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Nollaig Bourke
Ussher Assistant Professor, Medical Gerontology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dowling JK, Tate MD, Rosli S, Bourke NM, Bitto N, Lauterbach MA, Cheung S, Ve T, Kobe B, Golenbock D, Mansell A., The Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Mal-D96N Mice Provide New Insights into Functionality of Mal in TLR Immune Responses., Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 202, (8), 2019, p2384-2396 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Layte, R. and McCrory, C., Ni Cheallaigh, C., Bourke, N., Kivimaki, M., Ribeiro, A.I, Stringhini, S. and Vineis, P., A Comparative Analysis of the Status Anxiety Hypothesis of Socio-Economic Inequalities in Health Based on 18,349 individuals in Four Countries and Five Cohort Studies, Scientific Reports, Online, 2019, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Bourke NM, Napoletano S, Bannan C, Ahmed S, Bergin C, McKnight à , Stevenson NJ., Control of HIV infection by IFN-alpha: implications for latency and a cure., Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 75, (5), 2018, p775-783 Review Article, 2018 DOI TARA - Full Text

Nollaig M Bourke, Sharon L Achilles, Stephanie U Huang, Helen E Cumming, Irene Papageorgio, Linden J Gearing, Suruchi Thakore, Niamh E Mangan, Sam Mesiano, Paul J Hertzog, Human IFN": Spaciotemporal expression, hormone regulation and innate immunity in the female reproductive tract, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Cumming HE, Bourke NM, Type I IFNs in the female reproductive tract: The first line of defense in an ever-changing battleground., Journal of leukocyte biology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

de Weerd NA, Matthews AY, Pattie PR, Bourke NM, Lim SS, Vivian JP, Rossjohn J, Hertzog PJ., A hot spot on interferon α/β receptor subunit 1 (IFNAR1) underpins its interaction with interferon-β and dictates signaling., The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 292, (18), 2017, p7554 - 7565 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

Mahony R, Gargan S, Roberts KL, Bourke N, Keating SE, Bowie AG, O'Farrelly C, Stevenson NJ, A novel anti-viral role for STAT3 in IFN-alpha signalling responses. , Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 74, (9), 2017, p1755 - 1764 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

New Interferons, Michael J. H. Ratcliffe, Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences Encyclopedia of Immunobiology, Elsevier, 2016, pp501 - 508, [Paul J. Hertzog, Nollaig M. Bourke, Nicole A. de Weerd, Niamh E. Mangan] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2016

Niamh E Mangan, Nollaig Bourke, Caroline Gargett, Paul J. Hertzog, 125, Cytokine, 70, (1), 2014, p58 Journal Article, 2014

Dowling, J.K., Becker, C.E., Bourke, N.M., (...), Mansell, A., O'Neill, L.A.J., Promyelocytic leukemia protein interacts with the apoptosis-associated speck-like protein to limit inflammasome activation, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289, (10), 2014, p6429-6437 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bourke NM, O'Neill M, Sarwar S, Norris S, Stewart S, Hegarty JE, Stevenson NJ and O'Farrelly C., In vitro Blood Cell Responsiveness to IFN-alpha Predicts Clinical Response Independently of IL28B in Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1 Infected Patients., Journal of Translational Medicine, 2014, p204- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Niamh E. Mangan, Nollaig Bourke, Ka Yee Fung, Sebastian Stifter, Caroline Gargett, Paul J. Hertzog, 175, Cytokine, 63, (3), 2013, p284 Journal Article, 2013

Stevenson NJ, Bourke NM, Ryan EJ, Binder M, Fanning L, Johnston JA, Hegarty JE, Long A, O'Farrelly C, Hepatitis C Virus targets the Interferon-" JAK/STAT pathway by promoting proteasomal degradation in immune cells and hepatocytes., FEBS letters, 587, (10), 2013, p1571-1578 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Leonie Unterholzner, Rebecca P. Sumner, Marcin Baran, Hongwei Ren, Daniel S. Mansur, Nollaig M. Bourke, Felix Randow, Geoffrey L. Smith, Andrew G. Bowie, Vaccinia Virus Protein C6 Is a Virulence Factor that Binds TBK-1 Adaptor Proteins and Inhibits Activation of IRF3 and IRF7, PLoS Pathogens, 7, (9, e1002247), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Stevenson NJ, Murphy AG, Bourke NB, Keogh CA, Hegarty JE, O'Farrelly C, Ribavirin Enhances IFN-α Signalling and MxA Expression: A Novel Immune Modulation Mechanism during Treatment of HCV, PLoS One, 6, (11), 2011, pe27866 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise


Age related diseases; AGE-RELATED-CHANGES; AGEING; Angiogenesis, oncology, cardiovascular biology, inflammation; Biomarkers of disease; BLOODBORNE VIRUSES; CELLULAR IMMUNE-RESPONSE; CHRONIC INFLAMMATION; CYTOKINE GENES; Cytokine modulation of immune responses; Cytokine signalling; Disease Prevention; GENE REGULATION; GENE-EXPRESSION; GENOMICS; HEPATITIS-C VIRUS; Hormones; HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV); Immune system; Infectious Diseases; Inflammation; Molecular basis to inflammation and innate immunity; REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES; TYPE I INTERFERONS; VIRUS INFECTION; VIRUS-INFECTED PATIENTS



Irish Society of Immunology 2008

Society for Mucosal Immunology 2016

International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) 2014

Victorian Infection and Immunity Network, Australia 2012

Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (ACH2) 2013 – 2015