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Research and Publications.
University of Oxford
Oxford, OX1 3LY
Email: peter.power (AT) bfriars.ox.ac.uk
My interests include travel
, coffee, beer, politics, cycling
, punting, inflatable boating, rain...
Some of my photography can be seen here.
South of France, November 2006
Moreton Island, September 2006
series one: Less is more: a few photos from around christmas
More is more. Travel and assorted photos; Japan, Belgium, Oxford, bicycling, medieval church painting, snow
Japan 2004: brief description of the trip
Panoramas: a few small panoramas
If you are looking for information about the symptoms of Menningococcal disease here are some good sources of information. meningitis-trust.org or NHS Direct
Molecular Infectious Diseases Group
The main interest of the group is in understanding the molecular basis of the virulence of the pathogenic bacteria Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis.
These microbes are responsible for a range of serious infections, including meningitis, septicemia and respiratory infections. Using whole genome sequences, classical genetics (including population biology), fine structural analysis and biological assays (in vitro and in vivo) of virulence, we are dissecting the host-microbial interactions to understand the fundamentals of pathogenesis. These studies are providing essential insights into novel approaches to treatment and vaccine development.
Simple sequence repeats in Haemophilus influenzae.
Infect Genet Evol. 2009 Mar;9(2):216-28. Epub 2008 Nov 28.
The pilin O-glycosylation pathway of pathogenic Neisseria is a general system that glycosylates AniA, an outer membrane nitrite reductase.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Jan 2;378(1):84-9. Epub 2008 Nov 14.
Sequence and functional analyses of Haemophilus spp. genomic islands.
Genome Biol. 2007 Nov 8;8(11):R237 [Epub ahead of print]
Selection for efficient translation initiation biases codon usage at second amino
acid position in secretory proteins.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2007;35(17):5748-54. Epub 2007 Aug 23.
The phase-variable allele of the pilus glycosylation gene pglA is not strongly
associated with strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated from patients with
disseminated gonococcal infection.
Infect Immun. 2007 Jun;75(6):3202-4. Epub 2007 Feb 12.
Pilin glycosylation in Neisseria meningitidis occurs by a similar pathway to
wzy-dependent O-antigen biosynthesis in Escherichia coli.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Sep 8;347(4):904-8. Epub 2006 Jul 25.
Whole genome analysis reveals a high incidence of non-optimal codons in secretory
signal sequences of Escherichia coli.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Sep 24;322(3):1038-44.
Analysis of the role of pglI in pilin glycosylation of Neisseria meningitidis.
FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2004 May 1;41(1):43-50.
Genetic characterization of pilin glycosylation and phase variation in Neisseria
Mol Microbiol. 2003 Aug;49(3):833-47.
The genetics of glycosylation in Gram-negative bacteria.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2003 Jan 28;218(2):211-22. Review.
Genetic characterization of pilin glycosylation in Neisseria meningitidis.
Microbiology. 2000 Apr;146 ( Pt 4):967-79.