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n−3 polyunsaturated N-acylethanolamines are CB2 cannabinoid receptor-preferring endocannabinoids (2018)
Journal Article
Alharthi, N., Christensen, P., Hourani, W., Ortori, C., Barrett, D. A., Bennett, A. J., …Alexander, S. P. (2018). n−3 polyunsaturated N-acylethanolamines are CB2 cannabinoid receptor-preferring endocannabinoids. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, 1863(11), (1433-1440). doi:10.1016/j.bbalip.2018.08.003. ISSN 1388-1981

Anandamide, the first identified endogenous cannabinoid and TRPV1 agonist, is one of a series of endogenous N-acylethanolamines, NAEs. We have generated novel assays to quantify the levels of multiple NAEs in biological tissues and their rates of hyd... Read More about n−3 polyunsaturated N-acylethanolamines are CB2 cannabinoid receptor-preferring endocannabinoids.

Cannabinoid ligands, receptors and enzymes: pharmacological tools and therapeutic potential (2018)
Journal Article
Hourani, W., & Alexander, S. P. H. (2018). Cannabinoid ligands, receptors and enzymes: pharmacological tools and therapeutic potential. Brain and Neuroscience Advances, 2, doi:10.1177/2398212818783908. ISSN 2398-2128

Endocannabinoids have been identified to have roles in numerous physiological and pathological processes. Largely due to the association of the effects of Cannabis administration on mental states, the CNS impact of the endocannabinoid system has been... Read More about Cannabinoid ligands, receptors and enzymes: pharmacological tools and therapeutic potential.

Coronary artery hypoxic vasorelaxation is augmented by perivascular adipose tissue through a mechanism involving hydrogen sulfide and cystathionine-β-synthase (2018)
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Donovan, J., Wong, P., Garle, M., Alexander, S. P., Dunn, W. R., & Ralevic, V. (in press). Coronary artery hypoxic vasorelaxation is augmented by perivascular adipose tissue through a mechanism involving hydrogen sulfide and cystathionine-β-synthase. Acta Physiologica, doi:10.1111/apha.13126

Aim: Hypoxia causes vasodilatation of coronary arteries which protects the heart from ischaemic damage through mechanisms including the generation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), but the influence of the perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) and myocardium i... Read More about Coronary artery hypoxic vasorelaxation is augmented by perivascular adipose tissue through a mechanism involving hydrogen sulfide and cystathionine-β-synthase.


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