Angela Clow

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Affiliation: University of Westminster
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The cortisol response to psychological challenge is preceded by a transient rise in endogenous inhibitor of monoamine oxidase
    A Clow
    The Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, School of Biological and Health Sciences, University of Westminster, London
    Life Sci 61:567-75. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint The awakening cortisol response: methodological issues and significance
    A Clow
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Stress 7:29-37. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint An investigation into asymmetrical cortical regulation of salivary S-IgA in conscious man using transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Angela Clow
    The Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 47:57-64. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint The cortisol awakening response: more than a measure of HPA axis function
    Angela Clow
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:97-103. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Post-awakening cortisol secretion during basic military training
    A Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 60:88-94. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of psychological stress on immune function in the athletic population
    A Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1R 8AL, UK
    Exerc Immunol Rev 7:5-17. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Endogenous monoamine oxidase inhibitory activity and HPA activation in the pig
    A Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Life Sci 66:35-41. 2000
  8. doi request reprint State variation in the cortisol awakening response
    Robin Law
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Stress 16:483-92. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Seasonal differences in the diurnal pattern of cortisol secretion in healthy participants and those with self-assessed seasonal affective disorder
    Lisa Thorn
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:816-23. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Use of a single case study design to examine state variation in the cortisol awakening response: relationship with time of awakening
    Tobias Stalder
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:607-14. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint The cortisol response to psychological challenge is preceded by a transient rise in endogenous inhibitor of monoamine oxidase
    A Clow
    The Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, School of Biological and Health Sciences, University of Westminster, London
    Life Sci 61:567-75. 1997
    ..This finding lends further support to the notion that endogenous generation of MAO-AI is a normal homeostatic regulatory mechanism...
  2. ncbi request reprint The awakening cortisol response: methodological issues and significance
    A Clow
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Stress 7:29-37. 2004
    ..Its putative role in the regulation of physiological function across the day (e.g. the immune system) and its sensitivity to psychosocial variables make it a prime candidate as an intermediary linking mind and health...
  3. ncbi request reprint An investigation into asymmetrical cortical regulation of salivary S-IgA in conscious man using transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Angela Clow
    The Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 47:57-64. 2003
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  4. ncbi request reprint The cortisol awakening response: more than a measure of HPA axis function
    Angela Clow
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:97-103. 2010
    ..An association between the CAR and the ending of sleep inertia is discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Post-awakening cortisol secretion during basic military training
    A Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 60:88-94. 2006
    ..We conclude that when controlling for many confounding variables, including participant adherence, post-awakening cortisol levels are sensitive to stressful challenge over a period of weeks...
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of psychological stress on immune function in the athletic population
    A Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1R 8AL, UK
    Exerc Immunol Rev 7:5-17. 2001
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Endogenous monoamine oxidase inhibitory activity and HPA activation in the pig
    A Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Life Sci 66:35-41. 2000
    ..We conclude that generation of MAO-AI, which is associated with HPA activation induced by psychological stress, is not a component of the pathways involved in immunological stimulation of the HPA axis...
  8. doi request reprint State variation in the cortisol awakening response
    Robin Law
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Stress 16:483-92. 2013
    ..The review also highlights areas that require greater clarification and points to potentially fruitful areas of further research...
  9. doi request reprint Seasonal differences in the diurnal pattern of cortisol secretion in healthy participants and those with self-assessed seasonal affective disorder
    Lisa Thorn
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:816-23. 2011
    ..These findings contribute to the understanding of the physiology of SAD...
  10. doi request reprint Use of a single case study design to examine state variation in the cortisol awakening response: relationship with time of awakening
    Tobias Stalder
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:607-14. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint State associations with the cortisol awakening response in healthy females
    Tobias Stalder
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1245-52. 2010
    ..The results are discussed within the context of previous evidence and potential implications for cross-sectional research are highlighted...
  12. doi request reprint Associations between psychosocial state variables and the cortisol awakening response in a single case study
    Tobias Stalder
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:209-14. 2010
    ..The results are discussed within the context of previous evidence and potential implications for cross-sectional research are highlighted...
  13. doi request reprint A randomised placebo-controlled trial of oral hydrocortisone for treating tobacco withdrawal symptoms
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 216:43-51. 2011
    ..A greater decline in cortisol is associated with more intense cigarette withdrawal symptoms, urge to smoke and relapse to smoking. Findings from an uncontrolled study suggest that glucocorticoids could ameliorate cigarette withdrawal...
  14. doi request reprint Associations between the cortisol awakening response and heart rate variability
    Tobias Stalder
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:454-62. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint The cortisol awakening response, seasonality, stress and arousal: a study of trait and state influences
    Lisa Thorn
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:299-306. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint Delays of 5-15 min between awakening and the start of saliva sampling matter in assessment of the cortisol awakening response
    Nina Smyth
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:1476-83. 2013
    ..However accurate electronic measurement of adherence to protocol would enable sampling delays to be taken into account in computing CAR estimates...
  17. doi request reprint Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in adolescent anorexia nervosa
    Andrea Oskis
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW, UK
    Stress 15:601-7. 2012
    ..However, the parallel diurnal profiles for AN and HC participants, including the CAR, may indicate hypersecretion per se rather than differential regulation of the diurnal pattern of these two adrenal steroids in AN...
  18. ncbi request reprint Components of the diurnal cortisol cycle in relation to upper respiratory symptoms and perceived stress
    Sue Edwards
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 65:320-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the diurnal pattern of salivary free cortisol to perceived stress and susceptibility to symptoms of upper respiratory illness (URI)...
  19. doi request reprint The cortisol awakening response is related to executive function in older age
    Phil Evans
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1BN 2UW, United Kingdom
    Int J Psychophysiol 84:201-4. 2012
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  20. ncbi request reprint The effect of dawn simulation on the cortisol response to awakening in healthy participants
    L Thorn
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1R 8AL, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:925-30. 2004
    ..This study provides supportive evidence for the role of light and the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the awakening cortisol response...
  21. doi request reprint Anxious attachment style and salivary cortisol dysregulation in healthy female children and adolescents
    Andrea Oskis
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:111-8. 2011
    ..Attachment style has been linked with basal cortisol secretion in healthy adult women. We investigated whether dysregulation in basal cortisol secretion may be evident in younger healthy females...
  22. doi request reprint The cortisol awakening response in context
    Angela Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London W1B2UW, UK
    Int Rev Neurobiol 93:153-75. 2010
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  23. doi request reprint Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol across the adolescent period in healthy females
    A Oskis
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:307-16. 2009
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  24. ncbi request reprint Modulation of secretory immunoglobulin A in saliva; response to manipulation of mood
    F Hucklebridge
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Biol Psychol 53:25-35. 2000
    ..In these studies, we found no evidence that transient lowering of mood was downregulatory for salivary sIgA. The predominant finding was of sIgA mobilisation...
  25. ncbi request reprint The awakening cortisol response: no evidence for an influence of body posture
    F Hucklebridge
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster, 115, New Cavendish Street, W1M 8JS, London, UK
    Life Sci 71:639-46. 2002
    ..Under the conditions of the present study we found no evidence that the postural shift supine to standing could induce a cortisol secretory episode such as to contribute towards the awakening response...
  26. ncbi request reprint The awakening cortisol response and blood glucose levels
    F H Hucklebridge
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Life Sci 64:931-7. 1999
    ..These data challenge the view that an oxidisable substrate for energy metabolism is permissive for cortisol responses. In addition the present findings do not support a predominantly gluconeogenic role for morning cortisol activation...
  27. ncbi request reprint The diurnal patterns of the adrenal steroids cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in relation to awakening
    F Hucklebridge
    Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, Department of Human and Health Sciences, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:51-7. 2005
    ..The secretory pattern of DHEA is very stable whereas cortisol secretory activity seems more sensitive to day-to-day variability...
  28. ncbi request reprint The relationship between salivary secretory immunoglobulin A and cortisol: neuroendocrine response to awakening and the diurnal cycle
    F Hucklebridge
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 31:69-76. 1998
    ..An early morning acrophase was followed by a decline to a stable base some 6 h after awakening. The physiological significance of these relationships and possible implications for vulnerability to infection are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint The relationship between circadian patterns of salivary cortisol and endogenous inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A
    F Hucklebridge
    School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Life Sci 62:2321-8. 1998
    ..Both patterns of decline were significant (P< 0.01). Taken together with previously reported psychological stress studies these findings suggest a possible relationship between MAO-AI and HPA activity...
  30. ncbi request reprint Regional and molecular separation of the four bioactivities of 'tribulin'
    F Hucklebridge
    The Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Neurosci Lett 240:29-32. 1998
    ..Hence we present two lines of evidence that, contrary to the original view, tribulin is composed of a number of distinct molecular components...
  31. ncbi request reprint Exploration of the awakening cortisol response in relation to diurnal cortisol secretory activity
    S Edwards
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Life Sci 68:2093-103. 2001
    ..AUC was representative of underlying diurnal activity but AURC was not. Measurement at any time point, 3, 6, 9 or 12 hours post-awakening was representative of the underlying 12-hour diurnal activity...
  32. ncbi request reprint Reduction in cortisol after smoking cessation among users of nicotine patches
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences Psychology, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Psychosom Med 68:299-306. 2006
    ..We examined whether a decrease in cortisol is evident in smokers trying to quit using nicotine patches and whether cortisol is related to withdrawal symptoms, smoking urges, subjective stress, nicotine dependence, and smoking relapse...
  33. ncbi request reprint Association between time of awakening and diurnal cortisol secretory activity
    S Edwards
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1R 8AL, London, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 26:613-22. 2001
    ..These findings support the notion of a close association between suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) control of both awakening and cortisol secretory activity...
  34. ncbi request reprint Day differences in the cortisol awakening response predict day differences in synaptic plasticity in the brain
    Angela Clow
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Stress 17:219-23. 2014
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  35. ncbi request reprint Cortisol secretory activity in older people in relation to positive and negative well-being
    P Evans
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:922-30. 2007
    ..We conclude that cortisol secretion in the first 45 min following awakening is distinct from the rest of the day and most able to discriminate well-being states...
  36. ncbi request reprint Suspected non-adherence and weekend versus week day differences in the awakening cortisol response
    L Thorn
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:1009-18. 2006
    ..Analysis controlling for SNA status had no effect upon the observed associations with Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and awakening time however it abolished the otherwise highly significant flatter profile at weekends...
  37. ncbi request reprint The effects of a physical activity intervention on employees in small and medium enterprises: a mixed methods study
    Sarah Edmunds
    Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Work 46:39-49. 2013
    ..This paper reports the impact of an intervention which trained existing employees to promote physical activity to their colleagues...
  38. ncbi request reprint Low frequency noise enhances cortisol among noise sensitive subjects during work performance
    Kerstin Persson Waye
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Life Sci 70:745-58. 2002
    ..The impact of long-term exposure to moderate noise levels, and particularly low frequency noise, in the workplace deserves further investigation...
  39. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events are associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva in the middle aged and elderly
    Anna C Phillips
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 20:191-7. 2006
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  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of nighttime low frequency noise on the cortisol response to awakening and subjective sleep quality
    Kerstin Persson Waye
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Box 414, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Life Sci 72:863-75. 2003
    ..This study thus showed that night time exposure to LFN may affect the cortisol response upon wake up and that lower cortisol levels after awakening were associated with subjective reports of lower sleep quality and mood...
  41. ncbi request reprint Acute reduction in secretory immunoglobulin A following smoking cessation
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences Psychology, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:1335-40. 2004
    ..The observed decrease in S-IgA may help to explain the increased susceptibility of smokers to upper respiratory tract infections in the immediate post-cessation period...