Fraser, M. (2008). Antibacterial resistance and bacterial carriage of computer keyboards
Evason, D., Claydon, M., Soufian, M. & Gordon, D. (2000). The Differentiation of Mixed Bacterial Cultures by Intact Cell Mass Spectrometry,. In Symposium on the Interface Between Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology 2000ISBN na
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Findlay, F., Pohl, J., Svoboda, P., Shakamuri, P., McLean, K., Inglis, N. F., …Barlow, P. G. (2017). Carbon nanoparticles inhibit the antimicrobial activities of the human cathelicidin LL-37 through structural alteration. Journal of Immunology. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1700706. ISSN 0022-1767
Host defense peptides, also known as antimicrobial peptides, are key elements of innate host defense. One host defense peptide with well-characterized antimicrobial activity i...
Society of Applied Microbiology
MinION sequencing of bacterial isolates
Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
In an attempt to better understand the impact of nanomaterials on waste water treatment, the University will undertake a purposeful environmental hazard assessment, whereby the focus will be to assess...
Salmonella enterica is a leading cause of foodborne infection with a recent increase in the number of antibiotic resistant isolates. We propose a biotechnological approach to the development of novel ...
Sousa, F. H., Casanova, V., Findlay, F., Stevens, C., Svoboda, P., Pohl, J., …Barlow, P. G. (2017). Cathelicidins display conserved direct antiviral activity towards rhinovirus. Peptides. doi:10.1016/j.peptides.2017.07.013. ISSN 0196-9781
Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) are the most common cause of viral respiratory tract infections, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised ind...
Longbottom, D., Livingstone, M., Wheelhouse, N., Ensor, H., Rocchi, M., Maley, S., …Dalgleish, M. (2017). Pathogenic outcome following experimental infection of sheep with Chlamydia abortus variant strains LLG and POS. PLoS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177653. ISSN 1932-6203
This study investigated the pathogenesis of two variant strains (LLG and POS) of Chlamydia abortus, in comparison to a typical wild-type strain (S26/3) which is known to be re...
Sweet, M. J., Brown, B. E., Dunne, R. P., Singleton, I. & Bulling, M. (2017). Evidence for rapid, tidal related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera. Coral Reefs. doi:10.1007/s00338-017-1572-y. ISSN 0722-4028
Shifts in the microbiome of the intertidal coral Coelastrea aspera (formally known as Goniastrea aspera) from Phuket, Thailand were noted over the course of a four day period ...
Boyde, A., Staines, K., Javaheri, B., Millan, J., Pitsillides, A. & Farquharson, C. (in press). A distinctive patchy osteomalacia characterises Phospho1 deficient mice. Journal of Anatomy. ISSN 0021-8782
The phosphatase PHOSPHO1 is involved in the initiation of biomineralisation. Bones in Phospho1 KO mice show histological osteomalacia with frequent bowing of long bones and sp...
Hakima, A. & Ian, S. (2017). Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation and Biodegradation. 5(1), 8-17. doi:10.12691/ijebb-5-1-2
The Libyan oil industry has left a significant legacy of contamination and methods are required to remediate oil-contaminated soils in the area. In this work hydrocarbon utili...
Wheelhouse, N., Flockhart, A., Aitchison, K., Livingstone, M., Finlayson, J., Flachon, V., …Longbottom, D. (2016). Experimental challenge of pregnant cattle with the putative abortifacient Waddlia chondrophila. Scientific Reports. 6, 37150. doi:10.1038/srep37150. ISSN 2045-2322
Waddlia chondrophila is a Gram-negative intracellular bacterial organism that is related to classical chlamydial species and has been implicated as a cause of abortion in catt...
Martinez-Garay, C., De Llanos, R., Martinez-Pastor, M. & Puig, S. (2016). Responses of saccharomyces cerevisiae strains from different origins to elevated iron concentrations. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82, 1906-1916. doi:10.1128/AEM.03464-15. ISSN 0099-2240
Iron is an essential micronutrient for all eukaryotic organisms. However, the low solubility of ferric iron has tremendously increased the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia...
Wani, S., Barnes, J. & Singleton, I. (2015). Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 111, 185-190. doi:10.1016/j.postharvbio.2015.08.007. ISSN 0925-5214
Fresh leafy produce, such as lettuce and coriander, are subject to post-harvest microbial contamination and decay. Because of increasing pesticide resistance and consumer pres...
Giakoumelou, S., Wheelhouse, N., Cuschieri, K., Entrican, G., Howie, S. E. & Horne, A. W. (2016). The role of infection in miscarriage. Human Reproduction Update. 22(1), 116-33. doi:10.1093/humupd/dmv041. ISSN 1355-4786
BACKGROUND: Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before 12 weeks (early miscarriage) or from 12 to 24 weeks (late miscarriage) of gestation. Miscarriage occurs i...
Wani, S., Maker, J., Thompson, J., Barnes, J. & Singleton, I. (2015). Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach. Agriculture. 5(2), 155-169. doi:10.3390/agriculture5020155
The efficacy of “gaseous” ozone in reducing numbers and re-growth of food-borne pathogens, (Escherichia coli and Listeria spp.), on leafy salads was investigated using spinach...
Heimer, S. R., Morrison, D. & Gilmore, M. S. (2014). The Enterococci. In Tang, Y., Sussman, M., Liu, D. & Poxton, I. (Eds.). Molecular Medical Microbiology 2nd rev ed'n, 717-730. Academic Press. ISBN 978-0123971692
Tan, B. H. L., Skipworth, R. J. E., Wheelhouse, N. M., Fearon, K. C. H. & Ross, J. A. (2014). Absence of correlation between serum CRP levels and mitochondrial D-loop DNA mutations in gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 10(1), 176-9. doi:10.4103/0973-1482.131458. ISSN 0973-1482
INTRODUCTION: Both inflammation and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutation are thought to play a role in the many human cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation...
Studies of wild callitrichids reveal limited data about their complex diets. As
insectivorous primates it is likely that they can digest chitin. Using the
Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) is a 43kDa glycoprotein, so called due to the post-translation...