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Sodium alginate decreases the permeability of intestinal mucus (2015)
Journal Article
Mackie, A. R., Macierzanka, A., Aarak, K., Rigby, N. M., Parker, R., Channell, G. A., …Bajka, B. H. (2016). Sodium alginate decreases the permeability of intestinal mucus. Food Hydrocolloids, 52, doi:10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.08.004. ISSN 0268-005X

In the small intestine the nature of the environment leads to a highly heterogeneous mucus layer primarily composed of the MUC2 mucin. We set out to investigate whether the soluble dietary fibre sodium alginate could alter the permeability of the muc... Read More

Protective role of DNJ-27/ERdj5 in Caenorhabditis elegans models of human neurodegenerative diseases (2014)
Journal Article
models of human neurodegenerative diseases. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, 20(2), doi:10.1089/ars.2012.5051. ISSN 1523-0864

Aims: Cells have developed quality control systems for protection against proteotoxicity. Misfolded and aggregation-prone proteins, which are behind the initiation and progression of many neurodegenerative diseases (ND), are known to challenge the pr... Read More