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Development of a real-world direct interface for integrated DNA extraction and amplification in a microfluidic device (2010)
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Shaw, K. J., Joyce, D., Docker, P. T., Dyer, C. E., Greenway, G. M., Greenman, J., & Haswell, S. J. (2011). Development of a real-world direct interface for integrated DNA extraction and amplification in a microfluidic device. Lab on a chip, 11(3), 443-448. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0lc00346h

Integrated DNA extraction and amplification have been carried out in a microfluidic device using electro-osmotic pumping (EOP) for fluidic control. All the necessary reagents for performing both DNA extraction and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ampl... Read More

Thalidomide enhances cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone-mediated cytotoxicity towards cultured chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells (2010)
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Pointon, J. C., Eagle, G., Bailey, J., Evans, P., Allsup, D., & Greenman, J. (2010). Thalidomide enhances cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone-mediated cytotoxicity towards cultured chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells. Oncology Reports, 24(5), 1315-1321. doi:10.3892/or_00000988

Numerous chemotherapeutic regimens exist for the treatment of symptomatic or progressive chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). However, once the disease becomes refractory to nucleoside-based therapy the prognosis is poor. In this study we investigate... Read More

Mono- and tri-cationic porphyrin-monoclonal antibody conjugates: photodynamic activity and mechanism of action (2010)
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Smith, K., Malatesti, N., Cauchon, N., Hunting, D., Lecomte, R., van Lier, J. E., …Boyle, R. W. (2011). Mono- and tri-cationic porphyrin-monoclonal antibody conjugates: photodynamic activity and mechanism of action. Immunology, 132(2), 256-265. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2567.2010.03359.x

Two cationic porphyrins bearing an isothiocyanate group for conjugation to monocolonal antibodies have been synthesized. The two porphyrins conjugated efficiently to three monoclonal antibodies (anti-CD104, anti-CD146 and anti-CD326), which recognize... Read More

Microfluidic perfusion system for maintaining viable heart tissue with real-time electrochemical monitoring of reactive oxygen species (2010)
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Cheah, L., Dou, Y. H., Seymour, A. M. L., Dyer, C. E., Haswell, S. J., Wadhawan, J. D., & Greenman, J. (2010). Microfluidic perfusion system for maintaining viable heart tissue with real-time electrochemical monitoring of reactive oxygen species. Lab on a chip, 10(20), 2720-2726. https://doi.org/10.1039/c004910g

A microfluidic device has been developed to maintain viable heart tissue samples in a biomimetic microenvironment. This device allows rat or human heart tissue to be studied under pseudo in vivo conditions. Effluent levels of lactate dehydrogenase an... Read More

Development of microfluidic devices for biomedical and clinical application (2010)
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Webster, A., Greenman, J., & Haswell, S. J. (2011). Development of microfluidic devices for biomedical and clinical application. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 86(1), 10-17. doi:10.1002/jctb.2482

This review focuses on the development and use of microfluidic devices within a clinical setting. The underlying theoretical background of microfluidics is briefly elucidated. The materials and techniques used to fabricate the devices and their appli... Read More

A microfluidic device for tissue biopsy culture and interrogation (2010)
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Webster, A., Dyer, C. E., Haswell, S. J., & Greenman, J. (2010). A microfluidic device for tissue biopsy culture and interrogation. Analytical Methods, 2(8), 1005-1007. doi:10.1039/c0ay00293c

This communication reports the development of a microfluidic device capable of maintaining the long-term culture of viable tissue biopsies. Tissue-based models will enable evaluation of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions within multi-cellular sys... Read More

Weight-adjusted dalteparin for prevention of vascular thromboembolism in advanced pancreatic cancer patients decreases serum tissue factor and serum-mediated induction of cancer cell invasion (2010)
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Maraveyas, A., Ettelaie, C., Echrish, H., Li, C., Gardiner, E., Greenman, J., & Madden, L. A. (2010). Weight-adjusted dalteparin for prevention of vascular thromboembolism in advanced pancreatic cancer patients decreases serum tissue factor and serum-mediated induction of cancer cell invasion. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis, 21(5), 452-458. https://doi.org/10.1097/mbc.0b013e328338dc49

The aim of the present study was to assess the role of tissue factor and serum-induced cell invasion in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (APC). A cohort of 39 patients with APC, without thrombosis, receiving chemotherapy, were entered in a ra... Read More

Serum IL10 and circulating CD4+CD25high regulatory T cell numbers as predictors of clinical outcome and survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (2010)
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Alhamarneh, O., Agada, F., Madden, L., Stafford, N., & Greenman, J. (2011). Serum IL10 and circulating CD4+CD25high regulatory T cell numbers as predictors of clinical outcome and survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Head & neck, 33(3), 415-423. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.21464

Background. Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) commonly have an imbalance in T helper (Th)1/Th2-type cytokines and elevated levels of CD4 + CD25 high regulatory T cells (Treg). Here, we investigated the association of circul... Read More

Rapid PCR amplification using a microfluidic device with integrated microwave heating and air impingement cooling (2010)
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Shaw, K. J., Docker, P. T., Yelland, J. V., Dyer, C. E., Greenman, J., Greenway, G. M., & Haswell, S. J. (2010). Rapid PCR amplification using a microfluidic device with integrated microwave heating and air impingement cooling. Lab on a chip, 10(13), 1725-1728. https://doi.org/10.1039/c000357n

A microwave heating system is described for performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a microfluidic device. The heating system, in combination with air impingement cooling, provided rapid thermal cycling with heating and cooling rates of up to 6... Read More

Alterations in the Th1/Th2 balance in breast cancer patients using reflexology and scalp massage (2010)
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Green, V. L., Alexandropoulou, A., Walker, M. B., Walker, A. A., Sharp, D. M., Walker, L. G., & Greenman, J. (2010). Alterations in the Th1/Th2 balance in breast cancer patients using reflexology and scalp massage. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 1(1), 97-108. doi:10.3892/etm_00000018

The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can adversely affect quality of life Here the aim was to determine the effects of reflexology on host defences and endocrine function in women with early breast cancer Six weeks after surgery for early bre... Read More