Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


  • 2017

    Sunter JD, Gull K (2017) Shape, form, function and Leishmania pathogenicity: from textbook descriptions to biological understanding. Open Biology – invited review

    Beneke T, Madden R, Makin L, Valli J, Sunter J, GluenzE (2017) A CRISPR Cas9 high-throughput genome editing toolkit for kinetoplastids. R Soc Open Sci. 4, 170095. PMC5451818. 

    De Pablos LM, Kelly S, deFreitas Nascimento J, Sunter J, Carrington M (2016) Characterization of RBP9 and RBP10, two developmentally regulated RNA-binding proteins in Trypanosomabrucei. Open Biol. 7, pii: 160159. PMC5413900.

    Dean S, Sunter JD, Wheeler RJ (2017) A Trypanosome Genome-wide Protein Localisation Resource. Trends Parasitol. 2017 33, 80-82. PMC5270239.



    Sunter JD (2016). A second independent inducible expression system for Trypanosoma brucei. MolBiochem Parasitol. 207, 45-48. PMC4920640.

    Dyer P, Dean S, Sunter JD (2016). High-throughput gene tagging in Trypanosoma brucei. J Vis. Exp.12;(114). PMC5091880.

    Sunter JD, Gull K (2016) The flagellum attachment zone is the cellular ruler of trypanosome morphology. TrendsParasitol. 32, 309-324 PMC4827413.

    Sunter JD, Wheeler RJ, Gull K (2016). Flagellar pocket restructuring through the Leishmania life cycle involves a discrete flagellum attachment zone. J Cell Sci. 129, 854-867. PMC4760377.



    Sunter JD, Benz C, Andre J, Whipple S, McKean PG, GullK, Ginger ML,Lukeš J (2015).  Flagellum attachment zone protein modulation and regulation of cell shape in Trypanosomabrucei life cycle transitions. J CellSci. 128, 3117-3130. PMC4541047.

    Sunter JD, Varga V, Dean S, Gull K (2015). A dynamic coordination of flagellum and cytoplasmic assembly specifies cell morphogenesis in trypanosomes. JCell Sci. 128, 1580-1594. PMC4406125

    Sunter JD, Dean S, Wheeler RJ, Hodkinson I, Gluenz E,Gull K (2015). A toolkit enabling efficient, scalable and reproducible gene tagging in trypanosomatids. OpenBiology 5, pii: 140197. PMC4313374.



    Hayes P, Varga V, Olego-Fernandez S, Sunter J,Ginger ML, Gull K (2014).

    Modulation of a cytoskeletal calpain-like protein induces major transitions in trypanosome morphology. J Cell Biol. 206, 377-384. PMC4121973.



    Sunter J, Webb H, Carrington M (2013). Determinants of GPI-PLC localisation to the flagellum and access to GPI-anchored substrates in trypanosomes. PLoSPathog. 9, e1003566. PMC3749955.



    Kanduma EG, Mwacharo JM, Sunter JD, Nzuki I, Mwaura S, Kinyanjui PW, Kibe M, Heyne H,Hanotte O, Skilton RA, Bishop RP (2012). Micro- and minisatellite-expressed sequence tag (EST) markers discriminate between populations of Rhipicephalusappendiculatus. Ticks Tick Borne Dis.3, 128-136.

    Sunter J, Wickstead B, Gull K, Carrington M (2012). A new generation of T7 RNA polymerase-independent inducible expression plasmids for Trypanosoma brucei. PLoS One. 7, e35167. PMC3325195.

    Malak AK, Mpoke L, Banak J, Muriuki S, Skilton RA, Odongo D, Sunter J, Kiara H (2012). Prevalence of livestock diseases and their impact on livelihoods in Central Equatoria State, Southern Sudan. Prev VetMed. 104, 216-223



    Peacock L, Ferris V, Sharma R, Sunter J, Bailey M, Carrington M, Gibson W (2011). Identification of the meiotic life cycle stage of Trypanosoma brucei in the tsetse fly. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 108, 3671-3676. PMC3048101.



    Odongo DO, Sunter JD, Kiara HK, Skilton RA, Bishop RP (2010). A nested PCR assay exhibits enhanced sensitivity for detection of Theileria parva infections in bovine blood samples from carrier animals. ParasitolRes. 106, 357-365.



    Hanrahan O, Webb H, O'Byrne R, Brabazon E, Treumann A, Sunter JD, Carrington M, VoorheisHP (2009). The glycosylphosphatidylinositol-PLC in Trypanosoma brucei forms a linear array on the exterior of the flagellar membrane before and after activation. PLoS Pathog. 5; e1000468. PMC2685982.

    Weir W, Sunter J, Chaussepied M, Skilton R, Tait A, de Villiers EP, Bishop R, ShielsB, Langsley G (2009). Highly syntenic and yet divergent: a tale of two Theilerias. Infect GenetEvol. 9, 453-461.



    Sunter JD, Patel SP, Skilton RA, Githaka N, Knowles DP, Scoles GA, Nene V, de VilliersE, Bishop RP (2008). A novel SINE family occurs frequently in both genomic DNA and transcribed sequences in ixodid ticks of the arthropod sub-phylum Chelicerata. Gene 415, 13-22.



    Kelly S, Reed J, Kramer S, Ellis L, Webb H, Sunter J, Salje J, Marinsek N, Gull K,Wickstead B, Carrington M (2007). Functional genomics in Trypanosoma brucei: a collection of vectors for the expression of tagged proteins from endogenous and ectopic gene loci. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 154, 103-109. PMC2705915.