Lu's research interests include neurochemicals and receptors in regulation of gut function, the role of hemokinin in gut inflammation and interactions between prostaglandins and the human enteric nervous system.
More broadly, she is interested in Pharmacology, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Cell Biology and Gene Regulation and Neuroscience.
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology , School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales
Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW
Senior Research Officer, Department of Pharmacology, UNSW
Monash University, PhD/Pharmacology
Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, , MSc/Pharmacology
Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, , BSc/Pharmacology
Expression and localization of pannexin-1 hemichannels in human colon in health and disease, Neurogastroenterol Motil.
Serotonin availability in rat colon is reduced during a Western diet model of obesity., Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol
Acid and stretch, but not capsaicin, are effective stimuli for ATP release in the porcine bladder mucosa: Are ASIC and TRPV1 receptors involved?, Eur J Pharmacol
Hemokinin-1 stimulates prostaglandin E₂ production in human colon through activation of cyclooxygenase-2 and inhibition of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase., J Pharmacol Exp Ther
Distinct differences in tachykinin gene expression in ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and diverticular disease: a role for hemokinin-1?, Neurogastroenterol Motil
Endothelium-dependent vasodilation in human mesenteric artery is primarily mediated by myoendothelial gap junctions intermediate conductance calcium-activated K+ channel and nitric oxide., J Pharmacol Exp Ther
A Western diet increases serotonin availability in rat small intestine., Endocrinology
Grants and Contracts
ATP release from gastrointestinal epithelium: A potential target for the treatment of slow transient constipation