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Recent Research Publications


The following is a selection of our members' recent research publications (members noted in bold). The impact factors were current at the time of addition to this page.


Journal Articles


Impact Factor: 7.592

Shepheard SR, Wuu J, Cardoso M, Wiklendt L, Dinning PG, Chataway T, Schultz D, Benatar M, Rogers ML (2017) Urinary p75ECD: A prognostic, disease progression, and pharmacodynamic biomarker in ALS. Neurology, 88(12):1137-1143.


Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Impact Factor: 7.349

Lizak N, Lugaresi A, Alroughani R, Lechner-Scott J, Slee M, Havrdova E, Horakova D, Trojano M, Izquierdo G, Duquette P, Girard M, Prat A, Grammond P, Hupperts R, Grand'Maison F, Sola P, Pucci E, Bergamaschi R, Oreja-Guevara C, Van Pesch V, Ramo C, Spitaleri D, Iuliano G, Boz C, Granella F, Olascoaga J, Verheul F, Rozsa C, Cristiano E, Flechter S, Hodgkinson S, Amato MP, Deri N, Jokubaitis V, Spelman T, Butzkueven H, Kalincik T; MSBase Study Group (2017) Highly active immunomodulatory therapy ameliorates accumulation of disability in moderately advanced and advanced multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 88:196-203.

Sleep Medicine Reviews
Impact Factor: 7.341

Sweetman AM, Lack LC, Catcheside PG, Antic NA, Chai-Coetzer CL, Smith SS, Douglas JA, McEvoy RD (2017) Developing a successful treatment for co-morbid insomnia and sleep apnoea. Sleep Med Rev, 33:28-38.


Brain Pathology
Impact Factor: 5.272

Power JH, Barnes OL, Chegini F (2017) Lewy Bodies and the Mechanisms of Neuronal Cell Death in Parkinson's Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Brain Pathology, 27:3-12.


British Journal of Pharmacology
Impact Factor: 5.259

Nicholas S, Yuan SY, Brookes SJ, Spencer NJ, Zagorodnyuk VP (2017) Hydrogen peroxide preferentially activates capsaicin-sensitive high threshold afferents via TRPA1 channels in the guinea pig bladder. Br J Pharmacol, 174(2):126-138.


Multiple Sclerosis
Impact Factor: 4.840

Kalincik T, Kuhle J, Pucci E, Rojas JI, Tsolaki M, Sirbu CA, Slee M, Butzkueven H; MSBase Scientific Leadership Group and MSBase Study Group (2017) Data quality evaluation for observational multiple sclerosis registries. Mult Scler, 23(5):647-655.
Stewart T, Spelman T, Havrdova E, Horakova D, Trojano M, Izquierdo G, Duquette P, Girard M, Prat A, Lugaresi A, Grand'Maison F, Grammond P, Sola P, Shaygannejad V, Hupperts R, Alroughani R, Oreja-Guevara C, Pucci E, Boz C, Lechner-Scott J, Bergamaschi R, Van Pesch V, Iuliano G, Ramo C, Taylor B, Slee M, Spitaleri D, Granella F, Verheul F, McCombe P, Hodgkinson S, Amato MP, Vucic S, Gray O, Cristiano E, Barnett M, Sanchez Menoyo JL, van Munster E, Saladino ML, Olascoaga J, Prevost J, Deri N, Shaw C, Singhal B, Moore F, Rozsa C, Shuey N, Skibina O, Kister I, Petkovska-Boskova T, Ampapa R, Kermode A, Butzkueven H, Jokubaitis V, Kalincik T; MSBase Study Group (2017) Contribution of different relapse phenotypes to disability in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler, 23(2):266-276


Journal of Urology
Impact Factor: 4.7

Tran L, Kichenadasse G, Ormsby R, Morel K, Butler L, Centenera M, Sykes P (2017) MP83-08 combination of metformin and sodium valproate for prostate cancer: A rapid approach from bench to clinical trial. J Urol, 197(4)Supp:e1108–e1109


Scientific Reports
Impact Factor: 4.259

Jia R, Shepheard S, Jin J, Hu F, Zhao X, Xue L, Xiang L, Qi H, Qu Q, Guo F, Rogers ML*, Dang J* (2017) Urinary Extracellular Domain of Neurotrophin Receptor p75 as a Biomarker for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in a Chinese cohort. Scientific Reports, 7:5127.
(*equal last author)

Impact Factor: 4.159

Martin AM, Young RL, Leong L, Rogers GB, Spencer NJ, Jessup CF, Keating DJ (2017) The diverse metabolic roles of peripheral serotonin. Endocrinology. [Epub ahead of print]


The Pharmacogenomics Journal
Impact Factor: 3.815

Mahurkar S, Moldovan M, Suppiah V, Sorosina M, Clarelli F, Liberatore G, Malhotra S, Montalban X, Antigüedad A, Krupa M, Jokubaitis VG, McKay FC, Gatt PN, Fabis-Pedrini MJ, Martinelli V, Comi G, Lechner-Scott J, Kermode AG, Slee M, Taylor BV, Vandenbroeck K, Comabella M, Boneschi FM; Australian and New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (ANZgene), King C (2017) Response to interferon-beta treatment in multiple sclerosis patients: a genome-wide association study. Pharmacogenomics J,17:312–318


Journal of Comparative Neurology
Impact Factor: 3.331

Barry CM, Ji E, Sharma H, Beukes L, Vilimas PI, DeGraaf YC, Matusica D, Haberberger RV (2017) Morphological and neurochemical differences in peptidergic nerve fibers of the mouse vagina. J Comp Neurol, 525(10):2394-2410.


Neurogastroenterology & Motility
Impact Factor: 3.31

Martin AM, Lumsden AL, Young RL, Jessup CF, Spencer NJ, Keating DJ (2017) The nutrient-sensing repertoires of mouse enterochromaffin cells differ between duodenum and colon. Neurogastroenterol Motil, 29(6).

Carlson DA, Omari T, Lin Z, Rommel N, Starkey K, Kahrilas PJ, Tack J, Pandolfino JE (2017) High-resolution impedance manometry parameters enhance the esophageal motility evaluation in non-obstructive dysphagia patients without a major Chicago Classification motility disorder. Neurogastroenterol Motil, 29(3).

Hibberd TJ, Costa M, Travis L, Brookes SJH, Wattchow DA, Feng J, Hu H, Spencer NJ (2017) Neurogenic and myogenic patterns of electrical activity in isolated intact mouse colon. Neurogastroenterol Motil. [Epub ahead of print]

Costa M, Wiklendt L, Keightley L, Brookes SJH, Dinning PG, Spencer NJ (2017) New insights into neurogenic cyclic motor activity in the isolated guinea-pig colon. Neurogastroenterol Motil. [Epub ahead of print]


IBRO Reports
Impact Factor: 3.277

Majd S, Power JH, Koblar SA, Grantham HJ (2017) The impact of tau hyperphosphorylation at Ser262 on memory and learning after global brain ischaemia in a rat model of reversible cardiac arrest. IBRO Reports, 2:1–13.

Acta Diabetologica
Impact Factor: 3.16

Dwinovan J, Colella AD, Chegeni N, Chataway TK, Sokoya EM (2017) Proteomic analysis reveals downregulation of housekeeping proteins in the diabetic vascular proteome. Acta Diabetol, 54(2):171-190.

Impact Factor: 3.078

Barnawi J, Jersmann H, Haberberger R, Hodge S, Meech R (2017) Reduced DNA methylation of sphingosine-1 phosphate receptor 5 in alveolar macrophages in COPD: A potential link to failed efferocytosis. Respirology, 22(2):315-321.


Impact Factor: 2.39

Cock C, Jones CA, Hammer MJ, Omari TI, McCulloch TM (2017) Modulation of Upper Esophageal Sphincter (UES) Relaxation and Opening During Volume Swallowing. Dysphagia, 32(2):216-224.


Journal of Neurophysiology
Impact Factor: 1.92

Sorensen J, Wiklendt L, Hibberd T, Costa M, Spencer NJ (2017) Techniques to identify and temporally correlate calcium transients between multiple regions of interest in vertebrate neural circuits. J Neurophysiol, 117(3):885-902.


Physiological Reports
Impact Factor: 1.61

Martin AM, Lumsden AL, Young RL, Jessup CF, Spencer NJ, Keating DJ (2017) Regional differences in nutrient-induced secretion of gut serotonin. Physiol Rep, 5(6):e13199.



Books & Book Chapters

Ali ES, Rychkov G and Barritt GJ (2017) Hepatocyte store-operated Ca2+ channels in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In Groschner K, Graier W and Romanin C. ed. Store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) pathways: Emerging signaling concepts in human (patho)physiology. Chapter: 30. Springer Nature. ISBN: 978-3-319-57731-9

Brierley S, Costa M, Eds. The Enteric Nervous System: 30 Years On. Switzerland: Springer, 2016

Dinning PG, Costa M and Brookes SJH (2015) Chapter 100. Sensory and Motor Function of the Colon. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, and Brandt LJ, Eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans’ Gastrointestinal & Liver Disease 10th Edition, Philadelphia: Saunders; 2015, pp 1696-1712

Hidayat E, Medvede A and Nordström K (2015) “Identification of the Reichardt Elementary Motion Detector Model”, In Advances in experimental medicine and biology; Signal and Image Analysis for Biomedical and Life Sciences, Eds: C Sun, T Bednarz, TD Pham, P Vallotton and D Wang, Springer Verlag, 01/2015; 823:83-105

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