PAST PROJECTS

2010

Kilburn-Watt E, Banati RB, Keay KA (2010)
Altered thyroid hormones and behavioural change in a sub-population of rats following chronic constriction injury.
J. Neuroendocrinol. 22(8); 960-70.

Boland, M, Hatty, C R, Separovic, F, Hill, A, Tew, D, Barnham, K, Haigh, C, James, M, Masters, C, Collins, S (2010)
Anionic Phospholipid Interactions of the Prion Protein N Terminus Are Minimally Perturbing and Not Driven Solely by the Octapeptide Repeat Domain
Journal of Biological Chemistry 285(42), 32282-32292


2009

Naidoo-Variawa S, Lehnert W, Kassiou M, Banati R, Meikle SR. (2009)
Attenuation correction for the large non-human primate brain imaging using microPET.
Phys. Med. Biol. 55(8): 2351-63.

Hickie IB, Banati, R, Stewart, CH, Lloyd AR (2009)
Are common childhood or adolescent infections risk factors for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders?
Medical Journal of Australia: 190:26-32.

Banati, R and Hickie IB (2009)
Therapeutic signposts:using biomarkers to guide better treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
Medical Journal of Australia: 190:26-32

Kassiou M, Banati, R, Holsinger RMD et al. (2009)
Challenges in molecular imaging of Parkinson's disease: a brief overview
Brain Res Bull: 78(2-3): 105-108 (2009)

Liu GJ, Nagarajah R, Banati RB and Bennett MR (2009)
Glutamate induces directed chemotaxis of microglia
Eur J Neurosci. 29(6):1108-18.

Berding, G, Banati, R B, Buchert, R, Chierichetti, F, Grover, V, Kato, A, Keiding, S, Taylor-Robinson, S (2009)
Radiotracer imaging studies in hepatic encephalopathy: ISHEN practice guidelines,
Liver international 29(5), 621-628


2008

Rybovic, M; Banati, RB; Cox, J (2008)
Radiation therapy treatment verification imaging in Australia and New Zealand
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology: 52(2): 183-190

Gunosewoyo H, Liu GJ, Bennett MR, Coster MJ, Kassiou M (2008)
Cubyl amides: novel P2X7 receptor antagonists
Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 18:3720-3723.

2007

Liu X, Banister SD, Christie MJ, Banati R, Meikle S, Coster MJ, Kassiou M (2007)
Trishomocubanes: Novel sigma ligands modulate cocaine-induced behavioural effects
Eur J Pharmacol 555:37–42.

Naidoo-Variawa S, Hey Cunningham A, Lehnert W, Kench P, Kassiou M, Banati R, Meikle S (2007)
High-resolution imaging of the large non-human primate brain using microPET: a feasibility study
Physics in Medicine and Biology. Vol. 52, 6627-6638.

Cagnin A, Kassiou M, Meikle S, Banati R (2007)
Positron emission tomography imaging of neuroinflammation
Neurotherapeutics, Vol 4,3: 443-452.

Rybovic M, Halkett G, Banati R, Cox J (2007)
Radiation therapists’ perceptions of the minimum level of experience required to perform portal image analysis’
Radiology vol. 2007, pp. 1-7

Markhotina N, Liu GJ, Martin DK (2007)
Contractility of retinal pericytes grown on silicone elastomer substrates is through a protein kinase A-mediated intracellular pathway in response to vasoactive peptides
IET Nanobiotechnol.1:44-51.


2006

Gerhard A, Pavese N, Hotton G, Turkheimer F, Meltem ES, Hammers A, Eggert K, Oertel W, Banati RB, Brooks DJ (2006)
In vivo imaging of microglial activation with C-11 (R)-PK11195 PET in idiopathic Parkinson's disease
Neurobiology of Disease. 21, 404-412

Cagnin A, Kassiou M, Meikle SR, Banati RB (2006)
In vivo evidence for microglial activation in neurodegenerative dementia
Acta Neurol Scand, 114(Suppl. 185): 107–114.

Rybovic M, Banati R, Cox J (2006)
‘Portal imaging equipment and its use around Australia and New Zealand: results of a 2006 questionnaire survey’
Radiology & Oncology vol. 81, supp. 1.

Yiangou Y, Facer P, Durrenberger P, Chessell I, Naylor A, Bountra C, Banati R, Anand P (2006)
COX-2, CB2 and P2X7-immunoreactivities are increased in activated microglial cells/macrophages of multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spinal cord.
B M C Neurology 6:12.

Lehnert W, Meikle SR, Siegel S, Newport D, Banati RB, Rosenfeld AB (2006)
Evaluation of transmission methodology and attenuation correction for the microPET Focus 220 animal scanner
Phys Med Biol. 51:4003-4016.

Cagnin A, Taylor-Robinson S, Forton D, Banati R. (2006)
In vivo imaging of cerebral "peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites'' in patients with hepatic encephalopathy
Gut: an international journal of gastroenterology & hepatology. 55, 547-553.

Liu GJ, Kalous A, Werry EL, Bennett MR (2006)
Purine release from spinal cord microglia after elevation of calcium by glutamate
Mol Pharmacol. 70:851-859.

Werry EL, Liu GJ, Bennett MR (2006)
Glutamate-stimulated ATP release from spinal cord astrocytes is potentiated by substance P
J Neurochem. 99:924-936.


2005

Banati R, Gulyas B, Halldin C, Vas A, Shchukin E, Finnema S, Tarkainen J, Tihanyi K, Szilagyi G, Farde L. (2005)
[11C]vinpocetine: a prospective peripheral benzodiazepine receptor ligand for primate PET studies
Journal of the Neurological Sciences 219-223.

Lehnert W, Meikle SR, Siegel S, Bailey D, Banati R, Rosenfeld AB (2005)
Evaluation of transmission methodology for the microPET focus 220 animal scanner
In: Conference Record of the 2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. San Juan: IEEE. Vol. 5:2519-2523.

Banati R, Gerhard A, Schwarz J, Myers A, Wise R (2005)
Evolution of microglial activation in patients after ischemic stroke: a [11C](R)-PK11195 PET study
NeuroImag 24, 591-595.

Kassiou M, Meikle SR, Banati RB (2005)
Ligands for peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites in glial cells (invited review)
Brain Res Reviews. 48:207-210.

Banati R, Wirenfeldt M, Ladeby R, Dalmau I, Finsen B (2005)
Microglia-biology and relevance to disease
Ugeskrift for laeger. 167 (33), 3025-3030.

Turner MR, Gerhard A, Al-Chalabi A, Shaw CE, Hughes RAC, Banati RB, Brooks DJ, Leigh PN (2005)
Mills' and other isolated upper motor neurone sundromes: in vivo study with 11C-9( R )-PK11195 PET
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 76, 871-874.

Meikle SR, Kench P, Kassiou M, Banati RB (2005)
Small animal SPECT and its place in the matrix of molecular imaging technologies (invited review)
Phys Med Biol. 50:R45-R61.

Liu GJ, Werry EL, Bennett MR (2005)
Secretion of ATP from Schwann cells in response to uridine triphosphate
Eur J Neurosci. 21:151-160.