Dr. Michael Carty

Dr. Michael Carty

Assistant Professor, Clinical Microbiology

3531896 2138

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Gürtler C, Carty M, Kearney J, Schattgen SA, Ding A, Fitzgerald KA, Bowie AG, SARM regulates CCL5 production in macrophages by promoting the recruitment of transcription factors and RNA polymerase II to the Ccl5 promoter., Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 192, (10), 2014, p4821-32Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Harte, C., Gorman, A.L., McCluskey, S., Carty, M., Bowie, A.G., Scott, C.J., Meade, K.G. and Lavelle, E.C., Alum activates the bovine NLRP3 inflammasome, Frontiers in Immunology, 8, 2017, p1494-Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Carty M, Bowie AG., SARM: from immune regulator to cell executioner., Biochemical pharmacology, 2019, p52-62Journal Article, 2019, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Dempsey A, Keating SE, Carty M, Bowie AG., Poxviral protein E3-altered cytokine production reveals that DExD/H-box helicase 9 controls Toll-like receptor-stimulated immune responses., The Journal of biological chemistry, 293, (39), 2018, p14989-15001Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Carty, M. and Kearney, J. and Shanahan, K.A. and Hams, E. and Sugisawa, R. and Connolly, D. and Doran, C.G. and Muñoz-Wolf, N. and GÃ"rtler, C. and Fitzgerald, K.A. and Lavelle, E.C. and Fallon, P.G. and Bowie, A.G., Cell Survival and Cytokine Release after Inflammasome Activation Is Regulated by the Toll-IL-1R Protein SARM, Immunity, 50, (6), 2019, p1412-1424.e6Journal Article, 2019, TARA - Full Text
  • Ozaki, Ema, Gibbons, Luke, Neto, Nuno GB, Kenna, Paul, Carty, Michael, Humphries, Marian, Humphries, Pete, Campbell, Matthew, Monaghan, Michael, Bowie, Andrew and Doyle, Sarah L, SARM1 deficiency promotes rod and cone photoreceptor cell survival in a model of retinal degeneration, Life Science Alliance, 3, (5), 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Michael Carty 1, Rory Goodbody, Martina Schröder, Julianne Stack, Paul N Moynagh, Andrew G Bowie, The human adaptor SARM negatively regulates adaptor protein TRIF-dependent Toll-like receptor signaling, Nature Immunology, 7, (10), 2006, phttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/108Journal Article, 2006, TARA - Full Text
  • Carty M, Guy C, Bowie AG., Detection of Viral Infections by Innate Immunity., Biochemical pharmacology, 183, 2021, p114316Journal Article, 2021, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Jennifer E Quinn 1, Richard D Kennedy, Paul B Mullan, Paula M Gilmore, Michael Carty, Patrick G Johnston, D Paul Harkin, BRCA1 functions as a differential modulator of chemotherapy-induced apoptosis, 2003Journal Article, 2003
  • Gilmore PM, McCabe N, Quinn JE, Kennedy RD, Gorski JJ, Andrews HN, McWilliams S, Carty M, Mullan PB, Duprex WP, Liu ET, Johnston PG, Harkin DP., BRCA1 interacts with and is required for paclitaxel-induced activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 3., Cancer research, 64, (12), 2004, p4148-4154Journal Article, 2004, DOI
  • Gilmore PM, Quinn JE, Mullan PB, Andrews HN, McCabe N, Carty M, Kennedy RD, Harkin DP., Role played by BRCA1 in regulating the cellular response to stress., Biochemical Society transactions, 31, (pt 1), 2003, p257-262Journal Article, 2003, DOI
  • Cook AK, Carty M, Singer CA, Yamboliev IA, Gerthoffer WT., Coupling of M(2) muscarinic receptors to ERK MAP kinases and caldesmon phosphorylation in colonic smooth muscle., American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 278, (3), 2000, pG429-37Journal Article, 2000, DOI
  • Hedges JC, Oxhorn BC, Carty M, Adam LP, Yamboliev IA, Gerthoffer WT., Phosphorylation of caldesmon by ERK MAP kinases in smooth muscle., American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 278, (4), 2000, pC718-26Journal Article, 2000, DOI
  • Carty M, Keating S, Bowie A., Uncovering novel gene function in Toll-like receptor signalling using siRNA., Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 517, 2009, p277-295Journal Article, 2009, DOI
  • Ciara G Doran, Ryoichi Sugisawa, Michael Carty, Fiona Roche, Claire Fergus, Karsten Hokamp, Vincent P Kelly, Andrew G Bowie, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated SARM1 knockout and epitope-tagged mice reveal that SARM1 does not regulate nuclear transcription, but is expressed in macrophages, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 297, (6), 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Laura K Finnegan, Naomi Chadderton, Paul F Kenna, Arpad Palfi, Michael Carty, Andrew G Bowie, Sophia Millington-Ward, Gwyneth Jane Farrar, SARM1 Ablation Is Protective and Preserves Spatial Vision in an In Vivo Mouse Model of Retinal Ganglion Cell Degeneration, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2022Journal Article, 2022, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Feng Gu, Aileen Krüger, Hannes G Roggenkamp, Rick Alpers, Dmitri Lodygin, Vincent Jaquet, Franziska Möckl, Lola C Hernandez C, Kai Winterberg, Andreas Bauche, Anette Rosche, Helmut Grasberger, John Y Kao, Daniel Schetelig, René Werner, Katrin Schröder, Michael Carty, Andrew G Bowie, Samuel Huber, Chris Meier, Hans-Willi Mittrücker, Joerg Heeren, Karl-Heinz Krause, Alexander Flügel, Björn-Philipp Diercks, Andreas H Guse, Dual NADPH oxidases DUOX1 and DUOX2 synthesize NAADP and are necessary for Ca2+ signaling during T cell activation, Science Signaling, 14, (709), 2021Journal Article, 2021, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Claudia Feriotti, Joana Sa-Pessoa, Ricardo Calderon-Gonzalez, Lili Gu, Brenda Morris, Ryoichi Sugisawa, Jose L Insua, Michael Carty, Amy Dumigan, Rebecca J Ingram, Adrien Kissenpfening, Andrew G Bowie, Jose A Bengoechea, Klebsiella pneumoniae hijacks the Toll-IL-1R protein SARM1 in a type I IFN-dependent manner to antagonize host immunity., Cell Reports, 40, (6), 2022, p111167-Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Ryan, T.A.J. and Hooftman, A. and Rehill, A.M. and Johansen, M.D. and Brien, E.C.O. and Toller-Kawahisa, J.E. and Wilk, M.M. and Day, E.A. and Weiss, H.J. and Sarvari, P. and Vozza, E.G. and Schramm, F. and Peace, C.G. and Zotta, A. and Miemczyk, S. and Nalkurthi, C. and Hansbro, N.G. and McManus, G. and O†Doherty, L. and Gargan, S. and Long, A. and Dunne, J. and Cheallaigh, C.N. and Conlon, N. and Carty, M. and Fallon, P.G. and Mills, K.H.G. and Creagh, E.M. and Donnell, J.S.O. and Hertzog, P.J. and Hansbro, P.M. and McLoughlin, R.M. and Wygrecka, M. and Preston, R.J.S. and ZasÅ'ona, Z. and Neill, L.A.J.O., Dimethyl fumarate and 4-octyl itaconate are anticoagulants that suppress Tissue Factor in macrophages via inhibition of Type I Interferon, Nature Communications, 14, (1), 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Toll-like receptor 3 in, New Drugs and Targets for Respiratory Diseases, Prous Science, 2008, [Carty, M. & Bowie, A.G. ]Book Chapter, 2008
  • Carty, M., Bowie, A.G, Activation of host pattern recognition receptors by viruses, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 161, (3), 2010, p397-406Journal Article, 2010, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Michael Carty, Andrew G. Bowie, Evaluating the role of Toll-like Receptors in diseases of the Central Nervous system, Biochemical Pharmacology, 81, (7), 2011, p825-837Journal Article, 2011, TARA - Full Text
  • Carty M, Reinert L, Paludan SR, Bowie AG, Innate antiviral signalling in the central nervous system., Trends in immunology, 35, (2), 2014, 79-87Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

I am interested in the mechanisms that drive and regulate the inflammatory response. This includes how the innate immune system detects infections and elicits an immune response. I am also interested in how the innate immune system impacts the adaptive immune response in health and how this is dysregulated in disease. I am interested in how aspects of the innate immune system such as inflammasomes and inflammatory forms of cell death such as pyroptosis drives the pathology of infectious diseases including sepsis. My interest in bacteriology involves finding novel ways to trigger lysis of antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Finally, I am exploring ways how the innate immune system can be harnessed at a therapeutic level to treat a range of infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Other Basic Medicine, Immunity and Infection (including Rheumatology & Inflammatory disease), Immunity and Infection (including Rheumatology & Inflammatory disease),


  • Best oral presentation at Ulster Immunology Group/ British Society of Immunology /Irish society of Immunology conference 2006
  • Sheldon Wolf prize for cytokine research from the International Cytokine Society 2006
  • Irish Society for Immunology (ISI) Present
  • International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) Present
  • International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) Present
  • European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) Present
  • I am a Review Editor for the Inflammation section of the scientific journal Frontiers in Immunology 2020
  • Invited PhD external examiner Queens University Belfast April 2021
  • I am an Associate Editor for the Viral Immunology section of the scientific journal Frontiers in Immunology. 2020
  • Course validation committee member of the MSc in Medical Science GMIT 17 June
  • I am a member of the editorial advisory board of the scientific journal Biochemical Pharmacology. 2015