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  • Studies on the role of the endocannabinoid anandamide, as a possible modulator of events during neointimal formation. 

    Skene, Karen E. (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2010-04)
    MARKOS, R., RUANE-O'HORA, T., SNOW, H. M., KELLY, R., WAINWRIGHT, C. L., SKENE, K., DRAKE-HOLLAND, A. J. and NOBLE, M. I., 2008. Dilation in the femoral vascular bed does not cause retrograde relaxation of the iliac artery in the anaesthetized pig. Acta Physiologica, 194, pp. 207-213.
     
    SKENE, K., CRUICKSHANK, S., KNOTT, R., PERTWEE, R. and WAINWRIGHT, C. L., 2009. Studies on endocannabinoids and neointimal proliferation in an in vitro murine model. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Conference 2009, 29, pp. e9-e130.
     
    SKENE, K., HECTOR, E., CRUICKSHANK, S., PERTWEE, R. and WAINWRIGHT, C. L., 2008. Characterisation of the response produced by AEA in the murine carotid artery and effects of cannabinoids on ERK1/2 phosphorylation. 18th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, p. 87.
     
    SKENE, K., STEWART, C., MIDDLETON, D., PERTWEE, R. and WAINWRIGHT, C. L., 2006. Studies on the receptors mediating relaxant responses to the endocannabinoid anandamide in the porcine coronary artery. 16th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, p. 173.
     
    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, ...