Robin Freeburn

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T cells undergo rapid clonal expansion upon antigenic stimulation to produce an effective immune response. Any defect in the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system may have a detrimental effect on T cell proliferation. This study employed an in vitro model of human CD4+T cell ageing to investigate MMR capacity at various stages of T cell lifespan. A novel(More)
Damage to T cells of the immune system by reactive oxygen species may result in altered cell function or cell death and thereby potentially impact upon the efficacy of a subsequent immune response. Here, we assess the impact of the antioxidants Ebselen and N-acetyl cysteine on a range of biological markers in human T cells derived from a SENIEUR status(More)
The generation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during development is a complex process linked to morphogenic signals. Understanding this process is important for regenerative medicine applications that require in vitro production of HSC. In this study we investigated the effects of canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling during early embryonic differentiation(More)
Oxidative DNA damage has been suggested to contribute to the decline in T cell clone (TCC) function with increased age in vitro. To test this hypothesis the effect of a reduced oxygen tension culture system (6% O(2)) on TCCs was examined. Specifically, the effects of the altered culture conditions on DNA damage levels, in vitro lifespan and proliferative(More)
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