Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Barlow, P. G. The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the LUng. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052591
The effects of inhaled aIr pollution particles on lung clearance mechanisms is an important factor in understanding how the mammalian lung deals with such pollutants and, as s...
Wheelhouse, N., Coyle, C., Barlow, P. G., Mitchell, S., Greub, G., Baszler, T., …Longbottom, D. (2014). Waddlia chondrophila Infects and Multiplies in Ovine Trophoblast Cells Stimulating an Inflammatory Immune Response. PLoS ONE, 9(7), (e102386). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102386. ISSN 1932-6203
Waddlia chondrophila (W. chondrophila) is an emerging abortifacient organism which has been identified in the placentae of humans and cattle. The organism is a mem...
Barlow, P. G., Svoboda, P., Mackellar, A., Nash, A. A., York, I. A., Pohl, J., …Donis, R. O. (2011). Antiviral Activity and Increased Host Defense against Influenza Infection Elicited by the Human Cathelicidin LL-37. PLoS ONE, 6(10), (e25333). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025333. ISSN 1932-6203
The extensive world-wide morbidity and mortality caused by influenza A viruses highlights the need for new insights into the host immune response and novel treatment approache...
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...
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...
Development of a reliable methodology for better risk management of engineered biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and/or Medical Devices.
BIORIMA stands for Biomaterial Risk Manageme...
Fox, S., Wilkinson, T. S., Wheatley, P. S., Xiao, B., Morris, R. E., Sutherland, A., …Rossi, A. G. (2010). NO-loaded Zn2+-exchanged zeolite materials: A potential bifunctional anti-bacterial strategy. Acta biomaterialia, 6(4), (1515-1521). doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2009.10.038. ISSN 1742-7061
Nitric oxide (NO) is important for the regulation of a number of diverse biological processes, including vascular tone, neurotransmission, inflammatory cell responsiveness, de...
Li, H., Barlow, P. G., Bylund, J., Mackellar, A., Björstad, Å., Conlon, J., …Davidson, D. J. (2009). Secondary necrosis of apoptotic neutrophils induced by the human cathelicidin LL-37 is not proinflammatory to phagocytosing macrophages. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 86(4), (891-902). doi:10.1189/jlb.0209050. ISSN 0741-5400
Cathelicidins are CHDP with essential roles in innate host defense but also more recently associated with the pathogenesis of certain chronic diseases. These peptides have mic...
Barlow, P. G., Brown, D. M., Donaldson, K., MacCallum, J., & Stone, V. (2008). Reduced alveolar macrophage migration induced by acute ambient particle (PM10) exposure. Cell Biology and Toxicology, 24(3), (243-252). doi:10.1007/s10565-007-9033-y. ISSN 0742-2091
Increased levels of particulate air pollution (PM10) have been implicated as a causal agent in pulmonary disease exacerbation and increased deaths from respiratory and cardiov...
Brown, D., Hutchison, G., Stone, V. & Barlow, P. (2006). Proinflammatory effects of particles on macrophages and epithelial cells. In Particle Toxicology, 183-196. Informa UK Limited. doi:10.1201/9781420003147.ch9. ISBN 978-0-8493-5092-4; 978-1-4200-0314-7
Barlow, P. G., Li, Y., Wilkinson, T. S., Bowdish, D. M. E., Lau, Y. E., Cosseau, C., …Davidson, D. J. (2006). The human cationic host defense peptide LL-37 mediates contrasting effects on apoptotic pathways in different primary cells of the innate immune system. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 80(3), (509-520). doi:10.1189/jlb.1005560. ISSN 0741-5400
The human cathelicidin LL-37 is a cationic host defense peptide (antimicrobial peptide) expressed primarily by neutrophils and epithelial cells. This peptide, up-regulated und...
Proudfoot, L. (2004). Parasitic helminths tip the balance: potential anti-inflammatory therapies. Immunology. 113(4), 438-440. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2567.2004.01996.x. ISSN 0019-2805
Parasitic helminths are worms that are classified within the phyla Nematoda (roundworms) and Platyhelminthes (flatworms) (see Table 1). Some nematode species, Filariae being a...
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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