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Platelet releasate promotes skeletal myogenesis by increasing muscle stem cell commitment to differentiation and accelerates muscle regeneration following acute injury (2018)
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Scully, D., Sfyri, P., Verpoorten, S., Papadopoulos, P., Muñoz-Turrillas, M. C., Mitchell, R., …Matsakas, A. (2019). Platelet releasate promotes skeletal myogenesis by increasing muscle stem cell commitment to differentiation and accelerates muscle regeneration following acute injury. Acta Physiologica, 225(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.13207

Aim The use of platelets as biomaterials has gained intense research interest. However, the mechanisms regarding platelet‐mediated skeletal myogenesis remain to be established. The aim of this study was to determine the role of platelet releasate in... Read More

Attenuation of oxidative stress-induced lesions in skeletal muscle in a mouse model of obesity-independent hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis through the inhibition of Nox2 activity (2018)
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Sfyri, P. P., Yuldasheva, N. Y., Tzimou, A., Giallourou, N., Crispi, V., Aburima, A., …Matsakas, A. (2018). Attenuation of oxidative stress-induced lesions in skeletal muscle in a mouse model of obesity-independent hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis through the inhibition of Nox2 activity. Free radical biology & medicine, 129, 504-519. https://doi.org/10.1016...eeradbiomed.2018.10.422

Obesity leading to hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis is recognised to induce morphological and metabolic changes in many tissues. However, hyperlipidaemia can occur in the absence of obesity. The impact of the latter scenario on skeletal muscle and... Read More

A comprehensive targeted next-generation sequencing panel for genetic diagnosis of patients with suspected inherited thrombocytopenia (2018)
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Johnson, B., Doak, R., Allsup, D., Astwood, E., Evans, G., Grimley, C., …the UK GAPP Study Group, . (2018). A comprehensive targeted next-generation sequencing panel for genetic diagnosis of patients with suspected inherited thrombocytopenia. Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2(4), 640-652. https://doi.org/10.1002/rth2.12151

Background Inherited thrombocytopenias (ITs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by low platelet counts and often disproportionate bleeding with over 30 genes currently implicated. Previously the UK‐GAPP study using whole exome sequ... Read More

Glucose metabolism and metabolic flexibility in blood platelets (2018)
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Aibibula, M., Naseem, K. M., & Sturmey, R. (2018). Glucose metabolism and metabolic flexibility in blood platelets. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 16(11), 2300-2314. doi:10.1111/jth.14274

The metabolic integration processes required for platelet activation are unclear. The metabolic plasticity of human platelets were investigated. Activated platelets exhibit a glycolytic phenotype while preserving mitochondrial function. Platelets can... Read More

Attenuation of autophagy impacts on muscle fibre development, starvation induced stress and fibre regeneration following acute injury (2018)
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Paolini, A., Omairi, S., Mitchell, R., Vaughan, D., Matsakas, A., Vaiyapuri, S., …Patel, K. (in press). Attenuation of autophagy impacts on muscle fibre development, starvation induced stress and fibre regeneration following acute injury. Scientific reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27429-7

Autophagy has been implicated as a major factor in the development of a number of diseases of skeletal muscle. However, its role in skeletal muscle homeostasis is still evolving. We examined skeletal muscle architecture in a mouse model, Atg16L1, whe... Read More

Effect of metabolic status on conceptus–maternal interactions on day 19 in dairy cattle: II. Effects on the endometrial transcriptome (2017)
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Bauersachs, S., Simintiras, C. A., Sturmey, R. G., Krebs, S., Bick, J., Blum, H., …Forde, N. (2017). Effect of metabolic status on conceptus–maternal interactions on day 19 in dairy cattle: II. Effects on the endometrial transcriptome. Biology of Reproduction, 97(3), 413-425. https://doi.org/10.1093/biolre/iox095

The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the metabolic stresses associated with lactation alter the ability of the endometrium to respond appropriately to the conceptus by examining endometrial gene expression on Day 19 of pregnancy. Imm... Read More

Crossroads between peripheral atherosclerosis, western-type diet and skeletal muscle pathophysiology: emphasis on apolipoprotein E deficiency and peripheral arterial disease (2017)
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Sfyri, P., & Matsakas, A. (2017). Crossroads between peripheral atherosclerosis, western-type diet and skeletal muscle pathophysiology: emphasis on apolipoprotein E deficiency and peripheral arterial disease. Journal of Biomedical Science, 24(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12929-017-0346-8

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process that, in the presence of hyperlipidaemia, promotes the formation of atheromatous plaques in large vessels of the cardiovascular system. It also affects peripheral arteries with major implications for... Read More

Plastin 1 widens stereocilia by transforming actin filament packing from hexagonal to liquid (2016)
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Krey, J. F., Krystofiak, E. S., Dumont, R. A., Vijayakumar, S., Choi, D., Rivero, F., …Barr-Gillespie, P. G. (2016). Plastin 1 widens stereocilia by transforming actin filament packing from hexagonal to liquid. Journal of Cell Biology, 215(4), 467-482. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201606036

With their essential role in inner-ear function, stereocilia of sensory hair cells demonstrate the importance of cellular actin protrusions. Actin packing in stereocilia is mediated by crosslinkers of the plastin, fascin, and espin families. While mi... Read More

Bleomycin increases neutrophil adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells independently of upregulation of ICAM-1 and E-selectin (2016)
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Williamson, J. D., Sadofsky, L. R., Crooks, M. G., Greenman, J., & Hart, S. P. (2016). Bleomycin increases neutrophil adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells independently of upregulation of ICAM-1 and E-selectin. Experimental Lung Research, 42(8-10), 397-407. https://doi.org/10.1080/01902148.2016.1243742

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. Aim of the Study: Bleomycin-induced lung disease is a serious complication of therapy characterized by alveolar injury, cytokine release, inflammatory cell recruitment, and eventually pulmonary fibrosis. The mechanisms unde... Read More

Atypical Rho GTPases of the RhoBTB Subfamily: Roles in vesicle trafficking and tumorigenesis (2016)
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Ji, W., & Rivero, F. (2016). Atypical Rho GTPases of the RhoBTB Subfamily: Roles in vesicle trafficking and tumorigenesis. Cells, 5(2), 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells5020028

RhoBTB proteins constitute a subfamily of atypical Rho GTPases represented in mammals by RhoBTB1, RhoBTB2, and RhoBTB3. Their characteristic feature is a carboxyl terminal extension that harbors two BTB domains capable of assembling cullin 3-dependen... Read More

Expression and function of transient receptor potential channels in the female bovine reproductive tract (2016)
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Ghavideldarestani, M., Atkin, S. L., Leese, H. J., & Sturmey, R. G. (2016). Expression and function of transient receptor potential channels in the female bovine reproductive tract. Theriogenology, 86(2), 551-561. https://doi.org/10.1016...riogenology.2016.02.005

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. The epithelium lining the oviduct is critical for early reproductive events, many of which are mediated via intracellular calcium ions. Despite this, little is known about the regulation of calcium homeostasis in the oviductal ep... Read More

Symmorphosis through dietary regulation: A combinatorial role for proteolysis, autophagy and protein synthesis in normalising muscle metabolism and function of hypertrophic mice after acute starvation (2015)
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Collins-Hooper, H., Sartori, R., Giallourou, N., Matsakas, A., Mitchell, R., Mararenkova, H., …Patel, K. (2015). Symmorphosis through dietary regulation: A combinatorial role for proteolysis, autophagy and protein synthesis in normalising muscle metabolism and function of hypertrophic mice after acute starvation. PloS one, 10(3), e0120524. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120524

Animals are imbued with adaptive mechanisms spanning from the tissue/organ to the cellular scale which insure that processes of homeostasis are preserved in the landscape of size change. However we and others have postulated that the degree of adapta... Read More

Thrombospondin-1 induces platelet activation through CD36-dependent inhibition of the cAMP/protein kinase A signaling cascade (2010)
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Roberts, W., Magwenzi, S., Aburima, A., & Naseem, K. (2010). Thrombospondin-1 induces platelet activation through CD36-dependent inhibition of the cAMP/protein kinase A signaling cascade. Blood, 116(20), 4297-4306. doi:10.1182/blood-2010-01-265561

Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-dependent signaling modulates platelet function at sites of vascular injury. Here we show that thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) prevents cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) signaling through a CD36-dependent mechanism. Prostagla... Read More

Removal of red light minimizes methylene blue-stimulated DNA damage in oesophageal cells: implications for chromoendoscopy (2009)
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Sturmey, R. G., Wild, C. P., & Hardie, L. J. (2009). Removal of red light minimizes methylene blue-stimulated DNA damage in oesophageal cells: implications for chromoendoscopy. Mutagenesis, 24(3), 253-258. doi:10.1093/mutage/gep004

Barrett's oesophagus (BO) carries an increased risk of progression to oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Chromoendoscopy with methylene blue (MB) can be used to facilitate identification of BO and target areas for biopsy. If photoexcited, MB can generate re... Read More

Linking Ras to myosin function: RasGEF Q, a Dictyostelium exchange factor for RasB, affects myosin II functions (2008)
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Mondal, S., Bakthavatsalam, D., Steimle, P., Gassen, B., Rivero, F., & Noegel, A. A. (2008). Linking Ras to myosin function: RasGEF Q, a Dictyostelium exchange factor for RasB, affects myosin II functions. Journal of Cell Biology, 181(5), 747-760. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.200710111

Ras guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) Q, a nucleotide exchange factor from Dictyostelium discoideum, is a 143-kD protein containing RasGEF domains and a DEP domain. We show that RasGEF Q can bind to F-actin, has the potential to form complexes... Read More