Dr Adrian Abdo

Dr Adrian Abdo
 Position Research Officer
 Org Unit Medicine
 Email adrian.abdo@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8222 7836
 Location Floor/Room 2 ,  Basil Hetzel Institute
  • Biography/ Background

    Adrian’s research interests have been in endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in cardiovascular disease. His PhD was on the modification of low-density lipoproteins (e.g. ‘bad cholesterol’) by oxidants during vascular inflammation. This research project gave Adrian diverse experience in a variety of biochemical techniques, looking at gene and protein regulation to free radical and protein chemistry.

    Currently, our research is investigating the role of zinc alterations in vascular protection against cigarette smoke and cardiovascular disease. We have shown that Zn modulates endothelial cell nitric oxide (artery dilator) production and endothelin-1 (artery constrictor) release independently of each other.

  • Awards & Achievements

    2014: Australian Postgraduate Award (University of Sydney)

    2013: Dean's Merit Award (UTS)

  • Research Funding

    2019: Heart Foundation Tom Simpson Trust Fund ($15 750)

  • Publications

    Abdo, A.I., Tran, H.B., Hodge, S., Beltrame, J.F., Zalewski, P.D. (2020). Zinc homeostasis alters zinc transporter expression in vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells. Biological Trace Element Research: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12011-020-02328-z

    Tran, H.B., Macowan, M.G., Abdo A.I., Donnelley, M., Parsons, D., Hodge, S. (2020). Enhanced inflammasome activation and reduced sphingosine-1 phosphate S1P signaling in a respiratory mucoobstructive disease model. Journal of Inflammation 17: 16

    Vallejo, A., Chami, B., Dennis, J.M., Simone, M., Ahmad, G., Abdo, A.I., Sharma, A., Shihata, W.A., Martin,  N., Chin-Dusting, J.P.F., De Haan, J.B., Witting, P.K. (2019) NFκB Inhibition Mitigates Serum Amyloid A-Induced Pro-Atherogenic Responses in Endothelial Cells and Leukocyte Adhesion and Adverse Changes to Endothelium Function in Isolated Aorta. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20(1): 105

    Zalewski, P.D., Beltrame, J.F., Wawer, A.A., Abdo, A.I., Murgia, C. (2018) Roles for endothelial zinc homeostasis in vascular physiology and coronary artery disease. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 59(21): 3511-3525

    Abdo, A.I., Rayner, B.S., van Reyk, D.M., Hawkins, C.L. (2017). Low-density lipoprotein modified by myeloperoxidase oxidants induces endothelial dysfunction. Redox Biology 13: 623-632

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesMedicine & Medical Research, Science & Technology
    Expertiseendothelial cells; endothelial dysfunction; cardiovascular disease; nitric oxide; free radicals; biochemistry; physiology; zinc; smoking; endothelin-1
    NotesInternational Society for Heart Research Awards: 2019: Heart Foundation Tom Simpson Trust Fund Equipment Grant 2014-2017: Australian Postgraduate Award 2014: Dean?s Merit Award, University of Sydney

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