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Health Sciences profile

Dr Zoe Ashley

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Physiology
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryUnderstanding atherosclerosis
TeachingPhysiology
Memberships
  • European Society of Hypertension
  • Australian Vascular Biology Society

Research

My research focus is in vascular biology, particularly atherosclerosis.

My current research projects are investigating the role of Calcium calmodulin kinase II (CaMKII) and Klotho in the development of atherosclerotic lesions in the ApoE -/- mouse model.

My research questions whether these proteins are important in the development of the disease. I am determining whether changing levels of these proteins reduces the progression of atherosclerotic lesions, either in terms of lesion size, stenosis, severity and morphology. In addition, these projects also examine sex-differences in atherosclerotic disease.

Overall research findings could highlight a potential pathway for the development of new therapies for the major underlying cause of cardiovascular disease.

Publications

Lund, R. A., Cooper, E. R., Wang, H., Ashley, Z., Cawley, A. T., & Heather, A. K. (2021). Non-targeted detection of designer androgens: Underestimated role of in vitro bioassays. Drug Testing & Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/dta.3049

Cooper, E. R., Hughes, G., Kauff, A., Sutherland, E., Ashley, Z., & Heather, A. K. (2021). A cell-free bioassay for the detection of androgens. Drug Testing & Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/dta.3024

Gillon, A., Ho, E. N. M., Chan, G. H. M., Kauff, A., Hughes, G., Lund, R. A., Ashley, Z., … Heather, A. K. (2020). Unravelling androgens in sport: Altrenogest shows strong activation of the androgen receptor in a mammalian cell bioassay. Drug Testing & Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/dta.2941

Ebenebe, O. V., Ashley, Z., Erickson, J. R., & Heather, A. K. (2020). A timing effect of 17-β estradiol on atherosclerotic lesion development in female ApoE−/− mice. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(13), 4710. doi: 10.3390/ijms21134710

Knoepp, F., Ashley, Z., Barth, D., Baldin, J.-P., Jennings, M., Kazantseva, M., Saw, E. L., Katare, R., … Fronius, M. (2020). Shear force sensing of epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) relies on N-glycosylated asparagines in the palm and knuckle domains of αENaC. PNAS, 117(1), 717-726. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911243117

Cooper, E. R., Hughes, G., Kauff, A., Sutherland, E., Ashley, Z., & Heather, A. K. (2021). A cell-free bioassay for the detection of androgens. Drug Testing & Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/dta.3024

Journal - Research Article

Ebenebe, O. V., Ashley, Z., Erickson, J. R., & Heather, A. K. (2020). A timing effect of 17-β estradiol on atherosclerotic lesion development in female ApoE−/− mice. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(13), 4710. doi: 10.3390/ijms21134710

Journal - Research Article

Gillon, A., Ho, E. N. M., Chan, G. H. M., Kauff, A., Hughes, G., Lund, R. A., Ashley, Z., … Heather, A. K. (2020). Unravelling androgens in sport: Altrenogest shows strong activation of the androgen receptor in a mammalian cell bioassay. Drug Testing & Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/dta.2941

Journal - Research Article

Knoepp, F., Ashley, Z., Barth, D., Baldin, J.-P., Jennings, M., Kazantseva, M., Saw, E. L., Katare, R., … Fronius, M. (2020). Shear force sensing of epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) relies on N-glycosylated asparagines in the palm and knuckle domains of αENaC. PNAS, 117(1), 717-726. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911243117

Journal - Research Article

Ashley, Z., Mugloo, S., McDonald, F. J., & Fronius, M. (2018). Epithelial Na+ channel differentially contributes to shear stress-mediated vascular responsiveness in carotid and mesenteric arteries from mice. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology, 314(5), H1022-H1032. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00506.2017

Journal - Research Article

Ashley, Z., Schwenke, D. O., & Cragg, P. A. (2015). Hyperventilation in normoxia following myocardial infarction in rats: A shift in the set point of the hypoxic ventilatory response. Acta Physiologica, 214, 415-425. doi: 10.1111/apha.12527

Journal - Research Article

Bussey, C. T., de Leeuw, A. E., Cook, R. F., Ashley, Z., Schofield, J., & Lamberts, R. R. (2014). Dual implantation of a radio-telemeter and vascular access port allows repeated hemodynamic and pharmacological measures in conscious lean and obese rats. Laboratory Animals, 48(3), 250-260. doi: 10.1177/0023677214530687

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Russold, M. F., Ramnarine, I., Ashley, Z., Sutherland, H., Salmons, S., & Jarvis, J. C. (2010). Practical and effective stomal sphincter creation: Evaluation in pigs. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 53(4), 467-474. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181bdbe91

Journal - Research Article

Ashley, Z., Sutherland, H., Russold, M. F., Lanmüller, H., Mayr, W., Jarvis, J. C., & Salmons, S. (2008). Therapeutic stimulation of denervated muscles: The influence of pattern. Muscle & Nerve, 38, 875-886. doi: 10.1002/mus.21020

Journal - Research Article

Ashley, Z., Salmons, S., Boncompagni, S., Protasi, F., Russold, M., Lanmuller, H., … Jarvis, J. C. (2007). Effects of chronic electrical stimulation on long-term denervated muscles of the rabbit hind limb. Journal of Muscle Research & Cell Motility, 28, 203-217. doi: 10.1007/s10974-007-9119-4

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Ashley, Z., Sutherland, H., Lanmüller, H., Russold, M. F., Unger, E., Bijak, M., … Jarvis, J. C. (2007). Atrophy, but not necrosis, in rabbit skeletal muscle denervated for periods up to one year. American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, 292, C440-C451. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00085.2006

Journal - Research Article

Chilcott, R. P., Dalton, C. H., Ashley, Z., Allen, C. E., Bradley, S. T., ..., & Rice, P. (2007). Evaluation of barrier creams against sulphur mustard: (II) in vivo and in vitro studies using the domestic white pig. Cutaneous & Ocular Toxicology, 26, 235-247. doi: 10.1080/15569520701212373

Journal - Research Article

Ramnarine, I. R., Capoccia, M., Ashley, Z., Sutherland, H., Russold, M., Summerfield, N., … Jarvis, J. C. (2006). Counterpulsation from the skeletal muscle ventricle and the intraaortic balloon pump in the normal and failing circulations. Circulation, 114(Suppl. I), I-10-I-15. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.000372

Journal - Research Article

Lund, R. A., Cooper, E. R., Wang, H., Ashley, Z., Cawley, A. T., & Heather, A. K. (2021). Non-targeted detection of designer androgens: Underestimated role of in vitro bioassays. Drug Testing & Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/dta.3049

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