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Dr Nick Allen  -  PhD


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Selected Publications

Patani R, Compston A, Puddifoot CA, Wyllie DJ, Hardingham GE, Allen ND, Chandran S (2009). Activin/Nodal inhibition alone accelerates highly efficient neural conversion from human embryonic stem cells and imposes a caudal positional identity. PLoS One. 4(10):e7327

Kelly CM, Precious SV, Scherf C, Penketh R, Amso NN, Battersby A, Allen ND, Dunnett SB, Rosser AE (2009). Neonatal desensitization allows long-term survival of neural xenotransplants without immunosuppression. Nat Methods. 6, 271-3

Bilican B, Fiore-Heriche C, Compston A, Allen ND, Chandran S. (2008). Induction of Olig2 precursors by FGF involves BMP signalling blockade at the Smad level. PLoS ONE. 3(8):e2863

Nikoletopoulou V, Plachta N, Allen ND, Haubst N, Götz M, Barde Y-A (2007). Neurotrophin receptor-mediated death of misspecified neurons derived from embryonic stem cells lacking Pax6. Cell Stem Cell 1, 529-540

Joannides AJ, Webber DJ, Raineteau O, Kelly C, Irvine KA, Watts C, Rosser AE, Kemp PJ, Blakemore WF, Compston A, Caldwell MA, Allen ND, Chandran S. (2007). Environmental signals regulate lineage choice and temporal maturation of neural stem cells from human embryonic stem cells. Brain. 130:1263-75

Joannides AJ, Fiore-Hériché C, Battersby AA, Athauda-arachchi P, Bouhon IA, Williams L, Westmore K, Kemp PJ, Alastair Compston, Allen ND, and Chandran S (2007). A scaleable and defined system for generating neural stem cells from human embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells,  25, 731-737. Epub Nov 9, 2006.

Bouhon IA, Joannides A, Kato H, Chandran S,and Allen ND (2006). Embryonic stem cell derived neural progenitors display temporal restriction to neural patterning. Stem Cells. 24, 1908-13

Joannides A, Fiore-Hériché C, Westmore K, Caldwell M, Compston A, Allen ND, and  Chandran S. (2006). Automated mechanical passaging: a novel and efficient method for human embryonic stem cell expansion. Stem Cells  (24, 230-5).

Bouhon IA, Kato H, Chandran S and Allen ND (2005). Neural differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells in chemically defined medium Brain Res Bull. 68, 62-75

Chandran S, Kato H, Gerreli D, Compston A, Svendsen CN and Allen ND (2003) FGF-dependent generation of oligodendrocytes by a hedgehog-independent pathway. Development 130, 6599-6609