Aideen O'Doherty

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Oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) contributes to the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, partly by altering gene expression in vascular cells. Here, we show 221 genes differentially regulated by oxLDL in coronary artery smooth muscle cells (CASMC), using oligonucleotide microarrays. These genes were classified into 14 functional groups. A comparable(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The ability of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) to home to sites of neoangiogenesis makes them attractive candidates for use in the field of gene therapy. The efficacy of this approach depends on the efficiency of the vector used for transgene delivery. METHODS/RESULTS In this study, we have compared the efficiency of adenovirus, five(More)
AIMS It has become increasingly evident that the nigrostriatal degeneration associated with Parkinson's disease initiates at the level of the axonal terminals in the putamen, and this nigrostriatal terminal dystrophy is either caused or exacerbated by the presence of α-synuclein immunopositive neuronal inclusions. Therefore, strategies aimed at reducing(More)
Despite the widely held belief that Parkinson's disease is caused by both underlying genetics and exposure to environmental risk factors, it is still widely modelled in preclinical models using a single genetic or neurotoxic insult. This single-insult approach has resulted in a variety of models that are limited with respect to their aetiological,(More)
The cellular and molecular basis of vascular calcification (VC) in atherosclerosis is not fully understood. Here, we investigate role of resident/circulating progenitor cells in VC and contribution of inflammatory plaque environment to this process. Vessel-derived stem/progenitor cells (VSCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from atherosclerotic(More)
Recently, Campylobacter ureolyticus has been detected for the first time in the faeces of patients with acute gastroenteritis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques. Cultural isolation of C. ureolyticusis is not possible using the established selective methods for the isolation of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. from faeces. The aim of the current(More)
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