Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr James Downing

Dr James Downing

Telephone: 0151 231 2256


Journal article

Yaqoob N, Pritchard C, Lock EA, Downing JEG. 2009. Effects of trichloroethylene at doses inducing formic aciduria on indices of thymic selection JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 61 :A122-A123 >Link

Roberts M, Cespi M, Ford JL, Dyas AM, Downing J, Martini LG, Crowley PJ. 2007. Influence of ethanol on aspirin release from hypromellose matrices. Int J Pharm, 332 :31-37 >DOI >Link

Watt L, Allison C, Akbarian-Tefaghi N, Murphy K, Rostron C, Madden J, Downing J. 2006. Comparison of alternative methods for the assessment of gastric injury in rats treated acutely with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and their glyceryl esters JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 58 :A88-A88 >Link

Azam M, Zhou Z, Bortell R, Downing J. 2006. Relative abundance of nitrergic cells in the thymus of non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice compared with autoimmune resistant Balb C JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 58 :A88-A89 >Link

Omar R, Joshi H, Leposavi G, Downing J. 2006. Nitrergic cells in the thymus of Dark Agouti rats treated chronically with antagonists of alpha-1-(urapidil) and beta-(propranolol) adrenoceptors JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 58 :A88-A88 >Link

Shepherd AJ, Downing JEG, Miyan JA. 2005. Without nerves, immunology remains incomplete - in vivo veritas IMMUNOLOGY, 116 :145-163 >DOI >Link

Downing JEG, Madden JC, Ingram MJ, Rostron C. 2005. Gastric and thymic assay of acute oral treatment of rats with nitric oxide esters of ibuprofen or indomethacin. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 334 :646-653 >DOI >Link

Jones M, Sidaway L, Eadie N, Coward E, Bortell R, Downing J. 2005. Relative abundance of nitrergic cells in the thymus of diabetes resistant non-diabetic (DRnd), diabetes prone pre-diabetic (DPpd) and diabetic (DPdb) substrains of BioBreeding (BB) rat JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 57 :S40-S41 >Link

Burns K, Karl T, von Hoersten S, Downing J. 2005. Dipeptidyl peptidase IV deficiencies are associated with low relative abundance of nitrergic cells in the thymus of sub-strains of Fischer F344 rat JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 57 :S36-S36 >Link

Downing JE, Miyan JA. 2000. Neural immunoregulation: emerging roles for nerves in immune homeostasis and disease. Immunol Today, 21 :281-289 >Link

Head GM, Downing JE, Brucker C, Mentlein R, Kendall MD. 1999. Rapid progesterone actions on thymulin-secreting epithelial cells cultured from rat thymus. Neuroimmunomodulation, 6 :31-38 >DOI >Link

Head GM, Mentlein R, von Patay B, Downing JE, Kendall MD. 1998. Neuropeptides exert direct effects on rat thymic epithelial cells in culture. Dev Immunol, 6 :95-104 >Link

Downing JE, Virag L, Jones IW. 1998. NADPH diaphorase-positive dendritic profiles in rat thymus are discrete from autofluorescent cells, immunoreactive for inducible nitric oxide synthase, and show strain-specific abundance differences. Immunology, 95 :148-155 >DOI >Link

Head GM, Mentlein R, Kranz A, Downing JE, Kendall MD. 1997. Modulation of dye-coupling and proliferation in cultured rat thymic epithelium by factors involved in thymulin secretion. J Anat, 191 ( Pt 3) :355-365 >DOI >Link

Downing JE. 1997. Transient block of respiratory chain by cyanide triggers NADPH-diaphorase activity (a marker for nitric oxide synthase) in Dunning rat prostatic epithelium. Cancer Lett, 121 :91-97 >DOI >Link

Downing JE, Vitanova L, Villa P. 1995. The application of in vitro isolation, cryopreservation and patch-clamp microelectrode recording methods to adult rat thymic nurse cells. J Immunol Methods, 187 :103-110 >DOI >Link

Grimes JA, Fraser SP, Stephens GJ, Downing JE, Laniado ME, Foster CS, Abel PD, Djamgoz MB. 1995. Differential expression of voltage-activated Na+ currents in two prostatic tumour cell lines: contribution to invasiveness in vitro. FEBS Lett, 369 :290-294 >DOI >Link

Downing JE. 1994. Multiple nitric oxide synthase systems in adult rat thymus revealed using NADPH diaphorase histochemistry. Immunology, 82 :659-664 >Link

Downing JE, Djamgo┼║ MB. 1993. Electrophysiological effects of tachykinin analogues on ganglion cell activity in cyprinid fish retina. Neuropeptides, 24 :109-116 >Link

Downing JE, Kaneko A. 1992. Cat retinal ganglion cells show transient responses to acetylcholine and sustained responses to L-glutamate. Neurosci Lett, 137 :114-118 >DOI >Link

Downing JE, Djamgoz MB. 1989. Quantitative analysis of cone photoreceptor-horizontal cell connectivity patterns in the retina of a cyprinid fish: electron microscopy of functionally identified and HRP-labelled horizontal cells. J Comp Neurol, 289 :537-553 >DOI >Link

Djamgoz MB, Downing JE, Wagner HJ. 1989. Amacrine cells in the retina of a cyprinid fish: functional characterization and intracellular labelling with horseradish peroxidase. Cell Tissue Res, 256 :607-622 >DOI >Link

Djamgoz MB, Downing JE. 1988. A horizontal cell selectively contacts blue-sensitive cones in cyprinid fish retina: intracellular staining with horseradish peroxidase. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 235 :281-287 >DOI >Link

Djamgoz MB, Downing JE, Kirsch M, Prince DJ, Wagner HJ. 1988. Plasticity of cone horizontal cell functioning in cyprinid fish retina: effects of background illumination of moderate intensity. J Neurocytol, 17 :701-710 >Link

Conference publication

Islam Y, Leach A, Coxon C, Downing J, Platt M, Pluchino S, Ehtezazi T. Smart micellar systems for brain drug delivery. KTN Biopharmaceutical Formulation Group >Public Url

Lilley L, Downing J, Evans AR. Treatment with components of grapefruit juice can reverse drug resistance in bladder cancer cells resistant to chemotherapeutic agent epirubicin in vitro LJMU Institute for Health Research Conference (IHR)

Engagement & Impact

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Manchester, PhD

University of Central Lancashire, PhD