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A potential role for cannabinoid receptors in the therapeutic action of fenofibrate (2014)
Journal Article
Priestley, R. S., Nickolls, S. A., Alexander, S. P. H., & Kendall, D. A. (2015). A potential role for cannabinoid receptors in the therapeutic action of fenofibrate. FASEB Journal, 29(4), 1446-1455. doi:10.1096/fj.14-263053

Cannabinoids are reported to have actions through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), which led us to investigate PPAR agonists for activity at the cannabinoid receptors. Radio-ligand binding and functional assays were conducted usin... Read More about A potential role for cannabinoid receptors in the therapeutic action of fenofibrate.

Effects of NAD at purine receptors in isolated blood vessels (2014)
Journal Article
Alefishat, E., Alexander, S. P., & Ralevic, V. (2015). Effects of NAD at purine receptors in isolated blood vessels. Purinergic Signalling, 11(1), doi:10.1007/s11302-014-9428-1

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) belongs to the family of naturally occurring adenine dinucleotides, best known for their various intracellular roles. However, there is evidence that they can also be released from cells to act as novel extrace... Read More about Effects of NAD at purine receptors in isolated blood vessels.

A role for the sodium pump in H2O2-induced vasorelaxation in porcine isolated coronary arteries (2014)
Journal Article
Wong, P., Garle, M., Alexander, S., Randall, M., & Roberts, R. (2014). A role for the sodium pump in H2O2-induced vasorelaxation in porcine isolated coronary arteries. Pharmacological Research, 90, doi:10.1016/j.phrs.2014.09.004

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been proposed to act as a factor for endothelium-derived hyperpolar-ization (EDH) and EDH may act as a ‘back up’ system to compensate the loss of the NO pathway. Here,the mechanism of action of H2O2in porcine isolated cor... Read More about A role for the sodium pump in H2O2-induced vasorelaxation in porcine isolated coronary arteries.

Neonatal phencyclidine administration and post-weaning social isolation as a dual-hit model of 'schizophrenia-like' behaviour in the rat (2014)
Journal Article
Gaskin, P. L., Fone, K., & Alexander, S. (2014). Neonatal phencyclidine administration and post-weaning social isolation as a dual-hit model of 'schizophrenia-like' behaviour in the rat. Psychopharmacology, 231(12), 2533-2545. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-013-3424-y

Rationale: Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder comprising positive, negative and cognitive deficits with a poorly defined neurobiological aetiology; therefore, animal models with greater translational reliability are essential to develop improve... Read More about Neonatal phencyclidine administration and post-weaning social isolation as a dual-hit model of 'schizophrenia-like' behaviour in the rat.


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