Publications

Publications

Hardy CL, King SJ, Mifsud NA, Hedger MP, Phillips DJ, Mackay F, de Kretser DM, Wilson JW, Rolland KM & O’Hehir RE (2015). The activin A antagonist follistatin inhibits cystic fibrosis-like lung inflammation and pathology. Immunology and Cell Biology 93(6), 567-74.

Hardy CL, LeMasurier JS, Olsson F, Dang T, Yao J, Yang M, Plebanski M, Phillips DJ, Mollard R, Rolland JM & O’Hehir RE (2010) Interleukin-13 regulates secretion of the tumor growth factor-superfamily cytokine activin A in allergic airway inflammation. American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology 42, 667-675.

Hardy CL, O’Connor AE, Yao J, Sebire K, de Kretser DM, Rolland JM, Anderson GP, Phillips DJ & O’Hehir RE (2006). Follistatin is a candidate endogenous negative regulator of activin A in experimental allergic asthma. Clinical and experimental allergy 36, 941-950.

Hedger MP & de Kretser DM (2013). The activins and their binding protein, follistatin—Diagnostic and therapeutic targets in inflammatory disease and fibrosis. Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews 24, 285-295.

Jones KL, Brauman JN, Groome NP, de Kretser DM & Phillips DJ (2000) Activin A release into the circulation is an early event in systemic inflammation and precedes the release of follistatin. Endocrinology 141, 1905-1908

Jones KL, Mansell A, Patella S, Scott BJ, Hedger MP, de Kretser DM & Phillips DJ (2007) Activin A is a critical component of the inflammatory response, and its binding protein, follistatin, reduces mortality in endotoxemia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104, 16239-16244

Lidbury BA, Kita B, Lewis DP, Hayward S, Ludlow H, Hedger MP & de Kretser DM. Activin B is a novel biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) diagnosis: a cross sectional study. Journal of Translational Medicine 15(1), 1161-4.

Patella S, Phillips DJ, de Kretser DM, Evans LW, Groome NP & Sievert W (2001) Characterization of serum activin-A and follistatin and their relation to virological and histological determinants in chronic viral hepatitis. Journal of hepatology 34, 576-583.

Patella S, Phillips DJ, Tchongue J, de Kretser DM & Sievert W (2006) Follistatin attenuates early liver fibrosis: effects on hepatic stellate cell activation and hepatocyte apoptosis. American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 290, G137-G144.

Phillips DJ, de Kretser DM & Hedger MP (2009) Activin and related proteins in inflammation: not just interested bystanders. Cytokine & growth factor reviews 20, 153-164.

Phillips DJ & de Kretser DM (1998) Follistatin: a multifunctional regulatory protein. Frontiers in neuroendocrinology 19, 287-322.

Robertson DM, Klein R, de Vos FL, McLachlan RI, Wettenhall REH, Hearn MTW, Burger HG & de Kretser DM (1987) The isolation of polypeptides with FSH suppressing activity from bovine follicular fluid which are structurally different to inhibin. Biochemical and biophysical research communications 149, 744-749.