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Wang, J., et al., Unique mechanisms of connective tissue growth factor regulation in airway smooth muscle in asthma: Relationship with airway remodelling.Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 2018.

Sukjamnong, S., et al., MitoQ supplementation prevent long-term impact of maternal smoking on renal development, oxidative stress and mitochondrial density in male mice offspring.Sci Rep, 2018. 8(1): p. 6631.

Saad, S., et al., Maternal L-carnitine supplementation improves glucose and lipid profiles in female offspring of dams exposed to cigarette smoke.Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol, 2018. 45(7): p. 694-703.

Rutting, S., et al., Dietary omega-6, but not omega-3, polyunsaturated or saturated fatty acids increase inflammation in primary lung mesenchymal cells.Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, 2018. 314(6): p. L922-L935.

Nissen, G., et al., Tumstatin fragment selectively inhibits neutrophil infiltration in experimental asthma exacerbation.Clin Exp Allergy, 2018.

Mitchell, A.B., et al., A novel sampling method to detect airborne influenza and other respiratory viruses in mechanically ventilated patients: a feasibility study.Ann Intensive Care, 2018. 8(1): p. 45.

Mitchell, A.B., et al., Viruses in bronchiectasis: a pilot study to explore the presence of community acquired respiratory viruses in stable patients and during acute exacerbations.BMC Pulm Med, 2018. 18(1): p. 84.

Li, G., et al., Heat or Burn? Impacts of Intrauterine Tobacco Smoke and E-Cigarette Vapor Exposure on the Offspring's Health Outcome.Toxics, 2018. 6(3).

Fricker, M., et al., Chronic cigarette smoke exposure induces systemic hypoxia that drives intestinal dysfunction.JCI Insight, 2018. 3(3).

Faiz, A., et al., Profiling of healthy and asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells following IL-1beta treatment: a novel role for CCL20 in chronic mucus hyper-secretion.Eur Respir J, 2018.

Eapen, M.S., et al., Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 inhibition attenuates human airway smooth muscle growth and migration in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Clin Sci (Lond), 2018. 132(14): p. 1615-1627.

Copeland, E., et al., Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Potential Role of Microbial Dysbiosis and Recommendations for Sampling Sites.Front Cell Infect Microbiol, 2018. 8: p. 57.

Chen, H., et al., Gold nanoparticles improve metabolic profile of mice fed a high-fat diet.J Nanobiotechnology, 2018. 16(1): p. 11.

Chen, H., et al., Modulation of neural regulators of energy homeostasis, and of inflammation, in the pups of mice exposed to e-cigarettes.Neurosci Lett, 2018. 684: p. 61-66.

Chen, H., et al., Maternal E-Cigarette Exposure in Mice Alters DNA Methylation and Lung Cytokine Expression in Offspring.Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, 2018. 58(3): p. 366-377.

Chen, H., et al., L-Carnitine and extendin-4 improve outcomes following moderate brain contusion injury.Sci Rep, 2018. 8(1): p. 11201.

Burgess, J.K., et al., Phenotype and Functional Features of Human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Immortalized Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells from Asthmatic and Non-Asthmatic Donors.Sci Rep, 2018. 8(1): p. 805.


Turturice, B.A., et al., Atopic asthmatic immune phenotypes associated with airway microbiota and airway obstruction.PLoS ONE, 2017. 12(10).

 Sukjamnong, S., et al., Effect of long-term maternal smoking on the offspring’s lung health.American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 2017. 313(2): p. L416-L423.

Sharma, P., et al., Bitter Taste Receptor Agonists Mitigate Features of Allergic Asthma in Mice.Scientific Reports, 2017. 7.

Sharma, P., et al., Autophagy and airway fibrosis: Is there a link?F1000Research, 2017. 6.

 Patel, B.S., et al., Roflumilast N-oxide in combination with formoterol enhances the antiinflammatory effect of dexamethasone in airway smooth muscle cells.American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 2017. 56(4): p. 532-538.

Liu, G., et al., Airway remodelling and inflammation in asthma are dependent on the extracellular matrix protein fibulin-1c.Journal of Pathology, 2017. 243(4): p. 510-523.

 Ghadiri, M., et al., The effect of non-specific tight junction modulators on the transepithelial transport of poorly permeable drugs across airway epithelial cells.Journal of Drug Targeting, 2017. 25(4): p. 342-349.

Faiz, A., et al., Latrophilin receptors: Novel bronchodilator targets in asthma.Thorax, 2017. 72(1): p. 74-82.

Ebenezer, J.A., et al., Periostin as a marker of mucosal remodelling in chronic rhinosinusitis.Rhinology, 2017. 55(3): p. 234-241.

Chan, Y.L., et al., Maternal cigarette smoke exposure worsens neurological outcomes in adolescent offspring with hypoxic-ischemic injury.Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 2017. 10.

Chan, Y.L., et al., Maternal L-carnitine supplementation improves brain health in offspring from cigarette smoke exposed mothers.Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 2017. 10.

Capistrano, S.J., et al., Evidence of biomass smoke exposure as a causative factor for the development of COPD.Toxics, 2017. 5(4).

Tovey, E.R., et al., Time-based measurement of personal mite allergen bioaerosol exposure over 24 hour periods.PLoS ONE, 2016. 11(5).

Tang, F.S.M., et al., Differential neutrophil activation in viral infections: Enhanced TLR-7/8-mediated CXCL8 release in asthma.Respirology, 2016. 21(1): p. 172-179.

Tang, F.S.M., et al., A novel immunomodulatory function of neutrophils on rhinovirus-Activated monocytes in vitro.Thorax, 2016. 71(11): p. 1039-1049.


Tang, F. S.; Hansbro, P. M.; Burgess, J. K.; Ammit, A. J.; Baines, K. J.; Oliver, B. G.  A novel immunomodulatory function of neutrophils on rhinovirus-activated monocytes in vitroThorax  (2016)  71 111039-1049   PMID: 27287090DOI: RGMS ID P13717529 (grants)

Stelzer-Braid, S.; Tovey, E. R.; Willenborg, C. M.; Toelle, B. G.; Ampon, R.; Garden, F. L.; Oliver, B. G.; Strachan, R.; Belessis, Y.; Jaffe, A.; Reddel, H. K.; Crisafulli, D.; Marks, G. B.; Rawlinson, W. D.  Absence of back to school peaks in human rhinovirus detections and respiratory symptoms in a cohort of children with asthmaJ Med Virol  (2016)  88 4578-87   PMID: 26331908DOI: RGMS ID P13252197 (grants)

Capistrano, S. J.; Zakarya, R.; Chen, H.; Oliver, B. G.  Biomass Smoke Exposure Enhances Rhinovirus-Induced Inflammation in Primary Lung FibroblastsInt J Mol Sci  (2016)  17 9     PMID: 27571064DOI: RGMS ID P13717516 (grants)

Tang, F. S.; Van Ly, D.; Spann, K.; Reading, P. C.; Burgess, J. K.; Hartl, D.; Baines, K. J.; Oliver, B. G.  Differential neutrophil activation in viral infections: Enhanced TLR-7/8-mediated CXCL8 release in asthmaRespirology  (2016)  21 1172-9   PMID: 26477783DOI: RGMS ID P13252195 (grants)

Rumzhum, N. N.; Rahman, M. M.; Oliver, B. G.; Ammit, A. J.  Effect of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate on Cyclo-Oxygenase-2 Expression, Prostaglandin E2 Secretion, and β2-Adrenergic Receptor Desensitization.  Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol  (2016)        PMID: 26098693DOI: RGMS ID P13052145 (grants)

Ing, M.; Oliver, R. A.; Oliver, B. G.; Walsh, W. R.; Williamson, J. P.  Evaluation of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Size and Freezing Time: A Prognostic Animal StudyRespiration  (2016)  92 134-9   PMID: 27355358DOI: RGMS ID P13717521 (grants)

Liu, G.; Cooley, M. A.; Jarnicki, A. G.; Hsu, A. C.; Nair, P. M.; Haw, T. J.; Fricker, M.; Gellatly, S. L.; Kim, R. Y.; Inman, M. D.; Tjin, G.; Wark, P. A.; Walker, M. M.; Horvat, J. C.; Oliver, B. G.; Argraves, W. S.; Knight, D. A.; Burgess, J. K.; Hansbro, P. M.  Fibulin-1 regulates the pathogenesis of tissue remodeling in respiratory diseasesJCI Insight  (2016)  1 9     PMID: 27398409DOI: RGMS ID P13717522 (grants)

Rumzhum, N. N.; Patel, B. S.; Prabhala, P.; Gelissen, I. C.; Oliver, B. G.; Ammit, A. J.  IL-17A increases TNF-alpha-induced COX-2 protein stability and augments PGE2 secretion from airway smooth muscle cells: impact on beta2 -adrenergic receptor desensitizationAllergy  (2016)  71 3387-96   PMID: 26606373DOI: RGMS ID P13252198 (grants)

Chan, Y. L.; Saad, S.; Al-Odat, I.; Zaky, A. A.; Oliver, B.; Pollock, C.; Li, W.; Jones, N. M.; Chen, H.  Impact of maternal cigarette smoke exposure on brain and kidney health outcomes in female offspringClin Exp Pharmacol Physiol  (2016)  43 121168-1176   PMID: 27561128DOI: RGMS ID P13717517 (grants)

Chan, Y. L.; Saad, S.; Pollock, C.; Oliver, B.; Al-Odat, I.; Zaky, A. A.; Jones, N.; Chen, H.  Impact of maternal cigarette smoke exposure on brain inflammation and oxidative stress in male mice offspringSci Rep  (2016)  6   25881   PMID: 27169932DOI: RGMS ID P13717518 (grants)

Chen, H.; Chan, Y. L.; Nguyen, L. T.; Mao, Y.; de Rosa, A.; Beh, I. T.; Chee, C.; Oliver, B.; Herok, G.; Saad, S.; Gorrie, C.  Moderate traumatic brain injury is linked to acute behaviour deficits and long term mitochondrial alterationsClin Exp Pharmacol Physiol  (2016)  43 111107-1114   PMID: 27557565DOI: RGMS ID P13717519 (grants)

Mitchell, A. B.; Mourad, B.; Tovey, E.; Buddle, L.; Peters, M.; Morgan, L.; Oliver, B. G.  Spirometry filters can be used to detect exhaled respiratory virusesJ Breath Res  (2016)  10 4046002   PMID: 27669334DOI: RGMS ID P13717523 (grants)

Tovey, E. R.; Liu-Brennan, D.; Garden, F. L.; Oliver, B. G.; Perzanowski, M. S.; Marks, G. B.  Time-Based Measurement of Personal Mite Allergen Bioaerosol Exposure over 24 Hour PeriodsPLoS One  (2016)  11 5e0153414   PMID: 27192200DOI: RGMS ID P13717531 (grants)


CHAN, Y. L., SAAD, S., SIMAR, D., OLIVER, B., MCGRATH, K., REYK, D. V., BERTRAND, P. P., GORRIE, C., POLLOCK, C. & CHEN, H. 2015. Short term exendin-4 treatment reduces markers of metabolic disorders in female offspring of obese rat dams. Int J Dev Neurosci.

HAGHI, M., HITTINGER, M., ZENG, Q., OLIVER, B., TRAINI, D., YOUNG, P. M., HUWER, H., SCHNEIDER-DAUM, N. & LEHR, C. M. 2015a. Mono- and Cocultures of Bronchial and Alveolar Epithelial Cells Respond Differently to Proinflammatory Stimuli and Their Modulation by Salbutamol and Budesonide. Mol Pharm, 12, 2625-32.

HAGHI, M., TRAINI, D., WOOD, L. G., OLIVER, B., YOUNG, P. M. & CHRZANOWSKI, W. 2015b. A 'soft spot' for drug transport: modulation of cell stiffness using fatty acids and its impact on drug transport in lung model. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 2583-2589.

HERBERT, C., SEBESFI, M., ZENG, Q. X., OLIVER, B. G., FOSTER, P. S. & KUMAR, R. K. 2015. Using multiple online databases to help identify microRNAs regulating the airway epithelial cell response to a virus-like stimulus. Respirology.

NG, H. Y., OLIVER, B. G., BURGESS, J. K., KRYMSKAYA, V. P., BLACK, J. L. & MOIR, L. M. 2015. Doxycycline reduces the migration of tuberous sclerosis complex-2 null cells - effects on RhoA-GTPase and focal adhesion kinase. J Cell Mol Med.

RUMZHUM, N. N., RAHMAN, M. M., OLIVER, B. G. & AMMIT, A. J. 2015. Sphingosine 1-phosphate Increases COX-2 Expression and PGE Secretion: Effects on beta-adrenergic Receptor Desensitization. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol.

TOVEY, E. R., STELZER-BRAID, S., TOELLE, B. G., OLIVER, B. G., REDDEL, H. K., WILLENBORG, C. M., BELESSIS, Y., GARDEN, F. L., JAFFE, A., STRACHAN, R., EYLES, D., RAWLINSON, W. D. & MARKS, G. B. 2015. Rhinoviruses significantly affect day-to-day respiratory symptoms of children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 135, 663-9 e12.

TANG, F., VAN LY, D., SPANN, K. READING, P., HARTLY, D., BURGESS, J.K., BAINES, K., OLIVER, B.G.  Differential neutrophil activation in viral infections: Enhanced TLR-7/8-mediated CXCL8 release in asthma.  F Tang et al Brian Oliver, Respirology,  Accepted 22 July 2015

HY Ng, BGG Oliver, JK Burgess, VP Krymskaya, JL Black, LM Moir Doxycycline reduces the migration of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-2 null cells - effects on RhoA-GTPase and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (2015)

Qi Ge, Ling Chen, Jade Jaffar, William Scott Argraves, Waleed O. Twal, Phil Hansbro, Judith L. Black, Janette K. Burgess and Brian Oliver Fibulin1C peptide induces cell attachment and extracellular matrix deposition in lung fibroblasts Scientific Reports (2015)

Tovey ER, Stelzer-Braid S, Toelle BG, Oliver BG, Reddel HK, Willenborg CM, Belessis Y, Garden FL, Jaffe A, Strachan R, Eyles D, Rawlinson WD, Marks GB.  Rhinoviruses significantly affect day-to-day respiratory symptoms of children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Mar;135(3):663-9.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.10.020. Epub 2014 Dec 2.

Patel BS, Prabhala P, Oliver BG, Ammit AJ. Inhibitors of Phosphodiesterase 4, but Not Phosphodiesterase 3, Increase β2-Agonist-Induced Expression of Antiinflammatory Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Phosphatase 1 in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells.  Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 May;52(5):634-40. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2014-0344OC.


Herbert C, Zeng QX, Shanmugasundaram R, Garthwaite L, Oliver BG, Kumar RK.  Response of airway epithelial cells to double-stranded RNA in an allergic environment. Transl Respir Med. 2014 Dec;2(1):11. Epub 2014 Sep 11.


Oliver BG, Robinson P, Peters M, Black J. Viral infections and asthma: an inflammatory interface? Eur Respir J. 2014 Dec;44(6):1666-81. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00047714. Epub 2014 Sep 18.

Hatem Alkhouri, Lyn M Moir, Carol L Amour, J Margaret Hughes (2014) CXCL1 is a negative regulator of mast cell chemotaxis to airway smooth muscle cell products in vitro. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 44(3):381-392doi: 10.1111/cea.12224

Wenchi Che, Johannes Parmentier, Petra Seidel, Melanie Manetsch, Emma E Ramsay, Hatem Alkhouri, Qi Ge, Carol L Armour & Alaina J Ammit (2014) Corticosteroids inhibit S1P-induced IL-6 secretion from human airway smooth muscle via MKP-1-mediated repression of MSK1. Am J Resp Cell Mol Biol 50: 358-368,  doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2013-0208OC

Karryn Grafton, Lyn Moir, Judy Black, Nicole Hansbro, Phi Hansbro, Janette Burgess, Brian Oliver (2014) LF-15 & T7, synthetic peptides derived from tumstatin, attenuate aspects of airway remodelling in a murine model of chronic OVA-induced allergic airway disease. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85655 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085655

Jade Jaffar, Sofia Unger, Tamera Corte, Michael Keller, Paul Wolters, Luca Richeldi, Stefania Cerri, Cecilia Prêle, Philip Hansbro, W Scott Argraves, Rema Oliver, Brian Oliver, Judith Black, Janette Burgess (2014) Fibulin-1 predicts disease progression in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  Chest - in press 16/4/14

Gavin Tjin, Paul Xu, Scott H. Kable, Eleanor P. W. Kable, Janette K. Burgess (2014) Quantification of collagen I in airway tissues using second harmonic generation. Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(3): 036005 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.3.036005

Ling Chen, Qi Ge, Gavin Tjin, Hatem Alkhouri, Linghong Deng, Corry-Anke Brandsma, Ian Adcock, Wim Timens, Dirkje Postma, Janette K. Burgess, Judith L. Black and Brian G.G. Oliver Effects of cigarette smoke extract on human airway smooth muscle cells in COPD. ERJ 2014 Jun 25. pii: erj01713-2013. [Epub ahead of print]

 Banville N, Burgess JK, Jaffar J, Tjin G, Richeldi L, Cerri S, Persiani E, Black JL, Oliver BG. A Quantitative Proteomic Approach to Identify Significantly Altered Protein Networks in the Serum of Patients with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). PLoS One. 2014 Aug 18;9(8):e105365. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105365. eCollection 2014.

Van Ly D, Oliver BGDo We Really Need to Keep Redesigning β2-Agonists for the Management of Asthma?  Curr Drug Deliv. 2014 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24909291

Explainer: what is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Brian Oliver and Steve Milne. The Conversation.  Published 18 June 2014 (NOT PEER REVIEWED)

Alkhouri H, Rumzhum NN, Rahman MM, FitzPatrick M, de Pedro M, Oliver BG, Bourke JE, Ammit AJ. TLR2 activation causes tachyphylaxis to β2 -agonists in vitro and ex vivo: modeling bacterial exacerbation.  Allergy. 2014 May 24. doi: 10.1111/all.12449. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24862376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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Alaina Ammit (2013) Glucocorticoid insensitivity as a source of drug targets for respiratory disease (review). Current Opinion in Pharmacology 13(3):370-376

Armour CL, Reddel HK, LeMay KS, Saini B, Smith LD, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ, Song YJ, Alles MC, Burton DL, Emmerton L, Stewart K, Krass I. (2013) Feasibility and effectiveness of an evidence-based asthma service in Australian community pharmacies: a pragmatic cluster randomized trial. J Asthma 50:302-309

Basheti, IA; Bosnic-Anticevich, SZ; Armour CL; Reddel, HK Checklists for dry powder inhaler technique: a review and recommendations. Respiratory Care - in press, accepted 15/10/13 doi:10.4187/respcare.02342

Beckett EL, Stevens RL, Jarnicki AG, Kim RY, Hanish I, Hansbro NG, Deane A, Keely S, Horvat JC, Yang M, Oliver BG, van Rooijen N, Inman MD, Adachi R, Soberman RJ, Hamadi S, Wark PA, Foster PS, Hansbro PM (2013). A new short-term mouse model of COPD identifies a role for mast cell tryptase in pathogenesis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 131:752-762

Ling Chen, Qi Ge, Judith L Black, Linhong Deng, Janette K Burgess, Brian G G Oliver (2013). Differential regulation of extracellular matrix and soluble fibulin-1 levels by TGFβ1 in airway smooth muscle cells. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65544 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065544

Cheong H, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich S. Primary health care teams and the patient perspective: a social network analysis. (2013). Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy 9: 741-757

Cheung J, Bartlett D, Armour CL, Saini B (2013). Insomnia Patients’ Help-Seeking Experiences. Behavioural Sleep Medicine. Published online: 20/0313 DOI:10.1080/15402002.2013.764529

Cheung J, Bartlett D, Armour CL, Saini B. (2013) The Insomnia Patient Perspective, a Narrative Review. Behavioural Sleep Medicine 11: 1-21 doi:10.1080/15402002.2012.694382

Alen Faiz; Gavin Tjin; Louise Harkness; Markus Weckmann; Shisan Bao; Judith L Black; Brian GG Oliver; Janette K Burgess (2013) The expression and activity of cathepsins D, H and K in asthmatic airways. PLoS ONE 8(3):e57245 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057245

Feletto E, Lui G, Armour CL, Saini B. (2013) Practice change in community pharmacy-using change management principles when implementing a pharmacy asthma management service in NSW, Australia. Int J Pharm Pract 21: 28-37

Grover C, Armour C, Van Asperen PP, Moles RJ, Saini B. (2013) Medication use in Australian children with asthma: user's perspective. J Asthma 50: 231-41.

Grover C, Goel N, Chugh K, Gaur SN, Armour C, van Asperen PP, Moles RJ, Saini B (2013). Medication use in Indian children with Asthma: The User’s Perspective. Respirology 18: 807-813.

Henderson, J, Hancock, KL; Armour, C; Harrison, C; Miller, G. Asthma control in general practice - GP and patient perspectives compared (2013) Australian Family Physician 42: 740-743.

Jeremy A Hirota*, Hanna Im*, Md Mostafizur Rahman, Nowshin N Rumzhum, Melanie Manetsch, Chris Pascoe, Kristin Bunge, Hatem Alkhouri, Brian G Oliver, Alaina J Ammit (2013) The NLRP3 inflammasome is not activated in airway smooth muscle upon TLR2 ligation. Am J Resp Cell Mol Biol 49:517-524 (*joint first authors) doi:10.1165/rcmb.2013-0047OC

Zaridatul Aini Ibrahim; Carol L Armour; Simon Phipps; Maria B Sukkar (2013) RAGE and TLRs: relatives, friends or neighbours (review)? Molecular Immunology 56(4):739-744

Hanna Im & Alaina Ammit (2013) The NLRP3 inflammasome: role in airway inflammation. Clinical and Experimental Allergy – in press, accepted 01/10/13 doi:10.1111/cea.12206

SC Jeong, SR Koyyalamudi, JM Hughes, C Khoo, T Bailey, JP Park, CH Song (2013) Modulation of cytokine production and complement activity by biopolymers extracted from medicinal plants. Phytopharmacology 4(1):19-30

MoonSun Jung, Megan S. Lord, Bill Cheng, J. Guy Lyons, Hatem Alkhouri, J. Margaret Hughes, Simon J. McCarthy, Renato V. Iozzo, John M. Whitelock (2013) Mast cells produce novel shorter forms of perlecan that contain functional endorepellin: a role in angiogenesis and wound healing. J Biol Chem 288:3289-3304 doi/10.1074/jbc.M112.387811

Keglowich L, Roth M, Philippova M, Resink T, Tjin G, Oliver B, Lardinois D, Dessus-Babus S, Gosens R, Hostettler Haack K, Tamm M, Borger P (2013) Bronchial smooth muscle cells of asthmatics promote angiogenesis through elevated secretion of CXC-chemokines (ENA-78, GRO-α, and IL-8). PLoS ONE 8(12):e81494. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081494

Kong, M.L., Armour, C., Le May K., & Smith, L (2013) Information needs of people with asthma. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12057

David Krimmer, Yukikazu Ichimaru, Janette Burgess, Judith Black, Brian Oliver (2013) Exposure to biomass smoke extract enhances fibronectin release from fibroblasts. PLoS ONE 8(12):e83938 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083938

Melanie Manetsch, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Brijeshkumar S Patel, Emma E Ramsay, Nowshin N Rumzhum, Hatem Alkhouri, Qi Ge and Alaina J Ammit (2013) Long-acting β2-agonists increase fluticasone propionate-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 1 (MKP-1) in airway smooth muscle cells. PLoS ONE 8(3):e59635 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059635

Brian G Oliver, Janette K Burgess, Judith Black, Reynold A Panettieri (2013) “Noncontractile functions of airway smooth muscle” in: Middleton’s Allergy Principles and Practice, 8th Edition, ed. N. Franklin Adkinson et al. Saunders, Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia, USA; pp 315-326

Naik Panvelkar P, Armour CL, Saini B (2013). Discrete choice experiments in pharmacy: a review of literature. Int J Pharm Pract 21: 3-19

Caroline Reddel, Daniele Cultrone, Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina, Anthony Weiss, Janette Burgess (2013) Tropoelastin modulates TGF-β1-induced expression of VEGF and CTGF in airway smooth muscle cells. Matrix Biology 32(7-8):407-413 pdf

S Siddiqui, NS Redhu, O Ojo, B Liu, N Irechukwu, C Billington, L Janssen, LM Moir (2013) Emerging airway smooth muscle targets to treat asthma. Pulm Pharmacol Therap 26(1):132-144 pdf

Smith L, Alles C, Lemay K, Reddel H, Saini B, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Emmerton L, Stewart K, Burton D, Krass I, Armour C (2013) The contribution of goal specificity to goal achievement in collaborative goal setting for the management of asthma. Res Soc Admin Pharm 9: 918-929

Maria Sukkar and Dirkje Postma (2013) RAGE and sRAGE: A Balancing Act in COPD? (editorial) Am J Respir Crit Care Med 188:893-894 doi: 10.1164/rccm.201308-1489ED

X Tan, YA Alrashdan, H Alkhouri, BG Oliver, CL Armour, JM Hughes (2013) Airway smooth muscle CXCR3 ligand production: regulation by JAKk-STAT1 and intracellular calcium. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 304:L790-L802 doi:10.1152/ajplung.00356.2012

Md Ashik Ullah, Zhixuan Loh, Wan Jun Gan, Vivian Zhang, Huan Yang, Jian Hua Li, Yasuhiko Yamamoto, Ann Marie Schmidt, Carol L Armour, J Margaret Hughes, Simon Phipps. Maria B Sukkar, (2013) HMGB1 and RAGE mediate airway sensitization to inhaled allergens. JACI – in press, accepted 4/12/13

David Van Ly, Alen Faiz, Christine Jenkins, Ben Crossett, Judith L Black, Brent McParland, Janette K Burgess, Brian GG Oliver (2013) Characterising the mechanism of airway smooth muscle β2 adrenoceptor desensitization by rhinovirus infected bronchial epithelial cells. PLoS ONE 8(2):e56058 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056058

David Van Ly, Monique De Pedro, Peter James, Lucy Morgan, Judith L. Black, Janette K. Burgess and Brian G.G. Oliver (2013) Inhibition of phosphodiesterase 4 modulates cytokine induction from Toll like receptor activated, but not rhinovirus infected, primary human airway smooth muscle. Respiratory Research 14:127

David B Wright, Thomas Trian, Sana Siddiqui, Chris D Pascoe, Jill R Johnson, Bart G Dekkers, Shyamala Dakshinamurti, Rushita Bagchi, Janette K Burgess, Varsha Kanabar, Oluwaseun Ojo (2013) Phenotype modulation of airway smooth muscle in asthma. Pulm Pharmacol Therap 26(1):42-49 pdf

David B Wright, Thomas Trian, Sana Siddiqui, Chris D Pascoe, Oluwaseun O Ojo, Jill R Johnson, Bart G J Dekkers, Shyamala Dakshinamurti, Rushita Bagchi, Janette K Burgess, Varsha Kanabar (2013) Functional phenotype of airway myocytes from asthmatic airways. Pulm Pharmacol Therap 26(1):95-104 pdf

Yuxiu C. Xia, Naresh Singh Redhu, Lyn M. Moir, Cynthia Koziol-White, Alaina J. Ammit, Laila Al-Alwan, Blanca Camoretti-Mercado, Rachel L. Clifford (2013) Pro-inflammatory and immunomodulatory functions of airway smooth muscle: emerging concepts. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 26(1):64-74 PMID: 22634303 pdf

Behzad Yeganeh, Subhendu Mukherjee, Lyn M Moir, Kuldeep Kumawat, Hessam H Kashani, Rushita A Bagchi, Hoeke A Baarsma, Reinoud Gosens, Saeid Ghavami (2013) Novel non-canonical TGF-β signaling networks: emerging roles in airway smooth muscle phenotype and function. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 26(1):50-63 pdf

Behzad Yeganeh, Yuxiu C Xia, Hesam Movassagh, Cynthia Koziol-White, Ying Chang, Laila Al-Alwan, Jane Bourke, Brian Oliver (2013) Emerging mediators of airway smooth muscle dysfunction in asthma. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 26(1):105-111 pdf

Keglowich L, Roth M, Philippova M, Resink T, Tjin G, Oliver B, Lardinois D, Dessus-Babus S, Gosens R, Hostettler Haack K, Tamm M, Borger P. Bronchial Smooth Muscle Cells of Asthmatics Promote Angiogenesis through Elevated Secretion of CXC-Chemokines (ENA-78, GRO-α, and IL-8). PLoS One. 2013 Dec 5;8(12):e81494. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081494.

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Jodi C Allen, Petra Seidel, Tobias Schlosser, Emma E Ramsay, Qi Ge, Alaina Ammit (2012) Cyclin D1 in ASM cells from asthmatics is insensitive to corticosteroid inhibition. Journal of Allergy 2012(2012) Article ID 307838 doi:10.1155/2012/307838

Alrashdan YA*,Alkhouri H*, Chen E, Lalor DJ, Poniris M, Henness S, Brightling CE, Burgess JK, Armour CL, Ammit AJ, Hughes JM (2012) Asthmatic airway smooth muscle CXCL10 production: mitogen-activated protein kinase JNK involvement. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 302:L1118-L1127, doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00232.2011

Baraket M, Oliver BGG, Burgess JK, Lim S, King GG, Black JL (2012) Is low dose inhaled corticosteroid therapy as effective for inflammation and remodelling in asthma? A randomised parallel group study. Respiratory Research 13(11):1-11 doi:10.1186/1465-9921-13-11

Judith L Black, Reynold A Panettieri, Audreesh Banerjee, Patrick Berger (2012) “Airway smooth muscle in asthma. Just a target for bronchodilation?” in: Clinics in Chest Medicine 33(3):543-558, ed. Pascal Chanez. W B Saunders Company, Philadelphia, USA.

Bosse Y, Vagula MC, Rawding RS, Pun M, Black JL, Burgess J, Oliver B, Berger P, Marthan R, Adner M (2012). Comments on Point:Counterpoint: Alterations in airway smooth muscle phenotype do/do not cause airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma. J Appl Physiol. Sep 1;113(5):844-6. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00699.2012

Burgess J, Weckmann M (2012) Matrikines and the lungs. Pharmacol Ther 134:317-337, 

Wenchi Che, Melanie Manetsch, Timo Quante, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Brijeshkumar S Patel, Gi Qe, Alaina J Ammit (2012) Sphingosine 1-phosphate induces MKP-1 expression via p38 MAPK- and CREB-mediated pathways in airway smooth muscle cells. BBA Molecular Cell Research 1823(10):1658-1665

Doddareddy MR, Rawling T, Ammit AJ (2012) Targeting mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase-1 (MKP-1): structure-based design of MKP-1 inhibitors and upregulators. Curr Med Chem 19(2):163-173

Essilfie AT, Simpson JL, Dunkley MA, Morgan LC, Oliver BG, Gibson PG, Foster PS, Hansbro PM (2012) Combined Haemophilus influenzae respiratory infection and allergic airways disease drives chronic infection and features of neutrophilic asthma. Thorax 67(7):588-599 doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200160

Alen Faiz and Janette Burgess (2012) How can microarrays unlock asthma? J Allergy Special issue ‘Beyond the Immune System: The Role of Resident Cells in Asthma and COPD’, vol. 2012, article ID 241314, 15 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/241314

Qi Ge, Lyn M Moir, Thomas Trian, Kyoko Niimi, Maree Svolos, Peter R Shepherd, Judith L Black, Brian G Oliver, Janette K Burgess (2012) The phosphoinositide 3’-kinase p110ð modulates contractile protein production and IL-6 release in human airway smooth muscle. J Cell Physiol 227(8):3044-3052, doi:10.1002/jcp.23046

Qi Ge, Maree Poniris, Lyn Moir, Judith Black, Janette Burgess (2012) Combined beta-agonists and corticosteroids do not inhibit extracellular matrix protein in vitro. J Allergy 2012, article ID403059, 7 pages doi:10.1155/2012/403059

Yukikazu Ichimaru, David Krimmer, Janette Burgess, Judith Black, Brian Oliver (2012) TGF-β enhances deposition of perlecan from COPD airway smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 302(3):L325-L333 doi:10.1152/ajplung.00453.2010

DI Krimmer, JK Burgess, TK Wooi, JL Black, BGG Oliver (2012) Matrix proteins from smoke exposed fibroblasts are pro-proliferative. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 46(1):34-39

Manetsch M, Che W, Seidel P, Chen Y, Ammit AJ (2012) MKP-1: a negative feedback effector that represses MAPK-mediated pro-inflammatory signalling pathways and cytokine secretion in human airway smooth muscle cells. Cellular Signalling 24(4):907-913 

Manetsch M, Ramsay EE, King EM, Seidel P, Che W, Ge Q, Hibbs DE, Newton R, Ammit AJ (2012) Corticosteroids and β2-agonists upregulate mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 1: in vitro mechanisms. Brit J Pharmacol 166(7):2049-2059 doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.01923.x

Manetsch M*, Seidel P*, Heintz U, Che W, Hughes JM, Ge Q, Sukkar MB. Ammit AJ (2012) TLR2 ligand engagement upregulates airway smooth muscle TNFα-induced cytokine production. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol (*authors contributed equally) 302:L838-L845, doi:10.1152/ajplung-00317.2011

Moir LM, Black JL, Krymskaya VP (2012) TSC2 modulates cell adhesion and migration via integrin α1β1. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 303:L703-L710 doi:10.1152/ajplung.00414.2011

Kyoko Niimi, Qi Ge, Lyn Moir, Alaina Ammit, Thomas Trian, Janette Burgess, Judith Black, Brian Oliver (2012) β2-agonists upregulate PDE4 mRNA but not protein or activity in human airway smooth muscle cells from asthmatic and non asthmatic volunteers. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 302:L334-L342 doi:10.1152/ajplung.00163.2011

Oliver B (2012) Beyond the Immune System: The role of resident cells in asthma and COPD. J Allergy vol 2012, 3 pages (editorial) doi:10.1155/2012/968039

Panvelkar PN, Armour CL, Rose JM, Saini B (2012) Patients' value of asthma services in Australian pharmacies: the way ahead for asthma care. J Asthma 49(3):310-316

Caroline J Reddel, Anthony S Weiss, Janette K Burgess (2012) Elastin in asthma. Pulm Pharmacol Therap 25(2):144-153

Seidel P, Hostettler KE, Hughes JM, Tamm M, Roth M (2012) Dimethylfumarate inhibits CXCL10 via heme-oxygenase-1 in airway smooth muscle. Eur Respir J doi: 10.1183/09031936.00068411 PMID: 22790915

Petra Seidel*, Hatem Alkhouri*, Daniel J Lalor, Janette K Burgess, Carol L Armour, J Margaret Hughes (2012) Thiazolidinediones inhibit airway smooth muscle release of the chemokine CXCL10: in vitro comparison with current asthma therapies. Respiratory Research (*authors contributed equally) 13:90 pdf

Sukkar MB, Ullah MA, Gan WJ, Wark PAB, Chung KF, Hughes JM, Armour CL*, Phipps S (2012) RAGE: a new frontier in chronic airways disease. Invited review - Br J Pharmacol 2012 Apr 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.01984.x.*Corresponding author, PMID: 22506507

MB Sukkar, LG Wood, M Tooze, JL Simpson, VM McDonald, PG Gibson, PAB Wark (2012) Soluble RAGE is deficient in neutrophilic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Eur Respir J 39:721-729 doi:10.1183/09031936.00022011

Tan X, Khalil N, Tesarik C, Vanapalli K, Yaputra V, Alkhouri H, Armour, CL, Oliver BGG, Hughes M (2012) Th1 cytokine-induced syndecan-4 shedding by airway smooth muscle cells is dependent on mitogen-activated protein kinases. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 302:L700-L710, doi:10.1152/ajplung.00167.2011

D Van Ly, J Burgess, T Brock, T Lee, J Black, B Oliver (2012) Prostaglandins but not leukotrienes alter extracellular matrix protein deposition & cytokine release in primary human airway smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 303:L239-L250 doi:10.1152/ajplung.00097.2012

M Weckmann, L Moir, C Heckman, J Black, B Oliver, J Burgess (2012) Lamstatin - a novel inhibitor of lymphangiogenesis derived from collagen IV. J Cell Mol Med 16(12):3062-3073 doi:10.1111/j.1582-4934.2012.01648.x

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Hatem Alkhouri, Fay Hollins, Lyn M Moir, Christopher E Brightling, Carol L Armour and J Margaret Hughes (2011). Human lung mast cells modulate the functions of airway smooth muscle cells in asthma. Allergy 66(9):1231-1241 doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2011.02616.x

Armour C , Chaar B Murray M2, Ambler G , Krass I2 (2011) An overview of current therapies and Pharmacy programs for Obesity and Type 2 diabetes. In: A Modern Epidemic - Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes Editors : Louise Baur, Stephen Twigg and Roger Magnusson. Sydney University Press ISBN:978-1-920899-85-1

Armour CL, LeMay K, Saini B, Reddel HK, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ, Smith LD, Burton D, Song YJC, Alles MC, Stewart K Emmerton L, Krass I (2011) Using the Community Pharmacy to Identify Patients at Risk of Poor Asthma Control and Factors which Contribute to this Poor Control. J Asthma 48: 914–922.

Basheti I, Qunaibi E, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ, Khatar S, Reddel HK (2011) User error with Diskus and Turbuhaler by asthma patients and pharmacists in Jordan and Australia.. Respiratory Care 56(12): 1916-1923.

Black J (2011) "The airway smooth muscle in asthma", in Barnes P (ed) Advances in Asthma:, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, Londononline

JK Burgess (2011) Current and future models for understanding airway diseases. Editorial, Pulm Pharmacol Ther Special Issue, 24:443 doi:10.1016/j.pupt.2011.07.004

Grover C, Armour C, Van Asperen P, Moles R, Saini B (2011). Medication Use in Children with Asthma: Not a Child Size Problem. A Review. J Asthma 48(10):1085-1103

Krass I, Armour C (2011) Pharmacy in Public Health: Preventing Disease- Screening in the Pharmacy. Chapter 13 pp221-244. Pharmaceutical Press, London. Editor J.Krska ISBN 9780853698791

Krass I, Hebing R, Mitchell B, Hughes J, Peterson G, Song YC, Stewart K, Armour CL (2011) Diabetes management in an Australian primary care population. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2010.01221.x

Krass I, Mitchell B, Song YJC, Stewart K, Peterson G, Hughes J, Smith L, White L and Armour C (2011), Diabetes Medication Assistance Service (DMAS) Stage 1: Impact and Sustainability of Glycaemic and Lipids Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 28: 987–993.

Krimmer DI, Oliver BG (2011). What can in vitro models of COPD tell us? Pulm Pharmacol Ther 24(5):471-477

C Kuo, S Lim, N King, N Bartlett, R Walton, J Zhu, N Glanville, J Aniscenko, S Johnston, J Burgess, J Black, B Oliver (2011) Rhinovirus infection induces expression of airway remodelling factors in vitro and in vivo. Respirology 16(2):367-377 doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01918.x

Curtis Kuo, Sam Lim, Nicholas JC King, Sebastian L Johnston, Janette K Burgess, Judith L Black, and Brian G Oliver (2011) Rhinovirus infection induces extracellular matrix protein deposition in asthmatic and non-asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 300:L951-L957

Michaeloudes C, Sukkar MB, Khorasani NM, Bhavsar PK, Chung KF (2011) TGF-β regulates Nox4, MnSOD and catalase expression, and IL-6 release in airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 300(2):L295-304

Mitchell B, Armour CL, Lee M, Song Y, Stewart K, Peterson G, Hughes J, Smith L, Krass I (2011) Diabetes Medication Assistance Service: the pharmacists’s role in supporting patient self management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in Australia. Patient Ed Counsell,83: 288-294.

LM Moir, HY Ng, MH Poniris, T Santa, JK Burgess, BGG Oliver, VP Krymskaya, JL Black (2011) Doxycycline inhibits MMP-2 secretion from TSC2-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) cells. Br J Pharmacol 164:83-92 doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01344.x

LM Moir, T Trian, Q Ge, PR Shepherd, JK Burgess, BGG Oliver, JL Black (2011) PI 3-Kinase isoform specific effects in airway mesenchymal cell function. J Pharmacol & Exper Therap 337:557-566

Naik-Panvelkar P, Armour CL, Rose JM, Saini B (2011) Patient preferences for community pharmacy asthma services. PharmacoEconomics 30(10):961-976

Saini B, Krass I, Smith L, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Armour CL (2011) Role of community pharmacists in asthma - Australian research highlighting pathways for future primary care models. Australasian Medical Journal 4:193-203.

Saini B, LeMay K, Emmerton L, Krass I, Smith L, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Stewart K, Burton D, Armour C (2011) Asthma disease management – Australian pharmacists’ interventions improve patients’ knowledge and this is sustained. Patient Ed Counsell,83: 295-302.

Saini B, Shah S, Kearey P, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Grootjans J, and Armour CL: (2011) An Interprofessional Learning Module on Asthma Health Promotion. Am J Pharmaceut Ed 75:1-10

Seidel P, Roth M, Ge Q, Merfort I, S’ng CT, Ammit AJ (2011) IΚB-α glutathionylation and reduced histone H3 phosphorylation inhibit eotaxinand RANTES. Eur Respir J 38(6):1444-1452

Thomas Trian, Janette K Burgess, Kyoko Niimi, Lyn M Moir, Qi Ge, Patrick Berger, Stephen B Liggett, Judith L Black, Brian G Oliver (2011). β2-agonist induced cAMP is decreased in asthmatic airway smooth muscle due to increased PDE4D. PLoS ONE 6(5): e20000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020000

David Van Ly, N. King, Lyn Moir, Janette Burgess, Judith Black, Brian Oliver (2011) Effects of β2 agonists, corticosteroids and novel therapies on rhinovirus induced cytokine release and rhinovirus replication in primary airway fibroblasts. J Allergy 2011(822):40-50 doi:10.1155/2011/457169

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Burgess JK, Boustany S, Moir LM, Weckmann M, Lau JY, Grafton K, Baraket M, Hansbro PM, Hansbro NG, Foster PS, Black JL, Oliver BG (2010) Reduction of Tumstatin in asthmatic airways contributes to angiogenesis, inflammation and hyperresponsiveness. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 181:106-115

Qi Ge, Lyn M Moir, Judith L Black, Brian GG Oliver, Janette K Burgess (2010). TGFβ1 induces IL-6 and inhibits IL-8 release in human bronchial epithelial cells – the role of SMAD2/3. J Cell Physiol 225:846-854

Lau JY, Oliver BG, Moir LM, Black JL, Burgess JK (2010) Differential expression of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor g, and cyclin D1 does not affect proliferation of asthma and non-asthma derived airway smooth muscle cells. Respirology 15(2):303-312

Justine Y Lau, Brian G Oliver, Melissa Baraket, Emma L Beckett, Nicole G Hansbro, Lyn M Moir, Steve D Wilton, Carolyn Williams, Paul S Foster, Philip M Hansbro, Judith L Black, Janette K Burgess (2010) Fibulin-1 is increased in asthma - a novel mediator of airway remodelling? PLoS ONE 5(10): e13360 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013360

Moutzouris JP, Che W, Ramsay EE, Manetsch M, Alkhouri H, Bjorkman AM, Schuster F, Ge Q, Ammit AJ (2010) Proteasomal inhibition upregulates the endogenous MAPK deactivator MKP-1 in human airway smooth muscle: mechanism of action and effect on cytokine secretion. Biochim Biophys Acta 1803(3):416-423

Munoz L, Ammit AJ (2010) Targeting p38 MAPK pathway for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Neuropharmacology 58(3):561-568

Munoz L, Ramsay EE, Manetsch M, Ge Q, Peifer C, Laufer S, Ammit AJ (2010) Novel p38 MAPK inhibitor ML3403 has potent anti-inflammatory activity in airway smooth muscle. Eur J Pharmacol 635(1-3):212-218

Panvelkar PN, Armour CL, Saini B (2010) Community pharmacy-based asthma services – what do patients prefer? J Asthma, 47: 1085-1093

Thai A, Xiao J, Ammit AJ, Rohanizadeh R (2010) Development of inhalable formulations of anti-inflammatory drugs to potentially treat smoke inhalation injury in burn victims. Int J Pharm 389(1-2):41-52

Trian T, Moir LM, Ge Q, Burgess JK, Kuo C, King NJC, Reddel HK, Black JL, Oliver BG, McParland BE (2010) Rhinovirus-induced exacerbations of asthma - how is the beta2-adrenoceptor implicated? Am J Resp Cell Mol Biol 43:201-209

Um ISI, Armour C, Krass I, Gill T, Chaar BB. (2010) Managing obesity in pharmacy: the Australian experience. Pharmacy World and Science, 32:711-720

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Ammit AJ*#, Burgess JK, Hirst SJ, Hughes JM*, Kaur M, Lau JY, Zuyderduyn S (2009) The effect of asthma therapeutics on signalling and transcriptional regulation of airway smooth muscle function. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 22(5):446-454. *Compiling authors; #author list is alphabetical

Ammit A, Halayko AJ, Hirst SJ, Murphy T, Stewart A (2009) Airways smooth muscle: The next generation. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 22(5):351-352

Armour C L. (2009) The Life and Research of Ann Woolcock (1937-2001). Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 22:360-362, doi:10.1016/j.pupt.2008.09.007

Armour CL (2009) Getting to know your respiratory drugs. Book chapter in: Therapeutic Guidelines: Respiratory Version 4, 2009. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, West Melbourne: 1-15.

Armour CL (2009) Inhalational drug delivery devices. Book chapter in: Therapeutic Guidelines: Respiratory Version 4, 2009. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, West Melbourne: 17-33.

Bailey SR, Boustany S, Burgess JK, Hirst SJ, Sharma HS, Simcock DE, Suravaram PR, Weckmann M (2009) Airway vascular reactivity and vascularisation in human chronic airway disease. Pulm Pharmacol Therap 22(5):417-425

Basheti I, Armour CL, Reddel HK, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. (2009) Long-Term Maintenance of Pharmacists’ Inhaler Technique. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 73(2) Article 32:1-8.

Black JL, Oliver BGG, Roth M (2009) Molecular mechanisms of combination therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists. Chest 136(4):1095-1100

Black J, Roth M (2009) Intrinsic asthma – is it intrinsic to the smooth muscle? Clin Exp Allergy 39:962-965

Borger P, Miglino N, Baraket M, Black JL, Tamm M, Roth M (2009) Impaired translation of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein alpha mRNA in bronchial smooth muscle cells of asthmatic patients. J Allergy Clin Immun 123(3):639-645.

Burgess JK (2009) The role of the extracellular matrix and specific growth factors in the regulation of inflammation and remodelling in asthma. Pharmacol Ther 122(1):19-29

Burgess JK, Ceresa C, Johnson SR, Kanabar V, Moir LM, Nguyen TTB, Oliver BGG, Schuliga M, Ward J (2009) Tissue and matrix influences on airway smooth muscle function. Pulm Pharmacol Therap 22(5):379-387

Clarke DL, Damera G, Sukkar MB*, Tliba O* (2009) Transcriptional regulation of cytokine function in airway smooth muscle cells. Pulmonary Pharmacol & Therapeutics 22:436-45. *Compiling and contributing authors # author list is alphabetical

Cvetkovski B, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. (2009) Asthma Management in Rural NSW: Perceptions of Health Care Professionals and People with Asthma. Australian Journal of Rural health 17:195-200.

Fukuyama S, Nakano T, Matsumoto T, Oliver BGG, Burgess JK, Atsushi Moriwaki A, Tanaka K, Kubo M, Hoshino T, Tanaka H, McKenzie ANJ, Matsumoto K, Aizawa H, Nakanishi Y, Yoshimura A, Black JL, Inoue H (2009) Pulmonary suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-1 induced by IL-13 regulates allergic asthmatic phenotype. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:992-998

Klagas I, Goulet S, Karakiulakis G, Zhong J, Baraket M, Black JL, Papakonstantinou E, Roth M (2009) Decreased hyaluronan in airway smooth muscle cells from patients with asthma and COPD. Eur Respir J 34:616-628

Krimmer DI, Loseli M, Hughes JM, Oliver BGG, Moir LM, Hunt NH, Black JL, Burgess JK (2009) CD40 and OX40 ligand are differentially regulated on asthmatic airway smooth muscle. Allergy 64:1074-1082

*Brian G Oliver, *Sacha Stelzer-Braid, Angus J Blazey, Elizabeth Argent, Timothy P Newsome, William D Rawlinson, Euan R Tovey (2009) Exhalation of respiratory viruses by breathing, coughing and talking. J Med Virology 81:1674-1679

Pradnya Naik Panvelkar, Bandana Saini, Carol Armour. (2009) Measurement of patient satisfaction with community pharmacy services: a review. Pharmacy World & Science 31: 525-537.

Parlati C, Colombo P, Buttini F, Young PM, Adi H, Ammit AJ, Traini D (2009) Pulmonary spray dried powders of tobramycin containing sodium stearate to improve aerosolization efficiency. Pharm Res 26(5):1084-1092

Roth M and Black JL (2009) An imbalance in C/EBPs and increased mitochondrial activity in asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells: novel targets in asthma therapy? Br J Pharmacol 157:334-341

Salama RO, Traini D, Chan HK, Sung A, Ammit AJ, Young PM (2009) Preparation and evaluation of controlled release microparticles for respiratory protein therapy. J Pharm Sci 98(8):2709-2717

Seidel P, Merfort I, Hughes JM, Oliver B, Tamm M, Roth M (2009) Dimethyl fumarate inhibit the NFkB pathway at multiple levels to limit airway smooth muscle cell cytokine secretion. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 297:L326-L339

*Stelzer-Braid S, *Oliver BG, Blazey AJ, Argent E, Newsome TP, Rawlinson WD, Tovey ER (2009) Exhalation of respiratory viruses by breathing, coughing and talking. J Med Virol 81(9):1674-1679. *These authors contributed equally

Taylor S, Hourihan F, Armour C, Krass I (2009) Measuring consumer preference for models of diabetes care delivered by pharmacists. Pharmacy Practice 7(4):195-204.

Weckman M, Trian T, Oliver B (2009) Reconstruction is not renovation - the role of remodeling in asthma. Online Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2:33-42

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Armour C L. (2008) The Life and Research of Ann Woolcock (1937-2001). Pulm Pharmacol Therap, doi:10.1016/j.pupt.2008.09.007

Armour C L, Smith L D, Krass I. (2008) Community Pharmacy, Disease State Management, and Adherence to Medication: A Review. Disease Management & Health Outcomes 16(4):245-254.

Basheti IA, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ, Reddel HK. (2008) Evaluation of a novel educational strategy, including inhaler-based reminder labels, to improve asthma inhaler technique. Patient Education and Counseling 72(1):26-33.

Basheti I, Reddel HK, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. (2008) An Innovative Asthma Educational Module for Community Pharmacists. Book chapter in: Educational Evaluation: 21st Century Issues and Challenges. M. Ortiz and C. Rubio eds. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge:31-60.

Bhavsar PK, Sukkar MB, Khorasani N, Lee KY, Chung KF (2008) Glucocorticoid suppresion of CX3CL1 (fractalkine) by reduced gene promoter recruitment of NF-B. FASEB J 22:1807-16

Black, JL, Burgess, JK, Oliver, BGG, Moir LM, (2008) “Altered properties of airway smooth muscle in asthma” in: Airway Smooth Muscle in Asthma and COPD, Biology and Pharmacology, ed. K Fan Chung. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.

Burgess JK, Lee JH, Ge Q, Ramsay EE, Poniris MH, Parmentier J, Roth M, Johnson PRA, Hunt NH, Black JL, Ammit AJ (2008) Dual ERK and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathways control airway smooth muscle proliferation: differences in asthma. J Cell Physiol 216(3):673-679

Hostettler KE, Roth M, Burgess JK, Gencay MM, Gambazzi F, Black JL, Tamm M, Borger P (2008) Airway epithelium-derived transforming growth factor-beta is a regulator of fibroblast proliferation in both fibrotic and normal subjects. Clin Exp Allergy 38(8):1309-1317.

Huynh KN, Oliver BG, Stelzer S, Rawlinson WD, Tovey ER (2008) A new method for sampling and detection of exhaled respiratory virus aerosols. Clin Infect Dis 46:93-95.

Issa R, Sorrentino R, Sukkar M, Sriskandan S, Chung KF, Mitchell JA (2008) Differential regulation of CCL-11/eotaxin-1 and CXCL-8/IL-8 by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in human airway smooth muscle cells. Respir Res 9:30

Kaur M, Holden NS, Wilson SM, Sukkar MB, Chung KF, Newton R, Giembycz MA (2008) Effect of beta2-adrenoceptor agonists and other cAMP-elevating agents on inflammatory gene expression in human airways smooth muscle cells: A role for protein kinase A. Am J Physiol 295:L505-14

Moir LM, Burgess JK, Black JL. (2008) Transforming Growth Factor-β1 increases fibronectin deposition via integrin receptor α5β1 on human airway smooth muscle. J Allergy Clin Immun 121(4):1034-1039.

O’Connor J, Ceeto C, Saini B, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Krass I, Armour C, Smith L. (2008) Healthcare professional versus patient goal setting in intermittent allergic rhinitis. Patient Education and Counseling 70(1):111-117.

Oliver BG, Lim S, Wark P, Laza-Stanca V, King NJ, Black JL, Burgess JK, Roth M, Johnston SL. (2008) Rhinovirus exposure impairs immune responses to bacterial products in human alveolar macrophages. Thorax 63(3):519-525

Oltmanns U, Walters M, Sukkar MB, Xie S, Issa R, Mitchel J, Johnson M, Chung KF (2008) Fluticasone, but not salmeterol, reduces cigarette smoke-induced production of interleukin-8 in human airway smooth muscle. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 21:292-297

Quante T, Ng YC, Henness S, Allen JC, Ramsay EE, Parmentier J, Ge Q, Ammit AJ. (2008) Corticosteroids reduce IL-6 in ASM cells via upregulation of MKP-1. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 39(2):208-217.

Reddel HK, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ, Armour CL, Basheti I. (2008) Pharmacist interventions in asthma. European Respiratory Journal. 32(3): 812.

Saini B, Filipovska J, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Taylor S, Krass I and Armour C (2008) An evaluation of a community pharmacy-based rural asthma management service. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 16(2):100-108, doi:10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00975

Lorraine Smith, Ines Krass, Carol Armour (2008) Self-Management of Chronic Disease in Healthcare: The Role of Pharmacy. Book chapter in: Social Sciences in Health Care and Medicine. Janet B. Garner & Thelma C. Christiansen eds. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge:199-211.

Yang J-Q, Rudiger JJ, Hughes JM, Goulet S, Gencay-Cornelson MM, Borger P, Tamm M, Roth M (2008) Cell density and serum exposure modify the function of the Glucocorticoid receptor C/EBP complex. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 38(4):414-22.

Zuyderduyn S, Sukkar MB, Fust A, Dhaliwal S, Burgess JK (2008) Treating asthma means treating airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells. European Respiratory Journal, 32:265-274.

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Ammit AJ, Moir LM, Oliver BG, Hughes M, Alkhouri H, Ge Q, Burgess JK, Black JL, Roth M. (2007) The effect of IL-6 trans-signaling on the pro-remodeling phenotype of airway smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 292(1):L199-206

An SS, Bai TR, Bates JHT, Black JL, Brown RH, Brusasco V, Chitano P, Deng L, Dowell M, Eidelman DH, Fabry B, Fairbank NJ, Ford LE, Fredberg JJ, Gerthoffer WT, Gilbert SH, Gosens R, Gunst SJ, Halayko AJ, Ingram RH, Irvin CG, James AL, Janssen LJ, King GG, Knight DA, Lauzon AM, Lakser OJ, Ludwig MS, Lutchen KR, Maksym GN, Martin JG, Mauad T, McParland BE, Mijailovich SM, Mitchell HW, Mitchell RW, Mitzner W, Murphy TM, Pare PD, Pellegrino R, Sanderson MJ, Schellenberg RR, Seow CY, Silveira PSP, Smith PG, Solway J, Stephens NL, Sterk PJ, Stewart AG, Tang DD, Tepper Rs, Tran T, Wang L. (2007) Airway smooth muscle dynamics: a common pathway of airway obstruction in asthma. Eur Respir J 29(5):834-860.

Armour C, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Brillant M, Burton D, Emmerton L, Krass I, Saini B, Smith L, Stewart K, (2007) Pharmacy asthma care program (PACP) improves outcomes for patients in the community. Thorax 62:496-502.

Armour C, Brillant M, Krass I. (2007) Pharmacists’ view on involvement in pharmacy practice research: Strategies for increasing participation. Pharmacy Practice 5:59-66.

Basheti IA, Reddel HK, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. (2007) Improved asthma outcomes with a simple inhaler technique intervention by community pharmacists. J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:1537-1538.

Black, JL , Burgess, JK, Oliver, BGG, Moir LM, (2007) “Altered properties of airway smooth muscle in asthma” in: Airway Smooth Muscle Biology and Pharmacology in Airways Disease, ed. K Fan Chung. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. 

Borger P, Burgess JK, Matsumoto H, Boustany S, King GG, Gencay MMC, Black JL, Tamm M, Roth M (2007) Disease specific expression and regulation of CCAAT/Enhancer Binding Proteins in airway smooth muscle cells of asthma and COPD. J Allergy Clin Immunol 119(1):98-105

Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. Book Review “Asthma in Focus”. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy Published Online First: May 2007. DOI 10.1345/aph.1K032. 

Burgess JK, Moir LM (2007) Airway Remodeling: Effect of Current and Future Asthma Therapies. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 3:297-308. 

Chhabra J, Li Y-Z, Alkouri H, Blake AE, Ge Q, Armour CL, Hughes JM. (2007) Histamine and tryptase modulate asthmatic airway smooth muscle GM-CSF and RANTES release. Eu Resp J 29:861-870. {Subject of editorial – Bradding P. Mast cell regulation of airway smooth muscle function in asthma. Eur Resp J 2007; 29:827-830} 

Gordois A, Armour C, Brillant M, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Burton D, Emmerton L, Krass I, Saini B, Smith L, Stewart K. (2007) Cost-effectiveness analysis of a pharmacy asthma care program in Australia. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 2007 15 (6): 387-396.

Huynh KB, Oliver BG, Stelzer S, Rawlinson WD, Tovey ER (2007) A new method for sampling and detection of exhaled respiratory virus aerosols. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Clin Infect Dis 46:93-95.

Karakiulakis G, Papakonstantinou E, Aletras AJ, Tamm M, Roth M. (2007) Cell type specific effect of hypoxia and PDGF-BB on extracellular matrix turnover and its consequences for lung remodelling. J Biol Chem 282:908-915.

Krass I, Armour C, Mitchell B, Brillant M, R Dienaar R, J Hughes J, Lau P, Peterson G, Stewart K, Taylor S, Wilkinson J. (2007) The Pharmacy Diabetes Care Program: assessment of a community pharmacy diabetes service model in Australia. Diabet Med 24:677-683.

Krass I, Mitchell B, Clarke P, Brillant M, Dienaar R, Hughes J, Lau P, Peterson G, Stewart K, Taylor S, Wilkinson J, Armour C. (2007) Pharmacy Diabetes care Program: Analysis of two screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in Australian community pharmacy. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 75:339-347.

Kritikos V, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. (2007) Interactive, small group asthma education in community pharmacy setting: a pilot study. Journal of Asthma 44:57-64.

Lee DY, Armour C, Krass I (2007) The development and evaluation of written medicines information for Type 2 diabetes. Health Education Research 22(6):918-930. 

Matsumoto H, Moir LM, Oliver BG, Burgess JK, Roth M, Black JL, McParland BE. (2007) Comparison of gel contraction mediated by asthmatic and non-asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells. Thorax 62:848-854.

J. O’Connor, C. Ceeto, B. Saini, S Bosnic-Anticevich, I. Krass, C. Armour, L. Smith. (2008) Healthcare professional versus patient goal setting in intermittent allergic rhinitis. Patient Education and Counseling 70(1):111-117.

Roth M, Black JL. (2007) “The role of transcription factors in asthma: can we modify them for therapeutic purposes?” in: Therapeutic Strategies – Asthma: Modern Therapeutic Targets, eds. Polosa R, Holgate ST. Clinical Publishing, Oxford, UK.

Roth M, Black JL. (2007) “Altered transcription factors in airway smooth muscle” in: New Frontiers in Smooth Muscle Biology and Physiology, ed. J-P Savineau. Research Signpost, Kerala, India.

Roth M, Karakiulakis G, Papakonstantinou E. (2007) “Biological functions of glycosaminoglycans” in: Carbohydrate Chemistry, Biology and Medical Applications, ed. H Garg. Elsevier.

Smith L, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Mitchell B, Krass I, Saini B Armour C. (2007) Treating asthma with a self-management model of illness behaviour aids in an Australian community pharmacy setting. Social Science and Medicine 64:1501-1511.

Smith L, Saini B, Krass I, Chen T, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Sainsbury E. (2007) Pharmacy Students’ Approaches to Learning in an Australian University. Am J Pharm Ed 71(6):1-8.

Yang Z, Yan WX, Cai H, Tedla N, Armishaw C, Girplamo ND, Wang HW, Hampartzoumian T, Simpso JL, Gibson PG, Hunt J, Hart P, Hughes JM, Perry MA, Alewood PF, Geczy CL (2007) S100A12 provokes mast cell activation: a potential amplification pathway in asthma and innate immunity. J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:106-114.

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Armour C (2006) Pharmacist Disease Management: Diabetes 3 rd edition, modules 1,2,3 [Book Review]. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 40:355-356. [DOI 10.1345/aph.1G521] 

Borger P, Tamm M, Black JL, Roth M (2006) Asthma? Is it due to an abnormal Airway Smooth Muscle Cell? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174(4):367-72

Burgess JK, Ge Q, Poniris MH, Boustany S, Twigg SM, Black JL, Johnson PRA. (2006) Connective tissue growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor from airway smooth muscle interact with the extracellular matrix (LCMP-00287-2005.R1) Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 290(1):L153-L161

Burgess JK, Oliver BG, Poniris MH, Ge Q, Boustany S, Cox N, Moir LM, Johnson PRA, Black JL. (2006) A phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor matrix protein deposition in airways in vitro. (05-1345R1) J Allergy Clin Immun 118(3):649-57

Chan V, Burgess JK, Ratoff JC, O’Connor BJ, Lee TH, Hirst SJ. (2006) Extracellular matrix regulates enhanced eotaxin expression in asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 174 (4):379-385. 

Goulet S, Bihl MP, Gambazzi F, Tamm M, Roth M. (2006) Distinct effects of glucocorticoids and long acting b2-agonists on extracellular matrix deposition in primary human lung fibroblasts depend on cell differentiation. J Cell Physiol 210:167-176.

Henness S, van Thoor E, Ge Q, Armour CL, Hughes JM, and Ammit AJ (2006). IL-17A acts via p38 MAPK to increase stability of TNF-alpha-induced IL-8 mRNA in human ASM. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 290:L1283-1290

Johnson PRA, Burgess JK, Ge Q, Poniris MH, Boustany S, Twigg SM, Black JL. (2006) Connective tissue growth factor induces extracellular matrix in asthmatic airway smooth muscle. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173(1):32-41.

Krass I, Taylor S, McInman A, Armour CL (2006) The pharmacist’s role in continuity of care in type 2 diabetes: An evaluation of a model. J Pharm Technol 22:3-8.

Oliver BG, Black JL (2006) Airway Smooth Muscle and Asthma. Allerg Inter. 55 (3) 215-223

Oliver BGG, Johnston SL, Baraket M, Burgess JK, King NJC, Roth M, Lim S, Black JL (2006).Increased proinflammatory responses from asthmatic human airway smooth muscle cells in response to rhinovirus infection. Respiratory Research 2006. 7:71

Osei-Kumah A, Ammit AJ, Smith R, Ge Q, Clifton VL (2006). Inflammatory mediator release in normal bronchial smooth muscle cells is altered by pregnant maternal and fetal plasma independent of asthma. Placenta 27: 847-852.

Roth M, Black JL. (2006) Are transcription factors a new target for asthma therapy? Current Drug Targets 7(4):589-595.

Saini B, Smith L, Armour C, Krass I. (2006) An educational intervention to train community pharmacists in providing specialized asthma care. Am J Pharm Educ 70: article 118.

Slader CA, Reddel HK, Jenkins C, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. (2006) Complementary and alternative medicine use in asthma: Who is using what? Respirology. 11: 373-387

Slader CA, Reddel HK, Spencer LM, Belousova EG, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ, Thien FCK, Jenkins CR. (2006) A double-blind randomised controlled trial of two different breathing techniques in the management of asthma. Thorax 61:651-656.

Sutcliffe A, Kaur D, Page S, Woodman L, Armour C, Baraket M, Bradding P, Hughes JM, Brightling C. (2006) Mast cell migration to Th2-stimulated airway smooth muscle from asthmatics. Thorax 61:657-662.

Zhong J, Cornelsen Gencay MM, Johnson PRA, Burgess JK, Parson H, Robinson BWS, Tamm M, Black JL, Roth M. (2006) ERK1/2 and p38 MAP kinase control MMP-2, MT1-MMP, and TIMP action and affect cell migration: a comparison between mesothelioma and mesothelial cells. J Cell Physiol 207(2):540-52

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Ammit AJ. (2005) Invited Review: the role of mRNA stability in airway remodelling. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 18(6):405-415

Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Saini B. (2005) Inhalational drug delivery devices. Book chapter in: Therapeutic Guidelines: Respiratory Version 3, 2005. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, North Melbourne.

Armour CL, Saini B, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Krass I (2005) Role of pharmacists in asthma monitoring. In “Monitoring Asthma”, Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series Volume 207, Peter G Gibson (ed), chapter 17, 465-502.

Basheti IA, Reddel HK, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ (2005) Counseling about Turbuhaler technique: needs assessment and effective strategies for community pharmacists. Respir Care 50: 617-623.

Black JL, Ge Q, Boustany S, Johnson PRA, Poniris MH, Glanville AR, Oliver BGG, Moir LM, Burgess JK. (2005) In vitro studies of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Eur Respir J 26(4):569-576

Brightling CE, Ammit AJ, Kaur D, Black JL, Wardlaw AJ, Hughes JM, Bradding P. (2005) The CXCL10/CXCR3 axis mediates human lung mast cell migration to asthmatic airway smooth muscle. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171(10):1103-1108

Burgess JK, Blake AE, Boustany S, Johnson PRA, Armour CL, Black JL, Hunt NH, Hughes JM. (2005) CD40 and OX40 ligand are increased on stimulated asthmatic airway smooth muscle. JACI 115:302-308

Huang CD, Ammit AJ, Tliba A, Kuo HP, Penn RB, Panettieri RA Jr, Amrani Y. (2005) G-Protein-coupled receptor agonists differentially regulate basal or tumor necrosis factor-alpha-stimulated activation of interleukin-6 and RANTES in human airway smooth muscle cells. J Biomed Sci 14:1-14

Jiang X, Williams KM, Liauw W., Ammit AJ, Roufogalis BD, Duke CC, Day RO, McLachlan, AJ. (2005) Effect of ginkgo and ginger on the pharmacokinetics and pharmocodynamics of warfarin in healthy subjects. Br J Clin Pharmaco 59(4):425-432

Johnson PRA, Burgess JK, Ge Q, Poniris MH, Boustany S, Twigg SM, Black JL. (2005) Connective tissue growth factor induces extracellular matrix in asthmatic airway smooth muscle. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1-10

Krass I, Taylor S, Smith C, Armour CL, (2005) Impact on medication use and adherence of Australian pharmacists’ diabetes care services. J Am Pharm Assoc. 45: 33-40.

Krass I, Taylor SJ, Smith L , Armour CL (2005). Pharmacists leading the way in diabetes care – the impact on medication use and adherence JAPhA 45(1): 35-40

Kritikos V, Saini B, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Krass I, Shah S, Taylor S, Armour CL (2005). Innovative asthma health promotion by Rural Community Pharmacists: a feasibility study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 16:69-73.

Krymskaya VP, Goncharova EA, Ammit AJ, Lim PN, Goncharov DA, Eszterhas A, Panettieri RA Jr. (2005) Src is necessary and sufficient for human airway smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration. FASEB J 19(3): 428-430

Sharma R, von HS, Rauchhaus M, Bolger AP, Genth-Zotz S, Doehner W, Oliver B, Poole-Wilson PA, Hans-Dieter V, Coats AJ, Adcock IM, Anker SD. (2005) Whole blood endotoxin responsiveness in patients with chronic heart failure: the importance of serum lipoproteins. Eur J Heart Fail 7(4):479-484 

Taylor SJ, Milanova T, Hourihan F, Krass I, Coleman C, Armour CL (2005). A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of a Community Pharmacist Initiated Disease State Management Service for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Int J Pharm Pract 13: 33-40.

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Armour CL, Taylor SJ, Hourihan F, Smith C, Krass I. (2004) Implementation and evaluation of Australian pharmacists' diabetes care services. J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash DC) 44(4):455-466

Azzola A, Havryk A, Chhajed P, Hostettler K, Black J, Johnson P, Roth M, Glanville A, Tamm M. (2004) Everolimus and mycophenolate mofetil are potent inhibitors of fibroblast proliferation after lung transplantation. Transplantation 77(2):275-280

Black JL. (2004) Asthma – More muscle cells or more muscular cells? Invited Editorial, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:980-981

Burgess JK, Ge Q, Boustany S, Black JL, Johnson PR. (2004) Increased sensitivity of asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells to prostaglandin E2 might be mediated by increased numbers of E-prostanoid receptors. J Allergy Clin Immunol 113(5):876-881

Burgess JK, Carlin S, Pack RA, Arndt GM, Au WW, Johnson PR, Black JL, Hunt NH. (2004) Detection and characterization of OX40 ligand expression in human airway smooth muscle cells: a possible role in asthma? J Allergy Clin Immunol 113(4):683-689

Henness S, Johnson CK, Ge Q, Armour CL, Hughes JM, Ammit AJ. (2004) IL-17A augments TNF-alpha-induced IL-6 expression in airway smooth muscle by enhancing mRNA stability. J Allergy Clin Immunol 114(4):958-964

Hostettler KE, Roth M, Burgess JK, Johnson PRA, Glanville AR, Tamm M, Black JL, Borger P. (2004) Cyclosporine A mediates fibroproliferation via epithelial cells. Transplantation 77:1886-1893

Huntriss J, Hinkins M, Oliver B, Harris SE, Beazley JC, Rutherford AJ, Gosden RG, Lanzendorf SE, Picton HM. (2004) Expression of mRNAs for DNA methyltransferases and methyl-CpG-binding proteins in the human female germ line, preimplantation embryos, and embryonic stem cells. Mol Reprod Dev (67)3:323-336

*Johnson PRA, *Burgess JK, Underwood PA, Au W, Poniris MH, Tamm M, Ge Q, Roth M, Black JL (* denotes equal first authorship) (2004) Extracellular matrix proteins modulate asthmatic airway smooth muscle cell proliferation via an autocrine mechanism. J Allergy Clin Immunol 113(4):690-696

Johnson PRA, Burgess JK. (2004) Fibroblasts and airway smooth muscle in the pathogenesis of asthma. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports. Invited review 4(2):102-108

Lalor DJ, Truong B, Henness S, Blake AE, Ge Q, Ammit AJ, Armour CL,Hughes JM. (2004) Mechanisms of serum potentiation of GM-CSF production by human airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 287(5):L1007-1016

Lee D, Armour C, Krass I (2004) Patient perspectives of written medicines information (WMI) needs for type 2 diabetes. Australian Pharmacist 23:159.

McParland BE, Pare PD, Johnson PR, Armour CL,Black JL. (2004) Airway basement membrane perimeter in human airways is not a constant; potential implications for airway remodeling in asthma. J Appl Physiol 97(2):556-563

Merrilees MJ, Hankin EJ, Black JL, Beaumont B. (2004) Matrix proteoglycans and remodelling of interstitial lung tissue in lymphangioleiomyomatosis. J Pathol 203(2):653-660

Roth M, Johnson PR, Borger P, Bihl MP, Rudiger JJ, King GG, Ge Q, Hostettler K, Burgess JK, Black JL,Tamm M. (2004) Dysfunctional interaction of C/EBPalpha and the glucocorticoid receptor in asthmatic bronchial smooth-muscle cells. N Engl J Med 351(6):560-574

Saini B, Krass I, Armour C. (2004) Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Community Pharmacy-Based Asthma Care Model. Ann Pharmacother 38(11):1954-1960

Slader C, Marks G, Ng K, Toelle B, Jenkins C, Armour C, Reddel H, Bosnic-Anticevich S (2004). Do Australians with asthma and wheeze use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM)? Australian Pharmacist 23:159.

Sukkar MB, Stanley AJ, Blake AE, Hodgkin PD, Johnson PR, Armour CL,Hughes JM. (2004) 'Proliferative' and 'synthetic' airway smooth muscle cells are overlapping populations. Immunol Cell Biol 82(5):471-478

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Akrami SM, Rowland JS, Taylor GR, Armour JA. (2003) Diagnosis of gene dosage alterations at the PMP22 gene using MAPH. J Med Genet 40(11):e123

Black JL, Burgess JK, Johonson PRA.(2003) Airway smooth muscle its relationship to the extracellular matrix. Respair Physiol Neurobiol 137:339-346

Black J (2003) Women and response to drugs in : Reespiratory diseases in Women Eur Res Monograph 8:82-89

Burgess JK, Johnson PRA, Ge Q, Au WW, Poniris MH, McParland BE, Roth M, Black JL (2003) Expression of connective tissue growth factor in asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Respair Crit Care Med 167:71-77

Carlin SM, Roth M, Black JL. (2003) Urokinase potentiates PDGF-induced chemotaxis of human airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol 284:L1020-1026

Chambers LS, Burgess JK, Ge Q, Carlin SM, Au WW, Poniris M, Thompson J, Johnson PRA, Black JL. (2003) PAR-2 activation, PGE2 and COX-2 in human asthmatic and nonasthmatic airway smooth muscle cells Am J Physiol 285:L619-627

McClean, MA, Matheson MJ, McKay KO, Johnson PRA, Rynell A-C, Ammit AJ, Black JL, Berend N. (2003) Low lung volume alters contractile properties of airway smooth muscle in sheep. Eur Respir J 22(1):50-56

McClean MA, Matheson MJ, McKay KO, Johnson PRA, Rynell A-C, Ammit AJ, Black JL, Berend N. (2003) Breathing at low lung volumes alters contractile properties of airway smooth muscle in sheep. Eur Respir J 22(1):1-7

Roche N, Stirling RG, Lim S, Oliver BG, Chung KF. (2003) Regulation of protease-activated receptor-1 in mononuclear cells by neutrophil proteases. Respir Med 97(3):228-233

Roche N, Stirling RG, Lim S, Oliver BG, Oates T, Jazrawi E, Caramori G, Chung KF. (2003) Effect of acute and chronic inflammatory stimuli on expression of protease-activated receptors 1 and 2 in alveolar macrophages. J Allergy Clin Immunol 111(2):367-373

Taylor SJ, Armour CL (2003) Consumer preferance for dinoprostone vaginal gel using stated preferance discrete choice modelling. PharmacoEconomics 21:721-735

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Ammit AJ, Lazaar AL, Irani C, O'Neill GM, Gordon ND, Amrani Y, Penn RB, Panettieri RA Jr. (2002) TNF-induced secretion of RANTES and IL-6 from human airway smooth muscle cells: Modulation by glucocorticoids and -agonists. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 26:465-474

Black JL, Johnson PR. (2002) Factors controlling smooth muscle proliferation and airway remodelling. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2(1):47-51

Black JL. (2002) The role of mast cells in the pathophysiology of asthma. Inivited editorial. New Engl J Med 346: 1742-1743

Bolger AP, Sharma R, von HS, Doehner W, Oliver B, Rauchhaus M, Coats AJ, Adcock IM, Anker SD. (2002) Effect of interleukin-10 on the production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha by peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with chronic heart failure. Am J Cardiol 90(4):384-389

Borger P, Black JL, Roth M. (2002) Asthma and the CCAAT - enhancer binding proteins: a hollistic view on airway inflammation and remodelling. J Allergy Clin Immunol 110: 841-846

Burgess JK, McParland BE. (2002) Analysis of gene expression. Methods in Enzymology 356:259-270

Goncharova EA, Ammit AJ, Irani C, Carroll RG, Eszterhas AJ, Panettieri RA, Jr., Krymskaya VP. (2002) Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase is required for proliferation and migration of human pulmonary arterial vascular smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol 283(2):L354-363

Huntriss J, Gosden R, Hinkins M, Oliver B, Miller D, Rutherford AJ, Picton HM. (2002) Isolation, characterization and expression of the human Factor In the Germline alpha (FIGLA) gene in ovarian follicles and oocytes. Mol Hum Reprod 8(12):1087-1095

Masood N, Armour CL, Krass I. (2002) Identifying potential medication related interventions in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A mechanisim for enhanced community pharmacy services. J Soc Admin Pharmacy 19:170-179

Roth M, Johnson PRA, Rudiger JJ, King GG, Ge Q, Burgess JK, Anderson G, Tamm M, Black JL. (2002) Mechanisims of disease: Interaction between glucocorticoids and beta agonists on bronchial airway smooth muscle cells through synchronised celluar signalling. The Lancet 360:1293-1299

Saini B, Jogia R, Krass I, Armour CL (2002) Evaluation of a practice based reasearch design using an asthma care model. Int J Pharm Prac 10:177-184

Taylor SJ, Armour CL (2002) Acceptability of Willingness to pay techniques to consumers Health Expectations 5: 341-356

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Adu A, Simpson JM, Armour CL (2001) Pharmacists and physicians perception of antibiotic policies in New South Wales public hospitals. Int J Pharm Pract 9:31-36

Ammit AJ, Hastie AT, Edsall LC, Hoffman RK, Amrani Y, Krymskaya VP, Kane SA, Peters SP, Penn RB, Spiegel S, Reynold A, Panettieri RA Jr. (2001). Sphingosine 1-phosphate modulates human airway smooth muscle cell functions that promote inflammation and airway remodeling in asthma. FASEB J., Manuscript on-line Mar 20 and Manuscript Summary 15(7):1212-1214 

Ammit AJ, Panettieri RA Jr. (2001) Invited mini-review: The circle of life - Regulation of cell cycle in airway smooth muscle. J Appl Physiol 91(3):1431-1437

Amrani Y, Ammit AJ, Panettieri RA Jr. (2001) TNFR1, but not TNFR2, mediates TNF-induced IL-6 and RANTES in human airway smooth muscle cells: role of p38 and p42/44 mitogen-activated protein kinases. Mol Pharmacol 60(4):646-655

Armour CL, Hughes, JM, Johnson, PRA, Black JL. (2001) Smooth Muscle - a review Allergy and Clin Immunology suppl 1:117-119

Black JL, Roth M, Lee JH, Carlin S, Johnson PRA. (2001 Mechanisms of airway remodeling - airway smooth muscle. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 164:S63-S66

Black JL, Johnson PRA, Armour CL. (2001) Factors controlling transduction signaling and proliferation of airway smooth muscle. Current Allergy Reports 1:116-121

Black JL, Armour CL, Tamm M, Roth M Johnson P. (2001) Airway wall remodelling and the role of the smooth muscle. Clin Exp Allergy Reviews 1:41-46

Burgess JK. (2001) Gene expression studies using microarrays. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 28(4):321-328

Chambers LS, Black JL, Poronnik P, Johnson PR. (2001). Functional effects of protease-activated receptor-2 stimulation on human airway smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 281(6):L1369-1378

Hughes JM, Rimmer SJ, Salome CM, Hodge L, Liu-Brennan D, Woolcock AJ, Armour CL. (2001). Eosinophilia, interleukin-5, and tumour necrosis factor-alpha in asthmatic children. Allergy 56(5):412-418

Koo KLK, Ammit AJ, Tran VH, Duke CC, Roufogalis BD. (2001). Gingerols and related analogues inhibit arachidonic acid-induced human platelet serotonin release and aggregation. Thromb Res 103(5):387-397

Johnson PRA, Roth M, Tamm M, Hughes JM, Ge Q, King G, Black JL. (2001) Airway smooth muscle cell proliferation is increased in asthma. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 164(3):474-477

Johnson PRA. (2001) The role of human airway smooth muscle in altered production of extracellular matrix production in asthma. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 28:233-236

Krymskaya VP, Ammit AJ, Hoffman RK, Eszterhas A, Panettieri RA Jr. (2001) Activation of class IA phosphatidyl 3-kinase stimulates DNA synthesis in human airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol 280(5):1009-1018

Lee J-H, Johnson PRA, Roth M, Hunt NH, Black JL. (2001) Extracellular signal regulated protein kinase activation and mitogen-induced cell proliferation in human airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol 280:L1019-1029

Limcangco MR, Armour CL, Salole EG, Taylor SJ. (2001) Cost-benefit analysis of a vaccination program against haemophilus influenzae in the Philippines. Pharmacoeconomics 19:391-400

Page S, Ammit AJ, Black JL, Armour CL. (2001) Invited Review: Human mast cell and airway smooth muscle interactions:implications for asthma. Am J Physiol 281:L1313-1323

Saini B, Krass I, Armour CL. (2001) Specialisation in Asthma: Current practice and future roles Ð a qualitative study of practising community pharmacists. J Soc Admin Pharm 18:169-177

Sukkar MB, Hughes JM, Armour CL, Johnson PRA. (2001) Tumour necrosis factor- potentiates contraction of human bronchus in vitro. Respirology 6:199-203

Tamm M, Roth M, Malouf M, Chhajed P, Johnson P, Black J, Glanville A.( 2001) Primary fibroblast cell cultures from transbronchial biposies of lung transplant recipients. Transplantation 71:337-339

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Ammit AJ, Armour CL, Black JL. (2000) Myosin light chain kinase content is increased in human sensitised airway smooth muscle. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 161:257-263 

Ammit AJ, Hoffman RK, Amrani Y, Lazaar AL, Hay DWP, Torphy TJ, Penn RB, Panettieri RA Jr. (2000). TNFa-induced secretion of RANTES and IL-6 from human airway smooth muscle cells: Modulation by cAMP. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 23(6):794-802

Armour CL, Hughes JM, Johnson PRA, Sukkar MB, Black JL (2000). Smooth muscle - a review. Proceedings – International Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (ICACI), Sydney. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers pp117 – 119.

Black JL, Johnson PR. (2000) What determines asthma phenotype? Is it the interaction between allergy and the smooth muscle? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 161(3 Pt 2):S207-210

Bosnic-Anticevich S, Reddel H. (2000) "I must see the pharmacist" Breathlessness 19(4) 228-230, 232, 234-235

Carlin S , Cook DI, Poronnik P, Biden T, Carpenter L, Johnson PRA, Black JL. (2000) An antisense to protein kinase C- inhibits proliferation of human airway smooth muscle cells Am J Resp Cell Mol Biol 23: 555-559

Comino EJ, Carroll P, Fonteyn P, Whicker S, Armour C, Bauman A, Dan E (2000). The asthma card in NSW - the experience of community pharmacists. Australian Pharmacist, 19: 179 - 182.

Comino EJ, Carroll PR, Fonteyn P, Whicker S, Armour C, Bauman A, Dan E (2000). The asthma card in NSW: pharmacy/client attitudes and perceptions. Australian Pharmacist, 19: 184-187.

Hughes JM, Arthur CA, Baracho S, Carlin SM, Hawker KM, Johnson PR, Armour CL. (2000). Human eosinophil-airway smooth muscle cell interactions. Mediators Inflamm 2000:9(2):93-99

Johnson PRA, Black JL Carlin S, Ge Q, Underwood PA. (2000). The production of extracellular matrix proteins by human passively sensitized airway smooth muscle cells in culture-the effect of beclomethasone. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 162:1-7

Limcangco MR, Salole EG, Armour CL (2000). Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type b meninigitis in Manila, Philippines, 1994 to 1996. Paediatric Infect Dis J, 19: 7-11.

McKay KO, Johnson PRA, Black JL, Armour CL (2000) . Parasympathetic neurotransmission in rabbit isolatedbronchus is modulated at prejunctional sites via endothelinB receptor stimulation' Respirology 5:343-353

McParland B, Johnson PRA, Armour CL, Black JL. (2000). An epithelial derived factor modulates in vitro airway reactivity. European Journal of Pharmacology 402:151-159

Seeto C, Namkung-Matthai H, Jayram S, Foe K, Brown KF, Hughes JM, Mason RS, Armour CL, Seale JP. (2000) Differential potency of beclomethasone esters in-vitro on human T-lymphocyte cytokine production and osteoblast activity. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology 52:417-423

Sukkar MB, Hughes JM, Johnson PR, Armour CL. (2000) GM-CSF production from human airway smooth muscle cells is potentiated by human serum. Mediators Inflamm 9(3-4):161-168

Taylor SJ, Armour CL (2000). Measurement of consumer preference for treatments used to induce labour - a willingness-to-pay approach. Health Expectations, 3: 203-216.

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