Recent Posts by Rick Maizels

CD44 coreceptor for TGM1 – published in PNAS

August 2023 : Exciting new data showing that TGM1 (H. polygyrus Transforming Growth factor-beta Mimic-1) binds not only the mammalian TGFβ receptors (as shown by Mukundan et al, 2022, doi 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.101994), but also CD44, enhancing potency for induction of regulatory T cells. The outcome of a great collaboration with the laboratories of Peter ten Dijke (Leiden…
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April 2022 : PNAS Commentary published

Rick Maizels' commentary on the great paper By Shinoda et al (, is now published ! Open Access Commentary on PNAS website here. Maizels, R.M. (2022) Ascarosides from helminths pack a punch against allergy. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 119: e2202250119.
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Finding Genius Podcast

Rick Maizels was recently interviewed by Finding Genius with a podcast available through various sites including the Finding Genius website, and Apple Podcasts through iTunes. Or you can reach it quickly here : And here is the summary from Finding Genius: Parasites are a neglected area of medicine and Rick Maizels is working to…
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Highly Cited Researcher

Rick Maizels has been recognised as a "Highly Cited Researcher" by the Web of Science for 2020, having published multiple highly-cited papers ranking in the top 1% of citations for field and year.
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Two new positions in the Maizels Lab, closing date 01/10/20

Two Post-Doctoral Research Positions in the Maizels Lab at the University of Glasgow We are advertising 2 posts in Rick Maizels’ lab within the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology (WCIP), at Glasgow University’s Institute for Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (3is). Both are funded through grants from the Wellcome Trust, and the post-holders will join a group…
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New Review in Immunity ————– Now Published

A new comprehensive review on molecular mediators from helminths has been co-authored by Rick Maizels, Hermelijn Smits (Leiden University Medical Center) and Henry McSorley (University of Edinburgh). Maizels RM, Smits HH, & McSorley HJ (2018) Modulation of Host Immunity by Helminths: The Expanding Repertoire of Parasite Effector Molecules. Immunity 49(5):801-818. DOI: Open access here !
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