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Fabrication of Human Keratinocyte Cell Clusters for Skin Graft Applications by Templating Water-in-Water Pickering Emulsions (2019)
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Celik, S., Dominici, S., Filby, B., Das, A., Madden, L., & Paunov, V. (2019). Fabrication of Human Keratinocyte Cell Clusters for Skin Graft Applications by Templating Water-in-Water Pickering Emulsions. Biomimetics, 4(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4030050

Most current methods for the preparation of tissue spheroids require complex materials, involve tedious physical steps and are generally not scalable. We report a novel alternative, which is both inexpensive and up-scalable, to produce large quantiti... Read More

Apixaban suppresses the release of TF-positive microvesicles and restrains cancer cell proliferation through directly inhibiting TF-fVIIa activity (2019)
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Featherby, S., Madkhali, Y., Maraveyas, A., & Ettelaie, C. (in press). Apixaban suppresses the release of TF-positive microvesicles and restrains cancer cell proliferation through directly inhibiting TF-fVIIa activity. Thrombosis and haemostasis, https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1692682

The activation of protease activated receptor (PAR)-2 by factor Xa (fXa) promotes the release of tissue factor-positive microvesicles (TF+MV), and contributes to proliferation in cancer cells. This study examined the ability of direct oral anticoagul... Read More

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 toxic effect of cytostatics on primary cilia frequency and multiciliation (2019)
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Filipová, A., Diaz Garcia, D., Bezrouk, A., Čížková, D., Dvořák, J., Filip, S., …Šinkorová, Z. (2019). The toxic effect of cytostatics on primary cilia frequency and multiciliation. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1111/jcmm.14487

The primary cilium is considered as a key component of morphological cellular stability. However, cancer cells are notorious for lacking primary cilia in most cases, depending upon the tumour type. Previous reports have shown the effect of starvation... Read More

Polyfunctionalised nanoparticles bearing robust gadolinium surface units for high relaxivity performance in MRI (2019)
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Nicolas, C., Wenzel, M., Perry, H., Yoon, I., Molisso, S., Stasiuk, G., …Wilton-Ely, J. (in press). Polyfunctionalised nanoparticles bearing robust gadolinium surface units for high relaxivity performance in MRI. Chemistry : a European journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201901820

The first example of an octadentate gadolinium unit based on DO3A (hydration number q = 1) with a dithiocarbamate tether has been designed and attached to the surface of gold nanoparticles (around 4.4 nm in diameter). In addition to the superior robu... Read More

Breathing new life into old antibiotics: Overcoming antibacterial resistance by antibiotic-loaded nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality (2019)
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Weldrick, P. J., Iveson, S., Hardman, M. J., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Breathing new life into old antibiotics: Overcoming antibacterial resistance by antibiotic-loaded nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality. Nanoscale, 11(21), 10472-10485. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8nr10022e

Multidrug-resistant pathogens are prevalent in chronic wounds. There is an urgent need to develop novel antimicrobials and formulation strategies that can overcome antibiotic resistance and provide a safe alternative to traditional antibiotics. This... Read More

Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression in the Normal and Malignant Human Prostate: A Rapid Response Which Promotes Therapeutic Resistance (2019)
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Frame, F. M., & Maitland, N. J. (2019). Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression in the Normal and Malignant Human Prostate: A Rapid Response Which Promotes Therapeutic Resistance. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20102437

A successful prostate cancer must be capable of changing its phenotype in response to a variety of microenvironmental influences, such as adaptation to treatment or successful proliferation at a particular metastatic site. New cell phenotypes emerge... Read More

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. (2019). Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 7(22), 3497-3504. 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

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

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. J., Madden, L. A., Peart, D. J., Aye, M. M., Atkin, S. L., & Vince, R. V. (2019). Circulating endothelial microparticles reduce in concentration following an exercise programme in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10(MAR), 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, https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. (2019). Elevated local senescence in diabetic wound healing is linked to pathological repair via CXCR2. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 139(5), 1171-1181.e6. https://doi.org/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