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Dr Heather Parker

Heather ParkerResearch Fellow

BSc(Hons)(Cant), PhD(Otago)

Email heather.parker@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 378 6223

Research interests

Dr Heather Parker's area of research expertise is neutrophil biology. In particular, she is studying the role of oxidants in the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps and investigating bacterial killing by neutrophils.

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Publications

Parker, H. A., Magon, N. J., Green, J. N., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2014). Analysis of neutrophil bactericidal activity. In M. T. Quinn & F. R. DeLeo (Eds.), Neutrophil methods and protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1124). (2nd ed.) (pp. 291-306). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-845-4_19

Kasperkiewicz, P., Poreba, M., Snipas, S. J., Parker, H., Winterbourn, C. C., Salvesen, G. S., & Drag, M. (2014). Design of ultrasensitive probes for human neutrophil elastase through hybrid combinatorial substrate library profiling. PNAS, 111(7), 2518-2523. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1318548111

Parker, H., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2013). Reactive oxidants and myeloperoxidase and their involvement in neutrophil extracellular traps. Frontiers in Immunology, 3, 424. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00424

Parker, H., Albrett, A. M., Kettle, A. J., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2012). Myeloperoxidase associated with neutrophil extracellular traps is active and mediates bacterial killing in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 91(3), 369-376. doi: 10.1189/jlb.0711387

Parker, H., Dragunow, M., Hampton, M. B., Kettle, A. J., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2012). Requirements for NADPH oxidase and myeloperoxidase in neutrophil extracellular trap formation differ depending on the stimulus. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 92(4), 841-849. doi: 10.1189/jlb.1211601

Chapter in Book - Research

Parker, H. A., Magon, N. J., Green, J. N., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2014). Analysis of neutrophil bactericidal activity. In M. T. Quinn & F. R. DeLeo (Eds.), Neutrophil methods and protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1124). (2nd ed.) (pp. 291-306). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-845-4_19

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Journal - Research Article

Kasperkiewicz, P., Poreba, M., Snipas, S. J., Parker, H., Winterbourn, C. C., Salvesen, G. S., & Drag, M. (2014). Design of ultrasensitive probes for human neutrophil elastase through hybrid combinatorial substrate library profiling. PNAS, 111(7), 2518-2523. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1318548111

Parker, H., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2013). Reactive oxidants and myeloperoxidase and their involvement in neutrophil extracellular traps. Frontiers in Immunology, 3, 424. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00424

Parker, H., Albrett, A. M., Kettle, A. J., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2012). Myeloperoxidase associated with neutrophil extracellular traps is active and mediates bacterial killing in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 91(3), 369-376. doi: 10.1189/jlb.0711387

Parker, H., & Keenan, J. I. (2012). Composition and function of Helicobacter pylori outer membrane vesicles. Microbes & Infection, 14(1), 9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2011.08.007

Parker, H., Dragunow, M., Hampton, M. B., Kettle, A. J., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2012). Requirements for NADPH oxidase and myeloperoxidase in neutrophil extracellular trap formation differ depending on the stimulus. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 92(4), 841-849. doi: 10.1189/jlb.1211601

Parker, H., Chitcholtan, K., Hampton, M. B., & Keenan, J. I. (2010). Uptake of Helicobacter pylori outer membrane vesicles by gastric epithelial cells. Infection & Immunity, 78(12), 5054-5061. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00299-10

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