Prof Olivia Corcoran


NameProf Olivia Corcoran
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1102-6874
Job titleProfessor
Email addresso.corcoran@uel.ac.uk
Research instituteHealth, Sport & Bioscience

Research outputs

Prebiotics may alter bile salt hydrolase activity: Possible implications for cholesterol metabolism

Adebola, O., Corcoran, O. and Morgan, W. 2020. Prebiotics may alter bile salt hydrolase activity: Possible implications for cholesterol metabolism. PharmaNutrition. 12 (Art. 100182). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phanu.2020.100182

G-protein αq gene expression plays a role in alcohol tolerance in Drosophila melanogaster

Aleyakpo, B., Umukoro, O., Kavlie, R., Ranson, D., Thompsett, A., Corcoran, O. and Casalotti, S. 2019. G-protein αq gene expression plays a role in alcohol tolerance in Drosophila melanogaster. Brain and Neuroscience Advances. 3. https://doi.org/10.1177/2398212819883081

From Scutellaria barbata to BZL101 in Cancer Patients: Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Clinical Evidence

Gao, J., Yin, W. and Corcoran, O. 2019. From Scutellaria barbata to BZL101 in Cancer Patients: Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Clinical Evidence. Natural Product Communications. 14 (10). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X19880645

Pharmacological targeting of the GABAʙ receptor alters Drosophila's behavioural responses to alcohol

Ranson, D., Ayoub, S., Corcoran, O. and Casalotti, S. 2019. Pharmacological targeting of the GABAʙ receptor alters Drosophila's behavioural responses to alcohol. Addiction Biology. 25 (Art. e12725). https://doi.org/10.1111/adb.12725

The Role of Oestrogen Receptor Beta (ERβ) in the Aetiology and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Ofosu, W. A., Mohamed, D., Corcoran, O. and Ojo, O. 2019. The Role of Oestrogen Receptor Beta (ERβ) in the Aetiology and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Current Diabetes Reviews. 15 (2), pp. 100-104. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573399814666180119141836

Pharmacological Modulation of Alcohol Tolerance via GABA-B receptors in Drosophila melanogaster

Ranson, D., Ayoub, S., Corcoran, O. and Casalotti, S. 2018. Pharmacological Modulation of Alcohol Tolerance via GABA-B receptors in Drosophila melanogaster. 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience. Berlin, Germany 07 - 11 Jul 2018

Identification and preliminary structure-activity relationship studies of novel pyridyl sulfonamides as potential Chagas disease therapeutic agents

Peres, Raiza Brandão, Ullah, Asma Inam, de Almeida Fiuza, Ludmila Ferreira, Silva, Patricia Bernardino, Batista, Marcos M., Corcoran, O., Reddy, T. and de Nazaré Correia Soeiro, Maria 2018. Identification and preliminary structure-activity relationship studies of novel pyridyl sulfonamides as potential Chagas disease therapeutic agents. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 28 (11), pp. 2018-2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2018.04.064

Naltrexone Reverses Ethanol Preference and Protein Kinase C Activation in Drosophila melanogaster

Koyyada, Rajeswari, Latchooman, Nilesh, Jonaitis, Julius, Ayoub, S., Corcoran, O. and Casalotti, S. 2018. Naltrexone Reverses Ethanol Preference and Protein Kinase C Activation in Drosophila melanogaster. Frontiers in Physiology. 9 (175), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00175

Self-titration by experienced e-cigarette users: blood nicotine delivery and subjective effects (Study Data)

Dawkins, L., Kimber, C., Doig, Mira, Feyerabend, Colin and Corcoran, O. 2018. Self-titration by experienced e-cigarette users: blood nicotine delivery and subjective effects (Study Data). The University of East London. https://doi.org/10.15123/DATA.00000223

Compensatory Puffing With Lower Nicotine Concentration E-liquids Increases Carbonyl Exposure in E-cigarette Aerosols

Kośmider, Leon, Kimber, C., Kurek, Jolanta, Corcoran, O. and Dawkins, Lynne E. 2018. Compensatory Puffing With Lower Nicotine Concentration E-liquids Increases Carbonyl Exposure in E-cigarette Aerosols. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 20 (8), pp. 998-1003. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx162

Silymarin content in Silybum marianum extracts as a biomarker for the quality of commercial tinctures

Pendry, B., Kemp, Virginia, Hughes, Michael J., Freeman, Julia, Nuhu, Hanny K., Sanchez-Medina, Alberto, Corcoran, O. and Galante, E. 2017. Silymarin content in Silybum marianum extracts as a biomarker for the quality of commercial tinctures. Journal of Herbal Medicine. 10, pp. 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hermed.2017.07.001

Self-titration by experienced e-cigarette users: blood nicotine delivery and subjective effects

Dawkins, Lynne E., Kimber, Catherine F., Doig, Mira, Feyerabend, Colin and Corcoran, O. 2016. Self-titration by experienced e-cigarette users: blood nicotine delivery and subjective effects. Psychopharmacology. 233 (15), pp. 2933-2941. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-016-4338-2

Hit Discovery from Natural Products in Pharmaceutical R&D

Corcoran, O. 2015. Hit Discovery from Natural Products in Pharmaceutical R&D. Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance. 4 (2), pp. 455-462. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1432

Ethanol-induced G-protein subunit expression changes in D2 receptor deficient Drosophila

Umokoro, Oghenetega, Corcoran, O., Thompsett, Andrew and Casalotti, S. 2015. Ethanol-induced G-protein subunit expression changes in D2 receptor deficient Drosophila. British Neuroscience Association Festival 2015. Edinburgh, UK 12 - 15 Apr 2015 British Neuroscience Association. pp. 297-297

Salvinorin A content in legal high products of Salvia divinorum sold in Mexico

Hernández-Bello, Rafael, García-Rodríguez, Rosa Virginia, García-Sosa, Karlina, Peña-Rodríguez, Luis Manuel, Vázquez-Hernández, Maribel, Ramos-Morales, Fernando Rafael, Corcoran, O. and Alberto, Sánchez-Medina 2015. Salvinorin A content in legal high products of Salvia divinorum sold in Mexico. Forensic Science International. 249 (April), pp. 197-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.01.038

The Role of G Protein In Alcohol Related Behaviours Using Drosophila melanogaster As A Model

Aleyakpo, B., Umokoro, Oghenetega, Corcoran, O. and Casalotti, S. 2015. The Role of G Protein In Alcohol Related Behaviours Using Drosophila melanogaster As A Model. British Pharmacological Society Annual meeting. London Dec 2015 PA2 online British Pharmacological Society. pp. 307-307

Synbiotics: the impact of potential prebiotics inulin, lactulose and lactobionic acid on the survival and growth of lactobacilli probiotics

Adebola, Oluwakemi Obasola, Corcoran, O. and Morgan, Winston A. 2014. Synbiotics: the impact of potential prebiotics inulin, lactulose and lactobionic acid on the survival and growth of lactobacilli probiotics. Journal of Functional Foods. 10, pp. 75-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2014.05.010

Fibroblast growth stimulation, DPPH antioxidant assay and antimicrobial activities of Funtumia elastica (Preuss) Stapf (Apocynaceae) leaf extracts

Osei-Djarbeng, Samuel N., Cutler, S., Cutler, Ronald R. and Corcoran, O. 2014. Fibroblast growth stimulation, DPPH antioxidant assay and antimicrobial activities of Funtumia elastica (Preuss) Stapf (Apocynaceae) leaf extracts. European Journal of Medicinal Plants. 4 (7), pp. 835-843. https://doi.org/10.9734/EJMP/2014/9316

Acute electronic cigarette use: nicotine delivery and subjective effects in regular users

Dawkins, L. and Corcoran, O. 2014. Acute electronic cigarette use: nicotine delivery and subjective effects in regular users. Psychopharmacology. 231 (2), pp. 401-407. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-013-3249-8

Protective effects of prebiotics inulin and lactulose from cytotoxicity and genotoxicity in human colon adenocarcinoma cells

Adebola, O., Corcoran, O. and Morgan, W. 2013. Protective effects of prebiotics inulin and lactulose from cytotoxicity and genotoxicity in human colon adenocarcinoma cells. Food Research International. 52 (1), pp. 269-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2013.03.024

Antimicrobial assays of three native British plants used in Anglo-Saxon medicine for wound healing formulations in 10th century England

Watkins, F., Pendry, B., Sanchez-Medina, A. and Corcoran, O. 2012. Antimicrobial assays of three native British plants used in Anglo-Saxon medicine for wound healing formulations in 10th century England. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 144 (2), pp. 408-415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2012.09.031

Antimicrobial and anti-quorum sensing activities of some Ghanaian medicinal plants

Osei-Djarbeng, S., Corcoran, O., Cutler, S. and Cutler, R. R. 2012. Antimicrobial and anti-quorum sensing activities of some Ghanaian medicinal plants. International Journal of Indigenous Medicinal Plants. 28 (10), pp. 221-226.

Anglo-Saxon pharmacopoeia revisited: a potential treasure in drug discovery

Watkins, Frances, Pendry, B., Corcoran, O. and Sanchez-Medina, Alberto 2011. Anglo-Saxon pharmacopoeia revisited: a potential treasure in drug discovery. Drug Discovery Today. 16 (23-24), pp. 1069-1075.

Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro evaluation of wound-healing plants used in South-western Nigeria

Adetutu, A., Morgan, W. and Corcoran, O. 2011. Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro evaluation of wound-healing plants used in South-western Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 137, pp. 50-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2011.03.073

The ethanol extract of Scutellaria baicalensis and the active compounds induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis including upregulation of p53 and Bax in human lung cancer cells

Gao, J., Morgan, W., Sanchez-Medina, A. and Corcoran, O. 2011. The ethanol extract of Scutellaria baicalensis and the active compounds induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis including upregulation of p53 and Bax in human lung cancer cells. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 254 (3), pp. 221-228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2011.03.016

Antibacterial, antioxidant and fibroblast growth stimulation activity of crude extracts of Bridelia ferruginea leaf, a wound-healing plant of Nigeria

Adetutu, A., Morgan, W. and Corcoran, O. 2010. Antibacterial, antioxidant and fibroblast growth stimulation activity of crude extracts of Bridelia ferruginea leaf, a wound-healing plant of Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 133 (1), pp. 116-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2010.09.011

Secondary metabolite mapping identifies Scutellaria inhibitors of human lung cancer cells

Gao, J., Zhao, H., Hylands, P. J. and Corcoran, O. 2010. Secondary metabolite mapping identifies Scutellaria inhibitors of human lung cancer cells. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. 53 (3), pp. 723-728. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2010.04.019

The Learning Gains and Student Perceptions of a Second Life Virtual Lab

Cobb, Stephanie, Heaney, Rose, Corcoran, O. and Henderson-Begg, Stephanie 2009. The Learning Gains and Student Perceptions of a Second Life Virtual Lab. Bioscience Education. https://doi.org/10.3108/beej.13.5

Triterpenoid saponins from a cytotoxic root extract of Sideroxylon foetidissimum subsp. gaumeri

Sanchez-Medina, A., Stevenson, P., Habtemariam, S., Peña-Rodríguez, L. M., Corcoran, O., Mallet, A. L. and Veitch, N. C. 2009. Triterpenoid saponins from a cytotoxic root extract of Sideroxylon foetidissimum subsp. gaumeri. Phytochemistry. 70 (6), pp. 765-772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2009.03.014
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