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IL-24 Inhibits lung cancer cell migration and invasion by disrupting the SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling axis (2015)
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Panneerselvam, J., Jin, J., Shanker, M., Lauderdale, J., Bates, J., Wang, Q., …Ramesh, R. (2015). IL-24 Inhibits lung cancer cell migration and invasion by disrupting the SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling axis. PloS one, 10(3), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122439

© 2015 Panneerselvam et al. Background The stromal cell derived factor (SDF)-1/chemokine receptor (CXCR)-4 signaling pathway plays a key role in lung cancer metastasis and is molecular target for therapy. In the present study we investigated whether... Read More about IL-24 Inhibits lung cancer cell migration and invasion by disrupting the SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling axis.

New AMD3100 derivatives for CXCR4 chemokine receptor targeted molecular imaging studies: synthesis, anti-HIV-1 evaluation and binding affinities (2015)
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Poty, S., Désogère, P., Goze, C., Boschetti, F., D‘huys, T., Schols, D., …Denat, F. (2015). New AMD3100 derivatives for CXCR4 chemokine receptor targeted molecular imaging studies: synthesis, anti-HIV-1 evaluation and binding affinities. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 44(11), 5004-5016 . https://doi.org/10.1039/c4dt02972k

CXCR4 is a target of growing interest for the development of new therapeutic drugs and imaging agents as its role in multiple disease states has been demonstrated. AMD3100, a CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonist that is in current clinical use as a ha... Read More about New AMD3100 derivatives for CXCR4 chemokine receptor targeted molecular imaging studies: synthesis, anti-HIV-1 evaluation and binding affinities.

Advances in processes for PET radiotracer synthesis: Separation of [18F]fluoride from enriched [18O]water (2014)
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He, P., Haswell, S. J., Pamme, N., & Archibald, S. J. (2014). Advances in processes for PET radiotracer synthesis: Separation of [18F]fluoride from enriched [18O]water. Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation, and methods for use in agriculture, industry, and medicine, 91, 64-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.04.021

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful scientific and clinical tool for the study and visualization of human physiology that can provide important information about metabolism and diseases such as cancer. At present, [ 18 F]fluorodeoxygluco... Read More about Advances in processes for PET radiotracer synthesis: Separation of [18F]fluoride from enriched [18O]water.

How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging (2014)
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Archibald, S. J., Atkin, S. L., Bras, W., Diego-Taboada, A., Mackenzie, G., Mosselmans, J. F. W., …Young, N. A. (2014). How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(8), 945-959. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3tb21523g

Sporopollenin exine capsules (SECs) derived from plant spores and pollen grains have been proposed as adsorption, remediation and drug delivery agents. Despite many studies there is scant structural data available. This X-ray absorption investigation... Read More about How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging.

CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonists: nickel(II) complexes of configurationally restricted macrocycles (2012)
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Smith, R., Huskens, D., Daelemans, D., Mewis, R. E., Garcia, C. D., Cain, A. N., …Archibald, S. J. (2012). CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonists: nickel(II) complexes of configurationally restricted macrocycles. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 41(37), 11369-11377. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2dt31137b

Tetraazamacrocyclic complexes of transition metals provide useful units for incorporating multiple coordination interactions into a single protein binding molecule. They can be designed with available sites for protein interactions via donor atom-con... Read More about CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonists: nickel(II) complexes of configurationally restricted macrocycles.

Macrocyclic coordination chemistry (2011)
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Archibald, S. J. (2011). Macrocyclic coordination chemistry. Annual Reports Section A :Inorganic Chemistry, 107, 274-296. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1ic90033a

This chapter reviews the literature published on macrocyclic coordination chemistry during 2010. The aim is to describe the key advances, focusing predominantly on complexes formed with transition metal and lanthanide ions. Porphyrin ligands and supr... Read More about Macrocyclic coordination chemistry.

Challenges in chelating positron emitting copper isotopes: tailored synthesis of unsymmetric chelators to form ultra stable complexes (2011)
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Silversides, J. D., Smith, R., & Archibald, S. J. (2011). Challenges in chelating positron emitting copper isotopes: tailored synthesis of unsymmetric chelators to form ultra stable complexes. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 40(23), 6289-6297. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0dt01395a

The synthesis of chelators that form high stability complexes with copper(II) isotopes and do not suffer from transchelation in vivo has been a goal for many chemists. Such chelators will facilitate the exploitation of the Cu-64 isotope (t(1/2) = 12.... Read More about Challenges in chelating positron emitting copper isotopes: tailored synthesis of unsymmetric chelators to form ultra stable complexes.

Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes (2011)
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Cheng, F., Hope, C. N., Archibald, S. J., Bradley, J. S., Clark, S., Francesconi, M. G., …Lefebvre, F. (2011). Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 8(2), 467-481. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7402.2009.02452.x

The preparation and molecular structures of two novel dimeric transition metal silylamide complexes {Li0.5Zr[NHSi(NMe2)3]1.5[NSi(NMe2)3]0.5[μ -NSi(NMe2)3]}2 and {Li0.5Hf[NHSi(NMe2)3]1.5[NSi(NMe2)3]0.5[μ-NSi(NMe2)3]}2 with a tetrahedral coordina... Read More about Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes.

Synthesis, structure and reactivity of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole (2010)
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Sparke, A. E., Fisher, C. M., Mewis, R. E., & Archibald, S. J. (2010). Synthesis, structure and reactivity of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole. Tetrahedron letters; the international organ for the rapid publication of preliminary communications in organic chemistry, 51(36), 4723-4726. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.07.010

The synthesis of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole, which undergoes a nucleophilic substitution with pyridine in the absence of additional base, is reported. The key steps are the reaction of 1,2-phenylenediamine to give exclusively the... Read More about Synthesis, structure and reactivity of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole.

A cellular screening assay using analysis of metal-modified fluorescence lifetime (2010)
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Cade, N. I., Fruhwirth, G., Archibald, S. J., Ng, T., & Richards, D. (2010). A cellular screening assay using analysis of metal-modified fluorescence lifetime. Biophysical journal, 98(11), 2752-2757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2010.03.016

Current methods for screening cell receptor internalization often require complex image analysis with limited sensitivity. Here we describe a novel bioassay based on detection of changes in global fluorescence lifetime above a gold substrate, with su... Read More about A cellular screening assay using analysis of metal-modified fluorescence lifetime.

Macrocyclic coordination chemistry (2010)
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Archibald, S. J. (2010). Macrocyclic coordination chemistry. Annual Reports Section A :Inorganic Chemistry, 106, 295-318. https://doi.org/10.1039/b918391b

This chapter reviews the literature published during 2009 reporting macrocyclic coordination chemistry. The focus is on complexes formed with transition metal and lanthanide ions (porphyrin ligands and supramolecular chemistry are not covered). The i... Read More about Macrocyclic coordination chemistry.

Hydrogen bonded dimers vs. one-dimensional chains in 2-thiooxoimidazolidin-4-one (thiohydantoin) drug derivatives (2010)
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Jha, S., Silversides, J. D., Boyle, R. W., & Archibald, S. J. (2010). Hydrogen bonded dimers vs. one-dimensional chains in 2-thiooxoimidazolidin-4-one (thiohydantoin) drug derivatives. CrystEngComm RSC, 12(6), 1730-1739. https://doi.org/10.1039/b924683e

Hydantoins have been known as medicinally active compounds since the 1940s and thiohydantoin derivatives are currently undergoing clinical trials as potent androgen receptor antagonist drugs. Control of solid state properties including the formation... Read More about Hydrogen bonded dimers vs. one-dimensional chains in 2-thiooxoimidazolidin-4-one (thiohydantoin) drug derivatives.

Biomedical applications of macrocyclic ligand complexes (2010)
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Mewis, R. E., & Archibald, S. J. (2010). Biomedical applications of macrocyclic ligand complexes. Coordination chemistry reviews, 254(15-16), 1686-1712. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2010.02.025

Macrocyclic chelators can form highly stable complexes with transition metals and lanthanides. In this review, the recent advances towards biomedical applications of macrocyclic complexes are outlined. The use of such complexes in imaging as MRI cont... Read More about Biomedical applications of macrocyclic ligand complexes.

Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands (2009)
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Archibald, S. J. (2009). Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands. Annual Reports Section A :Inorganic Chemistry, 105, 297 - 322. https://doi.org/10.1039/b818281g

This chapter reviews the literature published during 2008 on macrocyclic coordination chemistry. Porphyrin ligands and supramolecular chemistry are not covered in this review which primarily focuses on complexes formed with transition metals and lant... Read More about Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands.

MRI contrast agent delivery using spore capsules: controlled release in blood plasma (2009)
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Lorch, M., Thomasson, M. J., Diego-Taboada, A., Barrier, S., Atkin, S. L., Mackenzie, G., & Archibald, S. J. (2009). MRI contrast agent delivery using spore capsules: controlled release in blood plasma. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 6442-6444. https://doi.org/10.1039/b909551a

The exine coatings of spores can be used to encapsulate drug molecules. We have demonstrated that these microcapsules can be filled with a commercial gadolinium(III) MRI contrast agent (in this proof of concept study Gd-DTPA-BMA was used) which is sl... Read More about MRI contrast agent delivery using spore capsules: controlled release in blood plasma.

Synthesis and phototoxicity of polyethylene glycol (PEG) substituted metal-free and metallo-porphyrins: Effect of PEG chain length, coordinated metal, and axial ligand (2009)
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Mewis, R. E., Savoie, H., Archibald, S. J., & Boyle, R. W. (2009). Synthesis and phototoxicity of polyethylene glycol (PEG) substituted metal-free and metallo-porphyrins: Effect of PEG chain length, coordinated metal, and axial ligand. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, 6(3-4), 200-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdpdt.2009.08.002

Treatment of 5,10,15,20-tetra(pentafluorophenyl) porphyrins with polyethylene glycol (PEG) halides and sodium sulfide is a mild and efficient route to water-soluble PEG substituted porphyrins. The method has been used to access a series of free-base... Read More about Synthesis and phototoxicity of polyethylene glycol (PEG) substituted metal-free and metallo-porphyrins: Effect of PEG chain length, coordinated metal, and axial ligand.

CXCR4 antagonists: a new generation of configurationally restricted bis-azamacrocyclic compounds (2009)
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Khan, A., Nicholson, G., McRobbie, G., Greenman, J., Pannecouque, C., Daelemans, D., …Archibald, S. J. (2009). CXCR4 antagonists: a new generation of configurationally restricted bis-azamacrocyclic compounds. Antiviral research, 82(2), A59-A60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2009.02.141

AMD3100 is a bis-azamacrocyclic compound that has been demonstrated to be a highly effective antagonist of the CXCR4 chemokine receptor. The two azamacrocyclic rings have been shown to interact with aspartate residues on the receptor via hydrogen bon... Read More about CXCR4 antagonists: a new generation of configurationally restricted bis-azamacrocyclic compounds.

Binding Optimization through Coordination Chemistry: CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Antagonists from Ultrarigid Metal Complexes (2009)
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Khan, A., Nicholson, G., McRobbie, G., Pannecouque, C., De Clercq, E., Ullom, R., …Greenman, J. (2009). Binding Optimization through Coordination Chemistry: CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Antagonists from Ultrarigid Metal Complexes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(10), 3416-3417. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja807921k

A new copper(II) containing bis-macrocyclic CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonist is shown to have improved binding properties to the receptor protein in comparison to the drug AMD3100 (Plerixafor, Mozobil). The interaction of the metallodrug has been... Read More about Binding Optimization through Coordination Chemistry: CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Antagonists from Ultrarigid Metal Complexes.

Reductive Amination-A convenient method for generating diverse, mono-functionalised 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrins (2009)
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Welch, C., Archibald, S. J., & Boyle, R. (2009). Reductive Amination-A convenient method for generating diverse, mono-functionalised 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrins. SYNTHESIS, 2009(4), 551-556. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0028-1083335

Formylation followed by reductive amination of 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrin (TPP) is shown to be a versatile synthetic procedure for monosubstitution of the porphyrin core re-giospecifically at one β-position. A diverse range of substituents can... Read More about Reductive Amination-A convenient method for generating diverse, mono-functionalised 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrins.

Synthesis and characterization of the chromium(III) complexes of ethylene cross-bridged cyclam and cyclen ligands (2008)
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Maples, D. L., Maples, R. D., Hoffert, W. A., Parsell, T. H., Asselt, A. V., Silversides, J. D., …Hubin, T. J. (2009). Synthesis and characterization of the chromium(III) complexes of ethylene cross-bridged cyclam and cyclen ligands. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 362(6), 2084-2088. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2008.09.034

Dichloro(4,10-dimethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazabicyclo[5.5.2] tetradecane) chromium(III) chloride, Dichloro(4,10-dibenzyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazabicyclo[ 5.5.2] tetradecane) chromium(III) chloride, and Dichloro(4,11-dimethyl- 1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2] hexad... Read More about Synthesis and characterization of the chromium(III) complexes of ethylene cross-bridged cyclam and cyclen ligands.