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Professor Richard Michael Maizels

TitleProfessor of Parasitology
InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow
DepartmentWellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology
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    1. Johnston CJC, Smyth DJ, Kodali RB, White MPJ, Harcus Y, Filbey KJ, Hewitson JP, Hinck CS, Ivens A, Kemter AM, Kildemoes AO, Le Bihan T, Soares DC, Anderton SM, Brenn T, Wigmore SJ, Woodcock HV, Chambers RC, Hinck AP, McSorley HJ, Maizels RM. A structurally distinct TGF-ß mimic from an intestinal helminth parasite potently induces regulatory T cells. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 23; 8(1):1741. PMID: 29170498.
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    2. Osbourn M, Soares DC, Vacca F, Cohen ES, Scott IC, Gregory WF, Smyth DJ, Toivakka M, Kemter AM, le Bihan T, Wear M, Hoving D, Filbey KJ, Hewitson JP, Henderson H, Gonzàlez-Cìscar A, Errington C, Vermeren S, Astier AL, Wallace WA, Schwarze J, Ivens AC, Maizels RM, McSorley HJ. HpARI Protein Secreted by a Helminth Parasite Suppresses Interleukin-33. Immunity. 2017 Oct 17; 47(4):739-751.e5. PMID: 29045903.
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    3. Coakley G, McCaskill JL, Borger JG, Simbari F, Robertson E, Millar M, Harcus Y, McSorley HJ, Maizels RM, Buck AH. Extracellular Vesicles from a Helminth Parasite Suppress Macrophage Activation and Constitute an Effective Vaccine for Protective Immunity. Cell Rep. 2017 May 23; 19(8):1545-1557. PMID: 28538175.
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    4. Varyani F, Fleming JO, Maizels RM. Helminths in the gastrointestinal tract as modulators of immunity and pathology. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2017 Jun 01; 312(6):G537-G549. PMID: 28302598.
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    5. Maizels RM, McSorley HJ. Regulation of the host immune system by helminth parasites. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep; 138(3):666-675. PMID: 27476889; PMCID: PMC5010150.
    6. Coakley G, Buck AH, Maizels RM. Host parasite communications-Messages from helminths for the immune system: Parasite communication and cell-cell interactions. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2016 Jul; 208(1):33-40. PMID: 27297184; PMCID: PMC5008435.
    7. Maizels RM. Parasitic helminth infections and the control of human allergic and autoimmune disorders. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Jun; 22(6):481-6. PMID: 27172808.
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    8. Johnston CJ, Smyth DJ, Dresser DW, Maizels RM. TGF-ß in tolerance, development and regulation of immunity. Cell Immunol. 2016 Jan; 299:14-22. PMID: 26617281; PMCID: PMC4711336.
    9. Tyagi N, Farnell EJ, Fitzsimmons CM, Ryan S, Tukahebwa E, Maizels RM, Dunne DW, Thornton JM, Furnham N. Comparisons of Allergenic and Metazoan Parasite Proteins: Allergy the Price of Immunity. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Oct; 11(10):e1004546. PMID: 26513360; PMCID: PMC4626114.
    10. Buck AH, Coakley G, Simbari F, McSorley HJ, Quintana JF, Le Bihan T, Kumar S, Abreu-Goodger C, Lear M, Harcus Y, Ceroni A, Babayan SA, Blaxter M, Ivens A, Maizels RM. Erratum: Exosomes secreted by nematode parasites transfer small RNAs to mammalian cells and modulate innate immunity. Nat Commun. 2015 Oct 22; 6:8772. PMID: 26490107; PMCID: PMC4644982.
    11. Farnell EJ, Tyagi N, Ryan S, Chalmers IW, Pinot de Moira A, Jones FM, Wawrzyniak J, Fitzsimmons CM, Tukahebwa EM, Furnham N, Maizels RM, Dunne DW. Known Allergen Structures Predict Schistosoma mansoni IgE-Binding Antigens in Human Infection. Front Immunol. 2015; 6:26. PMID: 25691884; PMCID: PMC4315118.
    12. Buck AH, Coakley G, Simbari F, McSorley HJ, Quintana JF, Le Bihan T, Kumar S, Abreu-Goodger C, Lear M, Harcus Y, Ceroni A, Babayan SA, Blaxter M, Ivens A, Maizels RM. Exosomes secreted by nematode parasites transfer small RNAs to mammalian cells and modulate innate immunity. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 25; 5:5488. PMID: 25421927; PMCID: PMC4263141.
    13. Reynolds LA, Harcus Y, Smith KA, Webb LM, Hewitson JP, Ross EA, Brown S, Uematsu S, Akira S, Gray D, Gray M, MacDonald AS, Cunningham AF, Maizels RM. MyD88 signaling inhibits protective immunity to the gastrointestinal helminth parasite Heligmosomoides polygyrus. J Immunol. 2014 Sep 15; 193(6):2984-93. PMID: 25114104; PMCID: PMC4157852.
    14. Maizels RM, Gause WC. Immunology. How helminths go viral. Science. 2014 Aug 01; 345(6196):517-8. PMID: 25082688.
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    15. Sotillo J, Sanchez-Flores A, Cantacessi C, Harcus Y, Pickering D, Bouchery T, Camberis M, Tang SC, Giacomin P, Mulvenna J, Mitreva M, Berriman M, LeGros G, Maizels RM, Loukas A. Secreted proteomes of different developmental stages of the gastrointestinal nematode Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2014 Oct; 13(10):2736-51. PMID: 24994561; PMCID: PMC4188999.
    16. Albers A, Sartono E, Wahyuni S, Yazdanbakhsh M, Maizels RM, Klarmann-Schulz U, Pfarr K, Hoerauf A. Real-time PCR detection of the HhaI tandem DNA repeat in pre- and post-patent Brugia malayi Infections: a study in Indonesian transmigrants. Parasit Vectors. 2014 Mar 31; 7:146. PMID: 24685183; PMCID: PMC4021971.
    17. Jenkins SJ, Ruckerl D, Thomas GD, Hewitson JP, Duncan S, Brombacher F, Maizels RM, Hume DA, Allen JE. IL-4 directly signals tissue-resident macrophages to proliferate beyond homeostatic levels controlled by CSF-1. J Exp Med. 2013 Oct 21; 210(11):2477-91. PMID: 24101381; PMCID: PMC3804948.
    18. Maizels RM, Nussey DH. Into the wild: digging at immunology's evolutionary roots. Nat Immunol. 2013 Sep; 14(9):879-83. PMID: 23959175.
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    19. Maizels RM. Toxocara canis: molecular basis of immune recognition and evasion. Vet Parasitol. 2013 Apr 15; 193(4):365-74. PMID: 23351972; PMCID: PMC3611597.
    20. Parkinson J, Wasmuth JD, Salinas G, Bizarro CV, Sanford C, Berriman M, Ferreira HB, Zaha A, Blaxter ML, Maizels RM, Fernández C. A transcriptomic analysis of Echinococcus granulosus larval stages: implications for parasite biology and host adaptation. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(11):e1897. PMID: 23209850; PMCID: PMC3510090.
    21. Maizels RM, Hewitson JP, Smith KA. Susceptibility and immunity to helminth parasites. Curr Opin Immunol. 2012 Aug; 24(4):459-66. PMID: 22795966; PMCID: PMC3437973.
    22. Wammes LJ, Hamid F, Wiria AE, Wibowo H, Sartono E, Maizels RM, Smits HH, Supali T, Yazdanbakhsh M. Regulatory T cells in human lymphatic filariasis: stronger functional activity in microfilaremics. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(5):e1655. PMID: 22666510; PMCID: PMC3362610.
    23. Hewitson JP, Harcus Y, Murray J, van Agtmaal M, Filbey KJ, Grainger JR, Bridgett S, Blaxter ML, Ashton PD, Ashford DA, Curwen RS, Wilson RA, Dowle AA, Maizels RM. Proteomic analysis of secretory products from the model gastrointestinal nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus reveals dominance of venom allergen-like (VAL) proteins. J Proteomics. 2011 Aug 24; 74(9):1573-94. PMID: 21722761; PMCID: PMC4794625.
    24. Mutapi F, Imai N, Nausch N, Bourke CD, Rujeni N, Mitchell KM, Midzi N, Woolhouse ME, Maizels RM, Mduluza T. Schistosome infection intensity is inversely related to auto-reactive antibody levels. PLoS One. 2011 May 06; 6(5):e19149. PMID: 21573157; PMCID: PMC3089602.
    25. Maizels RM, Allen JE. Immunology. Eosinophils forestall obesity. Science. 2011 Apr 08; 332(6026):186-7. PMID: 21474746.
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    26. Mutapi F, Bourke C, Harcus Y, Midzi N, Mduluza T, Turner CM, Burchmore R, Maizels RM. Differential recognition patterns of Schistosoma haematobium adult worm antigens by the human antibodies IgA, IgE, IgG1 and IgG4. Parasite Immunol. 2011 Mar; 33(3):181-92. PMID: 21204849; PMCID: PMC3084999.
    27. Nausch N, Midzi N, Mduluza T, Maizels RM, Mutapi F. Regulatory and activated T cells in human Schistosoma haematobium infections. PLoS One. 2011 Feb 10; 6(2):e16860. PMID: 21347311; PMCID: PMC3037381.
    28. Barnwell EM, van Deursen FJ, Jeacock L, Smith KA, Maizels RM, Acosta-Serrano A, Matthews K. Developmental regulation and extracellular release of a VSG expression-site-associated gene product from Trypanosoma brucei bloodstream forms. J Cell Sci. 2010 Oct 01; 123(Pt 19):3401-11. PMID: 20826456; PMCID: PMC2939805.
    29. Wammes LJ, Hamid F, Wiria AE, de Gier B, Sartono E, Maizels RM, Luty AJ, Fillié Y, Brice GT, Supali T, Smits HH, Yazdanbakhsh M. Regulatory T cells in human geohelminth infection suppress immune responses to BCG and Plasmodium falciparum. Eur J Immunol. 2010 Feb; 40(2):437-42. PMID: 20063313.
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    30. Maizels RM, Pearce EJ, Artis D, Yazdanbakhsh M, Wynn TA. Regulation of pathogenesis and immunity in helminth infections. J Exp Med. 2009 Sep 28; 206(10):2059-66. PMID: 19770272; PMCID: PMC2757871.
    31. Taylor MD, van der Werf N, Harris A, Graham AL, Bain O, Allen JE, Maizels RM. Early recruitment of natural CD4+ Foxp3+ Treg cells by infective larvae determines the outcome of filarial infection. Eur J Immunol. 2009 Jan; 39(1):192-206. PMID: 19089814.
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    32. Mutapi F, Burchmore R, Mduluza T, Midzi N, Turner CM, Maizels RM. Age-related and infection intensity-related shifts in antibody recognition of defined protein antigens in a schistosome-exposed population. J Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 15; 198(2):167-75. PMID: 18549316.
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    33. Maizels RM, Yazdanbakhsh M. T-cell regulation in helminth parasite infections: implications for inflammatory diseases. Chem Immunol Allergy. 2008; 94:112-23. PMID: 18802342.
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    34. Mutapi F, Winborn G, Midzi N, Taylor M, Mduluza T, Maizels RM. Cytokine responses to Schistosoma haematobium in a Zimbabwean population: contrasting profiles for IFN-gamma, IL-4, IL-5 and IL-10 with age. BMC Infect Dis. 2007 Nov 28; 7:139. PMID: 18045464; PMCID: PMC2222613.
    35. Taylor MD, Harris A, Babayan SA, Bain O, Culshaw A, Allen JE, Maizels RM. CTLA-4 and CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells inhibit protective immunity to filarial parasites in vivo. J Immunol. 2007 Oct 01; 179(7):4626-34. PMID: 17878360.
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    36. Balic A, Harcus YM, Taylor MD, Brombacher F, Maizels RM. IL-4R signaling is required to induce IL-10 for the establishment of T(h)2 dominance. Int Immunol. 2006 Oct; 18(10):1421-31. PMID: 16940042.
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    37. Mutapi F, Mduluza T, Gomez-Escobar N, Gregory WF, Fernandez C, Midzi N, Maizels RM. Immuno-epidemiology of human Schistosoma haematobium infection: preferential IgG3 antibody responsiveness to a recombinant antigen dependent on age and parasite burden. BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Jun 09; 6:96. PMID: 16764709; PMCID: PMC1523344.
    38. Selkirk ME, Maizels RM. Molecular and cellular biology of helminth parasites IV. Int J Parasitol. 2006 May 31; 36(6):615-6. PMID: 16620824.
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    39. Rahmah N, Shenoy RK, Nutman TB, Weiss N, Gilmour K, Maizels RM, Yazdanbakhsh M, Sartono E. Multicentre laboratory evaluation of Brugia Rapid dipstick test for detection of brugian filariasis. Trop Med Int Health. 2003 Oct; 8(10):895-900. PMID: 14516300.
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    40. Maizels RM, Yazdanbakhsh M. Immune regulation by helminth parasites: cellular and molecular mechanisms. Nat Rev Immunol. 2003 Sep; 3(9):733-44. PMID: 12949497.
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    41. Maizels RM, Kurniawan-Atmadja A. Variation and polymorphism in helminth parasites. Parasitology. 2002; 125 Suppl:S25-37. PMID: 12622326.
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    42. Maizels RM, Holland MJ, Falcone FH, Zang XX, Yazdanbakhsh M. Vaccination against helminth parasites--the ultimate challenge for vaccinologists? Immunol Rev. 1999 Oct; 171:125-47. PMID: 10582168.
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    43. Maizels RM, Holland MJ. Parasite immunology: pathways for expelling intestinal helminths. Curr Biol. 1998 Oct 08; 8(20):R711-4. PMID: 9778521.
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