Dr Celia Bell
- Traditional Medicine: the use of plants and plant constituents as medicines, both in clinical settings and in the laboratory, with in vitro work investigating the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of herbs and their constituents.
- Methodologies appropriate for researching Traditional and Complementary Medicine.
- The biochemical basis of migraine and the metabolism of a potent neurotoxin causing Parkinsonian symptoms in man, MPTP.
- Anatomy and physiology
- Research methods
Selected Publications/ Seminars
(Note: Celia Bell nee Gibb)
- Bell C.M., Simmons M.S.J. (2007) Plant substances as alternatives for animal products in traditional medicines. Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London.
- Wen X, Tozer A.J., Butler S.A., Bell C.M., Docherty S.M., Iles R.K. (2006) Follicular fluid levels of inhibin A, inhibin B, and activin A levels reflect changes in follicle size but are not independent markers of the oocyte's ability to fertilize. Fertil Steril. 85(6):1723-9.
- Appiah S.S., Bremner P., Kokubun T., Russell M., Bell C., Heinrich M., Simmonds M.S.J. (2006) Herbal alternatives to bear bile: Effects of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi on IL-6 promoter and CYP3A4 activities. Abst. 13th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care, Exeter, December 2006
- Pendry B, Busia K, Bell C.M. (2005) Phytochemical Evaluation of Selected Anti-oxidant-Containing Medicinal Plants for Use in the Preparation of a herbal Formula - a Preliminary Study. Chemistry and Biodiversity 2, 917-922.
- Appiah S.S, Kokubun T., Bremner P., Heinrich M., Bell C., Simmonds M.S.J. (2003) Investigation of the Safety and efficacy of Chinese herbs traditionally used to treat inflammatory diseases. FACT 8 (4), 477. Abst. 10th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care, London, November 2003.
- Bell C.M., Bell L., Chevallier A., McDermott A., Adams R. (2003) Herbal treatment for osteoarthritis: a pilot study investigating outcomes. FACT 8 (4), 480. Abst. 10th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care, London, November 2003.
- Gibb C.M., Davies P.T.G., Glover V., Steiner T., Rose F.C., Sandler M., 1991. Chocolate is a migraine-provoking agent. Cephalagia 11, 93 - 95.
- Gibb C., Glover V., Sandler M., 1988. Inhibition of phenolsulphotransferase by food and drink constituents. In Progress in Catecholamine Research, Part A: Basic aspects and peripheral mechanisms. Edited by A. Dahlstrom, R.H. Belmaker, M. Sandler, Alan R. Liss, New York, pp. 203 - 208.
- Sandler M., Glover V., Gibb C., Willoughby J., 1987. MPTP: The monoamine connection. In: Neurotoxins and their Physiological Implications. Edited by P. Jenner, Raven Press, New York, pp. 197-207.
- Gibb C., Glover V., Sandler M., 1987. In vitro inhibition of phenolsulphotransferase by food and drink constituents. Biochem. Pharmacol. 36 (14), 2325 - 2330.
- Gibb C., Willoughby J., Glover V., Sandler M., Testa B., Jenner P., Marsden C.D., 1987. Analogues of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine as monoamine oxidase substrates: a second ring is not necessary. Neurosci. Lett. 76, 316 - 322.
- Gibb C., Glover V., Sandler M., 1986. Inhibition of phenolsulphotransferase P by certain food constituents. Lancet i, 794.