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Amrita Ahluwalia, Ph.D.

Professor of Vascular Pharmacology
Clinical Pharmacology
The William Harvey Research Institute
Barts & The London Medical School
Queen Mary, University of London
Charterhouse Square,
London, EC1M 6BQ
Tel: +44 207 882 8377
Fax: +44 207 882 5619
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Research interests

  • Cardioprotective actions of nitrate and nitrate
  • Mechanisms of autoregulation-role of sensory C-fibres/TRPV1
  • Shear stress and inflammation
  • The role of endothelium-derived hyperpolarising factor in regulating vascular tone: use of knockout technology
  • Kinin B1 receptors and their role in the vascular changes associated with inflammation of the cardiovasculature.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Anthony Rousselle,Fatimunnisa Qadri,Lisa Leukel, Rustem Yilmaz, Jean-Fred Fontaine, Gabin Sihn, Michael Bader, Amrita Ahluwalia, Johan Duchene.Cxcl5 limits macrophage foam cell formation in atherosclerosis. J Clin Invest 2013 Mar 1;123(3):1343-7.
  • Vikas Kapil, Syed M.A. Haydar, Vanessa Pearl,  Jon O. Lundbergb, Eddie Weitzberg ,Amrita Ahluwalia. Physiological role for nitrate-reducing oral bacteria in blood pressure control. Free Radic Biol Med. 2012 Nov 23;55C:93-100.
  • Hairuo Wen PhD, Kristen J Bubb PhD, Catherine Panayiotou PhD, Johan Östman PhD, John V Priestley PhD, Mark D Baker PhD & Amrita Ahluwalia PhD. 20-HETE is a novel activator of TRPV1. J Biol Chem, 2012, 287(17):13868-76.
  • Villar IC, Scotland RS, Khambata RS, Chan M, Duchene J, Sampaio AL, Perretti M, Hobbs AJ, Ahluwalia A. Suppression of Endothelial P-Selectin Expression Contributes to Reduced Cell Trafficking in Females: An Effect Independent of NO and Prostacyclin. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011, 31:1075-8.
  • Webb AJ, Milsom AB, Rathod KS, Chu WL, Qureshi S, Lovell MJ, Lecomte FMJ, Perrett D, Raimondo C, Khoshbin E, Ahmed Z, Uppal R, Benjamin N, Hobbs AJ, Ahluwalia A. Mechanisms Underlying Erythrocyte and Endothelial Nitrite Reduction to Nitric Oxide in Hypoxia: Role for Xanthine Oxidoreductase and Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase. Circ Res. 2008, 103:957-96.



POLICY STATEMENT: Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences Action BM1005 is funded by COST, through its implementing agent the European Science Foundation.