Tamara P. Martin

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Recent work has established that bacterial endotoxin (LPS) binds to the plasma protein LPS-binding protein (LBP) forming high affinity complexes (LPS-LBP), that LBP is an opsonin for LPS-bearing particles, and that LPS-LBP complexes are potent agonists for monocytic cells (MO). mAb to the MO plasma membrane protein, CD14, inhibit LBP-dependent binding of(More)
Using fistulated calves, the influence of the age, type of dietary protein and weaning on the secretion of chymosin and pepsin by the abomasum were studied. The abomasum secreted both chymosin and pepsin when the animals were fed milk. Chymosin secretion appeared to be independent of the age of the animals whereas a slow increase in pepsin secretion was(More)
Phosphorylated heat shock protein 20 (HSP20) is cardioprotective. Using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) and a mouse model of pressure overload mediated hypertrophy, we show that peptide disruption of the HSP20-phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) complex results in attenuation of action potential prolongation and protection(More)
Left ventricular pressure overload in response to aortic banding is an invaluable model for studying progression of cardiac hypertrophy and transition to heart failure. Traditional aortic banding has recently been superceded by minimally invasive transverse aortic banding (MTAB), which does not require ventilation so is less technically challenging.(More)
Nuclear import of protein kinase D1 (PKD1) is an important event in the transcriptional regulation of cardiac gene reprogramming leading to the hypertrophic growth response, however, little is known about the molecular events that govern this event. We have identified a novel complex between PKD1 and a heat shock protein (Hsp), Hsp20, which has been(More)
The small HSP (heat-shock protein) HSP20 is a molecular chaperone that is transiently up-regulated in response to cellular stress/damage. Although ubiquitously expressed in various tissues, it is most highly expressed in skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle. Phosphorylation at Ser16 by PKA (cAMP-dependent protein kinase) is essential for HSP20 to confer its(More)
To determine whether second harmonic generation (SHG) can be used as a novel and improved label-free technique for detection of collagen deposition in the heart. To verify whether SHG will allow accurate quantification of altered collagen deposition in diseased hearts following hypertrophic remodelling. Minimally invasive transverse aortic banding (MTAB) of(More)
Small heat shock protein 20 (Hsp20) facilitates nuclear import of protein kinase D 1 (PKD1) during cardiac hypertrophy Cell Communication and Signaling Sample doi:10.1186/s12964-015-0094-x Yuan Yan Sin (angie.sin@queensu.ca) Tamara P Martin (tamara.martin@glasgow.ac.uk) Lauren Wills (0901357W@student.gla.ac.uk) Susan Currie (susan.currie@strath.ac.uk)(More)
Increased adult cardiac fibroblast proliferation results in an increased collagen deposition responsible for the fibrosis accompanying pathological remodelling of the heart. The mechanisms regulating cardiac fibroblast proliferation remain poorly understood. Using a minimally invasive transverse aortic banding (MTAB) mouse model of cardiac hypertrophy, we(More)
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