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A model of persistent Salmonella infection: Salmonella pullorum modulates the immune response of the chicken from a Th17 towards a Th2-type response (2018)
Journal Article
Tnag, Y., & Foster, N. (2018). A model of persistent Salmonella infection: Salmonella pullorum modulates the immune response of the chicken from a Th17 towards a Th2-type response. Infection and Immunity, 86(8), doi:10.1128/IAI.00307-18

Salmonella enterica infection affects a wide range of animals and human and a small number of serovars cause typhoid-like infections, one characteristic of which is persistent infection in convalescents. The avian specific serovar S Pullorum produces... Read More

Molecular approaches to the diagnosis and monitoring of production diseases in pigs (2017)
Journal Article
Giles, T. A., Belkhiri, A., Barrow, P. A., & Foster, N. (2017). Molecular approaches to the diagnosis and monitoring of production diseases in pigs. Research in Veterinary Science, 114, doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2017.05.016. ISSN 0034-5288

Production disease in pigs is caused by a variety of different pathogens, mainly enteric and respiratory and can result in significant economic loss. Other factors such as stress, poor husbandry and nutrition can also contribute to an animal's suscep... Read More

IL-36α induces maturation of Th1-inducing human MDDC and synergises with IFN-γ to induce high surface expression of CD14 and CD11c (2015)
Journal Article
Higgins, J., Mutamba, S., Mahida, Y. R., Barrow, P., & Foster, N. (2015). IL-36α induces maturation of Th1-inducing human MDDC and synergises with IFN-γ to induce high surface expression of CD14 and CD11c. Human Immunology, 76(4), doi:10.1016/j.humimm.2015.01.012. ISSN 0198-8859

We show that IL-36α induced maturation of human MDDCs and stimulated differentiation of IFN-γ producing (Type 1) CD3+ lymphocytes but was not as effective as IL-36β in doing so. For the first time, we also show that IL-36α induced expression of CD14... Read More

Membranes, molecules and biophysics: enhancing monocyte derived dendritic cell (MDDC) immunogenicity for improved anti-cancer therapy (2013)
Journal Article
Rauch, C., Ibrahim, H., & Foster, N. (2013). Membranes, molecules and biophysics: enhancing monocyte derived dendritic cell (MDDC) immunogenicity for improved anti-cancer therapy. Journal of cancer therapeutics & research, 2, doi:10.7243/2049-7962-2-20. ISSN 2049-7962

Despite great medical advancement in the treatment of cancer, cancer remains a disease of global significance. Chemotherapeutics can be very expensive and drain medical resources at a national level and in some cases the cost of treatment is so great... Read More

Veterinary students' usage and perception of video teaching resources (2011)
Journal Article
Roshier, A. L., Foster, N., & Jones, M. A. (2011). Veterinary students' usage and perception of video teaching resources. BMC Medical Education, 11(Januar), doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-1. ISSN 1472-6920

Background: The purpose of our study was to use a student-centred approach to develop an online video learning resource (called 'Moo Tube') at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, UK and also to provide guidance fo... Read More