American Journal of Biochemistry

American Journal of Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to provide an active forum to the global scientific community for publishing and disseminating high quality research work in the field of biochemistry.

Rachel Adams

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Biochemistry

Lecturer, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, UWIC, UK

Research Areas

Aetiology and Pathophysioogy of Circulatory Disease


1993Ph.D(Wales), Cardiff University
1989B.ScHons (Wales) Biochemistry, Cardiff University


2000-presentSenior Lecturer UWIC
1997-2000Lecturer UWIC
1996-1997Professional Tutor, Cardiff University
1994-1996Research Associate, Dept of Surgery, University of Manchester
1993-1994Research Associate, Cardiff University

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Adams RA, Higgins T and Evans S-A (2011) The effect of physical activity on haematological predictors of cardiovascular risk. Clinical Hemorheology and microcirculation, submitted.
[2]  Adams RA, Al-Mosawi, A, Berube KA, Jones TP, Higgins TP and Evans S-A (2011) A The effect of intratracheal instillation of particulate air pollution into rats on blood polymorphonucleocyte and monocyte actin polymerisation. American Journal of Physiology, Cell Physiology, submitted.
[3]  Evans, S-A, Al-Mosawi, A, Adams, RA, and Berube, KA (2006) Inflammation, edema, and peripheral blood changes in lung-compromised rats after instillation with combustion-derived and manufactured nanoparticles. Exp Lung Res, 32, 363-378.
[4]  Hughes SF, Cotter MJ, Evans SA, Jones KP, and Adams RA (2006) Role of leucocytes in damage to the vascular endothelium during ischaemia-reperfusion injury. British journal of biomedical science 63: 166-170, 2006.
[5]  Singh N, Webb R, Adams R, Evans, SA, Al-Mosawi, A, Evans, M, Roberts, AW and Thomas, AW (2005) The PPAR-gamma activator, Rosiglitazone, inhibits actin polymerisation in monocytes: Involvement of Akt and intracellular calcium. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications; 333:455-462
[6]  Hughes SF, Evans S-A, Jones KP and Adams RA (2005). The effect of tourniquet induced ischaemia-reperfusion injury on leukocyte adhesion and trapping. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 88-B, 408-409
[7]  Blann AD, Adams RA, Ashleigh R, Naser S, Kirkpatrick UJ and McCollum CN (2001) Change in endothelial, leucocyte and platelet markers following contrast medium injection during angiography in patients with peripheral artery disease. The British Journal of Radiology 74:811-817.
[8]  Evans SA, Adams RA, Rainger G Ed (2001) Monocytes are a rheologically heterogenous popultation of cells. Clin Hemorheo and Microcirc, 25, 63-73
[9]  Kirkpatrick UJ, Blann AD, Adams RA, MuCollum CN (2000) Soluble adhesion molecules in clinical ischaemic injuriy. Int J Surg Invesig. 2: 151-158
[10]  Evans SA, Adams RA, Nash GB (1999) What do measurements of filterability of blood tell us about the effect of red cell aggregation on flow resistance in small vessels? Biorheology 36:453-455
[11]  Jones GJ, Adams RA, Cook AM and Evans SA (1999) Examination of a rheological profile for blood using micropore filters. British Journal of Haematology 104: 100-108
[12]  Kirkpatrick, U.J., Adams, R.A., Lardi A & McCollum, C.N. (1998) Rheological properties and function of blood cells in stored bank blood and salvaged blood. British Journal of Haematology 101:364-373
[13]  Richard, S., Seigneur, M., Blann, A., Adams, R.A., Renard, M., Puntous, M., Boiron, J-M., Amiral, J., Reiffers, J., & Boisseau, M. (1996). Vascular ednothelial lesion in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 18: 955-959
[14]  Adams, R.A., Jones, J.G., Evans, S-A, Cook, A.M (1996) Red blood cell filterability through nickel & polycarbonate filters. Clin Hemorheol 16: 813-814
[15]  Blann, A.D., Seigneur, M., Adams, R.A., & McCollum C.N. (1996) Neutrophil elastase, von Willebrand factor, soluble thombomodulin and percutaneous oxygen in peripheral athero-sclerosis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 12: 218-222