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Contemporary issues in environmental law and policy

Book

McEldowney, J. and McEldowney, S. 2020. Contemporary issues in environmental law and policy. Cheltenham Edward Elgar.

Populated Collagen Hydrogel and Polyhydroxyalkanoate Composites: Novel Matrices for Cartilage Repair and Regeneration?

Conference poster

De Pascale, C., Marcello, E., Getting, S.J., Roy, I. and Locke, I.C. Populated Collagen Hydrogel and Polyhydroxyalkanoate Composites: Novel Matrices for Cartilage Repair and Regeneration? OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis . Toronto, Canada 02 Mar - 05 May 2019

Quantitative analysis of Human Endogenous Retrovirus-K transcripts in postmortem premotor cortex fails to confirm elevated expression of HERV-K RNA in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Journal article

Garson, J.A., Usher, L., Al-Chalabi, A., Huggett, J., Day, E.F. and McCormick, A.L. 2019. Quantitative analysis of Human Endogenous Retrovirus-K transcripts in postmortem premotor cortex fails to confirm elevated expression of HERV-K RNA in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Acta Neuropathologica Communications. 7 (45).

Excessive iron accumulation induces beta cell cellular oxidative stress and insulin secretory dysfunction in MIN6 cells

Conference paper

Blesia, V., Patel, V., Al‐Obaidi, H. and Zariwala, M. 2019. Excessive iron accumulation induces beta cell cellular oxidative stress and insulin secretory dysfunction in MIN6 cells. Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019. Liverpool 06 - 08 Mar 2019 Wiley.

Genome-wide association and transcriptome studies identify target genes and risk loci for breast cancer

Journal article

Dwek, M. and Presneau, Nadège 2019. Genome-wide association and transcriptome studies identify target genes and risk loci for breast cancer. Nature Communications .

Polygenic Risk Scores for Prediction of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Subtypes

Journal article

Dwek, M. and Presneau, Nadège 2019. Polygenic Risk Scores for Prediction of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Subtypes. American Journal of Human Genetics. 104 (1), pp. 21-34.

Attenuated cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is associated with greater visual dependency in postural control

Journal article

Smyth, N., Flynn, M., Rajcani, J., Hucklebridge, F., Thorn, L., Wood, C., Golding, J.F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2019. Attenuated cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is associated with greater visual dependency in postural control. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 104, pp. 185-190.

Daily Mail: The perils of sharing popcorn (and earphones, lip salve and even the sofa)! How bacteria, fungi and viruses can give you a very nasty surprise

Other

Mohammed, M. 2019. Daily Mail: The perils of sharing popcorn (and earphones, lip salve and even the sofa)! How bacteria, fungi and viruses can give you a very nasty surprise.

Attenuated cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is associated with greater visual dependency in postural control

Journal article

Smyth, N., Flynn, M., Rajcani, J., Hucklebridge, F., Thorn, L., Wood, C., Golding, J., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2019. Attenuated cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is associated with greater visual dependency in postural control . Psychoneuroendocrinology. 104, pp. 185-190.

Mesenchymal Stromal Cell derived Extracellular Vesicles reduce Hypoxia-Ischaemia Induced Perinatal Brain Injury

Journal article

Sisa, C., Kholia, S., Naylor, J., Herrera Sanchez, M.B., Bruno, S., Deregibus, M.C., Camussi, G., Inal, J.M., Lange, S. and Hristova, M. 2019. Mesenchymal Stromal Cell derived Extracellular Vesicles reduce Hypoxia-Ischaemia Induced Perinatal Brain Injury. Frontiers in Physiology. In press.

Whole genome sequences of two Salmonella Dublin strains harbour viaA, viaB and ompB loci of the Vi antigen

Journal article

Mohammed, M., Vignaud, M.-L. and Cadel-Six, S. 2019. Whole genome sequences of two Salmonella Dublin strains harbour viaA, viaB and ompB loci of the Vi antigen . Microbiology Resource Announcements.

Serum IgA1 shows increased levels of a2,6-linked sialic acid in breast cancer

Journal article

Lomax-Browne, H.J., Robertson, C.E., Antonopoulos, A., Leathem, A.J.C., Haslam, S.M., Dell, A. and Dwek, M. 2019. Serum IgA1 shows increased levels of a2,6-linked sialic acid in breast cancer. Interface Focus. 9 (2), p. 20180079.

BBC News: Victoria Derbyshire: Dr Manal Mohammed Comments on Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance

Other

Mohammed, M. 2019. BBC News: Victoria Derbyshire: Dr Manal Mohammed Comments on Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance.

Molecular insights into the identification and phylogenetics of the cosmopolitan marine fish blood parasite, Haemogregarina bigemina (Adeleorina: Haemogregarinidae)

Journal article

Hayes, P.M. and Smit, N.J. 2019. Molecular insights into the identification and phylogenetics of the cosmopolitan marine fish blood parasite, Haemogregarina bigemina (Adeleorina: Haemogregarinidae). International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 8, pp. 216-220.

A novel ingestion strategy for sodium bicarbonate supplementation in a delayed-release form: a randomised crossover study in trained males

Journal article

Hilton, N., Leach, N., Sparks, S.A., Gough, L., Deb, S., Craig, M. and McNaughton, L. 2019. A novel ingestion strategy for sodium bicarbonate supplementation in a delayed-release form: a randomised crossover study in trained males. Sports Medicine - open. 5 (4).

Biosynthesis of Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate and its Application in Controlled Drug Delivery

PhD thesis

Puthussery, H. 2019. Biosynthesis of Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate and its Application in Controlled Drug Delivery. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Life Sciences

Short-Term Exercise Training Inconsistently Influences Basel Testosterone in Older Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal article

Hayes, L. and Elliott, B. 2019. Short-Term Exercise Training Inconsistently Influences Basel Testosterone in Older Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Physiology. 9 (1878).

Genome-wide association and transcriptome studies identify target genes and risk loci for breast cancer

Journal article

Dwek, M. 2019. Genome-wide association and transcriptome studies identify target genes and risk loci for breast cancer. Nature Communications .

Peptidylarginine Deiminases Post-translationally deiminate Prohibitin and modulate Extracellular Vesicle Release and microRNAs in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Journal article

Kosgodage, U., Uysal Onganer, P., Maclatchy, A., Kraev, I., Chatterton, N.P., Nicholas, A.P., Inal, J.M. and Lange, S. 2019. Peptidylarginine Deiminases Post-translationally deiminate Prohibitin and modulate Extracellular Vesicle Release and microRNAs in Glioblastoma Multiforme . International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20 (1), p. 103.

A novel ladder-like lectin relates to sites of mucosal immunity in Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.)

Journal article

Magnadóttir, B., Gudmundsdottir, S. and Lange, S. 2019. A novel ladder-like lectin relates to sites of mucosal immunity in Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) . Fish & Shellfish Immunology. 87, pp. 9-12.

Cannabidiol Affects Extracellular Vesicle Release, miR21 and miR126, and Reduces Prohibitin Protein in Glioblastoma Multiforme Cells

Journal article

Kosgodage, U., Uysal Onganer, P., Maclatchy, A., Mould, R., Nunn, A.V.W., Guy, G.W., Kraev, I., Chatterton, N.P., Thomas, E.L., Inal, J.M., Bell, J.D. and Lange, S. 2019. Cannabidiol Affects Extracellular Vesicle Release, miR21 and miR126, and Reduces Prohibitin Protein in Glioblastoma Multiforme Cells. Translational Oncology. 12 (3), pp. 513-522.

Shared heritability and functional enrichment across six solid cancers

Journal article

Dwek, M. 2019. Shared heritability and functional enrichment across six solid cancers. Nature Communications . 10, p. Article number: 431.

Draft Genome Sequences of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Dublin Strains from St. Nectaire and Morbier Cheeses Characterized by Multilocus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis Profiles Associated with Two Fatal Outbreaks in France

Journal article

Six, S.C., Vignaud, M.L. and Mohammed, M. 2019. Draft Genome Sequences of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Dublin Strains from St. Nectaire and Morbier Cheeses Characterized by Multilocus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis Profiles Associated with Two Fatal Outbreaks in France. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8 (1), pp. e01361-18.

Peptidylarginine deiminase and deiminated proteins are detected throughout early halibut ontogeny - Complement components C3 and C4 are post-translationally deiminated in halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.)

Journal article

Magnadóttir, B., Bragason, B.T., Bricknell, I.R., Bowden, T., Nicholas, A.P., Hristova, M., Gudmundsdottir, S., Dodds, A.W. and Lange, S. 2019. Peptidylarginine deiminase and deiminated proteins are detected throughout early halibut ontogeny - Complement components C3 and C4 are post-translationally deiminated in halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.). Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 92, pp. 1-19.

Genome-wide and abdominal MRI-imaging data provides evidence that a genetically determined favourable adiposity phenotype is characterized by lower ectopic liver fat and lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension

Journal article

Ji, Y., Yiorkas, A.M., Frau, F., Mook-Kanamori, D., Staiger, H., Thomas, E.L., Atabaki-Pasdar, N., Campbell, A., Tyrrell, J., Jones, S.E., Beaumont, R.N., Wood, A.R., Tuke, M.A., Ruth, K.S., Mahajan, A., Murray, A., Freathy, R.M., Weedon, M.N., Hattersley, A.T., Hayward, C., Machann, J., Häring, H.U., Franks, P.W., de Mutsert, R., Pearson, E., Stefan, N., Frayling, T.M., Allebrandt, K.V., Bell, J.D., Blakemore, A.I. and Yaghootkar, H. 2019. Genome-wide and abdominal MRI-imaging data provides evidence that a genetically determined favourable adiposity phenotype is characterized by lower ectopic liver fat and lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Diabetes. 68 (1), pp. 207-219.

Spatiotemporal dynamics of PDGFRβ expression in pericytes and glial scar formation in penetrating brain injuries in adults

Journal article

Reeves, C., Jardim, A.P., Sisodiya, S.M., Thom, M. and Liu, J. 2019. Spatiotemporal dynamics of PDGFRβ expression in pericytes and glial scar formation in penetrating brain injuries in adults. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology.

The effects of dietary supplementation with inulin and inulin-propionate ester on hepatic steatosis in adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Journal article

Chambers, E.S., Byrne, C.S., Rugyendo, A., Morrison, D.J., Preston, T., Tedford, M.C., Bell, J.D., Thomas, E.L., Akbar, A.N., Riddell, N.E., Sharma, R., Thursz, M.R., Manousou, P. and Frost, G. 2019. The effects of dietary supplementation with inulin and inulin-propionate ester on hepatic steatosis in adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 21 (2), pp. 372-376.

Reference range of liver corrected T1 values in a population at low risk for fatty liver disease-a UK Biobank sub-study, with an appendix of interesting cases

Journal article

Mojtahed, A., Kelly, C.J., Herlihy, A.H., Kin, S., Wilman, H.R., McKay, A., Kelly, M., Milanesi, M., Neubauer, S,, Thomas, E.L., Bell, J.D., Banerjee, R. and Harisinghani, M. 2019. Reference range of liver corrected T1 values in a population at low risk for fatty liver disease-a UK Biobank sub-study, with an appendix of interesting cases. Abdominal Radiology. 44 (1), pp. 72-84.

Quality Control of Hypericum perforatum L. Analytical challenges and recent progress

Journal article

Agapouda, A., Booker, A., Kiss, T., Hohmann, J., Heinrich, M. and Csupor, D. 2019. Quality Control of Hypericum perforatum L. Analytical challenges and recent progress. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 71 (1), pp. 15-37.

The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine improves glucose homeostasis in vivo by promoting insulin secretion and maintaining functional β-cell mass

Conference paper

Liu, B., Moulton, C.D., Ruz‐Maldonaldo, I., Zariwala, M., Ismail, K., Jones, P.M. and Persaud, S.J. 2018. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine improves glucose homeostasis in vivo by promoting insulin secretion and maintaining functional β-cell mass. Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018. ExCeL, London 14 - 16 Mar 2018 Wiley.

Effect of Urocortin on human osteoclasts differentiation

Conference poster

De Pascale, C. 2018. Effect of Urocortin on human osteoclasts differentiation. Getting, S.J. and Locke, I.C. (ed.) British Pharmacological Society Meeting. the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre 18 - 20 Dec 2018 British Pharmacological Society.

Learning to Talk: Men's Management of Distress Through Disclosures

PhD thesis

Pye, I. 2018. Learning to Talk: Men's Management of Distress Through Disclosures. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

RACE-Seq identifies the Argonaute-2 cleavage products of RNA interference-based oligonucleotides

PhD thesis

Usher, L. 2018. RACE-Seq identifies the Argonaute-2 cleavage products of RNA interference-based oligonucleotides. PhD thesis University of Westminster Faculty of Science and Technology

Complexity in Chinese herbal medicine supply chains

Conference paper

Booker, A., Fitzgerald, M., Heinrich, P.M. and Scheid, V. 2018. Complexity in Chinese herbal medicine supply chains. 66th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) jointly with the 11th Shanghai TCM conference. Shanghai, PRC 26 - 29 Aug 2018

Domestication Study of Senecio nutans Sch.Bip. (Asteraceae): its Economic Potential and Sustainable Management

Conference poster

Lira, A., Crossley, L., Parra, C., Echiburú, C., Booker, A. and Heinrich, M. 2018. Domestication Study of Senecio nutans Sch.Bip. (Asteraceae): its Economic Potential and Sustainable Management. 66th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) jointly with the 11th Shanghai TCM conference. Shanghai, PRC 26 - 29 Aug 2018

Biocatalytic electrode improvement strategies in microbial fuel cell systems

Journal article

Breheny, M., Bowman, K., Farahmand, N., Gomaa, O., Keshavarz, T. and Kyazze, G. 2018. Biocatalytic electrode improvement strategies in microbial fuel cell systems. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) products – How variable is the primary material?

Journal article

Scotti, F., Lobel, K., Booker, A. and Heinrich, M. 2018. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) products – How variable is the primary material? Frontiers in Plant Science.

The biochemical basis of disease

Journal article

Barr, A.J. 2018. The biochemical basis of disease. Essays in Biochemistry. 62 (5), pp. 619-642.

Buffering agents: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Citrate, and Sodium Phosphate,

Book chapter

McNaughton, L., Bewer, C., Deb, S., Hilton, N., Gough, L. and Sparks, S.A. 2018. Buffering agents: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Citrate, and Sodium Phosphate,. in: Hoffman, J. (ed.) Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise: Evidence, Safety, and Ergogenic Benefits Routledge.

Study protocol: HepaT1ca - an observational clinical cohort study to quantify liver health in surgical candidates for liver malignancies.

Journal article

Mole, D.J., Fallowfield, J.A., Kendall, T.J., Welsh, F., Semple, S.I., Bachtiar, V., Kelly, M., Wigmore, S.J., Garden, O.J., Wilman, H.R., Banerjee, R., Rees, M. and Brady, M. 2018. Study protocol: HepaT1ca - an observational clinical cohort study to quantify liver health in surgical candidates for liver malignancies. BMC Cancer . 18, p. 890.


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