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Mathematical modelling of cytokines, MMPs andfibronectin fragments in osteoarthritic cartilage (2017)
Journal Article
Baker, M., Brook, B. S., & Owen, M. R. (2017). Mathematical modelling of cytokines, MMPs andfibronectin fragments in osteoarthritic cartilage. Journal of Mathematical Biology, doi:10.1007/s00285-017-1104-y

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease which causes pain and stiffness in joints. OA progresses through excessive degradation of joint cartilage, eventually leading to significant joint degeneration and loss of function. Cytokines, a group of... Read More

Mathematical modelling of antimicrobial resistance in agricultural waste highlights importance of gene transfer rate (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, M., Hobman, J. L., Dodd, C. E., Ramsden, S. J., & Stekel, D. J. (2016). Mathematical modelling of antimicrobial resistance in agricultural waste highlights importance of gene transfer rate. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(4), doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw040. ISSN 0168-6496

Antimicrobial resistance is of global concern. Most antimicrobial use is in agriculture; manures and slurry are especially important because they contain a mix of bacteria, including potential pathogens, antimicrobial resistance genes and antimicrobi... Read More

STAT1-cooperative DNA binding distinguishes type 1 from type 2 interferon signaling (2014)
Journal Article
Begitt, A., Droescher, M., Meyer, T., Schmid, C. D., Baker, M., Antunes, F., …Vinkemeier, U. (in press). STAT1-cooperative DNA binding distinguishes type 1 from type 2 interferon signaling. Nature Immunology, 15(2), doi:10.1038/ni.2794. ISSN 1529-2908

STAT1 is an indispensable component of a heterotrimer (ISGF3) and a STAT1 homodimer (GAF) that function as transcription regulators in type 1 and type 2 interferon signaling, respectively. To investigate the importance of STAT1-cooperative DNA bindin... Read More