Dr Lesley Smyth


NameDr Lesley Smyth
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8334-1243
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Email addressl.smyth@uel.ac.uk
Research instituteHealth, Sport & Bioscience

Research outputs

Application of carbon nanotubes in cancer vaccines: Achievements, challenges and chances

Hassan, Hatem A.F.M., Diebold, Sandra S., Smyth, L., Walters, Adam A., Lombardi, Giovanna and Al-Jamal, Khuloud T. 2019. Application of carbon nanotubes in cancer vaccines: Achievements, challenges and chances. Journal of Controlled Release. 297, pp. 79-90.

Protease Activated Receptor 4 as a Novel Modulator of Regulatory T Cell Function

Peng, Q., Ratnasothy, K., Boardman, D. A., Jacob, J., Tung, S. T., McCluskey, D., Smyth, L., Lechler, R. I., Dorling, A. and Lombardi, G. 2019. Protease Activated Receptor 4 as a Novel Modulator of Regulatory T Cell Function. Frontiers in Immunology. 10 (Art. 1311).

Membrane radiolabelling of exosomes for comparative biodistribution analysis in immunocompetent and immunodeficient mice – a novel and universal approach

Faruqu, Farid N., Wang, Julie Tzu-Wen, Xu, Lizhou, McNickle, Luke, Chong, Eden Ming-Yiu, Walters, Adam, Gurney, Mark, Clayton, Aled, Smyth, L., Hider, Robert, Sosabowski, Jane and Al-Jamal, Khuloud T. 2019. Membrane radiolabelling of exosomes for comparative biodistribution analysis in immunocompetent and immunodeficient mice – a novel and universal approach. Theranostics. 9 (6), pp. 1666-1682.

Nox2 in regulatory T cells promotes angiotensin II–induced cardiovascular remodeling

Emmerson, Amber, Trevelin, Silvia Cellone, Mongue-Din, Heloise, Becker, Pablo D., Ortiz, Carla, Smyth, L., Peng, Qi, Elgueta, Raul, Sawyer, Greta, Ivetic, Aleksandar, Lechler, Robert I., Lombardi, Giovanna and Shah, Ajay M. 2018. Nox2 in regulatory T cells promotes angiotensin II–induced cardiovascular remodeling. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 128 (7), pp. 3088-3101.

Regulatory T cell-derived extracellular vesicles modify dendritic cell function

Tung, Sim L., Boardman, Dominic A., Sen, Monica, Letizia, Marilena, Peng, Qi, Cianci, Nicole, Dioni, Laura, Carlin, Leo M., Lechler, Robert, Bollati, Valentina, Lombardi, Giovanna and Smyth, L. 2018. Regulatory T cell-derived extracellular vesicles modify dendritic cell function. Scientific Reports. 8, p. 6065.

Galectin-1 is required for the regulatory function of B cells

Alhabbab, R., Blair, P., Smyth, L., Ratnasothy, K., Peng, Q., Moreau, A., Lechler, R., Elgueta, R. and Lombardi, G. 2018. Galectin-1 is required for the regulatory function of B cells. Scientific Reports. 8 (2725).

Constitutive expression of the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member A1 in murine endothelial cells leads to transplant tolerance

Smyth, L., Meader, Lucy, Xiao, Fang, Woodward, Martin, Brady, Hugh J., Lechler, Robert and Lombardi, Giovanna 2017. Constitutive expression of the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member A1 in murine endothelial cells leads to transplant tolerance. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 188 (2), pp. 219-225.

Dual stimulation of antigen presenting cells using carbon nanotube-based vaccine delivery system for cancer immunotherapy

Hassan, Hatem A.F.M., Smyth, L., Wang, Julie T.-W., Costa, Pedro M., Ratnasothy, Kulachelvy, Diebold, Sandra S., Lombardi, Giovanna and Al-Jamal, Khuloud T. 2016. Dual stimulation of antigen presenting cells using carbon nanotube-based vaccine delivery system for cancer immunotherapy. Biomaterials. 104, pp. 310-322.

Regulatory T Cell-Derived Exosomes: Possible Therapeutic and Diagnostic Tools in Transplantation

Agarwal, Akansha, Fanelli, Giorgia, Letizia, Marilena, Tung, Sim Lai, Boardman, Dominic, Lechler, Robert, Lombardi, Giovanna and Smyth, L. 2014. Regulatory T Cell-Derived Exosomes: Possible Therapeutic and Diagnostic Tools in Transplantation. Frontiers in Immunology. 5.

UK–Russia Researcher Links Workshop: extracellular vesicles – mechanisms of biogenesis and roles in disease pathogenesis, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1–5 March 2015

Kapustin, Alexander N., Kalinina, Natalia, Lopatina, Tatiana, Davidson, Sean M., Iraci, Nunzio, Tamkovich, Svetlana, Smyth, L., Ter-Ovanesyan, Dmitry, Evtushenko, Evgeniy G., Savelieva, Olga, Bertazzo, Sergio, Aushev, Vassiliy, Dragovic, Rebecca, Gracia, Tannia, Heck, Margarete, Parfyonova, Yelena V., Shanahan, Catherine M. and Tkachuk, Vsevolod 2015. UK–Russia Researcher Links Workshop: extracellular vesicles – mechanisms of biogenesis and roles in disease pathogenesis, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1–5 March 2015. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. 4 (1), p. 28094.

Diversity of gut microflora is required for the generation of B cell with regulatory properties in a skin graft model

Alhabbab, R., Blair, P., Elgueta, R., Stolarczyk, E., Marks, E., Becker, P. D., Ratnasothy, K., Smyth, L., Safinia, N., Sharif-Paghaleh, E., O’Connell, S., Noelle, R. J., Lord, G. M., Howard, J. K., Spencer, J., Lechler, R. I. and Lombardi, G. 2015. Diversity of gut microflora is required for the generation of B cell with regulatory properties in a skin graft model. Scientific Reports. 5, p. 11554.

Carbon nanotubes' surface chemistry determines their potency as vaccine nanocarriers in vitro and in vivo

Hassan, Hatem A.F.M., Smyth, L., Rubio, Noelia, Ratnasothy, Kulachelvy, Wang, Julie T.-W., Bansal, Sukhvinder S., Summers, Huw D., Diebold, Sandra S., Lombardi, Giovanna and Al-Jamal, Khuloud T. 2016. Carbon nanotubes' surface chemistry determines their potency as vaccine nanocarriers in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Controlled Release. 225, pp. 205-216.

Continuous acquisition of MHC:peptide complexes by recipient cells contributes to the generation of anti-graft CD8+T cell immunity

Smyth, L., Lechler, Robert I and Lombardi, Giovanna 2016. Continuous acquisition of MHC:peptide complexes by recipient cells contributes to the generation of anti-graft CD8+T cell immunity. American Journal of Transplantation. 17 (1), pp. 60-68.

What Is Direct Allorecognition?

Boardman, Dominic A., Jacob, Jacinta, Smyth, L., Lombardi, Giovanna and Lechler, Robert I. 2016. What Is Direct Allorecognition? Current Transplantation Reports. 3 (4), pp. 275-283.

Treg therapy in transplantation a general overview

Romano, Marco, Tung, Sim Lai, Smyth, L. and Lombardi, Giovanna 2016. Treg therapy in transplantation a general overview. Transplant International. 30 (8), pp. 745-753.

Expression of a chimeric antigen receptor specific for donor HLA class I enhances the potency of human regulatory T cells in preventing human skin transplant rejection

Boardman, Dominic A., Philippeos, Christina, Fruhwirth, Gilbert O., Ibrahim, Mohammad A. A., Hannen, Rosalind F., Cooper, Dianne, Marelli-Berg, Federica M., Watt, Fiona M., Lechler, Robert I., Maher, John, Smyth, L. and Lombardi, Giovanna 2016. Expression of a chimeric antigen receptor specific for donor HLA class I enhances the potency of human regulatory T cells in preventing human skin transplant rejection. American Journal of Transplantation. 17 (4), pp. 931-943.
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