Dr Leanne Stokes

Research Fellow
Medicine, Nepean Clinical School

c25 Nepean Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

The main focus of my work is investigation into the role of the P2X7 receptor in immune cells. The P2X7 receptor is a ligand-gated ion channel activated by extracellular ATP. It is expressed on a number of immune cells including monocytes, macrophages, T and B lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells and dendritic cells.

1 - Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the human P2RX7 gene

2 - The P2X7 receptor and genetic association with bipolar and unipolar disorders

3 - Physiological roles of the P2X7 receptor in immune cells

4 - P2Y2 receptor and secretion of chemokine MCP-1 from monocytes & macrophages