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Development of an anatomically correct mouse phantom for dosimetry measurement in small animal radiotherapy research (2019)
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Soultanidis, G., Subiel, A., Renard, I., Reinhart, A. M., Green, V. L., Oelfke, U., …Cawthorne, C. J. (2019). Development of an anatomically correct mouse phantom for dosimetry measurement in small animal radiotherapy research. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 64(12), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6560/ab215b

Significant improvements in radiotherapy are likely to come from biological rather than technical optimization, for example increasing tumour radiosensitivity via combination with targeted therapies. Such paradigms must first be evaluated in preclini... Read More

The Ratio of Factor VIIa:Tissue Factor Content within Microvesicles Determines the Differential Influence on Endothelial Cells (2019)
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Madkhali, Y., Featherby, S., Collier, M., Maraveyas, A., Greenman, J., & Ettelaie, C. (2019). The Ratio of Factor VIIa:Tissue Factor Content within Microvesicles Determines the Differential Influence on Endothelial Cells. TH Open, 03(02), e132-e145. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1688934

Tissue factor (TF)-positive microvesicles from various sources can promote cellular proliferation or alternatively induce apoptosis, but the determining factors are unknown. In this study the hypothesis that the ratio of fVIIa:TF within microvesicles... Read More

A patient tumour-on-a-chip system for personalised investigation of radiotherapy based treatment regimens (2019)
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Kennedy, R., Kuvshinov, D., Sdrolia, A., Kuvshinova, E., Hilton, K., Crank, S., …Greenman, J. (2019). A patient tumour-on-a-chip system for personalised investigation of radiotherapy based treatment regimens. Scientific reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42745-2

Development of personalised cancer models to predict response to radiation would benefit patient care; particularly in malignancies where treatment resistance is prevalent. Herein, a robust, easy to use, tumour-on-a-chip platform which maintains prec... Read More

Low molecular weight heparin and direct oral anticoagulants influence tumour formation, growth, invasion and vascularisation by separate mechanisms (2019)
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Featherby, S., Xiao, Y. P., Ettelaie, C., Nikitenko, L. L., Greenman, J., & Maraveyas, A. (2019). Low molecular weight heparin and direct oral anticoagulants influence tumour formation, growth, invasion and vascularisation by separate mechanisms. Scientific reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42738-1

The bidirectional association between coagulation and cancer has been established. However, anticoagulant therapies have been reported to have beneficial outcomes by influencing the vascularisation of the tumours. In this study the influence of a set... Read More

A novel microfluidic device capable of maintaining functional thyroid carcinoma (2019)
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Riley, A., Green, V., Cheah, R., McKenzie, G., Karsai, L., England, J., & Greenman, J. (2019). A novel microfluidic device capable of maintaining functional thyroid carcinoma. BMC Cancer, 19, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-019-5465-z

Background Though the management of malignancies has improved vastly in recent years, many treatment options lack the desired efficacy and fail to adequately augment patient morbidity and mortality. It is increasingly clear that patient response to... Read More

The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart (2019)
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Onwuli, D. O., Samuel, S., Sfyri, P., Welham, K., Goddard, M., Abu-Omar, Y., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (2019). The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart. International journal of cardiology, 282, 76-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.102

Background The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is a gold standard cardiac biomarker and also an essential protein in cardiomyocyte excitation-contraction coupling. The interactions of cTnI with other proteins are fine-tuned by post-tra... Read More

Inhibiting arginine methylation as a tool to investigate cross-talk with methylation and acetylation post-translational modifications in a glioblastoma cell line (2018)
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Samuel, S. F., Marsden, A. J., Deepak, S., Rivero, F., Greenman, J., & Beltran-Alvarez, P. (2018). Inhibiting arginine methylation as a tool to investigate cross-talk with methylation and acetylation post-translational modifications in a glioblastoma cell line. Proteomes, 6(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/proteomes6040044

Glioblastomas (GBM) are the most common grade 4 brain tumours; patients have very poor prognosis with an average survival of 15 months after diagnosis. Novel research lines have begun to explore aberrant protein arginine methylation (ArgMe) as a poss... Read More

WSB-1 regulates the metastatic potential of hormone receptor negative breast cancer (2018)
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Poujade, F., Mannion, A., Brittain, N., Theodosi, A., Beeby, E., Leszczynska, K. B., …Pires, I. M. (2018). WSB-1 regulates the metastatic potential of hormone receptor negative breast cancer. The British journal of cancer / Cancer Research Campaign, 118(9), 1229-1237. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0056-3

© 2018 Cancer Research UK. Background: Metastatic spread is responsible for the majority of cancer-associated deaths. The tumour microenvironment, including hypoxia, is a major driver of metastasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the role o... Read More

Innovative organotypic in vitro models for safety assessment: aligning with regulatory requirements and understanding models of the heart, skin, and liver as paradigms (2018)
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Pridgeon, C. S., Schlott, C., Wong, M. W., Heringa, M. B., Heckel, T., Leedale, J., …Goldring, C. E. P. (2018). Innovative organotypic in vitro models for safety assessment: aligning with regulatory requirements and understanding models of the heart, skin, and liver as paradigms. Archives of Toxicology, 92(2), 557-569. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00204-018-2152-9

The development of improved, innovative models for the detection of toxicity of drugs, chemicals, or chemicals in cosmetics is crucial to efficiently bring new products safely to market in a cost-effective and timely manner. In addition, improvement... Read More

Amino acid based gallium-68 chelators capable of radiolabeling at neutral pH (2017)
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Kubicek, V., Bohmova, Z., Price, T. W., Gallo, J., Kubíček, V., Böhmová, Z., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2017). Amino acid based gallium-68 chelators capable of radiolabeling at neutral pH. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 46(48), 16973-16982. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7dt03398b

Gallium-68 ( 68 Ga) has been the subject of increasing interest for its potential in the production of radiotracers for diagnosis of diseases. In this work we report the complexation of 68 Ga by the amino acid based tripodal chelate H 3 Dpaa, and two... Read More

The Role of Chemokines in Thyroid Carcinoma (2017)
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Yapa, S., Mulla, O., Green, V., England, J., & Greenman, J. (2017). The Role of Chemokines in Thyroid Carcinoma. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, 27(11), 1347-1359. doi:10.1089/thy.2016.0660

© Copyright 2017, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2017. The global incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing, and metastatic spread to the lymph nodes is common in papillary thyroid carcinoma. The metastatic course of thyroid carcinoma is an intricate process... Read More

Peptidyl-prolyl isomerase 1 (Pin1) preserves the phosphorylation state of tissue factor and prolongs its release within microvesicles (2017)
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Ettelaie, C., Collier, M., Featherby, S., Greenman, J., & Maraveyas, A. (2017). Peptidyl-prolyl isomerase 1 (Pin1) preserves the phosphorylation state of tissue factor and prolongs its release within microvesicles. BBA - Molecular Cell Research, 1865(1), 12-24. doi:10.1016/j.bbamcr.2017.09.016

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The exposure and release of TF is regulated by post-translational modifications of its cytoplasmic domain. Here, the potential of Pin1 to interact with the cytoplasmic domain of TF, and the outcome on TF function was examined. MD... Read More

Measuring the response of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma to irradiation in a microfluidic model allowing customized therapy (2017)
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Cheah, R., Srivastava, R., Stafford, N. D., Beavis, A. W., Green, V., & Greenman, J. (2017). Measuring the response of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma to irradiation in a microfluidic model allowing customized therapy. International Journal of Oncology, 51(4), 1227-1238. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.2017.4118

Radiotherapy is the standard treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), however, radioresistance remains a major clinical problem despite significant improvements in treatment protocols. Therapeutic outcome could potentially be impr... Read More

Do sodium channel proteolytic fragments regulate sodium channel expression? (2017)
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Onwuli, D. O., Yañez-Bisbe, L., Pinsach-Abuin, M., Tarradas, A., Brugada, R., Greenman, J., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (2017). Do sodium channel proteolytic fragments regulate sodium channel expression?. Channels, 11(5), 476-481. https://doi.org/10.1080/19336950.2017.1355663

© 2017 Taylor & Francis The cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel (gene: SCN5A, protein: Na V 1.5) is responsible for the sodium current that initiates the cardiomyocyte action potential. Research into the mechanisms of SCN5A gene expression has gai... Read More

Maintenance of head and neck tumor on-chip: gateway to personalized treatment? (2017)
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Bower, R., Green, V. L., Kuvshinova, E., Kuvshinov, D., Karsai, L., Crank, S. T., …Greenman, J. (2017). Maintenance of head and neck tumor on-chip: gateway to personalized treatment?. Future Science OA, 3(2), FSO174. https://doi.org/10.4155/fsoa-2016-0089

Aim: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are solid tumors with low overall survival (40–60%). In a move toward personalized medicine, maintenance of tumor biopsies in microfluidic tissue culture devices is being developed. Methodology/ res... Read More

Synthesis and bactericidal properties of porphyrins immobilized in a polyacrylamide support: influence of metal complexation on photoactivity (2017)
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Spagnul, C., Turner, L. C., Giuntini, F., Greenman, J., & Boyle, R. W. (2017). Synthesis and bactericidal properties of porphyrins immobilized in a polyacrylamide support: influence of metal complexation on photoactivity. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 5(9), 1834-1845. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6tb03198f

Spectroscopic and photodynamic properties of three novel polymeric hydrogels bearing porphyrins have been studied in vitro on the recombinant bioluminescent Gram-negative Escherichia coli DH5α to assess their ability to inactivate bacterial strains i... Read More

A microfluidic chip based model for the study of full thickness human intestinal tissue using dual flow (2016)
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Dawson, A., Dyer, C., Macfie, J., Davies, J., Karsai, L., Greenman, J., & Jacobsen, M. (2016). A microfluidic chip based model for the study of full thickness human intestinal tissue using dual flow. Biomicrofluidics, 10(6), 064101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4964813

© 2016 Author(s). The study of inflammatory bowel disease, including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease, has relied largely upon the use of animal or cell culture models; neither of which can represent all aspects of the human pathophysiology. Pr... Read More

Bleomycin increases neutrophil adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells independently of upregulation of ICAM-1 and E-selectin (2016)
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Williamson, J. D., Sadofsky, L. R., Crooks, M. G., Greenman, J., & Hart, S. P. (2016). Bleomycin increases neutrophil adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells independently of upregulation of ICAM-1 and E-selectin. Experimental Lung Research, 42(8-10), 397-407. https://doi.org/10.1080/01902148.2016.1243742

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. Aim of the Study: Bleomycin-induced lung disease is a serious complication of therapy characterized by alveolar injury, cytokine release, inflammatory cell recruitment, and eventually pulmonary fibrosis. The mechanisms unde... Read More

Oligoubiquitination of tissue factor on Lys255 promotes Ser253-dephosphorylation and terminates TF release (2016)
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Ettelaie, C., Collier, M. E., Featherby, S., Greenman, J., & Maraveyas, A. (2016). Oligoubiquitination of tissue factor on Lys255 promotes Ser253-dephosphorylation and terminates TF release. BBA - Molecular Cell Research, 1863(11), 2846-2857. doi:10.1016/j.bbamcr.2016.09.005

Restriction of tissue factor (TF) activity at the cell surface and TF release are critical for prevention of excessive coagulation. This study examined the regulation of TF dephosphorylation and its release through ubiquitination. A plasmid containin... Read More