies to determine the mechanisms of the anti-atherosclerotic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid: possible role for endocannabinoids? (2012)
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MICHEL, L. 2012. Studies to determine the mechanisms of the anti-atherosclerotic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid: possible role for endocannabinoids? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have been shown to have cardioprotective and antiatherosclerotic actions. While it has been proposed that ω-3 PUFAs may structurally stabi... Read More about Studies to determine the mechanisms of the anti-atherosclerotic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid: possible role for endocannabinoids?.

Studies on the role of the endocannabinoid anandamide, as a possible modulator of events during neointimal formation. (2010)
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SKENE, K.E. 2010. Studies on the role of the endocannabinoid anandamide, as a possible modulator of events during neointimal formation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Neointimal formation is a complex process that occurs due to the over compensatory healing response produced by the vessel following injury. Three key events, SMC proliferation, SMC migration and the inflammatory response, occur in unison to drive th... Read More about Studies on the role of the endocannabinoid anandamide, as a possible modulator of events during neointimal formation..

Cellular mechanisms of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in intrapulmonary veins. (2009)
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DOSPINESCU, C. 2009. Cellular mechanisms of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in intrapulmonary veins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the pulmonary circulation, alveolar hypoxia contributes to blood flow regulation. Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) involves both pulmonary arteries and veins, but little is known of the contractile mechanisms specific to the veins. The aim... Read More about Cellular mechanisms of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in intrapulmonary veins..