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Laura Sadofsky

Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine/ Academic lead for postgraduate training in HYMS


Rhinovirus-16 increases ATP release in A549 cells without concomitant increase in production (2020)
Journal Article
Atkinson, S. K., Morice, A. H., & Sadofsky, L. R. (2020). Rhinovirus-16 increases ATP release in A549 cells without concomitant increase in production. ERJ Open Research, 6(4), https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00159-2020

Human rhinovirus (RV) is the most common cause of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and chronic airway disease exacerbation. Cough is present in 50–80% of URTI cases, accompanied by heightened airway hypersensitivity, yet no effective treatmen... Read More about Rhinovirus-16 increases ATP release in A549 cells without concomitant increase in production.

Characterisation of a New Human Alveolar Macrophage-Like Cell Line (Daisy) (2019)
Journal Article
Sadofsky, L. R., Hayman, Y. A., Vance, J., Cervantes, J. L., Fraser, S. D., Wilkinson, H. N., …Morice, A. H. (2019). Characterisation of a New Human Alveolar Macrophage-Like Cell Line (Daisy). Lung, 197(6), 687-698. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00408-019-00288-3

Purpose: There is currently no true macrophage cell line and in vitro experiments requiring these cells currently require mitogenic stimulation of a macrophage precursor cell line (THP-1) or ex vivo maturation of circulating primary monocytes. In thi... Read More about Characterisation of a New Human Alveolar Macrophage-Like Cell Line (Daisy).

N-cinnamoylanthranilates as human TRPA1 modulators: Structure-activity relationships and channel binding sites (2019)
Journal Article
Chandrabalan, A., McPhillie, M. J., Morice, A. H., Boa, A. N., & Sadofsky, L. R. (2019). N-cinnamoylanthranilates as human TRPA1 modulators: Structure-activity relationships and channel binding sites. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 170, 141-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2019.02.074

The transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel is a non-selective cation channel, which detects noxious stimuli leading to pain, itch and cough. However, the mechanism(s) of channel modulation by many of the known, non-reactive modulators... Read More about N-cinnamoylanthranilates as human TRPA1 modulators: Structure-activity relationships and channel binding sites.

Effect of high glucose on human alveolar macrophage phenotype and phagocytosis of mycobacteria (2018)
Journal Article
Vance, J., Santos, A., Sadofsky, L., Morice, A., & Cervantes, J. (2019). Effect of high glucose on human alveolar macrophage phenotype and phagocytosis of mycobacteria. Lung, 197(1), 89–94. doi:10.1007/s00408-018-0181-z

Purpose Diabetes mellitus (DBM) reduces immunological activity and increases susceptibility to various infections, including tuberculosis (TB). Human alveolar macrophage (hAM) functions are altered in DBM. Methods To mimic hyperglycemic conditions i... Read More about Effect of high glucose on human alveolar macrophage phenotype and phagocytosis of mycobacteria.

Activation of mutated TRPA1 ion channel by resveratrol in human prostate cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF) (2017)
Journal Article
Vancauwenberghe, E., Noyer, L., Derouiche, S., Lemonnier, L., Gosset, P., Sadofsky, L. R., …Roudbaraki, M. (2017). Activation of mutated TRPA1 ion channel by resveratrol in human prostate cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF). Molecular Carcinogenesis, 56(8), 1851-1867. https://doi.org/10.1002/mc.22642

Previous studies showed the effects of resveratrol (RES) on several cancer cells, including prostate cancer (PCa) cell apoptosis without taking into consideration the impact of the tumor microenvironment (TME). The TME is composed of cancer cells, en... Read More about Activation of mutated TRPA1 ion channel by resveratrol in human prostate cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF).

The effects of exogenous lipid on THP-1 cells : an in vitro model of airway aspiration? (2017)
Journal Article
Hayman, Y. A., Sadofsky, L. R., Williamson, J. D., Hart, S. P., & Morice, A. H. (2017). The effects of exogenous lipid on THP-1 cells : an in vitro model of airway aspiration?. Ers Monograph, 3(1), 00026-2016. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00026-2016

Chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways are associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and aspiration events. The observation of lipid laden macrophages (LLM) within the airway may indicate aspiration secondary to GOR. The proposed mechanis... Read More about The effects of exogenous lipid on THP-1 cells : an in vitro model of airway aspiration?.

TRPV1 polymorphisms influence capsaicin cough sensitivity in men (2017)
Journal Article
Sadofsky, L. R., Cantero-Recasens, G., Wright, C., Valverde, M. A., & Morice, A. H. (2017). TRPV1 polymorphisms influence capsaicin cough sensitivity in men. Journal of thoracic disease, 9(3), 839-840. doi:10.21037/jtd.2017.03.50

Capsaicin, the hot component of chilli peppers, is a well-known tussive agent, which is regularly used as a tool to study cough and antitussives (1). Capsaicin is known to activate the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) cation channel w... Read More about TRPV1 polymorphisms influence capsaicin cough sensitivity in men.

Reduced expression of monocyte CD200R is associated with enhanced proinflammatory cytokine production in sarcoidosis (2016)
Journal Article
Fraser, S. D., Sadofsky, L. R., Kaye, P. M., & Hart, S. P. (2016). Reduced expression of monocyte CD200R is associated with enhanced proinflammatory cytokine production in sarcoidosis. Scientific reports, 6(1), doi:10.1038/srep38689. ISSN 2045-2322

In sarcoidosis, the proinflammatory cytokines interferon gamma, tumour necrosis factor and interleukin-6 are released by monocyte-derived macrophages and lymphocytes in the lungs and other affected tissues. Regulatory receptors expressed on monocytes... Read More about Reduced expression of monocyte CD200R is associated with enhanced proinflammatory cytokine production in sarcoidosis.

Bleomycin increases neutrophil adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells independently of upregulation of ICAM-1 and E-selectin (2016)
Journal Article
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 about Bleomycin increases neutrophil adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells independently of upregulation of ICAM-1 and E-selectin.