Louise Horrigan

University Teacher BSC, MSC, PHD

Contact Details

University Teacher
Dept. of Physiology
NUI, Galway

T: Ext. 2384
E: louise.horrigan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physiology from NUI Galway in 1998, and then completed a M.Sc. Neuropharmacology also at NUI Galway. I worked for a year in the Infection & Immunity Research Laboratory at NUI Maynooth, before returning to Galway to pursue a PhD in Immunopharmacology. I worked as a fixed term lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology for a period of 4 years, and I am currently employed as a University Teacher in Physiology since 2005.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2006) 'Immunomodulatory effects of caffeine: Friend or foe?'
Horrigan, LA,Kelly, JP,Connor, TJ (2006) 'Immunomodulatory effects of caffeine: Friend or foe?'. Pharmacology And Therapeutics, :877-892 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Caffeine suppresses TNF-alpha production via activation of the cyclic AMP/protein kinase A pathway'
Horrigan, LA,Kelly, JP,Connor, TJ (2004) 'Caffeine suppresses TNF-alpha production via activation of the cyclic AMP/protein kinase A pathway'. International Immunopharmacology, 4 :1409-1417 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CYTOKINE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEE
HORRIGAN, L et al. (2003) Caffeine inhibits monocyte and neutrophil chemotaxis at concentrations relevant to normal human consumption PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CYTOKINE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEE , pp.49-54 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2005) Caffeine and its major metabolite paraxanthine suppress human lymphocyte function.(Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A., Kelly, J.P., Connor, T.J. (2005) Caffeine and its major metabolite paraxanthine suppress human lymphocyte function.(Abstract). Abstract [Details]
(2003) Caffeine consumption may inhibit human neutrophil and monocyte chemotaxis. (Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A., Diamond, M., Connor, T.J., Kelly, J.P. (2003) Caffeine consumption may inhibit human neutrophil and monocyte chemotaxis. (Abstract). Abstract [Details]
(2003) Caffeine and paraxanthine suppress human TNF-a production via a cAMP/protein kinase A-dependent mechanism. (Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A., Kelly, J.P., Connor, T.J. (2003) Caffeine and paraxanthine suppress human TNF-a production via a cAMP/protein kinase A-dependent mechanism. (Abstract). Abstract [Details]
(2001) Dietary manipulation of essential fatty acids alters macrophage and lymphocyte cytokine production in the rat. (Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A.; Connor, T.J.; Kelly, J.P.; Leonard, B.E. (2001) Dietary manipulation of essential fatty acids alters macrophage and lymphocyte cytokine production in the rat. (Abstract). Abstract [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2013) The dietary use of blueberry juice for the prevention of hypertension in humans.
Holohan, C,Lawless, G,Horrigan, LA (2013) The dietary use of blueberry juice for the prevention of hypertension in humans. Meeting [Details]