Lecturer and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Donaldson, K., Hibbs, L., Heal, M., Tran, C. L., Lightbody, J., Barlow, P. G., …Stone, V. (2003). Pro-inflammatory interactions between particles, metals and lung cells. In Effects of Air Contaminants on the Respiratory Tract - Interpretations from Molecules to Meta Analysis, 245-258. ISBN 978-3-8167-6478-6
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Parsonage, B., Hagglund, P. K., Keogh, L., Wheelhouse, N., Brown, R. E., & Dancer, S. J. (2017). Control of Antimicrobial Resistance Requires an Ethical Approach. Frontiers in Microbiology, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02124
Ethical behavior encompasses actions that benefit both self and society. This means that tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes an ethical obligation, because the pro...
Velasova, M., Damaso, A., Chengat Prakashbabu, B., Gibbons, J., Wheelhouse, N., Longbottom, D., …Guitian, J. (2017). Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(11), (9215-9233). doi:10.3168/jds.2016-11863. ISSN 0022-0302
n order to implement appropriate and effective disease control programs at national level, up-to-date and unbiased information on disease frequency is needed. The aim of this...
Chief Scientists Office
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), together with the capacity to alter death pathways in HRV-infected cells, as a...
Scottish Funding Council
Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
The main goal of this project is to understand the mechanisms responsible for the virulence of food-related yeasts on humans, and to provide tools and recommendations to prevent the release of yeasts ...
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
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, 199(7), (2483-2490). 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...
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, 95, (1-128). 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...
Mitchell, B. G., Petrie, D., Morton, L. & Dancer, S. J. (2017). What's trending in infection control?. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 38(9)doi:10.1017/ice.2017.130. ISSN 0899-823X
OBJECTIVE To explore the trends in infection control peer-reviewed journals, mainstream media, and blogs written by infection control professionals DESIGN Narrative and scopin...
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...
Dancer, S. J. (2016). Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong. The Journal. 10(2), 62-71
Antibiotics were one of the most important discoveries last century. As with all drugs, however, they are associated with adverse effects. This article reviews how inappropria...
Lin, Y., Stevens, C. & Hupp, T. (2007). Identification of a Dominant Negative Functional Domain on DAPK-1 That Degrades DAPK-1 Protein and Stimulates TNFR-1-mediated Apoptosis. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282, 16792-16802. doi:10.1074/jbc.M611559200. ISSN 0021-9258
DAPK-1 is a stress-activated tumor suppressor protein that plays a role in both proapoptotic or antiapoptotic signal transduction pathways. To define mechanisms of DAPK-1 prot...
Stevens, C., Lin, Y., Sanchez, M., Amin, E., Copson, E., White, H., …Hupp, T. (2007). A Germ Line Mutation in the Death Domain of DAPK-1 Inactivates ERK-induced Apoptosis. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282, 13791-13803. doi:10.1074/jbc.M605649200. ISSN 0021-9258
p53 is activated genetically by a set of kinases that are components of the calcium calmodulin kinase superfamily, including CHK2, AMP kinase, and DAPK-1. In dissecting the me...
Taylor, C. M., Goldrick, M., Lord, L. & Roberts, I. S. (2005). Mutations in the waaR Gene of Escherichia coli Which Disrupt Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis Affect Cell Surface Retention of Group 2 Capsular Polysaccharides. Journal of Bacteriology. 188(3), 1165-1168. doi:10.1128/JB.188.3.1165-1168.2006. ISSN 0021-9193
On the basis of increased resistance to K5 capsule-specific bacteriophage, a waaR transposon mutant defective in the biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide outer core was isolated...
Roberts, I., & Taylor, C. (2005). Bacterial Capsules: A Route for Polysaccharide Engineering. In Handbook of Carbohydrate Engineering, 479-494. Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). doi:10.1201/9781420027631.ch16
Mitchell, B. G., Farrington, A., Allen, M., Gardner, A., Hall, L., Barnett, A. G., …Graves, N. (2017). Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise. Infection, Disease & Health. doi:10.1016/j.idh.2017.08.001. ISSN 2468-0451
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the range of cleaning practices and processes in 11 Australian hospitals and to discuss the challenges this variation pose...