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Nick MagonPostdoctoral Fellow

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

Email nick.magon@otago.ac.nz

Research interests

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.

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Publications

Smith-Díaz, C. C., Magon, N. J., McKenzie, J. L., Hampton, M. B., Vissers, M. C. M., & Das, A. B. (2021). Ascorbate inhibits proliferation and promotes myeloid differentiation in TP53-mutant leukemia. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, 709543. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.709543

Paumann-Page, M., Kienzl, N. F., Motwani, J., Bathish, B., Paton, L. N., Magon, N. J., … Eccles, M. R., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2021). Peroxidasin protein expression and enzymatic activity in metastatic melanoma cell lines are associated with invasive potential. Redox Biology, 46, 102090. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2021.102090

Meng, Y., Sheen, C. R., Magon, N. J., Hampton, M. B., & Dobson, R. C. J. (2020). Structure-function analyses of alkylhydroperoxidase D from Streptococcus pneumoniae reveal an unusual three-cysteine active site architecture. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(10), 2984-2999. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.012226

Magon, N. J., Parker, H. A., Ashby, L. V., Springer, R. J., & Hampton, M. B. (2020). Analysis of neutrophil bactericidal activity. In M. T. Quinn & F. R. DeLeo (Eds.), Neutrophil: Methods and protocols: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 2087). (3rd ed.) (pp. 149-164). New York, NY: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0154-9_12

Magon, N. J., Turner, R., Gearry, R. B., Hampton, M. B., Sly, P. D., & Kettle, A. J. (2015). Oxidation of calprotectin by hypochlorous acid prevents chelation of essential metal ions and allows bacterial growth: Relevance to infections in cystic fibrosis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 86, 133-144. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2015.05.022

Magon, N. J., Parker, H. A., Ashby, L. V., Springer, R. J., & Hampton, M. B. (2020). Analysis of neutrophil bactericidal activity. In M. T. Quinn & F. R. DeLeo (Eds.), Neutrophil: Methods and protocols: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 2087). (3rd ed.) (pp. 149-164). New York, NY: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0154-9_12

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

Chapter in Book - Research

Paumann-Page, M., Kienzl, N. F., Motwani, J., Bathish, B., Paton, L. N., Magon, N. J., … Eccles, M. R., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2021). Peroxidasin protein expression and enzymatic activity in metastatic melanoma cell lines are associated with invasive potential. Redox Biology, 46, 102090. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2021.102090

Journal - Research Article

Smith-Díaz, C. C., Magon, N. J., McKenzie, J. L., Hampton, M. B., Vissers, M. C. M., & Das, A. B. (2021). Ascorbate inhibits proliferation and promotes myeloid differentiation in TP53-mutant leukemia. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, 709543. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.709543

Journal - Research Article

Meng, Y., Sheen, C. R., Magon, N. J., Hampton, M. B., & Dobson, R. C. J. (2020). Structure-function analyses of alkylhydroperoxidase D from Streptococcus pneumoniae reveal an unusual three-cysteine active site architecture. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(10), 2984-2999. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.012226

Journal - Research Article

Magon, N. J., Turner, R., Gearry, R. B., Hampton, M. B., Sly, P. D., & Kettle, A. J. (2015). Oxidation of calprotectin by hypochlorous acid prevents chelation of essential metal ions and allows bacterial growth: Relevance to infections in cystic fibrosis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 86, 133-144. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2015.05.022

Journal - Research Article

Wilkie-Grantham, R. P., Magon, N. J., Harwood, D. T., Kettle, A. J., Vissers, M. C., Winterbourn, C. C., & Hampton, M. B. (2015). Myeloperoxidase-dependent lipid peroxidation promotes the oxidative modification of cytosolic proteins in phagocytic neutrophils. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290(15), 9896-9905. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.613422

Journal - Research Article

Dickerhof, N., Magon, N. J., Tyndall, J. D. A., Kettle, A. J., & Hampton, M. B. (2014). Potent inhibition of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) by myeloperoxidase-dependant oxidation of epicatechins. Biochemical Journal, 462(2), 303-314. doi: 10.1042/BJ20140612

Journal - Research Article

Tidén, A.-K., Sjögren, T., Svensson, M., Bernlind, A., Senthilmohan, R., Auchère, F., … Forbes, L. V., Magon, N. J., Paton, L. N., Jameson, G. N. L., … Kettle, A. J. (2011). 2-Thioxanthines are mechanism-based inactivators of myeloperoxidase that block oxidative stress during inflammation. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286(43), 37578-37589. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.266981

Journal - Research Article

Magon, N. J., Turner, R., Dickerhof, N., Gearry, R., Hampton, M., Sly, P., & Kettle, A. (2013). Oxidation of methionine in calprotectin by neutrophils in the airways of children with cystic fibrosis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 65(Suppl. 2), (pp. S62-S63). doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2013.10.535

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Magon, N. J., Gearry, R. B., Hampton, M. B., & Kettle, A. J. (2012). Oxidised calprotectin as a biomarker for inflammatory disease. Proceedings of the Oxygen Theme Meeting. (pp. 8). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/research/otago051864.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Magon, N. J., Gearry, R. B., Hampton, M. B., & Kettle, A. J. (2010). Oxidised calprotectin as a biomarker for inflammatory disease. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 49(Suppl. 1), (pp. S169). doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2010.10.479

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Magon, N. J., Gearry, R. B., Hampton, M. B., & Kettle, A. J. (2013, August). Oxidised calprotectin as a biomarker for inflammatory disease. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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