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Molecular expression patterns in the synovium and their association with advanced symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (2018)
Journal Article
Wyatt, L. A., Nwosu, L. N., Wilson, D., Hill, R., Spendlove, I., Bennett, A. J., …Walsh, D. A. (2018). Molecular expression patterns in the synovium and their association with advanced symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.12.012

Objective: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major source of knee pain. Mechanisms of OA knee pain are incompletely understood but include synovial pathology. We aimed to identify molecular expression patterns in the synovium associated with symptomatic knee... Read More

Age dependent plasticity in endocannabinoid modulation of pain processing through postnatal development (2017)
Journal Article
H-T. Kwok, C., Devonshire, I. M., Imraish, A., Greenspon, C. M., Lockwood, S., Fielden, C., …Hathway, G. J. (2017). Age dependent plasticity in endocannabinoid modulation of pain processing through postnatal development. PAIN, 158(11), doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001027. ISSN 0304-3959

Significant age and experience-dependent remodelling of spinal and supraspinal neural networks occur resulting in altered pain responses in early life. In adults endogenous opioid peptide and endocannabinoid (ECs) pain control systems exist which mod... Read More

IL-15 promotes human myogenesis and mitigates the detrimental effects of TNFα on myotube development (2017)
Journal Article
O’Leary, M. F., Wallace, G. R., Bennett, A. J., Tsintzas, K., & Jones, S. W. (in press). IL-15 promotes human myogenesis and mitigates the detrimental effects of TNFα on myotube development. Scientific Reports, 7(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13479-w. ISSN 2045-2322

Studies in murine cell lines and in mouse models suggest that IL-15 promotes myogenesis and may protect against the inflammation-mediated skeletal muscle atrophy which occurs in sarcopenia and cachexia. The effects of IL-15 on human skeletal muscle g... Read More

Bioprinting using mechanically robust core-shell cell-laden hydrogel strands (2017)
Journal Article
Mistry, P., Aied, A., Alexander, M. R., Shakesheff, K., Bennett, A., & Yang, J. (in press). Bioprinting using mechanically robust core-shell cell-laden hydrogel strands. Macromolecular Bioscience, doi:10.1002/mabi.201600472. ISSN 1616-5187

The strand material in extrusion-based bioprinting determines the microenvironments of the embedded cells and the initial mechanical properties of the constructs. One unmet challenge is the combination of optimal biological and mechanical properties... Read More

Targeting the D-series resolvin receptor system for the treatment of osteoarthritic pain (2016)
Journal Article
Huang, J., Burston, J. J., Li, L., Ashraf, S., Mapp, P. I., Bennett, A. J., …Chapman, V. (2017). Targeting the D-series resolvin receptor system for the treatment of osteoarthritic pain. Arthritis and Rheumatology, 69(5), doi:10.1002/art.40001. ISSN 2326-5191

Objective: Pain is a major symptom of osteoarthritis (OA); current analgesics either do not offer adequate pain relief or are associated with serious side effects. Herein we have investigated the therapeutic potential of targeting the resolvin recept... Read More

Inhibitory effects of aspirin-triggered resolvin D1 on spinal nociceptive processing in rat pain models (2016)
Journal Article
Meesawatsom, P., Burston, J., Hathway, G., Bennett, A., & Chapman, V. (2016). Inhibitory effects of aspirin-triggered resolvin D1 on spinal nociceptive processing in rat pain models. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 13(233), doi:10.1186/s12974-016-0676-6. ISSN 1742-2094

Background: Harnessing the actions of the resolvin pathways has the potential for the treatment of a wide range of conditions associated with overt inflammatory signalling. Aspirin-triggered resolvin D1 (AT-RvD1) has robust analgesic effects in behav... Read More

Postnatal maturation of endogenous opioid systems within the periaqueductal grey and spinal dorsal horn of the rat (2014)
Journal Article
Bennett, A., Kwok, C. H., Devonshire, I. M., & Hathway, G. J. (2014). Postnatal maturation of endogenous opioid systems within the periaqueductal grey and spinal dorsal horn of the rat. PAIN, 155(1), 168-178. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.09.022

Significant opioid-dependent changes occur during the fourth postnatal week in supraspinal sites (rostroventral medulla [RVM], periaqueductal grey [PAG]) that are involved in the descending control of spinal excitability via the dorsal horn (DH). Her... Read More