Dr Megan Steain

Research Only Academic
Medicine (Immunology & Infectious Diseases), Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9351 6178
Fax +61 2 9351 5319

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Selected grants

2015

  • Cell type specific modulation of apoptosis by varicella zoster virus; Steain M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2010). Experimental Models to Study Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection of Neurons. In A Abendroth, A M Marvin and J F Moffat (Eds.), Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology: Varicella-zoster Virus, (pp. 211-228). Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Journals

  • Steain, M., Sutherland, J., Rodriguez, M., Cunningham, A., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2014). Analysis of T Cell Responses during Active Varicella-Zoster Virus Reactivation in Human Ganglia. Journal of Virology, 88(5), 2704-2716. [More Information]
  • Avdic, S., Cao, J., McSharry, B., Clancy, L., Brown, R., Steain, M., Gottlieb, D., Abendroth, A., Slobedman, B. (2013). Human Cytomegalovirus Interleukin-10 Polarizes Monocytes toward a Deactivated M2c Phenotype To Repress Host Immune Responses. Journal of Virology, 87(18), 10273-10282. [More Information]
  • Ouwendijk, W., Abendroth, A., Triana-Dorge, V., Getu, S., Steain, M., Wellish, M., Andeweg, A., Osterhaus, A., Gilden, D., Verjans, G., et al (2013). T-cell infiltration correlates with CXCL10 expression in ganglia of cynomolgus macaques with reactivated simian varicella virus. Journal of Virology, 87(5), 2979-2982. [More Information]
  • Christensen, J., Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2013). Varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein I is essential for spread in dorsal root ganglia and facilitates axonal localization of structural virion components in neuronal cultures. Journal of Virology, 87(24), 13719-13728. [More Information]
  • Zerboni, L., Sobel, R., Lai, M., Triglia, R., Steain, M., Abendroth, A., Arvin, A. (2012). Apparent Expression of Varicella-Zoster Virus Proteins in Latency Resulting from Reactivity of Murine and Rabbit Antibodies with Human Blood Group A Determinants in Sensory Neurons. Journal of Virology, 86(1), 578-583. [More Information]
  • Bowles, J., Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2012). Inhibition of integrin a6 expression by cell-free varicella zoster virus. Journal of General Virology, 93(8), 1725-1730. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2012). The host immune response to varicella zoster virus. Future Virology, 7(12), 1205-1220. [More Information]
  • Christensen, J., Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2011). Differentiated neuroblastoma cells provide a highly efficient model for studies of productive varicella-zoster virus infection of neuronal cells. Journal of Virology, 85(16), 8436-8442. [More Information]
  • Wang, B., Steain, M., Dwyer, D., Cunningham, A., Saksena, N. (2011). Synthetic long oligonucleotides to generate artificial templates for use as positive controls in molecular assays: drug resistance mutations in influenza virus as an example. Virology Journal, 8(August), 405-(7pp). [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Gowrishankar, K., Rodriguez, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2011). Upregulation of CXCL10 in Human Dorsal Root Ganglia during Experimental and Natural Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection. Journal of Virology, 85(1), 626-631. [More Information]
  • Gowrishankar, K., Steain, M., Cunningham, A., Rodriguez, M., Blumbergs, P., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2010). Characterization of the host immune response in human Ganglia after herpes zoster. Journal of Virology, 84(17), 8861-8870. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Dwyer, D., Hurt, A., Kol, C., Saksena, N., Cunningham, A., Wang, B. (2009). Detection of influenza A H1N1 and H3N2 mutations conferring resistance to oseltamivir using rolling circle amplification. Antiviral Research, 84(3), 242-248. [More Information]
  • Wang, B., Dwyer, D., Chew, C., Kol, C., Ping He, Z., Joshi, H., Steain, M., Cunningham, A., Saksena, N. (2009). Sensitive detection of the K103N non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance mutation in treatment-naïve HIV-1 infected individuals by rolling circle amplification. Journal of Virological Methods, 161(1), 128-135. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Saksena, N. (2008). The possible contribution of HIV-1-induced syncytia to the generation of intersubtype recombinants in vitro. AIDS, 22(9), 1009-1017. [More Information]
  • Wang, B., Lau, K., Ong, L., Shah, M., Steain, M., Foley, B., Dwyer, D., Kamarulzaman, A., Ng, K., Saksena, N. (2007). Complex patterns of the HIV-1 epidemic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Evidence for expansion of circulating recombinant form CRF33_01B and detection of multiple other recombinants. Virology, 367(2), 288-297. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Saksena, N. (2006). Analysis of HIV-1 sequences vertically transmitted to infants in Kisumu, Kenya. Journal Of Clinical Virology, 36(4), 298-302. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Yang, C., Shi, Y., Nahlen, B., Lal, R., Saksena, N. (2005). HIV type 1 sequence diversity and dual infections in Kenya. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 21(10), 882-5. [More Information]
  • Saksena, N., Wang, B., Steain, M., Yang, R., Zhang, L. (2005). Snapshot of HIV pathogenesis in China. Cell Research, 15(11-12), 953-961. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Dwyer, D., Saksena, N. (2004). HIV-1 co-infection, superinfection and recombination. Sexual Health, 1(4), 239-250.
  • Potter, S., Chew, C., Steain, M., Dwyer, D., Saksena, N. (2004). Obstacles To Successful Antiretroviral Treatment Of Hiv-1 Infection: Problems & Perspectives. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 119, 217-37.

2014

  • Steain, M., Sutherland, J., Rodriguez, M., Cunningham, A., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2014). Analysis of T Cell Responses during Active Varicella-Zoster Virus Reactivation in Human Ganglia. Journal of Virology, 88(5), 2704-2716. [More Information]

2013

  • Avdic, S., Cao, J., McSharry, B., Clancy, L., Brown, R., Steain, M., Gottlieb, D., Abendroth, A., Slobedman, B. (2013). Human Cytomegalovirus Interleukin-10 Polarizes Monocytes toward a Deactivated M2c Phenotype To Repress Host Immune Responses. Journal of Virology, 87(18), 10273-10282. [More Information]
  • Ouwendijk, W., Abendroth, A., Triana-Dorge, V., Getu, S., Steain, M., Wellish, M., Andeweg, A., Osterhaus, A., Gilden, D., Verjans, G., et al (2013). T-cell infiltration correlates with CXCL10 expression in ganglia of cynomolgus macaques with reactivated simian varicella virus. Journal of Virology, 87(5), 2979-2982. [More Information]
  • Christensen, J., Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2013). Varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein I is essential for spread in dorsal root ganglia and facilitates axonal localization of structural virion components in neuronal cultures. Journal of Virology, 87(24), 13719-13728. [More Information]

2012

  • Zerboni, L., Sobel, R., Lai, M., Triglia, R., Steain, M., Abendroth, A., Arvin, A. (2012). Apparent Expression of Varicella-Zoster Virus Proteins in Latency Resulting from Reactivity of Murine and Rabbit Antibodies with Human Blood Group A Determinants in Sensory Neurons. Journal of Virology, 86(1), 578-583. [More Information]
  • Bowles, J., Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2012). Inhibition of integrin a6 expression by cell-free varicella zoster virus. Journal of General Virology, 93(8), 1725-1730. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2012). The host immune response to varicella zoster virus. Future Virology, 7(12), 1205-1220. [More Information]

2011

  • Christensen, J., Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2011). Differentiated neuroblastoma cells provide a highly efficient model for studies of productive varicella-zoster virus infection of neuronal cells. Journal of Virology, 85(16), 8436-8442. [More Information]
  • Wang, B., Steain, M., Dwyer, D., Cunningham, A., Saksena, N. (2011). Synthetic long oligonucleotides to generate artificial templates for use as positive controls in molecular assays: drug resistance mutations in influenza virus as an example. Virology Journal, 8(August), 405-(7pp). [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Gowrishankar, K., Rodriguez, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2011). Upregulation of CXCL10 in Human Dorsal Root Ganglia during Experimental and Natural Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection. Journal of Virology, 85(1), 626-631. [More Information]

2010

  • Gowrishankar, K., Steain, M., Cunningham, A., Rodriguez, M., Blumbergs, P., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2010). Characterization of the host immune response in human Ganglia after herpes zoster. Journal of Virology, 84(17), 8861-8870. [More Information]
  • Steain, M., Slobedman, B., Abendroth, A. (2010). Experimental Models to Study Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection of Neurons. In A Abendroth, A M Marvin and J F Moffat (Eds.), Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology: Varicella-zoster Virus, (pp. 211-228). Germany: Springer-Verlag.

2009

  • Steain, M., Dwyer, D., Hurt, A., Kol, C., Saksena, N., Cunningham, A., Wang, B. (2009). Detection of influenza A H1N1 and H3N2 mutations conferring resistance to oseltamivir using rolling circle amplification. Antiviral Research, 84(3), 242-248. [More Information]
  • Wang, B., Dwyer, D., Chew, C., Kol, C., Ping He, Z., Joshi, H., Steain, M., Cunningham, A., Saksena, N. (2009). Sensitive detection of the K103N non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance mutation in treatment-naïve HIV-1 infected individuals by rolling circle amplification. Journal of Virological Methods, 161(1), 128-135. [More Information]

2008

  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Saksena, N. (2008). The possible contribution of HIV-1-induced syncytia to the generation of intersubtype recombinants in vitro. AIDS, 22(9), 1009-1017. [More Information]

2007

  • Wang, B., Lau, K., Ong, L., Shah, M., Steain, M., Foley, B., Dwyer, D., Kamarulzaman, A., Ng, K., Saksena, N. (2007). Complex patterns of the HIV-1 epidemic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Evidence for expansion of circulating recombinant form CRF33_01B and detection of multiple other recombinants. Virology, 367(2), 288-297. [More Information]

2006

  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Saksena, N. (2006). Analysis of HIV-1 sequences vertically transmitted to infants in Kisumu, Kenya. Journal Of Clinical Virology, 36(4), 298-302. [More Information]

2005

  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Yang, C., Shi, Y., Nahlen, B., Lal, R., Saksena, N. (2005). HIV type 1 sequence diversity and dual infections in Kenya. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 21(10), 882-5. [More Information]
  • Saksena, N., Wang, B., Steain, M., Yang, R., Zhang, L. (2005). Snapshot of HIV pathogenesis in China. Cell Research, 15(11-12), 953-961. [More Information]

2004

  • Steain, M., Wang, B., Dwyer, D., Saksena, N. (2004). HIV-1 co-infection, superinfection and recombination. Sexual Health, 1(4), 239-250.
  • Potter, S., Chew, C., Steain, M., Dwyer, D., Saksena, N. (2004). Obstacles To Successful Antiretroviral Treatment Of Hiv-1 Infection: Problems & Perspectives. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 119, 217-37.

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