Irwin Kee Mun Cheah

Cheah Irwin Kee Mun

Appointment(s)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical) (Hons), Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  • PhD, Monash University, Clayton, Australia & Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Parkville, Australia |
Research Interest(s)
  • Oxidative damage biomarkers in ageing and disease
  • Quantification of biomarkers and metabolites by LC-MS
  • Application of ergothioneine and other dietary compounds in ageing and disease
Recent Publications
  • 1. Cheah IK, Tang RMY, Yew TS, Lim KC, Halliwell B. 2017 Feb. Administration of pure ergothioneine to healthy human subjects; Uptake, metabolism and effects on biomarkers of oxidative damage and inflammation. Antioxid Redox Signal. 26(5):193-206. doi: 10.1089/ars.2016.6778.
  • 2. Cheah IK, Feng L, Tang RMY, Lim KHC, Halliwell B. 2016 Sep. Ergothioneine levels in an elderly population decrease with age and incidence of cognitive decline; a risk factor for neurodegeneration?. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 478(1):162-167. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.07.074.
  • 3. Cheah I, Feng L, Tang RMY, Lim KHM, Halliwell B. 2016 Feb. Ergothioneine levels in an elderly population decrease with age and incidence of cognitive decline; a risk factor for neurodegeneration? Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 478: 162-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.12.124.
  • 4. Cheah IK, Tang R, Ye P, Yew TS, Lim KH, Halliwell B. 2016 Jan. Liver ergothioneine accumulation in a guinea pig model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A possible mechanism of defence? Free Radic Res. 50: 14-25. doi: 10.3109/10715762.2015.1099642.