Abishek Iyer

Title: Dr

First name: Abishek

Surname: Iyer

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Abishek Iyer received his BSc (Biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics) from Bangalore University, India and worked as a clinical research coordinator (especially human endocrinology trials) in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India before arriving in Australia to pursue his higher education. He graduated from The University of Queensland in M Mol Biol. before undertaking postgraduate research in pharmacology and physiology in Professor Lindsay Brown's laboratory at The University of Queensland. He was a UQ PhD scholar with Professor Lindsay Brown (USQ) and Professor David Fairlie as advisors. He is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Fairlie Group. He has over 20 publications in experimental pharmacology and his current research interests include inflammatory and epigenetic mechanisms of obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Iyer A, Brown L: Is mycophenolate more than just an immunosuppressant? An overview. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics; 46: 25-30 (2009)

Patel J, Iyer A, Brown L: Evaluation of the chronic complications of diabetes in a high fructose diet in rats. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics; 46: 66-72 (2009)

Iyer A, Brown L: Fermented wheat germ extract extract (Avemar) in the treatment of cardiac remodelling and metabolic symptoms in rats. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; in press, doi:10.1093/ecam/nep090 (2009)

Iyer A, Panchal S, Poudyal H, Brown L: Potential health benefits of Indian spices in the symptoms of metabolic syndrome: a review. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics; 46: 467-481 (2009)

O'Brien D, Chunduri P, Iyer A, Brown L: L-Carnitine attenuates cardiac dysfunction but not vascular dysfunction in DOCA-salt hypertensive rats. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology; 106: 296-301 (2010).

Iyer A, Fairlie DP, Prins J, Hammock B, Brown L: Inflammatory lipid mediators in adipocyte function and obesity. Nature Reviews Endocrinology; 6: 71-82 (2010)

Iyer A, Fenning A, Lim J, Le GT, Reid RC, Halili MA, Fairlie DP, Brown L: Antifibrotic activity of an inhibitor of histone deacetylases in DOCA-salt hypertensive rats. British Journal of Pharmacology; 159: 1408-1417 (2010).

Kroon PA , Iyer A, Chunduri P, Chan V, Brown L: The cardiovascular nutrapharmacology of resveratrol: pharmacokinetics, molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential. Current medicinal Chemistry; in press, (2010).

Rickman C, Iyer A, Chan V, Brown L: Green tea attenuates cardiovascular remodelling and metabolic symptoms in high carbohydrate-fed rats. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, in press, (2010).

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