Dr Leanne Stokes
c25 Nepean Hospital
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