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Spray-Dried Anti-Campylobacter Bacteriophage CP30A Powder Suitable for Global Distribution without Cold Chain Infrastructure (2019)
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Carrigy, N. B., Liang, L., Wang, H., Kariukic, S., Nagel, T. E. .., Connerton, I. F., & Vehringa, R. (in press). Spray-Dried Anti-Campylobacter Bacteriophage CP30A Powder Suitable for Global Distribution without Cold Chain Infrastructure. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.118601

Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of foodborne illness globally. In this study, a spray drying and packaging process was developed to produce a thermally-stable dry powder containing bacteriophages that retains biological activity against C. je... Read More

Timing is everything – impact of naturally occurring Staphylococcus aureus AgrC cytoplasmic domain adaptive mutations on auto-induction (2019)
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Sloan, T. J., Murray, E., Yokoyama, M., Massey, R. C., Chan, W. C., Bonev, B., & Williams, P. (2019). Timing is everything – impact of naturally occurring Staphylococcus aureus AgrC cytoplasmic domain adaptive mutations on auto-induction. Journal of Bacteriology, doi:10.1128/jb.00409-19

Mutations in the polymorphic Staphylococcus aureus agr locus responsible for quorum sensing (QS) dependent virulence gene regulation occur frequently during host adaptation. In two genomically closely related S. aureus clinical isolates exhibiting ma... Read More

A novel high sensitivity bacteriophage-based assay identifies low level Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia in immunocompetent patients with active and incipient tuberculosis (2019)
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Verma, R., Swift, B. M., Handley-Hartill, W., Lee, J. K., Woltmann, G., Rees, C. E., & Haldar, P. (2019). A novel high sensitivity bacteriophage-based assay identifies low level Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia in immunocompetent patients with active and incipient tuberculosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, doi:10.1093/cid/ciz548

Haematogenous dissemination of M. tuberculosis (Mtb) is critical to pathogenesis of progressive tuberculous infection in animal models. Using a novel phage-based blood assay, we report the first concordant evidence in well-characterised immunocompete... Read More

Examining diabetic heel ulcers through an ecological lens: microbial community dynamics associated with healing and infection (2019)
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Sloan, T. J., Turton, J. C., Tyson, J., Musgrove, A., Fleming, V. M., Lister, M. M., …Jeffcoate, W. (2019). Examining diabetic heel ulcers through an ecological lens: microbial community dynamics associated with healing and infection. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 68(2), 230-240. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.000907

Purpose: While some micro-organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus, are clearly implicated in causing tissue damage in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), our knowledge of the contribution of the entire microbiome to clinical outcomes is limited. We profile... Read More

Polyionic tags as enhancers of protein solubility in recombinant protein expression (2018)
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Paraskevopoulou, V., & Falcone, F. (2018). Polyionic tags as enhancers of protein solubility in recombinant protein expression. Microorganisms, 6(2), 47. doi:10.3390/microorganisms6020047

Since the introduction of recombinant protein expression in the second half of the 1970s, the growth of the biopharmaceutical field has been rapid and protein therapeutics has come to the foreground. Biophysical and structural characterisation of rec... Read More

Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 glycoprotein B: recombinant expression and antibody recognition (2015)
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Dry, I., Todd, H., Deane, D., Percival, A., Mclean, K., Inglis, N. F., …Russell, G. C. (2016). Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 glycoprotein B: recombinant expression and antibody recognition. Archives of Virology, 161(3), 613-619. doi:10.1007/s00705-015-2701-y

The gammaherpesvirus alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 (AlHV-1) causes fatal malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) in susceptible species including cattle, but infects its reservoir host, wildebeest, without causing disease. Pathology in cattle may be influenced b... Read More