Dr Adrian Abdo
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Basil Hetzel Institute
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)
2019: Heart Foundation Tom Simpson Trust Fund ($15 750)
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
Categories Medicine & Medical Research, Science & Technology Expertise endothelial cells; endothelial dysfunction; cardiovascular disease; nitric oxide; free radicals; biochemistry; physiology; zinc; smoking; endothelin-1 Notes International 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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