Research FellowBSc(Hons)(Cant), PhD(Otago)
Dr Nick Magon carried out his PhD at the Centre for Free Radical Research under the supervision of Professors' Mark Hampton, Tony Kettle and Richard Gearry. He investigated inflammatory biomarkers produced as a result of neutrophil activation, primarily using protein purification and mass spectrometry.
After his PhD, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at the University of Geneva. There he investigated the molecular mechanisms of red blood cell ageing during cold storage using a range of techniques, including flow cytometry.
His current projects involve using mass spectrometry to characterise oxidative modifications to the neutrophil protein calprotectin that may be useful as biomarkers of inflammation, and to identify proteins that are being oxidatively-modified during the early stages of necroptosis. He is also responsible for maintaining and further developing our commercial oxidative biomarker ELISA kit.
Paumann-Page, M., Ashby, L. V., Khalilova, I., Magon, N. J., Hofbauer, S., Paton, L. N., … Kettle, A. J. (2023). Hypochlorous acid inactivates myeloperoxidase inside phagocytosing neutrophils. Redox Biochemistry & Chemistry, 5-6, 100008. doi: 10.1016/j.rbc.2023.100008
Major, G., Longoni, A., Simcock, J., Magon, N. J., Harte, J., Bathish, B., Kemp, R., Woodfield, T., & Lim, K. S. (2023). Clinical applicability of visible light-mediated cross-linking for structural soft tissue reconstruction. Advanced Science, 10, 2300538. doi: 10.1002/advs.202300538
Bozonet, S. M., Magon, N. J., Schwartfeger, A. J., Konigstorfer, A., Heath, S. G., Vissers, M. C. M., … Göbl, C., … Hampton, M. B. (2023). Oxidation of caspase-8 by hypothiocyanous acid enables TNF-mediated necroptosis. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 104792. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2023.104792
Magon, N. J., Turner, R., Kettle, A. J., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2023). Cross-linking between cysteine and lysine, tryptophan or tyrosine in peptides and proteins treated with hypochlorous acid and other reactive halogens. Redox Biochemistry & Chemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.rbc.2023.100002
Morris, V. K., Heath, S. G., O'Connor, K. M., Bozonnet, S., Gray, S. G., Naughton, J. D., Magon, N. J., Smith, B. R., Botha, A. D., … Göbl, C. (2022, August). The tumour suppressor protein p16 forms amyloid structures. Verbal presentation at the Cancer Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand.