Professor Luis Vitetta

Adjunct Professor
Pharmacology
School Medical Sciences

Telephone 02 8094 1939

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Biographical details

Currently Director of Medical Research at MedLab Clinical in Sydney.

Research interests

Clinical epidemiology / The human microbiome / Probiotics and Prebiotics / Cellular redox potential and pro-oxidant signaling systems

Teaching and supervision

Biochemistry / Physiology / Microbiology / Epidemiology - Clinical Trials / Clinical Problem Based Learning

Current research students

Project title Research student
Subfertility/infertility in Australian men attending fertility clinics, their allergic status, and the relationship to their gastrointestinal microbiome: the administration of probiotics to improve sperm morphology and potentially enhance fertility. Giselle COOKE
The Effect of a Multi-Species Probiotic Formulation to Manage Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease By Modulating Gastrointestinal Microbiome Disturbances Emma SALTZMAN
The Effect of a Multi-Species Probiotic Formulation to Prevent Chemotherapy Induced Diarrhoea by Rescuing Gastrointestinal Mucositis/Dysbiosis. An efficacy / tolerability probing study. Michael THOMSEN

Current projects

RESEARCH STUDENT: Talia PALACIOS CAMPANA

Research Project Title: The Effect of a Multi-strain Probiotic on Metabolic Biomarkers in Pre-diabetic Adults

The intestinal microbiome and chronic kidney disease.

Cannabis for intractable pain and chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.

Associations

Editorial Board Memberships

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics [2017 - ongoing]

Journal of World Mitochondria Society [2015 - onging]

Inflammopharmacology [2014 - ongoing]

Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research [2014 - ongoing]

Advances in Integrative Medicine [2013 - ongoing]

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine [2013 - ongoing]

Journal of Complementary Medicine [2008 - 2012]

Scientific Advisory Boards

Journal of Molecular Pathophysiology

Keywords

Pharmacology; Immunology; Biochemistry; Nutrition and metabolism; Bacteriology

Clinical Specialty

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Vitetta, L., Palacios, T., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2015). Gastrointestinal Tract Commensal Bacteria and Probiotics: Influence on End-Organ Physiology. In K D Rainsford, M C Powanda, M W Whitehouse (Eds.), Novel Natural Products:Therapeutic Effects in Pain, Arthritis and Gastro-intestinal Diseases, (pp. 1-33). Basel: Springer. [More Information]
  • Coulson, S., Palacios, T., Vitetta, L. (2015). Perna canaliculus (Green-Lipped Mussel): Bioactive Components and Therapeutic Evaluation for Chronic Health Conditions. In K D Rainsford, M C Powanda, M W Whitehouse (Eds.), Novel Natural Products:Therapeutic Effects in Pain, Arthritis and Gastro-intestinal Diseases, (pp. 91-132). Basel: Springer. [More Information]

Journals

  • Bambling, M., Edwards, S., Hall, S., Vitetta, L. (2017). A combination of probiotics and magnesium orotate attenuate depression in a small SSRI resistant cohort: an intestinal anti-inflammatory response is suggested. Inflammopharmacology, 25(2), 271-274. [More Information]
  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Airey, C., Masci, P., Linnane, A., Vitetta, L. (2017). A randomised, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an oral B group vitamin in preventing the development of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(1), 195-204. [More Information]
  • Heritage, M., Jaskowski, L., Bridle, K., Campbell, C., Briskey, D., Britton, L., Fletcher, L., Vitetta, L., Subramaniam, V., Crawford, D. (2017). Combination curcumin and vitamin E treatment attenuates diet-induced steatosis in Hfe(-/-) mice. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, 8(2), 67-76. [More Information]
  • Marx, W., Ried, K., McCarthy, A., Vitetta, L., Sali, A., McKavanagh, D., Isenring, L. (2017). Ginger-Mechanism of action in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57(1), 141-146. [More Information]
  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Vitetta, L. (2017). Herbal medicines and chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): A critical literature review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57(6), 1107-1118. [More Information]
  • Saltzman, E., Thomsen, M., Hall, S., Vitetta, L. (2017). Perna canaliculus and the intestinal microbiome. Marine Drugs, 15(7), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Coulson, S., Thomsen, M., Nguyen, T., Hall, S. (2017). Probiotics, D�Lactic acidosis, oxidative stress and strain specificity. Gut Microbes, 8(4), 311-322. [More Information]
  • Palacios, T., Vitetta, L., Coulson, S., Madigan, C., Denyer, G., Caterson, I. (2017). The effect of a novel probiotic on metabolic biomarkers in adults with prediabetes and recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Marx, W., McCarthy, A., Ried, K., McKavanagh, D., Vitetta, L., Sali, A., Lohning, A., Isenring, E. (2017). The effect of a standardized ginger extract on chemotherapy-induced nausea-related quality of life in patients undergoing moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy: A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial. Nutrients, 9(8), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Liu, X., Furuya-Kanamori, L., Siskind, D., Crompton, D., Williams, G., Kostner, K., Vitetta, L., Doi, S. (2016). An evidence-based scale for the antecedents of depressive symptoms in Australian adults. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(5), 466-469. [More Information]
  • Ellis, R., Small, D., Vesey, D., Johnson, D., Francis, R., Vitetta, L., Gobe, G., Morais, C. (2016). Indoxyl sulphate and kidney disease: causes, consequences and interventions. Nephrology, 21(3), 170-177. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L. (2016). Lactobacillus acidophilus Restores Functionality in Uremic Macrophages: Plausible or Lacking Evidence? Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 61(6), 1417-1419. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Saltzman, E., Nikov, T., Ibrahim, I., Hall, S. (2016). Modulating the Gut Micro-Environment in the Treatment of Intestinal Parasites. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5(11), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Vitetta, L. (2016). New Insights into potential prevention and management options for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 3(1), 73-85. [More Information]
  • Briskey, D., Heritage, M., Jaskowski, L., Peake, J., Gobe, G., Subramaniam, N., Crawford, D., Campbell, C., Vitetta, L. (2016). Probiotics modify tight-junction proteins in an animal model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, 9(4), 463-472. [More Information]
  • Rao, A., Steels, E., Inder, W., Abraham, S., Vitetta, L. (2016). Testofen, a specialised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract reduces age-related symptoms of androgen decrease, increases testosterone levels and improves sexual function in healthy aging males in a double-blind randomised clinical study. The Aging Male, 19(2), 134-142. [More Information]
  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Airey, C., Vitetta, L. (2015). Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and vitamin B12 deficiency. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(7), 1843-1850. [More Information]
  • Rao, A., Steels, E., Beccaria, G., Inder, W., Vitetta, L. (2015). Influence of a Specialized Trigonella foenum-graecum Seed Extract (Libifem), on Testosterone, Estradiol and Sexual Function in Healthy Menstruating Women, a Randomised Placebo Controlled Study. Phytotherapy Research, 29(8), 1123-1130. [More Information]
  • Morias, C., Vitetta, L. (2015). Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research - the Need of the Hour. Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research, 1(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2015). Metabolic Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT):Host, Commensal, Probiotics, and Bacteriophage Influences. Microorganisms, 3, 913-932. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Coulson, S., Linnane, A. (2015). Reactive Oxygen Species in Disease: Rebuttal of a Conventional Concept. Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research, 1(1), 23-27. [More Information]
  • Bambling, M., Parham, S., Coulson, S., Vitetta, L. (2015). S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and Magnesium Orotate as adjunctives to SSRIs in sub-optimal treatment response of depression in adults: A pilot study. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 2(1), 56-62. [More Information]
  • Chen, C., Zhao, K., Masci, P., Lakhani, S., Antonsson, A., Simpson, P., Vitetta, L. (2015). TGFβ isoforms and receptors mRNA expression in breast tumours: prognostic value and clinical implications. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Linnane, A. (2014). Endocellular regulation by free radicals and hydrogen peroxide: key determinants of the inflammatory response. Inflammopharmacology, 22(2), 69-72. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Hall, S., Linnane, A. (2014). Live probiotic cultures and the gastrointestinal tract: symbiotic preservation of tolerance whilst attenuating pathogenicity. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 4, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Briskey, D., Alford, H., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2014). Probiotics, prebiotics and the gastrointestinal tract in health and disease. Inflammopharmacology, 22(3), 135-154. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Bambling, M., Alford, H. (2014). The gastrointestinal tract microbiome, probiotics, and mood. Inflammopharmacology, 22(6), 333-339. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Manuel, R., Zhou, J., Linnane, A., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2014). The Overarching Influence of the Gut Microbiome on End-Organ Function: The Role of Live Probiotic Cultures. Pharmaceuticals, 7(9), 954-989. [More Information]

2017

  • Bambling, M., Edwards, S., Hall, S., Vitetta, L. (2017). A combination of probiotics and magnesium orotate attenuate depression in a small SSRI resistant cohort: an intestinal anti-inflammatory response is suggested. Inflammopharmacology, 25(2), 271-274. [More Information]
  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Airey, C., Masci, P., Linnane, A., Vitetta, L. (2017). A randomised, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an oral B group vitamin in preventing the development of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(1), 195-204. [More Information]
  • Heritage, M., Jaskowski, L., Bridle, K., Campbell, C., Briskey, D., Britton, L., Fletcher, L., Vitetta, L., Subramaniam, V., Crawford, D. (2017). Combination curcumin and vitamin E treatment attenuates diet-induced steatosis in Hfe(-/-) mice. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, 8(2), 67-76. [More Information]
  • Marx, W., Ried, K., McCarthy, A., Vitetta, L., Sali, A., McKavanagh, D., Isenring, L. (2017). Ginger-Mechanism of action in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57(1), 141-146. [More Information]
  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Vitetta, L. (2017). Herbal medicines and chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): A critical literature review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57(6), 1107-1118. [More Information]
  • Saltzman, E., Thomsen, M., Hall, S., Vitetta, L. (2017). Perna canaliculus and the intestinal microbiome. Marine Drugs, 15(7), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Coulson, S., Thomsen, M., Nguyen, T., Hall, S. (2017). Probiotics, D�Lactic acidosis, oxidative stress and strain specificity. Gut Microbes, 8(4), 311-322. [More Information]
  • Palacios, T., Vitetta, L., Coulson, S., Madigan, C., Denyer, G., Caterson, I. (2017). The effect of a novel probiotic on metabolic biomarkers in adults with prediabetes and recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Marx, W., McCarthy, A., Ried, K., McKavanagh, D., Vitetta, L., Sali, A., Lohning, A., Isenring, E. (2017). The effect of a standardized ginger extract on chemotherapy-induced nausea-related quality of life in patients undergoing moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy: A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial. Nutrients, 9(8), 1-13. [More Information]

2016

  • Liu, X., Furuya-Kanamori, L., Siskind, D., Crompton, D., Williams, G., Kostner, K., Vitetta, L., Doi, S. (2016). An evidence-based scale for the antecedents of depressive symptoms in Australian adults. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(5), 466-469. [More Information]
  • Ellis, R., Small, D., Vesey, D., Johnson, D., Francis, R., Vitetta, L., Gobe, G., Morais, C. (2016). Indoxyl sulphate and kidney disease: causes, consequences and interventions. Nephrology, 21(3), 170-177. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L. (2016). Lactobacillus acidophilus Restores Functionality in Uremic Macrophages: Plausible or Lacking Evidence? Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 61(6), 1417-1419. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Saltzman, E., Nikov, T., Ibrahim, I., Hall, S. (2016). Modulating the Gut Micro-Environment in the Treatment of Intestinal Parasites. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5(11), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Vitetta, L. (2016). New Insights into potential prevention and management options for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 3(1), 73-85. [More Information]
  • Briskey, D., Heritage, M., Jaskowski, L., Peake, J., Gobe, G., Subramaniam, N., Crawford, D., Campbell, C., Vitetta, L. (2016). Probiotics modify tight-junction proteins in an animal model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, 9(4), 463-472. [More Information]
  • Rao, A., Steels, E., Inder, W., Abraham, S., Vitetta, L. (2016). Testofen, a specialised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract reduces age-related symptoms of androgen decrease, increases testosterone levels and improves sexual function in healthy aging males in a double-blind randomised clinical study. The Aging Male, 19(2), 134-142. [More Information]

2015

  • Schloss, J., Colosimo, M., Airey, C., Vitetta, L. (2015). Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and vitamin B12 deficiency. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(7), 1843-1850. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Palacios, T., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2015). Gastrointestinal Tract Commensal Bacteria and Probiotics: Influence on End-Organ Physiology. In K D Rainsford, M C Powanda, M W Whitehouse (Eds.), Novel Natural Products:Therapeutic Effects in Pain, Arthritis and Gastro-intestinal Diseases, (pp. 1-33). Basel: Springer. [More Information]
  • Rao, A., Steels, E., Beccaria, G., Inder, W., Vitetta, L. (2015). Influence of a Specialized Trigonella foenum-graecum Seed Extract (Libifem), on Testosterone, Estradiol and Sexual Function in Healthy Menstruating Women, a Randomised Placebo Controlled Study. Phytotherapy Research, 29(8), 1123-1130. [More Information]
  • Morias, C., Vitetta, L. (2015). Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research - the Need of the Hour. Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research, 1(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2015). Metabolic Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT):Host, Commensal, Probiotics, and Bacteriophage Influences. Microorganisms, 3, 913-932. [More Information]
  • Coulson, S., Palacios, T., Vitetta, L. (2015). Perna canaliculus (Green-Lipped Mussel): Bioactive Components and Therapeutic Evaluation for Chronic Health Conditions. In K D Rainsford, M C Powanda, M W Whitehouse (Eds.), Novel Natural Products:Therapeutic Effects in Pain, Arthritis and Gastro-intestinal Diseases, (pp. 91-132). Basel: Springer. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Coulson, S., Linnane, A. (2015). Reactive Oxygen Species in Disease: Rebuttal of a Conventional Concept. Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research, 1(1), 23-27. [More Information]
  • Bambling, M., Parham, S., Coulson, S., Vitetta, L. (2015). S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and Magnesium Orotate as adjunctives to SSRIs in sub-optimal treatment response of depression in adults: A pilot study. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 2(1), 56-62. [More Information]
  • Chen, C., Zhao, K., Masci, P., Lakhani, S., Antonsson, A., Simpson, P., Vitetta, L. (2015). TGFβ isoforms and receptors mRNA expression in breast tumours: prognostic value and clinical implications. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-12. [More Information]

2014

  • Vitetta, L., Linnane, A. (2014). Endocellular regulation by free radicals and hydrogen peroxide: key determinants of the inflammatory response. Inflammopharmacology, 22(2), 69-72. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Hall, S., Linnane, A. (2014). Live probiotic cultures and the gastrointestinal tract: symbiotic preservation of tolerance whilst attenuating pathogenicity. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 4, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Briskey, D., Alford, H., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2014). Probiotics, prebiotics and the gastrointestinal tract in health and disease. Inflammopharmacology, 22(3), 135-154. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Bambling, M., Alford, H. (2014). The gastrointestinal tract microbiome, probiotics, and mood. Inflammopharmacology, 22(6), 333-339. [More Information]
  • Vitetta, L., Manuel, R., Zhou, J., Linnane, A., Hall, S., Coulson, S. (2014). The Overarching Influence of the Gut Microbiome on End-Organ Function: The Role of Live Probiotic Cultures. Pharmaceuticals, 7(9), 954-989. [More Information]

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