Sarah Cottin

Lecturer

  • 136 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20102019
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Originally a biochemist, I have been involved in and coordinated diverse research projects in the field of nutritional sciences, from fundamental cell biology and physiology to the design and management of human studies. My research has aimed at elucidating the mechanisms through which food components interact with each other and affect metabolic and cardiovascular health.

I obtained my PhD in nutritional sciences from King’s College London in 2012 for a thesis entitled ‘Differential effects of fatty acids on the endothelium’: I examined the role of different fatty acid profiles, characteristic of lipid profiles observed in blood after various dietary patterns, on endothelial function in vitro. I later coordinated an intervention investigating the separate effect of the two main fish oils (EPA and DHA) on vascular, metabolic and platelet function, in a healthy young male population. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Rowett Institute (University of Aberdeen), I looked at the effect of iron deficiency during pregnancy in a rat model. We found that maternal iron deficiency affected vitamin A, copper and zinc metabolism and the expression of related genes in the maternal and foetal liver. In addition, I co-supervised a PhD student, who successfully submitted her thesis in 2016, investigating how amino acid affect iron transport in Caco-2 cells.

I joined the Division of Food and Drink in Abertay University as a lecturer in Nutrition in February 2017, which provides an exciting research environment in the field of food science and nutrition. My research now articulates around three axes, combining my previous interests with the expertise of food scientists and other nutritionists in our department:

• The role of EPA and DHA in cardiometabolic diseases
• The modulation of glycaemic response by food compounds (fibres, polyphenols)
• Micronutrient status and metabolism in pregnancy

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Iron Medicine & Life Sciences
Caco-2 Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Blood Vessels Medicine & Life Sciences
Zinc Medicine & Life Sciences
Copper Medicine & Life Sciences
Monocytes Medicine & Life Sciences
Monolayers Chemical Compounds
8-epi-prostaglandin F2alpha Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 136 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of maternal iron deficiency on zinc and copper levels and on genes of zinc and copper metabolism during pregnancy in the rat

Cottin, S. C., Roussel, G., Gambling, L., Hayes, H. E., Currie, V. J. & McArdle, H. J., 28 Jan 2019, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 121, 2, p. 121-129 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Zinc
Copper
Iron
Mothers
Pregnancy
Open Access

The effect of maternal iron deficiency on copper levels and on genes of copper metabolism during pregnancy in the rat

Cottin, S. C., Roussel, G., Gambling, L., Hayes, H. E., Stevens, V. J. & McArdle, H. J., Jun 2018, In : Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 77, OCE2, p. E26-E26 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

1 Citation (Scopus)

The effect of amino acid deprivation on the transfer of iron through Caco-2 cell monolayers

Roussel, G., Stevens, V., Cottin, S. & McArdle, H. J., 1 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 40, p. 82-90 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caco-2 Cells
Monolayers
Iron
Amino Acids
Metabolism
9 Citations (Scopus)

Lack of effect of supplementation with EPA or DHA on platelet-monocyte aggregates and vascular function in healthy men

Cottin, S. C., Alsaleh, A., Sanders, T. A. B. & Hall, W. L., 1 Aug 2016, In : Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 26, 8, p. 743-751 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Vessels
Monocytes
8-epi-prostaglandin F2alpha
Blood Platelets
Fish Oils