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Selected Publications

Quinn, D., McFerran, N.V., Nelson, J. and Duprex, P. (2012). Live cell visualization of transmembrane protein oligomerization and membrane fusion using a two fragment haptoEGFP methodology.  Bioscience Reports, in press.

Fatehullah, A., Doherty, C., Pivato, G., Allen, G., Devine, L., Nelson, J., Timson, D.J. (2009). Interactions of the 67 kDa laminin receptor and its precursor with laminin.  Bioscience Reports, 28: 33-48.

Nzoughet, J.K. Hamilton, J.T.G., Botting, C.H., Douglas, A., Devine, L., Nelson, J. and Elliott, C.T. (2009). Proteomics identification of azaspiracid toxin biomarkers in blue mussels, Mytilus edulis.  Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 8(8): 1811-1822.

Nzoughet, K.J., Hamilton, J.T.G., Floyd, S.D., Douglas, A., Nelson, J., Devine, L. and Elliott, C.T. (2008). Azaspiracid: first evidence of protein binding in shellfish.  Toxicon, 51: 1255-1263.

Barnard, E., McFerran, N.V., Trudgett, A., Nelson, J. and Timson, D.J (2008). Detection and localisation of protein-protein interactions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using a split-GFP method.  Fungal Genetics and Biology, 45: 597-604.

Lundy, F.T., Nelson, J., Lockhardt, D., Greer, B., Harriott, P. and Marley, J.J. (2007). Antimicrobial activity of truncated a-defensin(human neutrophil peptide(HNP)-1) analogues without disulphide bridges.  Molecular ImmunologY, 45: 190-193.

McKeown, S.T.W., Lundy, F.T., Nelson, J., Lockhart , D., Irwin , C.R., Cowan, C.G. and John J. Marley (2005). The cytotoxic effects of human neutrophil peptide-1 (HNP1) and lactoferrin on oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in vitro.  Oral Oncology, 42: 685-690.

McKeague, A.L., Wilson, D.J. & Nelson, J. (2003). Staurosporine-induced apoptosis and hydrogen peroxide-induced necrosis in two human breast cell lines. British Journal of Cancer, 88: 125-131.

Gebarowska, D. Stitt, A.W. Gardiner,T.A. Harriott, P. Greer, B. & Nelson, J. (2002). Synthetic peptides interacting with the 67kDa laminin receptor can reduce retinal ischaemia and inhibit hypoxia-induced retinal neovascularisation. Am. J. Pathol., 160: 307-313.

O'Doherty, A.M. Church, S.W., Russell, S.E.H., Nelson, J., & Hickey, I. (2002). Methylation status of oestrogen receptor-a-gene promoter sequences in human ovarian epithelial cell lines. British Journal of Cancer, 86: 282-284.

Scott, W.N., McCool, K & Nelson, J. (2000). Improved method for the production of gold colloid monolayers for use in the phagokinetic track assay for cell motility. Anal. Biochem., 287: 343-344.

Scott, W.N., McFerran, N.V., Harriott, P., Walker, B. & Nelson, J. (2000). Development of laminin receptor agonists: identification of functional residues by alanine scanning. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1481: 25-36.

Burns, D.M., Walker, B., Gray, J. and Nelson, J. (1999). Breast cancer cell-associated endopeptidase EC 24.11 modulates proliferative response to bombesin. British Journal of Cancer, 79: 214-220.

Stitt, A., McKenna, D., Simpson, A.C., Gardiner, T.A., Harriott, P., Archer, D.B. and Nelson, J. (1998). The 67 kDa laminin receptor is preferentially expressed by proliferating retinal vessels in a murine model of ischaemic retinopathy. Amer. J. Path., 152: 1359-13.

Nelson, J., Scott, W.N., Allen, W.E., Wilson, D.J., Harriott, P., McFerran, N.V. and Walker, B. (1996). Murine EGF peptide (33-42) binds to a YIGSR-specific laminin receptor on both tumor and endothelial cells. J. Biol. Chem., 271: 26179-26186.

Nelson, J., Allen, W.E., Scott, W.N., Bailie, J., Walker, B., McFerran, N.V. and Wilson, D.J. (1995). Murine EGF fragment (33-42) inhibits both EGF- and laminin-dependent endothelial cell motility and angiogenesis. Canc. Res., 55: 3772-3776.


Nelson, J., McFerran, N.V., Pivato, G., Chambers, E., Doherty, C., Steele, D. and Timson, D.J. (2008). The 67 kDa laminin receptor : structure, function and role in disease.  Bioscience Reports, In Press.

Barnard, E., McFerran, N.V., Nelson, J. & Timson, D.J. (2007). Detection of protein-protein interactions using protein-fragment complementation assays (PCA).  Current Proteomics, 4: 17-27.