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Health Sciences profile

Dr Andrew Clarkson

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBSc PGDipSc PhD
Research summaryStroke and neural regeneration

Research

Research in Dr Clarkson's lab focuses on post-stroke neuroprotection and regeneration and repair mechanisms. My research is directed at promoting recovery of function following a stroke. The approaches used involve novel combinations of intensive rehabilitation, drug therapy and more recently stem cells to enhance brain repair processes. This utilises behavioural, electrophysiological, optical imaging and anatomical measures to assess recovery after stroke.

Publications

Lie, M. E. K., Al-Khawaja, A., Damgaard, M., Haugaard, A. S., Schousboe, A., Clarkson, A. N., & Wellendorph, P. (2017). Glial GABA transporters as modulators of inhibitory signalling in epilepsy and stroke. In A. Ortega & A. Schousboe (Eds.), Glial amino acid transporters. (pp. 137-167). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55769-4_7

Yarragudi, S. B., Richter, R., Lee, H., Walker, G. F., Clarkson, A. N., Kumar, H., & Rizwan, S. B. (2017). Formulation of olfactory-targeted microparticles with tamarind seed polysaccharide to improve nose-to-brain transport of drugs. Carbohydrate Polymers, 163, 216-226. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.01.044

Corbett, D., Carmichael, S. T., Murphy, T. H., Jones, T. A., Schwab, M. E., Jolkkonen, J., Clarkson, A. N., … Joy, M. T. (2017). Enhancing the alignment of the preclinical and clinical stroke recovery research pipeline: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable translational working group. International Journal of Stroke, 12(5), 462-471. doi: 10.1177/1747493017711814

Smith, G. P. S., McLaughlin, A., Clarkson, A. N., Gordon, K. C., & Walker, G. F. (2017). Raman microscopic imaging of electrospun fibers made from a polycaprolactone and polyethylene oxide blend. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 92, 27-34. doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2017.05.002

Parker, K., Berretta, A., Saenger, S., Sivaramakrishnan, M., Shirley, S. A., Metzger, F., & Clarkson, A. N. (2017). PEGylated insulin-like growth factor-I affords protection and facilitates recovery of lost functions post-focal ischemia. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 241. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00336-z

Chapter in Book - Research

Lie, M. E. K., Al-Khawaja, A., Damgaard, M., Haugaard, A. S., Schousboe, A., Clarkson, A. N., & Wellendorph, P. (2017). Glial GABA transporters as modulators of inhibitory signalling in epilepsy and stroke. In A. Ortega & A. Schousboe (Eds.), Glial amino acid transporters. (pp. 137-167). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55769-4_7

Clarkson, A. N., & Chebib, M. (2014). The role of peri-synaptic GABA receptors after stroke. In A. C. Errington, V. Crunelli & G. Di Giovanni (Eds.), Extrasynaptic GABAA receptors: The receptors (Vol. 27). (pp. 179-205). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1426-5_9

Clarkson, A. N. (2009). Secondary cardiovascular abnormalities subsequent to cerebral hypoxia-ischaemia. In E. H. Bennington (Ed.), Horizons in world cardiovascular research (Vol. 1). New York: Nova Science.

Clarkson, A. N. (2008). Secondary cardiovascular abnormalities subsequent to cerebral hypoxia-ischaemia. In O. M. Roux (Ed.), Brain hypoxia-ischemia research progress. (pp. 19-56). New York: Nova Science.

Clarkson, A. N., & Appleton, I. (2007). Cerebral hypoxia-ischemia-induced neuronal and cardiac impairment. In C. Kaur (Ed.), Hypoxia and the central nervous system. (pp. 109-144). Trivandrum, India: Transworld Research Network.

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Journal - Research Article

Yarragudi, S. B., Richter, R., Lee, H., Walker, G. F., Clarkson, A. N., Kumar, H., & Rizwan, S. B. (2017). Formulation of olfactory-targeted microparticles with tamarind seed polysaccharide to improve nose-to-brain transport of drugs. Carbohydrate Polymers, 163, 216-226. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.01.044

Parker, K., Berretta, A., Saenger, S., Sivaramakrishnan, M., Shirley, S. A., Metzger, F., & Clarkson, A. N. (2017). PEGylated insulin-like growth factor-I affords protection and facilitates recovery of lost functions post-focal ischemia. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 241. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00336-z

Smith, G. P. S., McLaughlin, A., Clarkson, A. N., Gordon, K. C., & Walker, G. F. (2017). Raman microscopic imaging of electrospun fibers made from a polycaprolactone and polyethylene oxide blend. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 92, 27-34. doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2017.05.002

Corbett, D., Carmichael, S. T., Murphy, T. H., Jones, T. A., Schwab, M. E., Jolkkonen, J., Clarkson, A. N., … Joy, M. T. (2017). Enhancing the alignment of the preclinical and clinical stroke recovery research pipeline: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable translational working group. International Journal of Stroke, 12(5), 462-471. doi: 10.1177/1747493017711814

Evans, M. A., Kim, H. A., De Silva, T. M., Arumugam, T. V., Clarkson, A. N., Drummond, G. R., … Sobey, C. G. (2017). Diet-induced vitamin D deficiency has no effect on acute post-stroke outcomes in young male mice. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0271678x17719208

Che Has, A. T., Absalom, N., van Nieuwenhuijzen, P. S., Clarkson, A. N., Ahring, P. K., & Chebib, M. (2016). Zolpidem is a potent stoichiometry-selective modulator of α1β3 GABAA receptors: Evidence of a novel benzodiazepine site in the α1-α1 interface. Scientific Reports, 6, 28674. doi: 10.1038/srep28674

Berretta, A., Gowing, E. K., Jasoni, C. L., & Clarkson, A. N. (2016). Sonic hedgehog stimulates neurite outgrowth in a mechanical stretch model of reactive-astrogliosis. Scientific Reports, 6, 21896. doi: 10.1038/srep21896

Zhou, L. Y. Y., Wright, T. E., & Clarkson, A. N. (2016). Prefrontal cortex stroke induces delayed impairment in spatial memory. Behavioural Brain Research, 296, 373-378. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.08.022

Younus, M., Prentice, R. N., Clarkson, A. N., Boyd, B. J., & Rizwan, S. B. (2016). Incorporation of an nndogenous neuromodulatory lipid, oleoylethanolamide, into cubosomes: Nanostructural characterization. Langmuir, 32(35), 8942-8950. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02395

Patience, M. J., Zouikr, I., Jones, K., Clarkson, A. N., Isgaard, J., Johnson, S. J., … Nilsson, M. (2015). Photothrombotic stroke induces persistent ipsilateral and contralateral astrogliosis in key cognitive control nuclei. Neurochemical Research, 40(2), 362-371. doi: 10.1007/s11064-014-1487-8

Jones, K. A., Zouikr, I., Patience, M., Clarkson, A. N., Isgaard, J., Johnson, S. J., … Walker, F. R. (2015). Chronic stress exacerbates neuronal loss associated with secondary neurodegeneration and suppresses microglial-like cells following focal motor cortex ischemia in the mouse. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 48, 57-67. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.02.014

Van Slooten, A. R., Sun, Y., Clarkson, A. N., & Connor, B. J. (2015). L-NIO as a novel mechanism for inducing focal cerebral ischemia in the adult rat brain. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 245, 44-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.02.022

Neumann, S., Shields, N. J., Balle, T., Chebib, M., & Clarkson, A. N. (2015). Innate immunity and inflammation post-stroke: An α7-nicotinic agonist perspective. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16(12), 29029-29046. doi: 10.3390/ijms161226141

Clarkson, A. N., Parker, K., Nilsson, M., Walker, F. R., & Gowing, E. K. (2015). Combined ampakine and BDNF treatments enhance poststroke functional recovery in aged mice via AKT-CREB signaling. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 35, 1272-1279. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2015.33

López-Valdés, H. E., Clarkson, A. N., Ao, Y., Charles, A. C., Carmichael, S. T., Sofroniew, M. V., & Brennan, K. C. (2014). Memantine enhances recovery from stroke. Stroke, 45, 2093-2100. doi: 10.1161/strokeaha.113.004476

Clarkson, A. N., López-Valdés, H. E., Overman, J. J., Charles, A. C., Brennan, K. C., & Carmichael, S. T. (2013). Multimodal examination of structural and functional remapping in the mouse photothrombotic stroke model. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 33, 716-723. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2013.7

Bix, G. J., Gowing, E. K., & Clarkson, A. N. (2013). Perlecan domain V is neuroprotective and affords functional improvement in a photothrombotic stroke model in young and aged mice. Translational Stroke Research, 4, 515-523. doi: 10.1007/s12975-013-0266-1

Imhoff, F. M., Yang, D., Mathew, S. F., Clarkson, A. N., Kawagishi, Y., Tate, W. P., Koishi, K., & McLennan, I. S. (2013). The type 2 anti-Müllerian hormone receptor has splice variants that are dominant-negative inhibitors. FEBS Letters, 587(12), 1749-1753. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.04.014

Clarkson, A. N. (2012). Perisynaptic GABA receptors: The overzealous protector. Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, 2012, 708428. doi: 10.1155/2012/708428

Overman, J. J., Clarkson, A. N., Wanner, I. B., Overman, W. T., Eckstein, I., Maguire, J. L., … Carmichael, S. T. (2012). A role for ephrin-A5 in axonal sprouting, recovery, and activity-dependent plasticity after stroke. PNAS, 109(33), E2230-E2239. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204386109

Sutherland, B. A., Shaw, O. M., Clarkson, A. N., Winburn, I. C., Errington, A. C., Dixon, C. L., Lees, G., Sammut, I. A., & Appleton, I. (2011). Tin protoporphyrin provides protection following cerebral hypoxia-ischemia: Involvement of alternative pathways. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 89(8), 1284-1294. doi: 10.1002/jnr.22661

Clarkson, A. N., Talbot, C. L., Wang, P.-Y., MacLaughlin, D. T., Donahoe, P. K., & McLennan, I. S. (2011). Müllerian inhibiting substance is anterogradely transported and does not attenuate avulsion-induced death of hypoglossal motor neurons. Experimental Neurology, 231(2), 304-308. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2010.12.019

Nair, S. M., Rahman, R. M. A., Clarkson, A. N., Sutherland, B. A., Taurin, S., Sammut, I. A., & Appleton, I. (2011). Melatonin treatment following stroke induction modulates L-arginine metabolism. Journal of Pineal Research, 51(3), 313-323. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-079X.2011.00891.x

Clarkson, A. N., Overman, J. J., Zhong, S., Mueller, R., Lynch, G., & Carmichael, S. T. (2011). AMPA receptor-induced local brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling mediates motor recovery after stroke. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(10), 3766-3775. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5780-10.2011

Clarkson, A. N., Huang, B. S., MacIsaac, S. E., Mody, I., & Carmichael, S. T. (2010). Reducing excessive GABA-mediated tonic inhibition promotes functional recovery after stroke. Nature, 468(7321), 305-309. doi: 10.1038/nature09511

Wang, P.-Y., Protheroe, A., Clarkson, A. N., Imhoff, F., Koishi, K., & McLennan, I. S. (2009). Müllerian inhibiting substance contributes to sex-linked biases in the brain and behavior. PNAS, 106(17), 7203-7208. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0902253106

Sutherland, B. A., Rahman, R. M. A., Clarkson, A. N., Shaw, O. M., Nair, S. M., & Appleton, I. (2009). Cerebral heme oxygenase 1 and 2 spatial distribution is modulated following injury from hypoxia-ischemia and middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. Neuroscience Research, 65(4), 326-334. doi: 10.1016/j.neures.2009.08.007

Vranyac-Tramoundanas, A., Harrison, J. C., Clarkson, A. N., Kapoor, M., Winburn, I. C., Kerr, D. S., & Sammut, I. A. (2008). Domoic acid impairment of cardiac energetics. Toxicological Sciences, 105(2), 395-407. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfn132

Pugazhenthi, K., Kapoor, M., Clarkson, A. N., Hall, I., & Appleton, I. (2008). Melatonin accelerates the process of wound repair in full-thickness incisional wounds. Journal of Pineal Research, 44(4), 387-396. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-079X.2007.00541.x

Hesp, B. R., Clarkson, A. N., Sawant, P. M., & Kerr, D. S. (2007). Domoic acid preconditioning and seizure induction in young and aged rats. Epilepsy Research, 76, 103-112.

Clarkson, A. N., Clarkson, J., Jackson, D. M., & Sammut, I. A. (2007). Mitochondrial involvement in transhemispheric diaschisis following hypoxia-ischemia: Clomethiazole-mediated amelioration. Neuroscience, 144, 547-561.

Clarkson, A. N., Liu, H., Schiborra, F., Shaw, O., Sammut, I. A., Jackson, D. M., & Appleton, I. (2007). Angiogenesis as a predictive marker of neurological outcome following hypoxia-ischemia. Brain Research, 1171, 111-121.

Sutherland, B. A., Shaw, O. M., Clarkson, A. N., Jackson, D. M., Sammut, I. A., & Appleton, I. (2005). Neuroprotective effects of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate following hypoxia-ischemia-induced brain damage: Novel mechanisms of action. FASEB Journal, 19(2), 258-260. doi: 10.1096/fj.04-2806fje

Clarkson, A. N., Sutherland, B. A., & Appleton, I. (2005). The biology and pathology of hypoxia-ischemia: An update. Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis, 53, 213-225.

Clarkson, A. N., Liu, H., Rahman, R., Jackson, D. M., Appleton, I., & Kerr, D. S. (2005). Clomethiazole: Mechanisms underlying lasting neuroprotection after hypoxia-ischemia. FASEB Journal, 19(8), 1036-1038.

Ashton, J. C., Khalessi, A., Kapoor, M., Clarkson, A., Sammut, I. A., Darlington, C. L., & Smith, P. F. (2005). Characterization of mitochondrial respiratory chain energetics in the vestibular nucleus complex [Short Communication]. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 125, 422-425.

Clarkson, A. N., Liu, H., Pearson, L., Kapoor, M., Harrison, J. C., Sammut, I. A., Jackson, D. M., & Appleton, I. (2004). Neuroprotective effects of spermine following hypoxia-ischemia-induced brain damage: A mechanistic study. FASEB Journal, 18(10), 1114-1116.

Clarkson, A. N., Rahman, R. M. A., & Appleton, I. (2004). Inflammation and autoimmunity as a central theme in neurodegenerative disorders: Fact or fiction? Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs, 5(7), 706-713.

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Journal - Research Other

Berretta, A., Tzeng, Y.-C., & Clarkson, A. N. (2014). Post-stroke recovery: The role of activity-dependent release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 14(11), 1335-1344. doi: 10.1586/14737175.2014.969242

Clarkson, A. N., & Carmichael, S. T. (2009). Cortical excitability and post-stroke recovery. Biochemical Society Transactions, 37(6), 1412-1414. doi: 10.1042/BST0371412

Clarkson, A. N. (2007). Anesthetic-mediated protection/preconditioning during cerebral ischemia. Life Sciences, 80, 1157-1175.

Kapoor, M., Clarkson, A., Sutherland, B. A., & Appleton, I. (2005). The role of antioxidants in models of inflammation: Emphasis on L-arginine and arachidonic acid metabolism. Inflammopharmacology, 12(5-6), 505-520.

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