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Blond McIndoe Research Foundation PubMed Publications



Martin YH, Jubin K, Smalley S, Wong JP, Brown RA, Metcalfe AD.

A novel system for expansion and delivery of human keratinocytes for the treatment of severe cutaneous injuries using microcarriers and compressed collagen. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017 Jan 4. doi: 10.1002/term.2220. [Epub ahead of print]



Roxburgh J, Metcalfe AD, Martin YH.

The effect of medium selection on adipose-derived stem cell expansion and differentiation: implications for application in regenerative medicine.

Cytotechnology. 2016 Aug;68(4):957-67. doi: 10.1007/s10616-015-9848-y. Epub 2015 Mar 21.



Roxburgh J, Metcalfe AD, Martin YH. (2015) The effect of medium selection on adipose-derived stem cell expansion and differentiation: implications for application in regenerative medicine. Cytotechnology (in press)

Fok E, Sandeman S, Guildford AL, Martin YH (2015). The use of an IL-1 receptor antagonist peptide to control inflammation in the treatment of limbal epithelial stem cell deficiency. BioMed Research International 2015, Article ID 516318, 14 pages



Walsh K, Nikkhah D, Dheansa B (2014). The hand knife: A forgotten tool in plastic surgery training. Burns 40(7):1416-7.

Lenihan C, Rogers C, Metcalfe AD, Martin YH (2014). The effect of isolation and culture methods on epithelial stem cell populations and their progeny-toward an improved cell expansion protocol for clinical application. Cytotherapy 4. pii: S1465-3249(14)00743-9.

Lali FV, Metcalfe AD (2014). The role of angiogenesis in wound healing, scarring and tissue regeneration. Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine News 2(1)15-18.

Martin Y, Lali F, Mbundi, L, Metcalfe AD (2014). Improved wound healing for burns and other complicated wounds. National Association of Primary Care Review 2: 24-29.

Pinney J, Metcalfe AD (2014). Sir Archibald McIndoe and The Guinea Pig Club. Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine News 1 (2) 21-24.

Kieran I, Taylor C, Bush J, Rance M, So K, Boanas A, Metcalfe AD, Hobson R, Goldspink N, Hutchison J, Ferguson MW (2014). Effects of interleukin-10 on cutaneous wounds and scars in humans of African continental ancestral origin. Wound Repair Regen; 22(3):326-33.

Onnby L, Svensson C, Mbundi L, Busquets R, Cundy A, Kirsebom H (2014). Γ-Al2O3-based nanocomposite adsorbents for arsenic(V) removal: assessing performance, toxicity and particle leakage. Sci Total Environ. 2014 Mar 1;473-474:207-14.

Schreml S, Meier RJ, Kirschbaum M, Kong SC, Gehmert S, Felthaus O, Küchler S, Sharpe JR, Wöltje K, Weiß KT, Albert M, Seidl U, Schröder J, Morsczeck C, Prantl L, Duschl C, Pedersen SF, Gosau M, Berneburg M, Wolfbeis OS, Landthaler M, Babilas P. (2014). Luminescent dual sensors reveal extracellular pH-gradients and hypoxiaon chronic wounds that disrupt epidermal repair. Theranostics 4(7):721-35.

Gilleard O, Metcalfe AD, Dheansa BS (2014). New developments for the delivery of plastic surgical research in the UK. Accepted for publication in The Annals and Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons.



Kieran I, Knock A, Bush J, So K, Metcalfe AD, Hobson R, Mason T, O'Kane S, Ferguson MW (2013). Interleukin-10 reduces scar formation in both animal and human cutaneous wounds: Results of two preclinical and phase II randomized control studies. Wound Repair Regen; 21(3):428-36.

Sharpe JR, Martin Y (2013). Strategies Demonstrating Efficacy in Reducing Wound Contraction In Vivo. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle) 2(4):167-175.

Phull MK, Eydmann T, Roxburgh J, Sharpe JR, Lawrence-Watt DJ, Phillips G, Martin Y (2013) Novel macro-microporous gelatin scaffold fabricated by particulate leaching for soft tissue reconstruction with adipose-derived stem cells. J Mater Sci Mater Med.;24(2):461-7.

Sharpe JR, Booth S, Jubin K, Jordan NR, Lawrence-Watt DJ, Dheansa BS (2013). Progression of wound pH during the course of healing in burns. J Burn Care Res 34(3):e201-8.



Eldardiri M, Martin Y, Roxburgh J, Lawrence-Watt DJ, Sharpe JR (2012). Wound contraction is significantly reduced by the use of microcarriers to deliver keratinocytes and fibroblasts in an in vivo pig model of wound repair and regeneration. Tissue Eng Part A. 2012 Mar;18(5-6):587-97.

Buckley G, Wong J, Metcalfe AD, Ferguson MW (2012) Denervation affects regenerative responses in MRL/MpJ and repair in C57BL/6 ear wounds. J Anat 220(1):3-12.



Jubin K, Martin Y, Lawrence-Watt DJ, Sharpe JR (2011). A fully autologous co-culture system utilising non-irradiated autologous fibroblasts to support the expansion of human keratinocytes for clinical use. Cytotechnology 63(6):655-62.

Martin Y, Eldardiri M, Lawrence-Watt DJ, Sharpe JR (2011). Microcarriers and their potential in tissue regeneration. Tissue Eng Part B Rev17(1):71-80.

Metcalfe AD, Occleston NL, Boanas A, Burgoyne NJ, Nield K, O'Kane S, Ferguson MW (2011). The discovery and development of new therapeutic treatments for the improvement of scarring. Chapter 4, In “Advanced Wound Repair Therapies”, Ed D.Farrer, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge.

Metcalfe, AD, and Ferguson, MWJ (2011). Regeneration of Mammalian Skin. In Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001109.pub2]

Ngeow WC, Atkins S, Morgan CR, Metcalfe AD, Boissonade FM, Loescher AR, Robinson PP (2011). A comparison between the effects of three potential scar-reducing agents applied at a site of sciatic nerve repair. Neuroscience 181; 271–277.

Ngeow WC, Atkins S, Morgan CR, Metcalfe AD, Boissonade FM, Loescher AR, Robinson PP (2011). The effect of Mannose-6-Phosphate on recovery after sciatic nerve repair. Brain Res;1394:40-8

Ngeow WC, Atkins S, Morgan CR, Metcalfe AD, Boissonade FM, Loescher AR, Robinson PP (2011). Histomorphometric changes in repaired mouse sciatic nerves are unaffected by the application of a scar reducing agent. J Anat 219(5):638-45.

So K, McGrouther DA, Bush JA, Durani P, Taylor L, Skotny G, Mason T, Metcalfe AD, O'Kane S, Ferguson MWJ (2011). Avotermin for Scar Improvement following Scar Revision Surgery: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Within-Patient, Placebo-Controlled, Phase II Clinical Trial. Plast Recon Surg 128(1); 163-172.

Buckley G, Metcalfe AD, Ferguson MW (2011). Peripheral nerve regeneration in the MRL/MpJ ear wound model. J Anat. 218(2):163-72.



James SE, Booth S, Dheansa B, Mann DJ, Reid MJ, Shevchenko RV, Gilbert PM (2010). Sprayed cultured autologous keratinocytes used alone or in combination with meshed autografts to accelerate wound closure in difficult-to-heal burns patients. Burns 36(3):e10-20.

Occleston NL, Metcalfe AD, Boanas A, Burgoyne NJ, Nield K, O'Kane S, Ferguson MW (2010). Therapeutic improvement of scarring: mechanisms of scarless and scar-forming healing and approaches to the discovery of new treatments. Dermatol Res Pract. pii: 405262.

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