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Mark Pickering

Lecturer

School Of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166621
Email: mark.pickering@ucd.ie

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Pickering, M. & O'Connor J.J; (2007) 'Cytokines and their effects in the dentate gyrus' In: Scharfman, H (eds). The Dentate Gyrus: A Comprehensive Guide to Structure, Function, and Clinical Implications. USA: Springer. , pp.339-354 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Power BJ, O'Reilly G, Murphy R, Murphy KJ, Pickering M, Jones JF (2014) 'Normal nerve striations are altered in the Trembler-J mouse, a model of'. Muscle & Nerve, . [Details]
Sheridan, G.K., Moeendarbary E., Pickering M., O'Connor J.J., Murphy K.J. (2014) 'Theta-burst stimulation of hippocampal slices induces network-level calcium oscillations and activates analogous gene transcription to spatial learning'. PLoS ONE, 9 (6):e100546-e100546. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Sheridan GK, Wdowicz A, Pickering M, Watters O, Halley P, O'Sullivan NC, Mooney C, O'Connell DJ, O'Connor JJ, Murphy KJ (2014) 'CX3CL1 is up-regulated in the rat hippocampus during memory-associated synaptic plasticity'. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 8 . [DOI] [Details]
Watters, O., Pickering, M., Murphy, R., Murphy, K., O'Connor J.J (2014) 'Automated analysis of intracellular calcium fluorescence in rat organotypic hippocampal cultures: comparison to a manual, observer based method'. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 223 :20-29. Link to full text [Details]
Lukasz B, O'Sullivan NC, Loscher JS, Pickering M, Regan CM, Murphy KJ (2013) 'Peripubertal viral-like challenge and social isolation mediate overlapping but distinct effects on behaviour and brain interferon regulatory factor 7 expression in the adult Wistar rat'. Brain, behavior, and immunity, 27 (1):71-79. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy RP, Murphy KJ, Pickering M (2013) 'The development of myelin repair agents for treatment of multiple sclerosis: Progress and challenges'. Bioengineered, 4 (3):140-146. [Details]
Watters O, Pickering M, O'Connor JJ (2011) 'Preconditioning effects of tumor necrosis factor-α and glutamate on calcium dynamics in rat organotypic hippocampal cultures'. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 234 (1-2):27-39. [DOI] [Details]
Watters, O,Pickering, M,O'Connor, JJ; (2011) 'Preconditioning effects of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and glutamate on calcium dynamics in rat organotypic hippocampal cultures'. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 234 :27-39. [DOI] [Details]
Griffin KM, Pickering M, O'Herlihy C, O'Connell PR, Jones JF; (2011) 'Sacral nerve stimulation increases activation of the primary somatosensory cortex by anal canal stimulation in an experimental model'. The British journal of surgery, 98 (8):1160-1169. [DOI] [Details]
O'Sullivan, Niamh C. and Croydon, Lawrence and McGettigan, Paul A. and Pickering, Mark and Murphy, Keith J.; (2010) 'Hippocampal region-specific regulation of NF-kappa B may contribute to learning-associated synaptic reorganisation'. BRAIN RESEARCH BULLETIN, 81 (4-5):385-390. [DOI] [Details]
O'Sullivan NC, Pickering M, Di Giacomo D, Loscher JS, Murphy KJ; (2010) 'Mkl transcription cofactors regulate structural plasticity in hippocampal neurons'. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 20 (8):1915-1925. [DOI] [Details]
Meng, Jianghui and Ovsepian, Saak V. and Wang, Jiafu and Pickering, Mark and Sasse, Astrid and Aoki, K. Roger and Lawrence, Gary W. and Dolly, J. Oliver; (2009) 'Activation of TRPV1 Mediates Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Release, Which Excites Trigeminal Sensory Neurons and Is Attenuated by a Retargeted Botulinum Toxin with Anti-Nociceptive Potential'. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 29 (15):4981-4992. [DOI] [Details]
ter Horst, Judith P. F. and Loscher, Jennifer S. and Pickering, Mark and Regan, Ciaran M. and Murphy, Keith J.; (2008) 'Learning-associated regulation of polysialylated neural cell adhesion molecule expression in the rat prefrontal cortex is region-, cell type- and paradigm-specific'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 28 (3):419-427. [DOI] [Details]
Watters, O. and O'Connor, J. J. and Sheridan, G. K. and Murphy, K. J. and Pickering, M.; (2008) 'Modulation of glutamate excitotoxicity and ischemic preconditioning by TNF-alpha depends on time and order of TNFa and glutamate exposure'. JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY, 197 (2). [Details]
Pickering, Mark and Pickering, Brian W. and Murphy, Keith J. and O'Connor, John J.; (2008) 'Discrimination of cell types in mixed cortical culture using calcium imaging: A comparison to immunocytochemical labeling'. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, 173 (1):27-33. [DOI] [Details]
Sheridan, G.K., Pickering, M., Twomey, C., Moynagh, P.N., O'Connor, J.J., Murphy, K.J. ; (2007) 'NFkB activity in distinct neural subtypes of the rat hippocampus: Influence of time and GABA antagonism in acute slice preparations'. Learning Memory, 14 (8):525-532. [Details]
Pickering, M. & O¿Connor J.J. ; (2007) 'Cytokines and their effects in the dentate gyrus'. Progress in Brain Research, 163 :339-354. [Details]
Pickering M, Jones JF.; (2007) 'Comparison of the motor discharge to the crural and costal diaphragm in the rat'. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 159 (1):21-27. [Details]
Sheridan, G.K., Pickering, M., Twomey, C., Moynagh, P.N., O'Connor, J.J., Murphy, K.J. ; (2007) 'NFkB activity in distinct neural subtypes of the rat hippocampus: Influence of time and GABA antagonism in acute slice preparations'. Learning Memory, 14 (8):525-532. [Details]
Cumiskey, Derval and Pickering, Mark and O'Connor, John J.; (2007) 'Interleukin-18 mediated inhibition of LTP in the rat dentate gyrus is attenuated in the presence of mGluR antagonists'. NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 412 (3):206-210. [DOI] [Details]
O'Sullivan, Niamh C. and McGettigan, Paul A. and Sheridan, Graham K. and Pickering, Mark and Conboy, Lisa and O'Connor, John J. and Moynagh, Paul N. and Higgins, Desmond G. and Regan, Ciaran M. and Murphy, Keith J.; (2007) 'Temporal change in gene expression in the rat dentate gyrus following passive avoidance learning'. JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, 101 (4):1085-1098. [DOI] [Details]
Sheridan, Graham K. and Pickering, Mark and Twomey, Clare and Moynagh, Paul N. and O'Connor, John J. and Murphy, Keith J.; (2007) 'NF-kappa B activity in distinct neural subtypes of the rat hippocampus: Influence of time and GABA antagonism in acute slice preparations'. LEARNING \& MEMORY, 14 (8):525-532. [DOI] [Details]
Brunnschweiler, JM and Andrews, PLR and Southall, EJ and Pickering, M and Sims, DW; (2005) 'Rapid voluntary stomach eversion in a free-living shark'. JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, 85 (5):1141-1144. [Details]
Pickering, M; Cumiskey, D; O'Connor, JJ; ; (2005) 'Actions of TNF-alpha on glutamatergic synaptic transmission in the central nervous system'. Experimental Physiology, 90 (5):663-670. [Details]
Pickering, M and Campion, D and Jones, JFX; (2004) 'A gastrointestinal role for the amphibian `diaphragm' of Xenopus laevis'. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 264 (Part 1):45-51. [Details]
O'Leary, DM and Murphy, A and Pickering, M and Jones, JFX; (2004) 'Arterial chemoreceptors in the superior laryngeal nerve of the rat'. RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY \& NEUROBIOLOGY, 141 (2):137-144. [DOI] [Details]
Hughes, K, Pickering, M, O'Leary, DM, Bradford, A, O'Regan, RG, Jones, JFX, ; (2003) 'The paraganglia of the rat superior laryngeal nerve'. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 536 (NA):239-246. [Details]
Jones, JFX and O'Leary, DM and Pickering, M; (2003) 'Vagal control of the cranial venae cavae of the rat heart'. EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY, 88 (3):329-334. [Details]
Pickering, M and Campion, D and Jones, JFX; (2002) 'Reflex cardiorespiratory effects of nociceptive oesophageal distension in the decerebrate rat'. EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY, 87 (1):41-48. [Details]
Pickering, M; Jones, JFX; ; (2002) 'The diaphragm: two physiological muscles in one'. Journal of Anatomy, 201 (4):305-312. [Details]
                                                                                             

Research

Research Interests

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Development of novel regenerative therapy for demyelinating Charcot Marie Tooth disease
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-16
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Luke Alvey, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   PHYS30230     Physiology: Autonomic Nervous System
201400   PHYS20020     Physiology: Neurophysiology
201400   PHYS30220     Physiology: Integrated Neuromuscular Phys