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Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood (2019)
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Das, A. A., Medlock, J., Liang, H., Nees, D., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tb00679f

We report a large scale preparation of bioimprints of layers of cultured human leukemic HL60 cells which can perform cell shape and size recognition from a mixture with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). We demonstrate that the bioimprint-ce... 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

The investigation of lipoxygenases as therapeutic targets in malignant pleural mesothelioma (2019)
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Oguh-Olayinka, L., Agarwal, V., Ranatunge, D., Campbell, A., Laufer, S., Cawkwell, L., & Lind, M. J. (in press). The investigation of lipoxygenases as therapeutic targets in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Pathology and Oncology Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12253-019-00652-x

Advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has an extremely poor prognosis with limited chemotherapy options, therefore the identification of new therapeutic targets would aid in disease management. Arachidonic acid is metabolised by cyclo-oxygena... Read More

Circulating endothelial microparticles reduce in concentration following an exercise programme in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. (2019)
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Kirk, R., Madden, L., Peart, D., Aye, M., Atkin, S., & Vince, R. (2019). Circulating endothelial microparticles reduce in concentration following an exercise programme in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00200

Purpose: Endothelial dysfunction is a known comorbidity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim was to assess if supervised, moderate intensity exercise could potentially impact markers of endothelial disruption; endothelial cell deri... Read More

Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion (2019)
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Clarke, M. T., Viscomi, F. N., Chamberlain, T. W., Hondow, N., Adawi, A. M., Sturge, J., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2019). Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion. Communications Chemistry, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-019-0138-z

Indium phosphide based quantum dots have emerged in recent years as alternatives to traditional heavy metal (cadmium, lead) based materials suitable for biomedical application due to their non-toxic nature. The major barrier to this application, is t... 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

Urine biomarkers for the early detection of ovarian cancer – are we there yet? (2019)
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Grayson, K., Gregory, E., Khan, G., & Guinn, B. (2019). Urine biomarkers for the early detection of ovarian cancer – are we there yet?. Biomarkers in Cancer, 11, doi:10.1177/1179299x19830977

Ovarian cancer affects around 7500 women in the United Kingdom every year. Despite this, there is no effective screening strategy or standard treatment for ovarian cancer. If diagnosed during stage I, ovarian cancer has a 90% 5-year survival rate; ho... 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

Antigenic targets for the immunotherapy of acute myeloid leukaemia (2019)
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Khan, G., Orchard, K., & Guinn, B. (2019). Antigenic targets for the immunotherapy of acute myeloid leukaemia. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(2), 134. doi:10.3390/jcm8020134

One of the most promising approaches to preventing relapse is the stimulation of the body's own immune system to kill residual cancer cells after conventional therapy has destroyed the bulk of the tumour. In acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), the high fr... Read More

Elevated local senescence in diabetic wound healing is linked to pathological repair via CXCR2. (2019)
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Wilkinson, H. N., Clowes, C., Banyard, K. L., Matteuci, P., Mace, K., & Hardman, M. J. (in press). Elevated local senescence in diabetic wound healing is linked to pathological repair via CXCR2. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, doi:10.1016/j.jid.2019.01.005

Cellular senescence can be broadly defined as a stable, yet essentially irreversible, loss of proliferative capacity. Historically, senescence is described as a negative outcome of advanced cellular age. It is now clear, however, that senescence repr... Read More

Alteration in endothelial permeability occurs in response to the activation of PAR2 by factor Xa but not directly by the TF-factor VIIa complex (2019)
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Benelhaj, N. E., Maraveyas, A., Featherby, S., Collier, M. E., Johnson, M. J., & Ettelaie, C. (2019). Alteration in endothelial permeability occurs in response to the activation of PAR2 by factor Xa but not directly by the TF-factor VIIa complex. Thrombosis Research, 175, 13-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2019.01.009

Alterations in the endothelial permeability occur in response to the activation of coagulation mechanisms in order to control clot formation. The activation of the protease activated receptors (PAR) can induce signals that regulate such cellular resp... Read More

A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects (2019)
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Ghobaei Namhil, Z., Kemp, C., Verrelli, E., Iles, A., Pamme, N., Adawi, A. M., & Kemp, N. (2019). A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(2), 681-691. doi:10.1039/c8cp05510f

A significant impediment to the use of impedance spectroscopy in bio-sensing is the electrode polarization effect that arises from the movement of free ions to the electrode-solution interface, forming an electrical double layer (EDL). The EDL screen... Read More

K2p3.1 protein is expressed as a transmural gradient across the rat left ventricular free wall (2018)
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Jones, S. A., Walton, R. D., Morton, M., & Lancaster, M. K. (2019). K2p3.1 protein is expressed as a transmural gradient across the rat left ventricular free wall. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 30, 383-391. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.13805

Introduction: K2p3.1, also known as TASK-1, is a twin-pore acid-sensitive repolarizing K+ channel, responsible for a background potassium current that significantly contributes to setting the resting membrane potential of cardiac myocytes. Inhibition... Read More

K2p3.1 protein is expressed as a transmural gradient across the rat left ventricular free wall (2018)
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Jones, S. A., Walton, R. D., Morton, M., & Lancaster, M. K. (2018). K2p3.1 protein is expressed as a transmural gradient across the rat left ventricular free wall. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, doi:10.1111/jce.13805

Introduction K2p3.1, also known as TASK‐1, is a twin‐pore acid‐sensitive repolarizing K+ channel, responsible for a background potassium current that significantly contributes to setting the resting membrane potential of cardiac myocytes. Inhibition... Read More

Can sit-to-stand muscle power explain the ability to perform functional tasks in adults with severe obesity? (2018)
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Orange, S. T., Marshall, P., Madden, L. A., & Vince, R. V. (2018). Can sit-to-stand muscle power explain the ability to perform functional tasks in adults with severe obesity?. Journal of sports sciences, 1-8. doi:10.1080/02640414.2018.1553500

This study examined the relationship between sit-to-stand (STS) power and physical function in adults with severe obesity. Thirty-eight adults (age: 44 ± 12 years; body mass index [BMI]: 45.2 ± 7.8 kg/m2) completed evaluations of STS power, strength... Read More

Effects of acute insulin-induced hypoglycaemia on endothelial microparticles in adults with and without type 2 diabetes (2018)
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Al-Qaissi, A., Papageorgiou, M., Deshmukh, H., Madden, L. A., Rigby, A., Kilpatrick, E. S., …Sathyapalan, T. (2019). Effects of acute insulin-induced hypoglycaemia on endothelial microparticles in adults with and without type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 21(3), 533-540. doi:10.1111/dom.13548

Aims Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are novel surrogate markers of endothelial injury and dysfunction that may be differentially produced in response to acute insulin‐induced hypoglycaemia in adults with and without type 2 diabetes.

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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Marsden, A., Samuel, S., 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), doi: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

Attenuation of oxidative stress-induced lesions in skeletal muscle in a mouse model of obesity-independent hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis through the inhibition of Nox2 activity (2018)
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Sfyri, P. P., Yuldasheva, N. Y., Tzimou, A., Giallourou, N., Crispi, V., Aburima, A., …Matsakas, A. (2018). Attenuation of oxidative stress-induced lesions in skeletal muscle in a mouse model of obesity-independent hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis through the inhibition of Nox2 activity. Free radical biology & medicine, 129, 504-519. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2018.10.422

Obesity leading to hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis is recognised to induce morphological and metabolic changes in many tissues. However, hyperlipidaemia can occur in the absence of obesity. The impact of the latter scenario on skeletal muscle and... Read More

Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers (2018)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Weldrick, P. J., Hardman, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(11), 2032-2044. doi:10.1039/c8qm00343b

We have developed and tested a novel functionalised nanocarrier for chlorhexidine (CHX) which provides a very strong enhancement of its antimicrobial action. The nanocarrier was based on lightly-cross-linked acrylate copolymer nanogel particles loade... Read More