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Research Fellow Abel Ang

PhD (Otago)

Email abel.ang@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 0566

Research interests

Dr Abel Ang is currently investigating kiwifruit and boosting immune cell function.

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Publications

Buss, L. A., Dachs, G. U., Goddard, L., Ang, A. D., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Hock, B. (2021). Is the immunogenicity of PD-1 blocking antibodies a confounding variable in murine studies? Immunology Letters, 234, 13-15. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2021.04.003

Ang, A. D., Vissers, M. C. M., Burgess, E. R., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). Gene and protein expression is altered by ascorbate availability in murine macrophages cultured under tumour-like conditions. Antioxidants, 10(3), 430. doi: 10.3390/antiox10030430

Ang, A., Vissers, M. C. M., & Pullar, J. M. (2020). Vitamin C in immune cell function. In Q. Chen & M. C. M. Vissers (Eds.), Vitamin C: New biochemical and functional insights. (pp. 137-159). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Buss, L. A., Ang, A. D., Hock, B., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2020). Effect of post-implant exercise on tumour growth rate, perfusion and hypoxia in mice. PLoS ONE, 15(3), e0229290. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229290

Buss, L., Currie, M., Ang, A., Hock, B., & Dachs, G. (2018, August). Post-tumour-implantation exercise does not alter tumour growth rate in mice with subcutaneous B16-F10 melanoma. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Ang, A., Vissers, M. C. M., & Pullar, J. M. (2020). Vitamin C in immune cell function. In Q. Chen & M. C. M. Vissers (Eds.), Vitamin C: New biochemical and functional insights. (pp. 137-159). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ang, A. D., Vissers, M. C. M., Burgess, E. R., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). Gene and protein expression is altered by ascorbate availability in murine macrophages cultured under tumour-like conditions. Antioxidants, 10(3), 430. doi: 10.3390/antiox10030430

Journal - Research Article

Buss, L. A., Ang, A. D., Hock, B., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2020). Effect of post-implant exercise on tumour growth rate, perfusion and hypoxia in mice. PLoS ONE, 15(3), e0229290. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229290

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Buss, L. A., Dachs, G. U., Goddard, L., Ang, A. D., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Hock, B. (2021). Is the immunogenicity of PD-1 blocking antibodies a confounding variable in murine studies? Immunology Letters, 234, 13-15. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2021.04.003

Journal - Research Other

Ang, A., Pullar, J. M., Currie, M. J., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2018). Vitamin C and immune cell function in inflammation and cancer. Biochemical Society Transactions, 46, 1147-1159. doi: 10.1042/bst20180169

Journal - Research Other

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/

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Buss, L., Currie, M., Ang, A., Hock, B., & Dachs, G. (2018, August). Post-tumour-implantation exercise does not alter tumour growth rate in mice with subcutaneous B16-F10 melanoma. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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.

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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