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Researcher: Lu, W (Dr Monica LU)

Fields of Research

Respiratory diseases
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Preventative health care
Cancer cell biology
Health services and systems
Pharmaceutical sciences
Cellular interactions (incl. adhesion, matrix, cell wall)

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Other health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Application of an assay for 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) in urine for the assessment of tobacco-related harm; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
COVID-19 and vaping: risk for increased susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection?; The European Respiratory Journal
Determination of cotinine, 3'-hydroxycotinine, and their glucuronides in urine by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography; Analytical Letters
Determination of nicotine in cartridge-based electronic cigarettes; Analytical Letters
Dysregulation of endocytic machinery and ACE2 in small airways of smokers and COPD patients can augment their susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infections; American Journal of Physiology
Electronic cigarette aerosol is cytotoxic and increases ACE2 expression on human airway epithelial cells: Implications for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19); Journal of Clinical Medicine
Electronic cigarettes: Modern instruments for toxic lung delivery and posing risk for the development of chronic disease; Electronic cigarettes: Modern instruments for toxic lung delivery and posing risk for the development of chronic disease
Endogenous anti-cancer candidates in GPCR, ER stress, and EMT; Biomedicines
Endothelial to mesenchymal transition: a precursor to post-COVID-19 interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and vascular obliteration?; The European Respiratory Journal
Epithelial–mesenchymal transition is driven by transcriptional and post transcriptional modulations in COPD: implications for disease progression and new therapeutics; International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation; Bmc Public Health
Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor (HB-EGF) drives EMT in patients with COPD: implications for disease pathogenesis and novel therapies; Laboratory Investigation
Increased myofibroblasts in the small airways, and relationship to remodelling and functional changes in smokers and COPD patients: potential role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition; ERJ Open Research
Inhaled corticosteroids attenuate epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT): implications for COPD and lung cancer prophylaxis; European Respiratory Journal
microRNAs are key regulators in chronic lung disease: exploring the vital link between disease progression and lung cancer
Revisiting mitochondria scored cancer progression and metastasis; Cancers
sE-cadherin and sVE-cadherin indicate active epithelial/endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT and EndoMT) in smokers and COPD: implications for new biomarkers and therapeutics; Biomarkers
Smoking upregulates angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 receptor: A potential adhesion site for Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2; Journal of Clinical Medicine
The effect of varenicline and nicotine patch on smoking rate and satisfaction with smoking: An examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies; SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference
The effect of varenicline and nicotine patch on smoking rate and satisfaction with smoking: an examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies; Psychopharmacology
The effectiveness of immunosuppressive cyclosporin in attenuating the progression of interstitial lung diseases; Journal of Thoracic Disease
The ill effects of IQOS on airway cells: Let’s not get burned all over again; American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
The rise of electronic nicotine delivery systems and the emergence of electronic-cigarette-driven disease; American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Projects

Are newly introduced electronic smoking devices safe for smoking cessation and implications for SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19); Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) and associated Angiogenesis in smoking and COPD airways: investigating the patho-biology of a cancerogenic stroma.; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Establishment of a Tasmanian lung cancer registry: a north and north-west collaborative initiative.; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)

Research Candidate Supervision