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Professor David Le Couteur

Professor of Geriatric Medicine

 

Email dlecouteur@med.usyd.edu.au

Tel +61 2 9767 7219
Fax +61 2 9767 5419

University of Sydney
Centre for Education and Research on Ageing
Concord RG Hospital

Professor Le Couteur first studied the sinusoidal endothelium in the elderly since he is both a geriatrician and pharmacologist and had noted a decrease in drug cataberlism in older people.

The Concord team now work very closely with the Liver Sieve Research Group in Christchurch.

They have stressed the importance of decreased sieve porosity in ageing, diabetes, and the effect of surfactants, as well as innovative ideas on the role of lipid rafts in the sinusoidal endothelial cells' outer plasma membranes, perhaps controlling its porosity.