Notable Recent Publications

These are some recent publications which give a flavour of the research from the Barclay lab. For a complete list of publications, please see below.

Species difference in ANP32A underlies influenza A virus polymerase host restriction. Nature (2016).
Jason S. Long, Efstathios S. Giotis, Olivier Moncorgé, Rebecca Frise, Bhakti Mistry, Joe James, Mireille Morisson, Munir Iqbal, Alain Vignal, Michael A. Skinner & Wendy S. Barclay

This paper identified a key factor that explained why the polymerases from avian influenza viruses are restricted in humans.  For more, please see the associated New and Views.

See our latest ANP32 papers here: eLIFE, Journal of Virology, Journal of Virology.

The mechanism of resistance to favipiravir in influenza. PNAS (2018).
Daniel H. GoldhillAartjan J. W. te VelthuisRobert A. FletcherPinky LangatMaria ZambonAngie Lackenby & Wendy S. Barclay

This paper showed how influenza could evolve resistance to favipiravir, an antiviral that may be used to treat influenza. The residue that mutated to give resistance was highly conserved suggesting that the mechanism of resistance may be applicable to other RNA viruses.

Internal genes of a highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus determine high viral replication in myeloid cells and severe outcome of infection in mice. Plos Path. (2018).
Hui Li*, Konrad C. Bradley*, Jason S. Long, Rebecca Frise, Jonathan W. Ashcroft, Lorian C. Hartgroves, Holly Shelton, Spyridon Makris, Cecilia Johansson, Bin Cao & Wendy S. Barclay

Why do avian influenza viruses like H5N1 cause such severe disease in humans? This paper demonstrated that H5N1 viruses replicate better than human viruses in myeloid cells from mice leading to a cytokine storm and more severe disease.


BibTex format

author = {Prendecki, M and Clarke, C and Brown, J and Cox, A and Gleeson, S and Guckian, M and Randell, P and Pria, AD and Lightstone, L and Xu, X-N and Barclay, W and McAdoo, SP and Kelleher, P and Willicombe, M},
doi = {10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00502-X},
journal = {The Lancet},
pages = {1178--1181},
title = {Effect of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection on humoral and T-cell responses to single-dose BNT162b2 vaccine},
url = {},
volume = {397},
year = {2021}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AU - Prendecki,M
AU - Clarke,C
AU - Brown,J
AU - Cox,A
AU - Gleeson,S
AU - Guckian,M
AU - Randell,P
AU - Pria,AD
AU - Lightstone,L
AU - Xu,X-N
AU - Barclay,W
AU - McAdoo,SP
AU - Kelleher,P
AU - Willicombe,M
DO - 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00502-X
EP - 1181
PY - 2021///
SN - 0140-6736
SP - 1178
TI - Effect of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection on humoral and T-cell responses to single-dose BNT162b2 vaccine
T2 - The Lancet
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VL - 397
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