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Selected Publications

Wilson, J.W., Mills, M.G L., Wilson, R.P., Peters, G., Mills, M.E.J., Speakman, J.R., Durant, S.M., Bennett, N.C., Marks, N.J., Scantlebury, M. (2013). Cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus, balance turn capacity with pace when chasing prey.  Biology Letters, 9(5): 20130620.  doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0620.

Atkinson LE, Stevenson M, McCoy CJ, Marks, N.J., Fleming C, Zamanian M, Day TA, Kimber MJ, Maule AG, Mousley A. (2013). Flp-32 Ligand/receptor silencing phenocopy faster plant pathogenic nematodes.  PLoS Pathog., 9(2): e1003169. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003169.

Dalzell, J.J., Warnock, N.D., McVeigh, P., Marks, N.J., Mousley, A., Atkinson, L.E. & Maule, A.G. (2012). Considering RNAi experimental design in parasitic helminths.  Parasitology, epub 1-16.

Everest, D., Griffin, J., Warnock, N.D., Collins, L.M., Dick, J.T., Reid, N., Scantlebury, D.M., Marks, N.J., Montgomery, W.I. (2012). Adenovirus particles from a wild red squirrel (Sciurius vulgaris) from Northern Ireland.  Veterinary record, 170: 188-188.

Maule, A.G., McVeigh, P., Dalzell, J.J., Atkinson, L., Mousley, A., Marks, N.J. (2011). An eye on RNAi in nematode parasites.  Trends in Parasitology, 27: 505-513.

McVeigh, P., Mair, G.M., Novozhilova, E., Day, A., Zamanian, M., Marks, N.J., Kimber, M.J., Day, T.A., Maule, A.G. (2011). Schistosome I/Lamides - A New Family of Bioactive Helminth Neuropeptides.  International Journal for Parasitology, 41: 905-913.

Dalzell, J.J., McVeigh, P., Warnock, N.D., Mitreva, M., Bird, D.McK., Abad, P. Fleming, C.C., Day, T.A., Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Maule, A.G. (2011). RNAi effector diversity in nematodes.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5(6): e1176. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001176. Epub 2011 Jun 7.

Atkinson, L.E., McVeigh, P., Kimber, M.J., Marks, N.J., Eipper ,B.A., Mains, R.E., Day, T.A., Maule, A.G. (2010). A PAL for Schistosoma mansoni PHM.  Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 173(2): 97-106.

Pierson, L., Mousley, A., Divine, L., Day T.A., Marks, N.J., Maule, A.G. (2010). RNA interference in a cestode reveals specific silencing of selected highly expressed gene transcripts.  International Journal for Parasitology, 40: 605-615.

Scantlebury, D.M., Maher-McWilliams, M., Marks, N.J., Dick, J.T.A., Edgar, H. & Lutermann, H. (2010) Effects of life-history traits on parasite load in grey squirrels.  Journal of Zoology, 282: 246-255.

Marks, N.J. & Maule, A.G. (2010). Neuropeptides in helminths: occurrence and distribution.  Advances in Experimental Medical Biology, 692: 49-77.

McVeigh, P., Mair, G., Atkinson, L., Zamanian, M., Ladurner, P., Novozhilova, E., Marks, N.J., Day, T.A., Maule, A.G. (2009). Discovery of multiple neuropeptide families in phylum Platyhelminthes.  International Journal for Parasitology, 39: 1243-52.

McVeigh, P., Alexander-Bowman, S., Kidd, E., Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Maule, A.G. (2008). Neuropeptide-like protein diversity in phylum Nematoda.  International Journal for Parasitology, 38: 1493-1503.

McGonigle, L., Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Brennan, G.P., Dalton, J.P., Spithill, T.W., Day, T.A. & Maule, A.G. (2008). The silencing of cysteine proteases in Fasciola hepatica newly excysted juveniles using RNA interference reduces gut penetration.  International Journal for Parasitology, 38: 149-155.

Mousley, A., Polese, G., Marks, N.J. & Eisthen, H.L. (2006). Terminal-nerve-derived neuropeptide Y modulates physiological responses in hungry axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum).  Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 7707-7717.

Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Halton, D.W. & Maule, A.G. (2006). Inter-phyla studies on neuropeptides: the potential for broad-spectrum anthelmintic and/or endectocide discovery.  Parasitology, 131: S143-167.

McVeigh, P., Geary, T.G., Marks, N.J. and Maule, A.G. (2006). The FLP-side of nematodes.  Trends in Parasitology, 22: 385-96.

Mousley, A., Moffett, C. L., Duve, H., Thorpe, A., Marks, N.J., Halton, D. W., Geary, T. G., Thompson, D. P. & Maule, A. G. (2005). Expression and bioactivity of allatostatins in helminths.  International Journal for Parasitology, 35: 1-11.

McVeigh, P., Leech, S., Mair, G.R., Marks, N.J., Geary, T.G. and Maule, A.G. (2005). Analysis of FMRFamide-like peptide (FLP) diversity in phylum Nematoda.  International Journal for Parasitology, 35: 1043-1060.

Marks, N.J., Mousley, A & Maule, A.G. (2005). Cross-phyla activities of neuropeptides – the potential for broad spectrum anthelmintic/endectocide discovery.  Parasitology.

Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Maule, A.G., (2004). Neuropeptide signalling: A repository of targets for novel endectocides? Trends in Parasitology, 20: 482-7.

Šebelová, Š., Stewart, M. T., Mousley, A., Fried, B., Marks, N. J. & Halton, D.W. (2004). The musculature and associated innervation of adult and intramolluscan stages of Echinostoma caproni (Trematoda) visualised by confocal microscopy.  Parasitology Research, 93: 196-206.

Humphries, J.E., Kimber, M.J., Barton, E., Hsu, W., Marks, N.J., Greer, B., Harriott, P., Maule, A.G., Day, T.A. (2004). Structure and bioactivity of neuropeptide F from the human parasites Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma japonicum.  The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279: 39880-5.

Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Halton, D.W., Geary, T.G., Thompson, D.P., Maule, A.G. (2004). Arthropod FMRFamide-related peptide modulate muscle activity in helminths.  International Journal for Parasitology, 34: 755-768.

Moffett, C.L., Beckett, A.M., Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Thompson, D.P., Geary, T.G., Halton, D.W. and Maule, A.G. (2003). The ovijector of Ascaris suum: multiple response types revealed by C. elegans FMRFamide-related peptides.  International Journal for Parasitology, 33: 859-876.

Stewart, M.T., Marks, N.J. and Halton, D.W. (2003). Neuroactive substances and associated major muscle systems in Bucephaloides gracilescens (Trematoda: Digenea) metacercaria and adult.  Parasitology Research, 91: 12-21.

Thompson, D.P., Davis, J.P., Larsen, M.J., Thomas, M., Zinser, E.R., Bowman, J.W., Alexander-Bowman, S.J., Marks, N.J. and Geary, T.G. (2003). Effects of KHEYLRFamide and KNEFIRFamide on cAMP levels in Ascaris suum somatic muscle.  International Journal of Parasitology, 33: 199-208.

Stewart, M.T., Mousley, A., Koubková, B., Šebelová, Š., Marks, N.J. and Halton, D.W. (2003). Development in vitro of the neuromusculature of two strigeid trematodes, Apatemon cobitidis proterorhini and Cotylurus erraticus.  International Journal of Parasitology, 33: 413-424.

Stewart, M.T., Mousley, A., Koubková, B., Šebelová, Š., Marks, N.J., Halton, D.W. (2003). Gross anatomy of the muscle systems and associated innervation of Apatemon cobitidis proterorhini metacercaria (Trematode: Strigeidea), as visualized by confocal microscopy.  Parasitology, 126: 273-282.

Maule, A.G., Mousley, A., Marks, N.J., Day, T.A., Thompson, D.P., Geary, T.G. and Halton, D.W. (2002). Neuropeptide Signaling Systems - Potential Drug Targets for Parasite and Pest Control.  Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 2(7): 733-758.

Marks, N.J., Shaw, C., Halton, D.W., Li, C., Thompson, D.P., Geary, T.G. and Maule, A.G. (2001). Isolation and pharmacology of AADGAPLIRFamide and SVPGVLRFamide from Caenorhabditis elegans.  Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 286: 1170-1176.

Fellowes, R.A., Maule, A.G., Marks, N.J., Geary, T.G., Thompson, D.P. and Halton, D.W. (2000). Nematode neuropeptide modulation of the vagina vera of Ascaris suum: in vitro effects of PF1, PF2, PF4 AF3 and AF4.  Parasitology, 120: 79-89.

Fellowes, R.A., Maule, A.G., Martin, R.J., Geary, T.G., Thompson, D.P., Kimber, M.J., Marks, N.J. and Halton, D.W. (2000). Classical neurotransmitters in the ovijector of Ascaris suum: localisation and modulation of muscle activity.  Parasitology, 121: 325-336.