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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

Tetraazamacrocyclic derivatives and their metal complexes as antileishmanial leads (2019)
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Hubin, T. J., Walker, A. N., Davilla, D. J., Carder Freeman, T. R. N., Epley, B. M., Hasley, T. R., …Khan, M. O. F. (2019). Tetraazamacrocyclic derivatives and their metal complexes as antileishmanial leads. Polyhedron, 163, 42-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.02.027

© 2019 A total of 44 bis-aryl-monocyclic polyamines, monoaryl-monocyclic polyamines and their transition metal complexes were prepared, chemically characterized, and screened in vitro against the Leishmania donovani promastigotes, axenic amastigotes... Read More

Acetate as a model for aspartate-based CXCR4 chemokine receptor binding of cobalt and nickel complexes of cross-bridged tetraazamacrocycles (2019)
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Cain, A. N., Carder Freeman, T. N., Roewe, K. D., Cockriel, D. L., Hasley, T. R., Maples, R. D., …Hubin, T. J. (2019). Acetate as a model for aspartate-based CXCR4 chemokine receptor binding of cobalt and nickel complexes of cross-bridged tetraazamacrocycles. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 48(8), 2785-2801. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8dt04728f

A number of disease states including WHIM syndrome, HIV infection and cancer have been linked to the chemokine receptor CXCR4. High-affinity CXCR4 antagonist transition metal complexes of configurationally restricted bis-tetraazamacrocyclic ligands h... Read More

Visualizing kinetically robust CoIII4L6 assemblies in Vivo: SPECT imaging of the encapsulated [99mTc]TcO4- Anion (2018)
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Burke, B. P., Grantham, W., Burke, M. J., Nichol, G. S., Roberts, D., Renard, I., …Lusby, P. J. (2018). Visualizing kinetically robust CoIII4L6 assemblies in Vivo: SPECT imaging of the encapsulated [99mTc]TcO4- Anion. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(49), 16877-16881. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b09582

© 2018 American Chemical Society. Noncovalent encapsulation is an attractive approach for modifying the efficacy and physiochemical properties of both therapeutic and diagnostic species. Abiotic self-assembled constructs have shown promise, yet many... Read More

Textural analysis demonstrates heterogeneous [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in radiologically normal lung in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (2018)
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Aliyu, S. A., Avery, G., Cawthorne, C., Archibald, S. J., Kadir, T., Willaime, J. M., …Crooks, M. G. (2018). Textural analysis demonstrates heterogeneous [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in radiologically normal lung in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The European respiratory journal, 52(5), 1801138. doi:10.1183/13993003.01138-2018

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has revealed increased [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]-FDG) uptake in areas of the lungs that appear normal on high resolution computed tomography (HRCT). We hypothesi... Read More

Increase of Direct C-C Coupling Reaction Yield by Identifying Structural and Electronic Properties of High-Spin Iron Tetra-azamacrocyclic Complexes (2018)
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Brewer, S. M., Wilson, K. R., Jones, D. G., Reinheimer, E. W., Archibald, S. J., Prior, T. J., …Green, K. N. (2018). Increase of Direct C-C Coupling Reaction Yield by Identifying Structural and Electronic Properties of High-Spin Iron Tetra-azamacrocyclic Complexes. Inorganic chemistry, 57(15), (8890-8902). doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00777. ISSN 0020-1669

Macrocyclic ligands have been explored extensively as scaffolds for transition metal catalysts for oxygen and hydrogen atom transfer reactions. C–C reactions facilitated using earth abundant metals bound to macrocyclic ligands have not been well-unde... Read More

Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals (2018)
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Tarn, M. D., Kızılyer, N. Y., Esfahani, M. M. N., Joshi, P., Brown, N. J., Pamme, N., …Archibald, S. J. (2018). Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(52), 13749-13753. doi:10.1002/chem.201802395

A miniaturized radio-HPLC detector has been developed comprising a microfluidic device fabricated from plastic scintillator in combination with a silicon photomultiplier light sensor, and tested with samples containing a positron-emitting radionuclid... Read More

Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Cytotoxicity Studies of titanacalix[4 and 8]arene Complexes (2018)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Nigam, S., Hughes, D. L., Lopez-Estelles, E., Elsegood, M. R., Cawthorne, C. J., …Redshaw, C. (2018). Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Cytotoxicity Studies of titanacalix[4 and 8]arene Complexes. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 47(27), (8992-8999). doi:10.1039/c8dt01992d. ISSN 1477-9226

© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Reaction of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-dihydroxy-26,28-bis(2-pentoxy)calix[4]arene (L(OH)2(Opentyl)2) with [TiCl4] afforded the dichlorotitanoacalix[4]arene complex [TiCl2L(O)2(Opentyl)2] (1) in good yield. Hyd... Read More

Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity (2018)
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Jones, N. E., Burnett, C. A., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Wende, H., Lazzarini, L., …Francesconi, M. G. (2018). Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6(22), (3665-3673). doi:10.1039/c8tb00360b. ISSN 2050-7518

Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs) are being actively researched and experimented with as contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as image-directed delivery of therapeutics. The efficiency of an MRI contrast agent can be described... Read More

Multimodal nanoparticle imaging agents: Design and applications (2017)
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Burke, B. P., Cawthorne, C., & Archibald, S. J. (2017). Multimodal nanoparticle imaging agents: Design and applications. Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 375(2107), 20170261. doi:10.1098/rsta.2017.0261

Molecular imaging, where the location of molecules or nanoscale constructs can be tracked in the body to report on disease or biochemical processes, is rapidly expanding to include combined modality or multimodal imaging. No single imaging technique... Read More

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. doi: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

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. doi: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

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). doi:10.1039/c5cc08325g. ISSN 1359-7345

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

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

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). doi:10.1039/c6ce00209a. ISSN 1466-8033

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

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

Development of PDT/PET theranostics: synthesis and biological evaluation of an ¹⁸F-radiolabeled water soluble porphyrin (2015)
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Entract, G. M., Bryden, F., Domarkas, J., Savoie, H., Allott, L., Archibald, S. J., …Boyle, R. W. (2015). Development of PDT/PET theranostics: synthesis and biological evaluation of an ¹⁸F-radiolabeled water soluble porphyrin. Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(12), 4414-4423. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.5b00606

Synthesis of the first water-soluble porphyrin radiolabeled with fluorine-18 is described: a new molecular theranostic agent which integrates the therapeutic selectivity of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with the imaging efficacy of positron emission tom... Read More

Evaluation of configurationally restricted copper-64 labelled bis tetraazamacrocyclic as potential PET agents for CXCR4 expression in oncology imaging (2015)
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Clemente, G. S., Burke, B. P., Nigam, S., Cawthorne, C., & Archibald, S. J. (2015). Evaluation of configurationally restricted copper-64 labelled bis tetraazamacrocyclic as potential PET agents for CXCR4 expression in oncology imaging. European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 42(S1), S42. doi:10.1007/s00259-015-3198-z

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Crystal structure of dichlorido(4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2]hexadecane)iron(III) hexafluoridophosphate (2015)
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Cain, A. N., Ermias, H. G., Funwie, N. L., Fanning, B. Z., Hageman, S. A., Roberts, T. K., …Vaughan, R. (2015). Crystal structure of dichlorido(4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2]hexadecane)iron(III) hexafluoridophosphate. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, 71(9), (1073-1076). doi:10.1107/S2056989015015340. ISSN 2056-9890

The title compound, [FeCl₂(C₁₄H₃₀N₄)]PF₆, contains Fe³⁺ coordinated by the four nitro­gen atoms of an ethyl­ene cross-bridged cyclam macrocycle and two cis chloride ligands in a distorted octa­hedral environment. In contrast to other similar compound... Read More

Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions (2015)
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Burke, B. P., Baghdadi, N., Kownacka, A. E., Nigam, S., Clemente, G. S., Al-Yassiry, M. M., …Archibald, S. J. (2015). Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions. Nanoscale, 7(36), (14889-14896). doi:10.1039/c5nr02753e. ISSN 2040-3364

The commercial availability of combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/positron emission tomography (PET) scanners for clinical use has increased demand for easily prepared agents which offer signal or contrast in both modalities. Herein we describ... Read More