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GPR55 regulates the responsiveness to, but does not dimerise with, α1A-adrenoceptors. (2021)
Journal Article
WALSH, S.K., LIPINA, C., ANG, S.Y., SATO, M., CHIA, L.Y., KOCAN, M., HUTCHINSON, D.S., SUMMERS, R.J. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. 2021. GPR55 regulates the responsiveness to, but does not dimerise with, α1A-adrenoceptors. Biochemical pharmacology [online], 188, article ID 114560. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcp.2021.114560

Emerging evidence suggests that G protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) may influence adrenoceptor function/activity in the cardiovascular system. Whether this reflects direct interaction (dimerization) between receptors or signalling crosstalk has not... Read More about GPR55 regulates the responsiveness to, but does not dimerise with, α1A-adrenoceptors..

Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study. (2020)
Thesis
OSAKWE ADAKPORIA, K.A. 2020. Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447366

Medical Emergency Response (MER) in remote work locations such as the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry industry might encounter challenges with potential delay in response time and negative consequences. The aim of this study was to explore current practic... Read More about Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study..

Studies on the role of zinc in maintaining antioxidant status in the heart. (2020)
Thesis
OKAFOR, O.A.G. 2020. Studies on the role of zinc in maintaining antioxidant status in the heart. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Zinc (Zn2+) is an essential micronutrient which plays a pivotal role as a signalling, catalytic and structural component in cells and functions in several physiological processes such as immune function, wound healing, cognition, reproduction and as... Read More about Studies on the role of zinc in maintaining antioxidant status in the heart..

Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BARRON, G., WAINWRIGHT, C. and WALSH, S.K. 2019. Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. Presented at the 2019 Pharmacology conference, 15-17 December 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin are effective chemotherapy agents, however a severe and common side effect of this treatment is anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity (AIC), which damages the heart muscle severely impacting its ability to pump and c... Read More about Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity..

l-α-Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK-dependent pathway. (2019)
Journal Article
ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J., WALSH, S.K., RYBERG, E., JÖNSSON-RYLANDER, A.-C., LIPINA, C. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. 2019. l‐α‐Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK‐dependent pathway. Pharmacology research and perspectives [online], 7(3), article ID e00487. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/prp2.487

The phospholipid l-α-lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI), an endogenous ligand for GPR55, is elevated in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and a GPR55 antagonist cannabidiol (CBD) reduces experimental ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. While LPI acti... Read More about l-α-Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK-dependent pathway..

Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione. (2019)
Journal Article
SKENE, K., WALSH, S.K., OKAFOR, O., GODSMAN, N., BARROWS, C., MEIER, P., GORDON, M.J., BEATTIE, J.H. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. 2019. Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione. British journal of nutrition [online], 121(9), pages 961-973. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114519000230

Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in maintaining the anti-oxidant status within the heart, and helps to counter the acute redox stress that occurs during myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion. Individuals with low zinc (Zn) levels are at greater risk... Read More about Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione..

GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. (2018)
Journal Article
LIPINA, C., WALSH, S.K., MITCHELL, S.E., SPEAKMAN, J.R., WAINWRIGHT, C.L. and HUNDAL, H.S. 2019. GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. FASEB journal [online], 33(1), pages 1299-1312. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800171R

Emerging evidence indicates that G-protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55), a nonclassic receptor of the endocannabinoid system that is activated by L-α-lysophosphatidylinositol and various cannabinoid ligands, may regulate endocrine function and energy... Read More about GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues..

Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. (2018)
Thesis
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)
Thesis
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)
Thesis
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..