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Buckley, C, Zhang, X, Wilson, C, McCarron, JG, 2020, 'Carbenoxolone and 18b-glycyrrhetinic acid inhibit IP3-mediated endothelial cell calcium signalling and depolarise mitochondria'. British Journal of Pharmacology. DOI: 10.1111/bph.15329

Wilson, C, Zhang, X, Lee, MD, MacDonald, M, Heathcote, HR, Alorfi, NMN, Buckley, C, Dolan, S, McCarron, JG  2019, 'Disrupted endothelial cell heterogeneity and network organization impair vascular function in prediabetic obesity'. Metabolism. DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2020.154340


Buckley, C, Wilson, C, McCarron, JG  2019, 'FK506 regulates IP3-evoked Ca2+ release independently of FKBP in endothelial cells'. British Journal of Pharmacology. DOI: 10.1111/bph.14905

Zhang, X, Lee, MD, Wilson, C, McCarron, JG 2019, 'Hydrogen peroxide depolarizes mitochondria and inhibits IP3-evoked Ca2+ release in the endothelium of intact arteries'. Cell Calcium. DOI: 10.1016/j.ceca.2019.102108

Lawton, PF, Buckley, C, Saunter CD, Wilson, C, Corbett AD, Salter PS, McCarron, JG, Girkin JM 2019, 'Multi-plane remote refocusing epifluorescence microscopy to image dynamic Ca2+ events'. Biomedical Optics Express. DOI: 10.1364/BOE.10.005611

Wilson, CZhang, XBuckley, C, Heathcote, H, Lee, MDMcCarron, JG 2019, 'Increased Vascular Contractility in Hypertension Results From Impaired Endothelial Calcium Signaling' Hypertension. DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13791

Heathcote, HLee, MDZhang, X, Wilson, C,  McCarron, JG,(2019). Endothelial TRPV4 channels modulate vascular tone by Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release at IP3 receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology DOI: 10.1111/bph.14762

McCarron, JG, Wilson, C, Heathcote, H, Zhang, X, Buckley, C, and Lee, MD (2019). Heterogeneity and emergent behaviour in the vascular endothelium. Current Opinions in Pharmacology DOI: 10.1016/j.coph.2019.03.008

Lawton, PF, Lee, MD, Saunter, CD, Girkin, JM, McCarron, JG and Wilson, C (2019). VasoTracker, a low-cost and open source pressure myograph system for vascular physiology. Frontiers in Physiology DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00099

Wilson, C, Lee, MD, Heathcote, H, Zhang, X, Buckley, C, Girkin, JM, Saunter, CD, McCarron, JG 2019, 'Mitochondrial ATP production provides long-range control of endothelial inositol trisphosphate–evoked calcium signaling' Journal of Biological Chemistry. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.005913


Lee, MD, Wilson, C, Saunter, CD, Kennedy, C, Girkin, JM, McCarron, JG, 2018, 'Spatially structured cell populations process multiple sensory signals in parallel in intact vascular endothelium' Science Signaling, vol 11, no. 9. DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aar4411

McCarron, JG, Saunter, C, Wilson, C, Girkin, JM & Chalmers, S 2018, Mitochondria structure and position in the local control of calcium signals in smooth muscle cells. in M Trebak & S Earley (eds), Signal Transduction and Smooth Muscle.Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 173-190.

Patnaik, SR, Zhang, X, Biswas, L, Akhtar, S, Zhou, X, Kusuluri, DK, Reilly, J, May-Simera, H, Chalmers, S, McCarron, JG & Shu, X 2018, 'RPGR protein complex regulates proteasome activity and mediates store-operated calcium entry' Oncotarget, vol 9, no. 33, pp. 23183-23197. DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.25259


McCarron, JG, Lee, MD & Wilson, C 2017, 'The endothelium solves problems that endothelial cells do not know exist' Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, vol 38, no. 4, pp. 322-338. DOI: 10.1016/

Wilson, C, Saunter, CD, Girkin, JM & McCarron, JG 2017, 'Advancing age decreases pressure-sensitive modulation of calcium signaling in the endothelium of intact and pressurized arteries' Journal of Vascular Research, vol 53, no. 5-6, pp. 358–369. DOI: 10.1159/000454811


Wilson, C, Lee, MD & McCarron, JG 2016, 'Acetylcholine released by endothelial cells facilitates flow-mediated dilatation' Journal of Physiology, vol 594, no. 24, pp. 7267-7307. DOI: 10.1113/JP272927

Sandison, ME, Dempster, J & McCarron, JG 2016, 'The transition of smooth muscle cells from a contractile to a migratory, phagocytic phenotype: direct demonstration of phenotypic modulation' Journal of Physiology, vol 594, no. 21, pp. 6189-6209. DOI: 10.1113/JP272729

Chalmers, S., Saunter, C.D., Girkin, J.M. and McCarron, J.G., 2016. Age decreases mitochondrial motility and increases mitochondrial size in vascular smooth muscle. The Journal of physiology, 594(15), pp.4283-4295. DOI: 10.1113/JP271942

McCarron, J.G., Chalmers, S., Wilson, C. and Sandison, M.E., 2016. Calcium Mobilization via Intracellular Ion Channels, Store Organization and Mitochondria in Smooth Muscle. In Vascular Ion Channels in Physiology and Disease (pp. 233-253). Springer, Cham.

Wilson, C., Saunter, C.D., Girkin, J.M. and McCarron, J.G., 2016. Clusters of specialized detector cells provide sensitive and high fidelity receptor signaling in the intact endothelium. The FASEB Journal, 30(5), pp.2000-2013. DOI: 10.1096/fj.201500090


Caldwell, S.T., Cairns, A.G., Olson, M., Chalmers, S., Sandison, M., Mullen, W., McCarron, J.G. and Hartley, R.C., 2015. Synthesis of an azido-tagged low affinity ratiometric calcium sensor. Tetrahedron, 71(51), pp.9571-9578. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2015.10.052

Wilson, C., Saunter, C.D., Girkin, J.M. and McCarron, J.G., 2015. Pressure‐dependent regulation of Ca2+ signalling in the vascular endothelium. The Journal of physiology, 593(24), pp.5231-5253. DOI: 10.1113/JP271157

Chalmers, S., Saunter, C.D., Girkin, J.M. and McCarron, J.G., 2015. Flicker-assisted localization microscopy reveals altered mitochondrial architecture in hypertension. Scientific reports, 5, p.16875. DOI: 10.1038/srep16875

Sandison, M. and McCarron, J., 2015. Heterogeneity in the Proliferative Capacity of Smooth Muscle Cells (SMCs). The FASEB Journal, 29(1_supplement), pp.418-8.


Sandison, M., Chalmers, S., Dempster, J. and McCarron, J., 2014. Direct visualisation of smooth muscle cell phenotypic plasticity and migration by long-term imaging (867.12). The FASEB Journal, 28(1_supplement), pp.867-12.


McCarron, J.G., Wilson, C., Sandison, M.E., Olson, M.L., Girkin, J.M., Saunter, C. and Chalmers, S., 2013. From structure to function: mitochondrial morphology, motion and shaping in vascular smooth muscle. Journal of vascular research, 50(5), pp.357-371. DOI: 10.1159/000353883

McCarron, J.G., Olson, M.L., Wilson, C., Sandison, M.E. and Chalmers, S., 2013. Examining the role of mitochondria in Ca2+ signaling in native vascular smooth muscle. Microcirculation, 20(4), pp.317-329. DOI: ​10.1111/micc.12039

Single cell and subcellular measurements of intracellular Ca2+ concentration

McCarron, J.G., Olson, M. L., Chalmers, S. & Girkin, J. M. 2013 Calcium Signaling Protocols. Lambert, D. G. & Rainbow, R. D. (eds.). Vol. 937, p. 239-251 13 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 937)


Chalmers, S., Saunter, C., Wilson, C., Coats, P., Girkin, J.M. and McCarron, J.G., 2012. Mitochondrial motility and vascular smooth muscle proliferation. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 32(12), pp.3000-3011. DOI: ​10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.255174

Olson, M.L., Sandison, M.E., Chalmers, S. and McCarron, J.G., 2012. Microdomains of muscarinic acetylcholine and InsP3 receptors create InsP3 junctions and sites of Ca2+ wave initiation in smooth muscle. J Cell Sci, pp.jcs-105163. DOI: 10.1242/jcs.105163

MacMillan, D, Kennedy, C & McCarron, J 2012, 'ATP inhibits Ins(1,4,5)P3-evoked Ca2+ release in smooth muscle via P2Y1 receptors' Journal of Cell Science, vol 125, no. 21, pp. 5151-5158. DOI: 10.1242/jcs.108498

McCarron, J, Chalmers, S, Olson, M & Girkin, J 2012, 'Subplasma membrane Ca2+ signals' IUBMB Life, vol 64, no. 7, pp. 573-585. DOI: 10.1002/iub.1032

Olson, ML, Chalmers, S & McCarron, JG 2012, 'Mitochondrial organization and Ca2+ uptake' Biochemical Society Transactions, vol 40, no. 1, pp. 158-167. DOI: 10.1042/BST20110705

McCarron, J, Olson, M & Chalmers, S 2012, 'Mitochondrial regulation of cytosolic Ca2+ signals in smooth muscle' Pflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology , vol 464, no. special issue, pp. 51-62. DOI: 10.1007/s00424-012-1108-9

Chalmers, S, Caldwell, ST, Quin, C, Prime, TA, James, AM, Cairns, A, Murphy, MP, McCarron, J & Hartley, RC 2012, 'Selective uncoupling of individual mitochondria within a cell using a mitochondria-targeted photoactivated protonophore' Journal of the American Chemical Society , vol 134, no. 2, pp. 758-761. DOI: 10.1021/ja2077922

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