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Sadaf Ashraf


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    • 525 Citations
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    I graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and a postgraduate MSc degree in Immunology from Kings College London. I obtained my PhD from the University of Nottingham. Since then my postdoctoral research work has revolved around investigating the molecular pathogenesis of diseases in which inflammation and angiogenesis are core components. A significant proportion of my research has been on enhancing understanding of arthritis pain and improving its treatment. I am a member of the Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine team within the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (ACAMH). 

    Research Overview:

    I am interested in investigating the interactions between the arthritic joint and the peripheral and central processing of painful inputs originating from the joint. My current research revolves around understanding the roles of stem cells in the pathophysiology of joint homeostasis, remodelling and repair, with a particular focus on how stem cells interact with nerves in the joint to control arthritic pain. 

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    Research Output 2012 2019

    • 525 Citations
    • 10 Article
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    CAMKII as a therapeutic target for growth factor-induced retinal and choroidal neovascularisation

    Ashraf, S., Bell, S., O'Leary, C., Canning, P., Micu, I., Fernandez, J. A., O'Hare, M., Barabas, P., McCauley, H., Brazil, D. P., Stitt, A. W., McGeown, J. G. & Curtis, T. M., 21 Mar 2019, In : JCI Insight. 4, 6, e122442.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Retinal Neovascularization
    Choroidal Neovascularization
    Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases
    Pathologic Neovascularization
    Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Effects of carrageenan induced synovitis on joint damage and pain in a rat model of knee osteoarthritis

    Ashraf, S., Mapp, P. I., Shahtaheri, S. M. & Walsh, D. A., 31 Oct 2018, In : Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 26, 10, p. 1369-1378 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Knee Osteoarthritis
    13 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Targeting the D Series Resolvin Receptor System for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis Pain

    Huang, J., Burston, J. J., Li, L., Ashraf, S., Mapp, P. I., Bennett, A. J., Ravipati, S., Pousinis, P., Barrett, D. A., Scammell, B. E. & Chapman, V., May 2017, In : Arthritis & Rheumatology. 69, 5, p. 996-1008 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    11 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Selective inhibition of tropomyosin-receptor-kinase A (TrkA) reduces pain and joint damage in two rat models of inflammatory arthritis

    Ashraf, S., Bouhana, K. S., Pheneger, J., Andrews, S. W. & Walsh, D. A., 4 May 2016, In : Arthritis Research & Therapy. 18, 1, 11 p., 97.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Experimental Arthritis
    Nerve Growth Factor

    Editorial: voltage-gated calcium 2.2 channels: therapeutic target for chronic arthritic pain?

    Ashraf, S., Jun 2015, In : Arthritis & Rheumatology. 67, 6, p. 1416-1418 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle