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Professor Alyn Morice

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Alyn Morice

Foundation Chair and Professor of Respiratory Medicine


Nebivolol as a Potent TRPM8 Channel Blocker: A Drug-Screening Approach through Automated Patch Clamping and Ligand-Based Virtual Screening (2022)
Journal Article
Jahanfar, F., Sadofsky, L., Morice, A., & D’Amico, M. (2022). Nebivolol as a Potent TRPM8 Channel Blocker: A Drug-Screening Approach through Automated Patch Clamping and Ligand-Based Virtual Screening. Membranes, 12(10), Article 954. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes12100954

Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 (TRPM8) from the melastatin TRP channel subfamily is a non-selective Ca2+-permeable ion channel with multimodal gating which can be activated by low temperatures and cooling compounds, such as menthol and ici... Read More about Nebivolol as a Potent TRPM8 Channel Blocker: A Drug-Screening Approach through Automated Patch Clamping and Ligand-Based Virtual Screening.

Investigating the diagnostic utility of high-resolution oesophageal manometry in patients with refractory respiratory symptoms (2022)
Journal Article
Sykes, D. L., Crooks, M. G., Hart, S. P., Jackson, W., Gallagher, J., & Morice, A. H. (2022). Investigating the diagnostic utility of high-resolution oesophageal manometry in patients with refractory respiratory symptoms. Respiratory medicine, 202, Article 106985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2022.106985

Background: The interaction between the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, and the role of the latter in the development of respiratory pathology, has been examined with a focus on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). However, little data... Read More about Investigating the diagnostic utility of high-resolution oesophageal manometry in patients with refractory respiratory symptoms.

ATP, an attractive target for the treatment of refractory chronic cough (2022)
Journal Article
Zhang, M., Sykes, D. L., Sadofsky, L. R., & Morice, A. H. (2022). ATP, an attractive target for the treatment of refractory chronic cough. Purinergic Signalling, 18, 289-305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11302-022-09877-z

Chronic cough is the most common complaint in respiratory clinics. Most of them have identifiable causes and some may respond to common disease-modifying therapies. However, there are many patients whose cough lacks effective aetiologically targeted... Read More about ATP, an attractive target for the treatment of refractory chronic cough.

Use of the oral beta blocker bisoprolol to reduce the rate of exacerbation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomised controlled trial (BICS) (2022)
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Cotton, S., Devereux, G., Abbas, H., Briggs, A., Campbell, K., Chaudhuri, R., …Lipworth, B. J. (2022). Use of the oral beta blocker bisoprolol to reduce the rate of exacerbation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomised controlled trial (BICS). Trials, 23(1), Article 307. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06226-8

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Beta blockers are well-established drugs widely used to treat cardiovascular conditions. Observational studies consiste... Read More about Use of the oral beta blocker bisoprolol to reduce the rate of exacerbation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomised controlled trial (BICS).

European respiratory society guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children (2021)
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Morice, A. H., Millqvist, E., Bieksiene, K., Birring, S. S., Dicpinigaitis, P., Ribas, C. D., …Zacharasiewicz, A. (2021). European respiratory society guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children. Pulmonologiya, 31(4), 418-438. https://doi.org/10.18093/0869-0189-2021-31-4-418-438

These guidelines incorporate the recent advances in chronic cough pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. The concept of cough hypersensitivity has allowed an umbrella term that explains the exquisite sensitivity of patients to external stimuli suc... Read More about European respiratory society guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children.

Chronic cough: new insights and future prospects (2021)
Journal Article
Morice, A., Dicpinigaitis, P., McGarvey, L., & Birring, S. S. (2021). Chronic cough: new insights and future prospects. European Respiratory Review, 30(162), Article 210127. https://doi.org/10.1183/16000617.0127-2021

Chronic cough is defined in adults as a cough that lasts for ≥8 weeks. When it proves intractable to standard-of-care treatment, it can be referred to as refractory chronic cough (RCC). Chronic cough is now understood to be a condition of neural dysr... Read More about Chronic cough: new insights and future prospects.

The Cough Reflex: The Janus of Respiratory Medicine (2021)
Journal Article
Sykes, D. L., & Morice, A. H. (2021). The Cough Reflex: The Janus of Respiratory Medicine. Frontiers in Physiology, 12, Article 684080. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.684080

In clinical practice, we commonly face adversity when encountering dysfunction of the cough reflex. Similar to ancient Roman deity Janus, it often presents with one of two opposing “faces”. Continual aberrant activation of the cough reflex, also know... Read More about The Cough Reflex: The Janus of Respiratory Medicine.