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Dr Emma Yu

Dr Emma Yu

Clinical Lecturer

Research themes

Vascular Medicine:


atherosclerosis ; mitochondria


Key Publications

The role of mitochondrial DNA damage in the development of atherosclerosis. Yu EP, Bennett MR. Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 Nov;100:223-230.

Mitochondrial DNA damage and atherosclerosis. Yu EP, Bennett MR. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep;25(9):481-7.

Mitochondrial DNA damage can promote atherosclerosis independently of reactive oxygen species through effects on smooth muscle cells and monocytes and correlates with higher-risk plaques in humans. Yu E, Calvert PA, Mercer JR, Harrison J, Baker L, Figg NL, Kumar S, Wang JC, Hurst LA, Obaid DR, Logan A, West NE, Clarke MC, Vidal-Puig A, Murphy MP, Bennett MR. Circulation. 2013 Aug 13;128(7):702-12.

Mitochondria in vascular disease. Yu E, Mercer J, Bennett M. Cardiovasc Res. 2012 Jul 15;95(2):173-82.

The mitochondria-targeted antioxidant MitoQ decreases features of the metabolic syndrome in ATM+/-/ApoE-/- mice. Mercer JR, Yu E, Figg N, Cheng KK, Prime TA, Griffin JL, Masoodi M, Vidal-Puig A, Murphy MP, Bennett MR. Free Radic Biol Med. 2012 Mar 1;52(5):841-9.

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