R M Lucas

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis: a review with a focus on molecular mechanisms
    Cullen O'Gorman
    School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4222, Australia
    Int J Mol Sci 13:11718-52. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D status: multifactorial contribution of environment, genes and other factors in healthy Australian adults across a latitude gradient
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 136:300-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Sun exposure over a lifetime in Australian adults from latitudinally diverse regions
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 89:737-44. 2013
  4. pmc Measurement of Epstein-Barr virus DNA load using a novel quantification standard containing two EBV DNA targets and SYBR Green I dye
    Meav Lang J Lay
    Virology Department, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Institute Road, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 2145, New South Wales, Australia
    Virol J 7:252. 2010
  5. pmc Hip fracture risk in relation to vitamin D supplementation and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies
    Jeffrey K C Lai
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:331. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet radiation and health: friend and foe
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 177:594-8. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Sun exposure and vitamin D are independent risk factors for CNS demyelination
    R M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Neurology 76:540-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint An epidemiological perspective of ultraviolet exposure--public health concerns
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 37:168-75. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis
    R M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 82:1142-8. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Associations between silicone skin cast score, cumulative sun exposure, and other factors in the ausimmune study: a multicenter Australian study
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2887-94. 2009

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Publications22

  1. pmc Environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis: a review with a focus on molecular mechanisms
    Cullen O'Gorman
    School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4222, Australia
    Int J Mol Sci 13:11718-52. 2012
    ..Recent advances supporting gene-environment interactions are reviewed. Further research is needed to establish mechanisms of causality in humans and to explore preventative strategies...
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D status: multifactorial contribution of environment, genes and other factors in healthy Australian adults across a latitude gradient
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 136:300-8. 2013
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Vitamin D Workshop'...
  3. doi request reprint Sun exposure over a lifetime in Australian adults from latitudinally diverse regions
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 89:737-44. 2013
    ..Higher relative time-in-the-sun persists from childhood through adulthood. Lower summer time-in-the-sun in the warmest location may have implications for predictions of UVR-related health risks of climate change...
  4. pmc Measurement of Epstein-Barr virus DNA load using a novel quantification standard containing two EBV DNA targets and SYBR Green I dye
    Meav Lang J Lay
    Virology Department, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Institute Road, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 2145, New South Wales, Australia
    Virol J 7:252. 2010
    ..EBV DNA loads and viral capsid antigen (VCA) IgG antibody titres were also quantified on a population sample...
  5. pmc Hip fracture risk in relation to vitamin D supplementation and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies
    Jeffrey K C Lai
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:331. 2010
    ..This study summarises quantitatively the current evidence from RCTs and observational studies regarding vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH) and hip fracture risk...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet radiation and health: friend and foe
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 177:594-8. 2002
    ..There is ongoing research examining the effects of UVR exposure on immune function, including an examination of the possible role of lack of UVR exposure in the aetiology of multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus...
  7. doi request reprint Sun exposure and vitamin D are independent risk factors for CNS demyelination
    R M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Neurology 76:540-8. 2011
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  8. doi request reprint An epidemiological perspective of ultraviolet exposure--public health concerns
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 37:168-75. 2011
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  9. doi request reprint Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis
    R M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 82:1142-8. 2011
    ..Several hypotheses that have been proposed to explain the links between EBV and MS risk are reviewed and gaps requiring further research are identified...
  10. doi request reprint Associations between silicone skin cast score, cumulative sun exposure, and other factors in the ausimmune study: a multicenter Australian study
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2887-94. 2009
    ..They can be used as an objective measure of cumulative past sun exposure in epidemiologic studies, but other determinants of skin damage, such as skin pigmentation, should be concurrently evaluated...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mid-life stress is associated with both up- and down-regulation of markers of humoral and cellular immunity
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Stress 10:351-61. 2007
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  12. doi request reprint Future health implications of prenatal and early-life vitamin D status
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Nutr Rev 66:710-20. 2008
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  13. pmc Association or causation: evaluating links between "environment and disease"
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 83:792-5. 2005
  14. ncbi request reprint Considering the potential benefits as well as adverse effects of sun exposure: can all the potential benefits be provided by oral vitamin D supplementation?
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 92:140-9. 2006
    ..Thus maintaining current sun avoidance policies while supplementing food with vitamin D may not be sufficient to avoid the risks of insufficient exposure to UVR...
  15. doi request reprint Estimating the global disease burden due to ultraviolet radiation exposure
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:654-67. 2008
    ..We report here the global disease burden due to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure...
  16. ncbi request reprint Observational analytic studies in multiple sclerosis: controlling bias through study design and conduct. The Australian Multicentre Study of Environment and Immune Function
    R M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Mult Scler 13:827-39. 2007
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  17. pmc Is the current public health message on UV exposure correct?
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 84:485-91. 2006
    ..After the widespread promotion of sun safety, it may now be appropriate to refine public health messages to take better account of variations between groups and their susceptibility to the dangers and benefits of sun exposure...
  18. ncbi request reprint Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides: could geographic patterns be explained by ambient ultraviolet radiation?
    Paul A Gatenby
    Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1417-24. 2009
    ..For other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus, inverse associations with latitude are hypothesized to indicate a causative role for low UV radiation exposure, possibly acting via vitamin D status...
  19. doi request reprint Assessing vitamin D status: pitfalls for the unwary
    Jeffrey K C Lai
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:1062-71. 2010
    ..Newer assays using alternative biological samples to determine the circulating 25(OH)D have been proposed and advances in the genetics of vitamin D and the role of vitamin D-binding protein may improve future assay accuracy...
  20. doi request reprint Population density determines the direction of the association between ambient ultraviolet radiation and type 1 diabetes incidence
    Jane C Elliott
    ANU Medical School, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Pediatr Diabetes 11:394-402. 2010
    ..Some studies have found season of birth or season of diagnosis effects. Together these findings suggest an important role for environmental factors in disease etiology...
  21. doi request reprint Public health impact of global heating due to climate change: potential effects on chronic non-communicable diseases
    Tord Kjellstrom
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    Int J Public Health 55:97-103. 2010
    ..To date the focus of this association has been on communicable diseases and injuries. This paper briefly analyzes potential impacts of global climate change on chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Estimates of beneficial and harmful sun exposure times during the year for major Australian population centres
    Amanda J Samanek
    Genomics Directorate, WA Health, Perth, WA
    Med J Aust 184:338-41. 2006
    ..To examine the influence of geographical and seasonal factors on duration of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure of skin to produce recommended vitamin D levels without producing erythema...