Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Andrew Macdonald

BSc, Leeds; PhD 2001, Leeds
Associate Professor
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Background: Post-doctoral work in the Division of Microbiology, University of Leeds with Professor Mark Harris (2001 - 2004); MRC funded Career Development Fellow, MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit, University of Dundee with Dr Simon Arthur (2004 - 2006). RCUK funded Independent investigator (2006 - present).

Contact:  Garstang 8.54 (lab) 8.53e (Office) | +44(0) 113 34 33053 | email address for Dr Andrew Macdonald 

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Admin roles

FBS Faculty Board
School Management Committee

Modules managed

BIOC3160 - Lab/Lit/Comp Research Project
BIOL3306 - Biol Sciences Research Project
MICR3080 - Microbiology Research Programme
MICR3110 - Microbiology Research Programme
MICR3190 - Microbiology Research Programme
MICR3370 - Microbiology Research Programme

Modules taught

BIOC2301/BIOL2210 - Integrated Biochemistry/Biological Membranes
BIOC2301/MICR2120 - Integrated Biochemistry/Medical Bacteriology
BIOC3111/12/13/BIOL3112/MICR3120/BIOL5246M - ATU 19 - Immune evasion
BIOC3111/12/13/BIOL3112/MICR3120/BMSC3143/44/45/46/BIOL5246M a - ATU 20 - Innate immunity
BIOC3111/12/13/BIOL3112/MICR3120/BMSC3143/44/45/56/BIOL5246M b - ATU 01 - Adaptive immunity
BIOC3160 - Lab/Lit/Comp Research Project
BIOC3900 - Cancer Biology
BIOL1302 - Intro Skills - Biological Sci
BIOL2301 - Intermediate Skills for BioSci
BIOL2301/05/MICR2320 - Skills for Biol Sci, Biosciences and Microbiology
BIOL3112 - Adv Topics for Biol Sciences 1
BIOL3399 - Extended Research Project Preparation
MICR1120/3342 - Introduction to Microbiology
MICR1220 - Introduction to Immunology
MICR2121 - Molecular Virology
MICR2221 - Medical Immunology
MICR2222 - Medical Virology
MICR2320 - Skills for Microbiologists 2
MICR3080 - Microbiology Research Programme
MICR3080/3110/3190/3370/BIOL3306 - MICR/BIOL projects
MICR3211/BIOL3210 a - ATU 11 - Emerging infections
MICR3325 - Skills for Microbiologists 3
MICR3370 - Microbiology Research Programme

Centre membership: The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology

Group Leader Dr Andrew Macdonald  (Associate Professor)

Studies of small DNA tumour viruses that cause disease in humans 

Mrs Rajni Bhardwaj  (Research Technician)

Dr Emma Prescott  (Research Fellow)

Dr Christopher Wasson  (Research Fellow)


Hussein Abdul-Sada  
Marietta Müller  
Daniel Williamson  

Richards KH; Doble R; Wasson CW; Haider M; Blair GE; Wittmann M; Macdonald A Human Papillomavirus E7 oncoprotein increases production of the anti-inflammatory IL-18 binding protein (IL-18BP) in keratinocytes Journal of Virology -, 2014
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Remenyi J; van den Bosch MW; Palygin O; Mistry RB; McKenzie C; Macdonald A; Hutvagner G; Arthur JS; Frenguelli BG; Pankratov Y miR-132/212 knockout mice reveal roles for these miRNAs in regulating cortical synaptic transmission and plasticity. PLoS One 8 e62509-, 2013
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Griffiths DA; Abdul-Sada H; Knight LM; Jackson BR; Richards K; Prescott EL; Peach AHS; Blair GE; Macdonald A; Whitehouse A Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Small T Antigen Targets the NEMO Adaptor Protein To Disrupt Inflammatory Signaling JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY 87 13853-13867, 2013

Naqvi S; Macdonald A; McCoy CE; Darragh J; Reith AD; Arthur JS Characterization of the cellular action of the MSK inhibitor SB-747651A. Biochem J 441 347-357, 2012
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Wu W; Macdonald A; Hiscox JA; Barr JN Different NF-κB activation characteristics of human respiratory syncytial virus subgroups A and B. Microb Pathog 52 184-191, 2012
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Wetherill LF; Holmes KK; Verow M; Müller M; Howell G; Harris M; Fishwick C; Stonehouse N; Foster R; Blair GE; Griffin S; Macdonald A High-risk human papillomavirus E5 oncoprotein displays channel-forming activity sensitive to small-molecule inhibitors. J Virol 86 5341-5351, 2012
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Wu W; Macdonald A; Hiscox JA; Barr JN Different NF-κB activation characteristics of human respiratory syncytial virus subgroups A and B Microbial Pathogenesis 52 184-191, 2012
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Richards KH; Macdonald A Putting the brakes on the anti-viral response: negative regulators of type I interferon (IFN) production MICROBES INFECT 13 291-302, 2011

McFadden N; Bailey D; Carrara G; Benson A; Chaudhry Y; Shortland A; Heeney J; Yarovinsky F; Simmonds P; Macdonald A; Goodfellow I Norovirus regulation of the innate immune response and apoptosis occurs via the product of the alternative open reading frame 4. PLoS Pathog 7 e1002413-, 2011
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Gamlen T; Richards KH; Mankouri J; Hudson L; McCauley J; Harris M; Macdonald A Expression of the NS3 protease of cytopathogenic bovine viral diarrhea virus results in the induction of apoptosis but does not block activation of the beta interferon promoter J GEN VIROL 91 133-144, 2010

Emmott E; Rodgers MA; Macdonald A; McCrory S; Ajuh P; Hiscox JA Quantitative Proteomics Using Stable Isotope Labeling with Amino Acids in Cell Culture Reveals Changes in the Cytoplasmic, Nuclear, and Nucleolar Proteomes in Vero Cells Infected with the Coronavirus Infectious Bronchitis Virus MOL CELL PROTEOMICS 9 1920-1936, 2010

Mankouri J; Fragkoudis R; Richards KH; Wetherill LF; Harris M; Kohl A; Elliott RM; Macdonald A Optineurin Negatively Regulates the Induction of IFN beta in Response to RNA Virus Infection PLOS PATHOG 6 -, 2010

Mankouri J; Dallas ML; Hughes ME; Griffin SDC; Macdonald A; Peers C; Harris M Suppression of a pro-apoptotic K+ channel as a mechanism for hepatitis C virus persistence P NATL ACAD SCI USA 106 15903-15908, 2009

Poole E; Groves I; Macdonald A; Pang Y; Alcami A; Sinclair J Identification of TRIM23 as a Cofactor Involved in the Regulation of NF-kappa B by Human Cytomegalovirus J VIROL 83 3581-3590, 2009

Wittmann M; Macdonald A; Renne J IL-18 and skin inflammation AUTOIMMUN REV 9 45-48, 2009

Ananieva O; Macdonald A; Wang X; Mccoy CE; McIlrath J; Tournier C; Arthur JSC ERK5 regulation in naive T-cell activation and survival EUR J IMMUNOL 38 2534-2547, 2008

Mccoy CE; MacDonald A; Morrice NA; Campbell DG; Deak M; Toth R; McIlrath J; Arthur JSC Identification of novel phosphorylation sites in MSK1 by precursor ion scanning MS BIOCHEM J 402 491-501, 2007

Kaiser M; Wiggin G; Lightfoot K; Arthur JSC; Macdonald A MSK regulate TCR-induced CREB phosphorylation but not immediate early gene transcription. European Journal of Immunology 37 2583-2595, 2007

Macdonald A; Campbell DG; Toth R; McLauchlan HJ; Hastie CJ; Arthur JSC Pim kinases phosphorylate multiple sites on Bad and promote 14-3-3 binding and dissociation from Bcl-X-L BMC Cell Biology 7 pp.1-, 2006
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Macdonald A; Campbell DG; Toth R; McLauchlan H; Hastie CJ; Arthur JS Pim kinases phosphorylate multiple sites on Bad and promote 14-3-3 binding and dissociation from Bcl-XL. BMC cell biology 7 -, 2006
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Macdonald A; Mazaleyrat SL; McCormick CJ; Street AA; Burgoyne NJ; Jackson RM; Cazeaux V; Shelton HA; Saksela K; Harris MPG Further studies on hepatitis C virus NS5A–SH3 domain interactions: identification of residues critical for binding and implications for viral RNA replication and modulation of cell signalling Journal of General Virology 86 1035-1044, 2005
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Street A; Macdonald A; McCormick C; Harris M Hepatitis C virus NS5A-mediated activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase results in stabilization of cellular beta-catenin and stimulation of beta-catenin-responsive transcription. J Virol 79 5006-5016, 2005
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Macdonald A; Chan JKY; Harris M Perturbation of epidermal growth factor receptor complex formation and Ras signalling in cells harbouring the hepatitis C virus subgenomic replicon J GEN VIROL 86 1027-1033, 2005

McCormick CJ; Challinor L; Macdonald A; Rowlands DJ; Harris M Introduction of replication-competent hepatitis C virus transcripts using a tetracycline-regulable baculovirus delivery system. J Gen Virol 85 429-439, 2004
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Street A; Macdonald A; Crowder K; Harris M The Hepatitis C virus NS5A protein activates a phosphoinositide 3-kinase-dependent survival signaling cascade. J Biol Chem 279 12232-12241, 2004
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Macdonald A; Harris M Hepatitis C virus NS5A: tales of a promiscuous protein. J Gen Virol 85 2485-2502, 2004
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Macdonald A; Crowder KJ; Street AA; McCormick CJ; Harris MPG The hepatitis C virus NS5A protein binds to members of the Src family of tyrosine kinases and regulates kinase activity Journal of General Virology 85 721-729, 2004

Macdonald A; Crowder KJ; Street AA; McCormick CJ; Saksela K; Harris M The hepatitis C virus non-structural NS5A protein inhibits activating protein-1 function by perturbing Ras-ERK pathway signaling Journal of Biological Chemistry 278 17775-17784, 2003
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