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Postdoctoral Fellow Abel Ang

PhD (Otago)

Email abel.ang@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 0557

Research interests

Dr Abel Ang is investigating vitamin C and cancer.

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Publications

Ang, A., Pullar, J. M., Currie, M. J., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2018). Vitamin C and immune cell function in inflammation and cancer [Review]. Biochemical Society Transactions. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1042/bst20180169

Buss, L., Currie, M., Ang, A., Hock, B., & Dachs, G. (2018). Exercise reduces hypoxia and increases perfusion in tumours from mice with melanoma. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Oncology (NZSO) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzsoncology.org.nz/

Ang, A., Currie, M., & Dachs, G. (2018). Effect of ascorbate on tumour associated macrophage phenotype ex vivo. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Oncology (NZSO) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzsoncology.org.nz/

Buss, L., Currie, M., Ang, A., Hock, B., & Dachs, G. (2018, August). T-cell distribution in melanoma from exercising mice. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) and Australasian Society for Immunology New Zealand Branch (ASI-NZ) Joint Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Ang, A., Currie, M., & Dachs, G. (2018, August). Effect of ascorbate on tumour associated macrophage phenotype ex vivo. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) and Australasian Society for Immunology New Zealand Branch (ASI-NZ) Joint Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Journal - Research Article

Ang, A., Pullar, J. M., Currie, M. J., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2018). Vitamin C and immune cell function in inflammation and cancer [Review]. Biochemical Society Transactions. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1042/bst20180169

Gaddam, R. R., Ang, A. D., Badiei, A., Chambers, S. T., & Bhatia, M. (2015). Alteration of the renin-angiotensin system in caerulein induced acute pancreatitis in the mouse. Pancreatology, 15(6), 647-653. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2015.09.007

Badiei, A., Rivers-Auty, J., Ang, A. D., & Bhatia, M. (2013). Inhibition of hydrogen sulfide production by gene silencing attenuates inflammatory activity of LPS-activated RAW264.7 cells. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, 97(17), 7845-7852. doi: 10.1007/s00253-013-5080-x

Ang, A. D., Rivers-Auty, J., Hegde, A., Ishii, I., & Bhatia, M. (2013). The effect of CSE gene deletion in caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in the mouse. American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology, 305, G712-G721. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00044.2013

Ang, A. D., Konigstorfer, A., Giles, G. I., & Bhatia, M. (2012). Measuring free tissue sulfide. Advances in Biological Chemistry, 2(4), 360-365. doi: 10.4236/abc.2012.24044

Sidhapuriwala, J. N., Hegde, A., Ang, A. D., Zhu, Y. Z., & Bhatia, M. (2012). Effects of S-Propargyl-Cysteine (SPRC) in caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in mice. PLoS ONE, 7(3), e32574. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032574

Ang, A. D., Adhikari, S., Ng, S. W., & Bhatia, M. (2009). Expression of nitric oxide synthase isoforms and nitric oxide production in acute pancreatitis and associated lung injury. Pancreatology, 9(1-2), 150-159. doi: 10.1159/000178886

Ang, A. D., Adhikari, S., Wei, N. S., & Bhatia, M. (2008). NFkappaB mediated expression of iNOS in pancreatic acinar cells contributes to the severity of acute pancreatitis and associated lung injury. International Journal of Integrative Biology, 2(2), 70-78.

Chong, A. K. S., Ang, A. D., Goh, J. C. H., Hui, J. H. P., Lim, A. Y. T., Lee, E. H., & Lim, B. H. (2007). Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells influence early tendon-healing in a rabbit achilles tendon model. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Am), 89(1), 74-81. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.E.01396

Zhi, L., Ang, A. D., Zhang, H., Moore, P. K., & Bhatia, M. (2007). Hydrogen sulfide induces the synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines in human monocyte cell line U937 via the ERK-NF-κB pathway. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 81, 1322-1332. doi: 10.1189/jlb.1006599

Cao, Y., Adhikari, S., Ang, A. D., Moore, P. K., & Bhatia, M. (2006). Mechanism of induction of pancreatic acinar cell apoptosis by hydrogen sulfide. American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, 291, 503-510. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00547.2005

Cao, Y., Adhikari, S., Ang, A. D., Clément, M. V., Wallig, M., & Bhatia, M. (2006). Crambene induces pancreatic acinar cell apoptosis via the activation of mitochondrial pathway. American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology, 291, G95-G101. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00520.2005

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Buss, L., Currie, M., Ang, A., Hock, B., & Dachs, G. (2018). Exercise reduces hypoxia and increases perfusion in tumours from mice with melanoma. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Oncology (NZSO) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzsoncology.org.nz/

Ang, A., Currie, M., & Dachs, G. (2018). Effect of ascorbate on tumour associated macrophage phenotype ex vivo. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Oncology (NZSO) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzsoncology.org.nz/

Bhatia, M., Ang, A., Rivers, J., & Hegde, A. (2013). Effect of cystathionine-gamma-lyase gene deletion in caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in the mouse. Pancreatology, 13(Suppl. 3), (pp. S91). doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2013.04.318

Adhikari, S., Cao, Y., Ang, A. D., Clement, M. V., Wallig, M., & Bhatia, M. (2006). Mechanism of pancreatic acinar cell apoptosis induced by crambene. FEBS Journal, 273(Suppl. 1), (pp. 47). doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2006.05276.x

Adhikari, S., Ang, A. D., Moore, P. K., & Bhatia, M. (2006). The role of nitric oxide in caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in mice. Pancreatology. 6(6), (pp. 556). doi: 10.1159/000096550

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Gaddam, R. R., Ang, A. D., Badiei, A., Chambers, S., & Bhatia, M. (2014, September). Alteration of metalloprotease enzymes of the renin-angiotensin system in acute pancreatitis in a mouse model. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Learning Different Research Languages, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Buss, L., Currie, M., Ang, A., Hock, B., & Dachs, G. (2018, August). T-cell distribution in melanoma from exercising mice. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) and Australasian Society for Immunology New Zealand Branch (ASI-NZ) Joint Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Ang, A., Currie, M., & Dachs, G. (2018, August). Effect of ascorbate on tumour associated macrophage phenotype ex vivo. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) and Australasian Society for Immunology New Zealand Branch (ASI-NZ) Joint Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Ang, A., Currie, M., & Dachs, G. (2017, July). Does ascorbate affect the interaction between tumour and immune cells? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Society for Immunology (NZ ASI) Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Ang, A. D. (2016). Role of endogenous hydrogen sulfide synthesised by cystathionine-gamma-lyase in the inflammatory response in acute pancreatitis (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/6219

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