Dr Lucy Ghali


NameDr Lucy Ghali
Job titleAssociate Professor in Biomedical Cell Biology
Research institute
Primary appointmentNatural Sciences
Email addressL.Ghali@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3410-6615
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Positive correlational shift between crevicular antimicrobial peptide LL-37, pain and periodontal status following non-surgical periodontal therapy. A pilot study

Madruga, D., Garcia, M., Martino, L., Hassan, H., Elayat, G., Ghali, L. and Ceballos, L. 2023. Positive correlational shift between crevicular antimicrobial peptide LL-37, pain and periodontal status following non-surgical periodontal therapy. A pilot study. BMC Oral Health. 23 (1), p. 335. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-023-03023-w

Locating functionalized gold nanoparticles using electrical impedance tomography

Bayford, R., Damaso, R., Neshatvar, N., Ivanenko, Y., Rademacher, T., Wu, Y., Seifnaraghi, N., Ghali, L., Patel, N., Roitt, I., Nordebo, S. and Demosthenous, A. 2022. Locating functionalized gold nanoparticles using electrical impedance tomography. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 69 (1), pp. 494-502. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2021.3100256

Exploiting the efficacy of Tyro3 and folate receptors to enhance the delivery of gold nanoparticles into colorectal cancer cells in vitro

Patel, N., Ghali, L., Roitt, I., Pantoja Munoz, L. and Bayford, R. 2021. Exploiting the efficacy of Tyro3 and folate receptors to enhance the delivery of gold nanoparticles into colorectal cancer cells in vitro. Nanoscale Advances. 3 (18), pp. 5373-5386. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1na00318f

Modelling and validating three-dimensional human breast and cancerous human breast tissues in vitro

Zuk, A., Burczynska, B., Li, D., Ghali, L., Dilworth, S. and Wen, S. 2020. Modelling and validating three-dimensional human breast and cancerous human breast tissues in vitro. Clinical Oncology and Research. 3 (4), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.31487/j.COR.2020.04.05

Optimisation of folate-mediated liposomal encapsulated arsenic trioxide for treating HPV-positive cervical cancer cells in vitro

Akhtar, A., Ghali, L., Wang, S., Bell, C., Li, D. and Wen, S. 2019. Optimisation of folate-mediated liposomal encapsulated arsenic trioxide for treating HPV-positive cervical cancer cells in vitro. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20 (9), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20092156

The combination of curcumin and doxorubicin shows a selective cytotoxic effect on acute myeloid leukaemia cell line

Hasan, N., Roberts, H., Ghali, L. and Appiah, S. 2018. The combination of curcumin and doxorubicin shows a selective cytotoxic effect on acute myeloid leukaemia cell line. NCRI Cancer Conference (2018). Glasgow, Scotland 04 - 06 Nov 2018

Effective delivery of arsenic trioxide to HPV-positive cervical cancer cells using optimised liposomes: a size and charge study

Akhtar, A., Wang, S., Ghali, L., Bell, C. and Wen, S. 2018. Effective delivery of arsenic trioxide to HPV-positive cervical cancer cells using optimised liposomes: a size and charge study. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19 (4), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19041081

Phytochemical modulation of apoptosis and autophagy: strategies to overcome chemoresistance in leukaemic stem cells in the bone marrow microenvironment

Owen, H., Appiah, S., Hasan, N., Ghali, L., Elayat, G. and Bell, C. 2017. Phytochemical modulation of apoptosis and autophagy: strategies to overcome chemoresistance in leukaemic stem cells in the bone marrow microenvironment. in: Zeng, B. and Zhao, K. (ed.) Neurobiology of Chinese Herb Medicine Elsevier.

Modelling and validating three dimensional human normal cervix and cervical cancer tissues in vitro

Zuk, A., Wen, S., Dilworth, S., Li, D. and Ghali, L. 2017. Modelling and validating three dimensional human normal cervix and cervical cancer tissues in vitro. Journal of Biomedical Research. 31 (3), pp. 240-247. https://doi.org/10.7555/JBR.31.20160150

Optimizing drug delivery using arsenic trioxide encapsulated liposomes for increasing the efficacy in treating cervical cancer in vitro

Akhtar, A., Wen, S., Wang, X., Ghali, L. and Bell, C. 2016. Optimizing drug delivery using arsenic trioxide encapsulated liposomes for increasing the efficacy in treating cervical cancer in vitro. International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology 2016 – ICONAN 2016. Paris, France 28 - 30 Sep 2016 pp. 16

Recent advances in arsenic trioxide encapsulated nanoparticlesas drug delivery agents to solid cancers

Akhtar, A., Wang, S., Ghali, L., Bell, C. and Wen, S. 2017. Recent advances in arsenic trioxide encapsulated nanoparticlesas drug delivery agents to solid cancers. Journal of Biomedical Research. 31 (3), pp. 177-188. https://doi.org/10.7555/JBR.31.20160059

Therapeutic potential of delivering arsenic trioxide into HPV-infected cervical cancer cells using liposomal nanotechnology

Wang, X., Li, D., Ghali, L., Xia, R., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H., Bell, C. and Wen, S. 2016. Therapeutic potential of delivering arsenic trioxide into HPV-infected cervical cancer cells using liposomal nanotechnology. Nanoscale Research Letters. 11 (1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11671-016-1307-y

The role of ectopic human chorionic gonadotropin beta subunit in inducing epithelial mesenchymal transition in human keratinocytes and its possible pathways

Wen, S., Li, D., Farshori, Z., Wang, X. and Ghali, L. 2015. The role of ectopic human chorionic gonadotropin beta subunit in inducing epithelial mesenchymal transition in human keratinocytes and its possible pathways. British Pharmacological Society Winder Conference 2014. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London 14 - 17 Dec 2014

The role of vitamin In type 2 diabetes

Ali, A., Appiah, S., Shah, A. and Ghali, L. 2014. The role of vitamin In type 2 diabetes. Middlesex University Postgraduate Summer Conference. London, UK 19 Jun 2014

Impact of inulin on bile acids induced colon cancer: antioxidant and anti-proliferative effect of inulin on HCT 116 cell lines

Afolabi, B., Appiah, S., Pachenari, A. and Ghali, L. 2014. Impact of inulin on bile acids induced colon cancer: antioxidant and anti-proliferative effect of inulin on HCT 116 cell lines. Middlesex University Postgraduate Summer Conference. London, UK 19 Jun 2014

Reduced E-cadherin expression correlates with disease progression in Paget's disease of the vulva but not Paget's disease of the breast

Ellis, P., Cano, S., Fear, M., Kelsell, D., Ghali, L., Crow, J., Perrett, C. and MacLean, A. 2008. Reduced E-cadherin expression correlates with disease progression in Paget's disease of the vulva but not Paget's disease of the breast. Modern Pathology. 21 (10), pp. 1192-1199. https://doi.org/10.1038/modpathol.2008.50

Impact of inulin on bile acids induced colon cancer

Afolabi, B., Appiah, S., Pachenari, A. and Ghali, L. 2013. Impact of inulin on bile acids induced colon cancer. Third AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research. National Harbor, MD, United States 18 - 22 Sep 2013

Ectopic HCG beta may induce epithelialmensenchymal transition on human kera tinocytes in vitro and this could promote tumour progression and invasion.

Wen, S., Li, D., Ghali, L. and Iles, R. 2010. Ectopic HCG beta may induce epithelialmensenchymal transition on human kera tinocytes in vitro and this could promote tumour progression and invasion. Tumour Biology. 31 (S44).

GLI1 confers profound phenotypic changes upon LNCaP prostate cancer cells that include the acquisition of a hormone independent state

Nadenla, S., Hazan, A., Ward, M., Harper, L., Moutasim, K., Bianchi, L., Naase, M., Ghali, L., Thomas, G., Prowse, D., Philpott, M. and Neill, G. 2011. GLI1 confers profound phenotypic changes upon LNCaP prostate cancer cells that include the acquisition of a hormone independent state. PLoS ONE. 6 (5), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020271

Axl promotes cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma survival through negative regulation of pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members

Papadakis, E., Cichoń, M., Vyas, J., Patel, N., Ghali, L., Cerio, R., Storey, A. and O'Toole, E. 2011. Axl promotes cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma survival through negative regulation of pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members. Journal of investigative dermatology. 131 (2), pp. 509-517. https://doi.org/10.1038/jid.2010.326

hCGβ expression by cervical squamous carcinoma: in vivo histological association with tumour invasion and apoptosis

Li, D., Wen, S., Ghali, L., Al-Shalabi, F., Docherty, S., Purkis, P. and Iles, R. 2008. hCGβ expression by cervical squamous carcinoma: in vivo histological association with tumour invasion and apoptosis. Histopathology. 53 (2), pp. 147-155. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2559.2008.03082.x

GLI1 repression of ERK activity correlates with colony formation and impaired migration in human epidermal keratinocytes

Neill, G., Harrison, W., Ikram, M., Williams, T., Bianchi, L., Nadenla, S., Green, J., Ghali, L., Frischauf, A., O'Toole, E., Aberger, F. and Philpott, M. 2008. GLI1 repression of ERK activity correlates with colony formation and impaired migration in human epidermal keratinocytes. Carcinogenesis. 29 (4), pp. 738-746. https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgn037

Granulosa cell survival and proliferation are altered in polycystic ovary syndrome

Das, M., Djahanbakhch, O., Hacihanefioglu, B., Saridogan, E., Ikram, M., Ghali, L., Raveendran, M. and Storey, A. 2008. Granulosa cell survival and proliferation are altered in polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 93 (3), pp. 881-887. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2007-1650

hCGβ expression by cervical squamous carcinoma - in vivohistological association with tumour invasion and apoptosis

Li, D., Wen, S., Ghali, L., Al-Shalabi, F., Docherty, S., Purkis, P. and Iles, R. 2008. hCGβ expression by cervical squamous carcinoma - in vivohistological association with tumour invasion and apoptosis. Histopathology. 53 (2), pp. 147-155. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2559.2008.03082.x

HPV8 early genes modulate differentiation and cell cycle of primary human adult keratinocytes.

Akgul, B., Ghali, L., Davies, D., Pfister, H., Leigh, I. and Storey, A. 2007. HPV8 early genes modulate differentiation and cell cycle of primary human adult keratinocytes. Clinical and experimental dermatology. 16 (7), pp. 590-599.

Role of HPV E6 proteins in preventing UVB-induced release of pro-apoptotic factors from the mitochondria.

Leverrier, S., Bergamaschi, D., Ghali, L., Ola, A., Warnes, G., Akgul, B., Blight, K., Garcia-Escudero, R., Penna, A., Eddaoudi, A. and Storey, A. 2007. Role of HPV E6 proteins in preventing UVB-induced release of pro-apoptotic factors from the mitochondria. Apoptosis: an international journal on programmed cell death. 12 (3), pp. 549-560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10495-006-0004-1

Longitudinal muscle shows abnormal relaxation responses to nitric oxide and contains altered levels of NOS1 and elastin in uncomplicated diverticular disease.

Golder, M., Burleigh, D., Ghali, L., Feakins, R., Lunniss, P., Williams, N. and Navsaria, H. 2007. Longitudinal muscle shows abnormal relaxation responses to nitric oxide and contains altered levels of NOS1 and elastin in uncomplicated diverticular disease. Colorectal disease. 9 (3), pp. 218-228.

Role for WNT16B in human epidermal keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation

Teh, M., Blaydon, D., Ghali, L., Briggs, V., Edmunds, S., Pantazi, E., Barnes, M., Leigh, I., Kelsell, D. and Philpott, M. 2007. Role for WNT16B in human epidermal keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation. Journal of Cell Science. 120 (2), pp. 330-339.

Overexpression of the Axl tyrosine kinase receptor in cutaneous SCC-derived cell lines and tumours

Green, J., Ikram, M., Vyas, J., Patel, N., Proby, C., Ghali, L., Leigh, I., O'Toole, E. and Storey, A. 2006. Overexpression of the Axl tyrosine kinase receptor in cutaneous SCC-derived cell lines and tumours. British journal of cancer. 94 (10), pp. 1446-1451.

Gonadotropins and prostate cancer: revisited.

Thwaini, A., Naase, M., Chinegwundon, F., Baithun, S., Ghali, L., Shergill, I. and Iles, R. 2006. Gonadotropins and prostate cancer: revisited. Urologia internationalis. 77 (4), pp. 289-296. https://doi.org/10.1159/000096330

Safety and efficacy of 5% imiquimod cream for the treatment of skin dysplasia in high-risk renal transplant recipients: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Brown, V., Atkins, C., Ghali, L., Cerio, R., Harwood, C. and Proby, C. 2005. Safety and efficacy of 5% imiquimod cream for the treatment of skin dysplasia in high-risk renal transplant recipients: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Archives of Dermatology. 141 (8), pp. 985-993.

The E7 protein of cutaneous human papillomavirus type 8 causes invasion of human keratinocytes into the dermis in organotypic cultures of skin

Akgul, B., Garcia-Escudero, R., Ghali, L., Pfister, H., Fuchs, P., Navsaria, H. and Storey, A. 2005. The E7 protein of cutaneous human papillomavirus type 8 causes invasion of human keratinocytes into the dermis in organotypic cultures of skin. Cancer Research. 65 (6), pp. 2216-2223. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-04-1952

LEKTI demonstrable by immunohistochemistry of the skin: a potential diagnostic skin test for Netherton syndrome.

Ong, C., O'Toole, E., Ghali, L., Malone, M., Smith, V., Callard, R. and Harper, J. 2004. LEKTI demonstrable by immunohistochemistry of the skin: a potential diagnostic skin test for Netherton syndrome. British journal of dermatology. 151 (6), pp. 1253-1257. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2004.06180.x

Epidermal and hair follicle progenitor cells express melanoma-associated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core protein

Ghali, L., Wong, S., Tidman, N., Quinn, A., Philpott, M. and Leigh, I. 2004. Epidermal and hair follicle progenitor cells express melanoma-associated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core protein. Journal of investigative dermatology. 122 (2), pp. 433-442. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.0022-202X.2004.22207.x

Loss of protein kinase calpha expression may enhance the tumorigenic potential of Gli1 in basal cell carcinoma

Ghali, L., Green, J., Ikram, M. and Neill, G. 2003. Loss of protein kinase calpha expression may enhance the tumorigenic potential of Gli1 in basal cell carcinoma. Cancer Research. 63 (15), pp. 4692-4697.

Smooth muscle cholinergic denervation hypersensitivity in diverticular disease.

Ghali, L., Belai, A., Burleigh, D. and Golder, M. 2003. Smooth muscle cholinergic denervation hypersensitivity in diverticular disease. The Lancet. 361 (9373), pp. 1945-1951. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(03)13583-0

Expression of keratin K2e in cutaneous and oral lesions: association with keratinocyte activation, proliferation, and keratinization

Bloor, B., Tidman, N., Leigh, I., Odell, E., Dogan, B., Wollina, U., Ghali, L. and Waseem, A. 2003. Expression of keratin K2e in cutaneous and oral lesions: association with keratinocyte activation, proliferation, and keratinization. American Journal of Pathology. 162 (3), pp. 963-975.

Reduced apoptotic levels in squamous but not basal cell carcinomas correlates with detection of cutaneous human papillomavirus

Jackson, S., Ghali, L., Harwood, C. and Storey, A. 2002. Reduced apoptotic levels in squamous but not basal cell carcinomas correlates with detection of cutaneous human papillomavirus. British journal of cancer. 87 (3), pp. 319-323. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6600431

FOXM1 is a downstream target of Gli1 in basal cell carcinomas

Teh, M., Wong, S., Neill, G., Ghali, L., Philpott, M. and Quinn, A. 2002. FOXM1 is a downstream target of Gli1 in basal cell carcinomas. Cancer Research. 62 (16), pp. 4773-4780.

Human β defensin-1 and -2 expression in human pilosebaceous units: upregulation in acne vulgaris lesions

Chronnell, C., Ghali, L., Ali, R., Quinn, A., Holland, D., Bull, J., Cunliffe, W., McKay, I., Philpott, M. and Müller-Röver, S. 2001. Human β defensin-1 and -2 expression in human pilosebaceous units: upregulation in acne vulgaris lesions. Journal of investigative dermatology. 117 (5), pp. 1120-1125. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.0022-202x.2001.01569.x

An association between sebaceous carcinoma and microsatellite instability in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients

Harwood, C., Swale, V., Bataille, V., Quinn, A., Ghali, L., Patel, S., Dove-Edwin, I., Cerio, R. and McGregor, J. 2001. An association between sebaceous carcinoma and microsatellite instability in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients. Journal of investigative dermatology. 116 (2), pp. 246-253. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1523-1747.2001.01233.x

Laser modulation of angiogenic factor production by T-lymphocytes.

Agaiby, A., Ghali, L., Wilson, R. and Dyson, M. 2000. Laser modulation of angiogenic factor production by T-lymphocytes. Lasers in surgery and medicine. 26 (4), pp. 357-363. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-9101(2000)26:4<357::AID-LSM3>3.0.CO;2-O
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