Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Helen Burrell

Dr Helen Burrell

Telephone: 0151 231 2165


Academic Experience

Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology, Liverpool John Moores University, Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, 2008 - present
Honorary Lecturer, University of Liverpool, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Institute of Translational Medicine, 2008 - present


BSc, Durham University, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1996
MRes, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1996 - 1998
PhD, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, 1998 - 2002
PGCert LTHE, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2009


2009, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert LTHE
2002, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD
1998, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MRes
1996, Durham University, United Kingdom, BSc



Gaskell EE, Evans A, Henney N, Penson P, Elliott PNC, Burrell H, Airley R, Ford W, Lane E, Allison GL. 2013. Therapeutics and Human Physiology Gaskell EE, Rostron C. OUP Oxford. Oxford, UK 9780199655298

Journal Articles

Mustapa WSMW, Burrell H, Pellegatti P, Di Virgilio F, Rizzuto R, Simpson A. 2010. ATP Release in the Epidermis PURINERGIC SIGNALLING, 6 :136-136 >Link

Burrell HE, Simpson AWM, Mehat S, McCreavy DT, Durham B, Fraser WD, Sharpe GR, Gallagher JA. 2008. Potentiation of ATP- and bradykinin-induced [Ca2+]c responses by PTHrP peptides in the HaCaT cell line. J Invest Dermatol, 128 :1107-1115 >DOI >Link

Quayle JM, Turner MR, Burrell HE, Kamishima T. 2006. Effects of hypoxia, anoxia, and metabolic inhibitors on KATP channels in rat femoral artery myocytes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 291 :H71-H80 >DOI >Link

Burrell HE, Wlodarski B, Foster BJ, Buckley KA, Sharpe GR, Quayle JM, Simpson AWM, Gallagher JA. 2005. Human keratinocytes release ATP and utilize three mechanisms for nucleotide interconversion at the cell surface. J Biol Chem, 280 :29667-29676 >DOI >Link

Burrell HE, Bowler WB, Gallagher JA, Sharpe GR. 2003. Human keratinocytes express multiple P2Y-receptors: evidence for functional P2Y1, P2Y2, and P2Y4 receptors. J Invest Dermatol, 120 :440-447 >DOI >Link

Burrell HE, Fraser WD, Bowler WB, Gallagher JA, Sharpe GR. 1999. P2Y(2) receptor activation promotes keratinocyte growth and decreases PTHrP production JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 113 :459-459 >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Gallaigher JA, Dillon JP, Wilson PM, Burrell HE, Hayton MJ, Fraser WD, Gartland A. 2007. ATP is released from human osteoblasts by multiple mechanisms. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, 29th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Bone-and-Mineral-Research 22 :S146-S146 >Link

Mwaura BK, Hayton MJ, Dillon JP, Burrell HE, Gallagher JA, Gartland A. 2006. Release of ATP from human osteoblastic cell lines and primary osteoblasts occurs via exocytosis BONE, 11th and Valedictory Workshop on Cell Biology of Bone and Cartilage in Health and Disease 38 :S11-S11 >DOI >Link

Burrell HE, Bowler WB, Gallagher JA, Sharpe GR. 2000. Evidence for multiple P2Y receptors involved in proliferation in HaCaT cells British Journal of Dermatology, Annual Meeting of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology 142 :599-600

Theses / Dissertations

Burrell HE. 2002. The effects of Extracellular Nucleotides and Parathyroid Hormone-related Peptide on Keratinocyte Proliferation Liverpool University

Engagement & Impact

External collaboration:

Institution: Liverpool University, Collaborator: Prof John Quinn

Institution: Liverpool University, Collaborator: Dr Alec Simpson