Irwin Kee Mun Cheah

Cheah Irwin Kee Mun

  • Senior Research Fellow
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. Administration of pure ergothioneine to healthy human subjects; Uptake, metabolism and effects on biomarkers of oxidative damage and inflammation. Antioxid Redox Signal In press, 2016.
  • 2. Cheah I, Feng L, Tang RMY, Lim KHM, Halliwell B. 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, 2016.
  • 3. Ted Ng KS, Chan HY, Wee ST, Goh LG, Nur F, Ying Tan CT, Cheah I, Chow WL, Feng L, Chun-Man Ho R, Larbi A, Mahendran R, Kua EH. Mindful Awareness Practice (MAP) to improve the cognition of Singaporean elderly with mild cognitive impairment (mci): A randomized controlled trial (rct). Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association 12: P1180-P1181
  • 4. Halliwell B, Cheah IK, Drum CL. Ergothioneine, an adaptive antioxidant for the protection of injured tissues? A hypothesis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 470: 245-50, 2016.
  • 5. Cheah IK, Tang R, Ye P, Yew TS, Lim KH, Halliwell B. 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, 2016.