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Synthesis, characterization and in vivo evaluation of a magnetic cisplatin delivery nanosystem based on PMAA-graft-PEG copolymers (2016)
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Voulgari, E., Bakandritsos, A., Galtsidis, S., Zoumpourlis, V., Burke, B. P., Clemente, G. S., …Avgoustakis, K. (2016). Synthesis, characterization and in vivo evaluation of a magnetic cisplatin delivery nanosystem based on PMAA-graft-PEG copolymers. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 243, 342-356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.10.021

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. The development of anticancer drug delivery systems which retain or enhance the cytotoxic properties of the drug to tumorous tissues, while reducing toxicity to other organs is of key importance. We investigated different poly(me... Read More about Synthesis, characterization and in vivo evaluation of a magnetic cisplatin delivery nanosystem based on PMAA-graft-PEG copolymers.

Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes (2016)
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Maples, R. D., Cain, A. N., Burke, B. P., Silversides, J. D., Mewis, R. E., D'huys, T., …Hubin, T. J. (2016). Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes. Chemistry : a European journal, 22(36), 12916-12930. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201601468

© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim The CXCR4 chemokine receptor is implicated in a number of diseases including HIV infection and cancer development and metastasis. Previous studies have demonstrated that configurationally restricted... Read More about Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes.

Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods (2016)
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He, P., Burke, B. P., Clemente, G. S., Brown, N., Pamme, N., & Archibald, S. J. (2016). Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 1(4), 361-365. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6re00081a

The post-processing of68Ga generator eluate by means of a novel high capacity cation-exchange silica monolith column has been validated in this work. Quantitative release of a purified68Ga solution in high concentration can be achieved using weak aci... Read More about Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods.

Structurally optimised BODIPY derivatives for imaging of mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer and heart cells (2016)
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Nigam, S., Burke, B. P., Davies, L. H., Domarkas, J., Wallis, J. F., Waddell, P. G., …Archibald, S. J. (2016). Structurally optimised BODIPY derivatives for imaging of mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer and heart cells. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 52(44), 7114-7117. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5cc08325g

The structural features required for mitochondrial uptake of BODIPY-based optical imaging agents have been explored. The first derivatives of this class of dyes shown to have mitochondrial membrane potential-dependent uptake in both cancer and heart... Read More about Structurally optimised BODIPY derivatives for imaging of mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer and heart cells.

Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals (2016)
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Taggart, M. P., Tarn, M. D., Esfahani, M. M. N., Schofield, D. M., Brown, N. J., Archibald, S. J., …Thompson, L. F. (2016). Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals. Lab on a chip, 16(9), 1605-1616. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6lc00099a

The ability to detect radiation in microfluidic devices is important for the on-chip analysis of radiopharmaceuticals, but previously reported systems have largely suffered from various limitations including cost, complexity of fabrication, and insuf... Read More about Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals.

Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers (2016)
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Tarn, M. D., Maneuski, D., Alexander, R., Brown, N. J., O’Shea, V., Pimlott, S. L., …Archibald, S. J. (2016). Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 52(45), 7221-7224. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc00660d

We demonstrate the use of the miniaturised Medipix positron sensor for detection of the clinical PET radiotracer, [⁶⁸Ga]gallium-citrate, on a silica-based monolith, towards microfluidic quality control. The system achieved a far superior signal-to-no... Read More about Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers.

Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes (2016)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Burke, B. P., Nigam, S., Stasiuk, G. J., Prior, T. J., Archibald, S. J., & Redshaw, C. (2016). Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes. CrystEngComm RSC, 18(26), 4977-4987. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ce00209a

A number of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene complexes of the lanthanides (Tb, Gd, and Eu) have been prepared, some in the presence of tetraazamacrocycle 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (DO3A), and fully characterised. Crystal structure d... Read More about Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes.

Mono- and bis-alkylation of glyoxal-bridged tetraazamacrocycles using mechanochemistry (2016)
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Abdulwahaab, B. H., Burke, B. P., Domarkas, J., Silversides, J. D., Prior, T. J., & Archibald, S. J. (2016). Mono- and bis-alkylation of glyoxal-bridged tetraazamacrocycles using mechanochemistry. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 81(3), 890-898. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.5b02464

Glyoxal-bridged bisaminal tetraazamacrocyclic derivatives of 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane (cyclen) and 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (cyclam) can be N-functionalized to incorporate coordinating groups or for conjugation to biomolecules. Herein,... Read More about Mono- and bis-alkylation of glyoxal-bridged tetraazamacrocycles using mechanochemistry.