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Towards dual SPECT/optical bioimaging with a mitochondrial targeting, 99mTc(i) radiolabelled 1,8-naphthalimide conjugate (2020)
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Oyston, P. C., Pope, S. J., Day, A. H., Domarkas, J., Nigam, S., Renard, I., …Pope, S. J. A. (in press). Towards dual SPECT/optical bioimaging with a mitochondrial targeting, 99mTc(i) radiolabelled 1,8-naphthalimide conjugate. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 49(2), 511-523. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9dt04024b

A series of six different 1,8-naphthalimide conjugated dipicolylamine ligands (L1-6) have been synthesised and characterised. The ligands possess a range of different linker units between the napthalimide fluorophore and dipcolylamine chelator which... Read More about Towards dual SPECT/optical bioimaging with a mitochondrial targeting, 99mTc(i) radiolabelled 1,8-naphthalimide conjugate.

Cytotoxic effects of Ridolfia segetum (L.) Moris phytoproducts in cancer cells (2020)
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Lemos, M. F., Beeby, E., Magalhães, M., Lemos, M. F. L., Pires, I. M., & Cabral, C. (in press). Cytotoxic effects of Ridolfia segetum (L.) Moris phytoproducts in cancer cells. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2020.113515

Ethnopharmacological relevance: The past few years have witnessed an increasing interest in essential oils (EOs) as potential therapeutic agents against a wide variety of pathologies, including cancer. EOs extracted from Ridolfia segetum (L.) Moris (... Read More about Cytotoxic effects of Ridolfia segetum (L.) Moris phytoproducts in cancer cells.

Bioimprint Mediated Label-Free Isolation of Pancreatic Tumor Cells from a Healthy Peripheral Blood Cell Population (2020)
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Pelle, M., Das, A. A. K., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Bioimprint Mediated Label-Free Isolation of Pancreatic Tumor Cells from a Healthy Peripheral Blood Cell Population. Advanced Biosystems, https://doi.org/10.1002/adbi.202000054

New techniques are required for earlier diagnosis and response to treatment of pancreatic cancer. Here, a label-free approach is reported in which circulating pancreatic tumor cells are isolated from healthy peripheral blood cells via cell bioimprint... Read More about Bioimprint Mediated Label-Free Isolation of Pancreatic Tumor Cells from a Healthy Peripheral Blood Cell Population.

Identification of Genes Whose Expression Overlaps Age Boundaries and Correlates with Risk Groups in Paediatric and Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (2020)
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Davis, L., Mills, K. I., Orchard, K. H., & Guinn, B. A. (2020). Identification of Genes Whose Expression Overlaps Age Boundaries and Correlates with Risk Groups in Paediatric and Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Cancers, 12(10), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12102769

Few studies have compared gene expression in paediatric and adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In this study, we have analysed mRNA-sequencing data from two publicly accessible databases: (1) National Cancer Institute's Therapeutically Applicable R... Read More about Identification of Genes Whose Expression Overlaps Age Boundaries and Correlates with Risk Groups in Paediatric and Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Doxorubicin Enhances Procoagulant Activity of Endothelial Cells after Exposure to Tumour Microparticles on Microfluidic Devices (2020)
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Algarni, A., Greenman, J., & Madden, L. A. (2020). Doxorubicin Enhances Procoagulant Activity of Endothelial Cells after Exposure to Tumour Microparticles on Microfluidic Devices. Bloods, 1(1), 23-34. https://doi.org/10.3390/bloods1010006

The majority of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have a significantly increased risk of venous thromboembolism via a mechanism not yet fully elucidated but which most probably involves tumour microparticles (MP) combined with damaged/activated... Read More about Doxorubicin Enhances Procoagulant Activity of Endothelial Cells after Exposure to Tumour Microparticles on Microfluidic Devices.

The effects of empagliflozin vs metformin on endothelial microparticles in overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (2020)
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Javed, Z., Papageorgiou, M., Madden, L. A., Rigby, A. S., Kilpatrick, E. S., Atkin, S. L., & Sathyapalan, T. (2020). The effects of empagliflozin vs metformin on endothelial microparticles in overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Endocrine Connections, 9(6), 563-569. https://doi.org/10.1530/EC-20-0173

Context: Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are novel, surrogate biomarkers of endothelial function and have been shown to be elevated in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It remains poorly understood how pharmacological options for managin... Read More about The effects of empagliflozin vs metformin on endothelial microparticles in overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers (2020)
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Esfahani, M. M., Patinglag, L., Esfahani, M. M. N., Ragunathan, K., He, P., Brown, N. J., …Tarn, M. D. (2020). On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers. Analyst, 145(14), 4920-4930. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01881f

The miniaturisation of positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer production is facilitating a move towards a dose-on-demand strategy that would enable a stratified approach to patient diagnostics, but while the on-chip synthesis steps have been... Read More about On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers.

An ethylene cross-bridged pentaazamacrocycle and its Cu2+ complex: constrained ligand topology and excellent kinetic stability (2020)
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Allbritton, E. M., Shircliff, A. D., Burke, B. P., Davilla, D. J., Burgess, G. E., Okorocha, F. A., …Hubin, T. J. (2020). An ethylene cross-bridged pentaazamacrocycle and its Cu2+ complex: constrained ligand topology and excellent kinetic stability. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 56(54), 7519-7522. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc00919a

Rigid and topologically constrained ethylene cross-bridged tetraazamacrocycles have been increasingly utilised for thirty years as they form remarkably stable transition metal complexes for catalysis, biomedical imaging, and inorganic drug molecule a... Read More about An ethylene cross-bridged pentaazamacrocycle and its Cu2+ complex: constrained ligand topology and excellent kinetic stability.

The EAHAD blood coagulation factor VII variant database (2020)
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Kemball-Cook, G., Giansily-Blaizot, M., Giansily‐Blaizot, M., Rallapalli, P. M., Perkins, S. J., Kemball‐Cook, G., …McVey, J. H. (2020). The EAHAD blood coagulation factor VII variant database. Human Mutation, 41(7), 1209-1219. https://doi.org/10.1002/humu.24025

Hereditary blood coagulation factor VII (FVII) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive bleeding disorder resulting from variants in the gene encoding FVII (F7 ). Integration of genetic variation with functional consequences on protein function is es... Read More about The EAHAD blood coagulation factor VII variant database.

The mitochondrial phosphate carrier TbMCP11 is essential for mitochondrial function in the procyclic form of Trypanosoma brucei (2020)
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Gao, F., Voncken, F., & Colasante, C. (2020). The mitochondrial phosphate carrier TbMCP11 is essential for mitochondrial function in the procyclic form of Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 237, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2020.111275

Conserved amongst all eukaryotes is a family of mitochondrial carrier proteins (SLC25A) responsible for the import of various solutes across the inner mitochondrial membrane. We previously reported that the human parasite Trypanosoma brucei possesses... Read More about The mitochondrial phosphate carrier TbMCP11 is essential for mitochondrial function in the procyclic form of Trypanosoma brucei.

Evaluation of a bispidine‐based chelator for gallium‐68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent (2020)
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Price, T., Yap, S. Y., Gillet, R., Savoie, H., Charbonnière, L. J., Boyle, R. W., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2020). Evaluation of a bispidine‐based chelator for gallium‐68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent. Chemistry : a European journal, 26(34), 7602-7608. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201905776

In this study a bispidine ligand has been applied to the complexation of gallium(III) and radiolabelled with gallium-68 for the first time. Despite its 5-coordinate nature, the resulting complex is stable in serum for over two hours, demonstrating a... Read More about Evaluation of a bispidine‐based chelator for gallium‐68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent.

Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies (2020)
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Alshamrani, A. F., Prior, T. J., Burke, B. P., Roberts, D. P., Archibald, S. J., Higham, L. J., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies. Inorganic chemistry, 59(4), 2367-2378. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03239

Reaction of [ReOCl3(PPh3)2] or [ReO2I(PPh3)2] with 2,2′-diphenylglycine (dpgH2) in refluxing ethanol afforded the air-stable complex [ReO(dpgH)(dpg)(PPh3)] (1). Treatment of [ReO(OEt)I2(PPh3)2] with 1,2,3-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) afforded the... Read More about Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies.

Combined magnetic resonance imaging and photodynamic therapy using polyfunctionalised nanoparticles bearing robust gadolinium surface units (2020)
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Chabloz, N., Perry, H., Yoon, I., Coulson, A., White, A., Stasiuk, G., …Wilton-Ely, J. (in press). Combined magnetic resonance imaging and photodynamic therapy using polyfunctionalised nanoparticles bearing robust gadolinium surface units. Chemistry : a European journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201904757

A robust dithiocarbamate tether allows novel gadolinium units based on DOTAGA (q = 1) to be attached to the surface of gold nanoparticles (2.6 ‐ 4.1 nm diameter) along with functional units offering biocompatibility, targeting and photodynamic therap... Read More about Combined magnetic resonance imaging and photodynamic therapy using polyfunctionalised nanoparticles bearing robust gadolinium surface units.

Removal of Human Leukemic Cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells by Cell Recognition Chromatography with Size Matched Particle Imprints (2020)
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Chester, R., Das, A. A. K., Medlock, J., Nees, D., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2020). Removal of Human Leukemic Cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells by Cell Recognition Chromatography with Size Matched Particle Imprints. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 3(2), 789-800. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.9b00770

We report a cell recognition chromatography approach for blood cancer cell separation from healthy peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) based on sizematched functionalized particle imprints. Negative imprints were prepared from layers of 15 μm... Read More about Removal of Human Leukemic Cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells by Cell Recognition Chromatography with Size Matched Particle Imprints.