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Identification of biomarkers for the diagnosis and targets for therapy in patients with clear cell ovarian cancer: a systematic literature review (2022)
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Butler, H., Saulat, O., & Guinn, B. (in press). Identification of biomarkers for the diagnosis and targets for therapy in patients with clear cell ovarian cancer: a systematic literature review. Carcinogenesis, https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgac012

Clear cell ovarian cancer (CCOC) is a rare type of epithelial cancer often resistant to platinum-based chemotherapy. Biomarkers for the diagnosis of CCOC, and targets for immunotherapy, both have the potential to improve outcomes for patients. Our re... Read More about Identification of biomarkers for the diagnosis and targets for therapy in patients with clear cell ovarian cancer: a systematic literature review.

Synthesis and analysis of small molecules to restrain the function of tissue factor within tumour cells (2021)
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Adeniran, O. I., Mohammad, M. A., Featherby, S., Maraveyas, A., Boa, A. N., & Ettelaie, C. (2021). Synthesis and analysis of small molecules to restrain the function of tissue factor within tumour cells. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark, 26(10), 752-764. https://doi.org/10.52586/4985

Introduction: The restriction of prolyl-protein cis/trans isomerase 1 (Pin1) activity has been shown to prevent the release of tissue factor (TF) leading to the accumulation of the latter protein within the cell. This study tested the ability of nove... Read More about Synthesis and analysis of small molecules to restrain the function of tissue factor within tumour cells.

Functional genomics of abiotic environmental adaptation in lacertid lizards and other vertebrates (2021)
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Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Garcia-Porta, J., Irisarri, I., Feugere, L., Bates, A., Kirchhof, S., …Storey, K. B. (in press). Functional genomics of abiotic environmental adaptation in lacertid lizards and other vertebrates. The journal of animal ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13617

Understanding the genomic basis of adaptation to different abiotic environments is important in the context of climate change and resulting short-term environmental fluctuations. Using functional and comparative genomics approaches, we here investiga... Read More about Functional genomics of abiotic environmental adaptation in lacertid lizards and other vertebrates.

Thermal stress induces a positive phenotypic and molecular feedback loop in zebrafish embryos (2021)
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Feugere, L., Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Scott, V., Rodriguez-Barucg, Q., & Beltran-Alvarez, P. (2021). Thermal stress induces a positive phenotypic and molecular feedback loop in zebrafish embryos. Journal of Thermal Biology, 102, Article 103114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2021.103114

Aquatic organisms must cope with both rising and rapidly changing temperatures. These thermal changes can affect numerous traits, from molecular to ecological scales. Biotic stressors are already known to induce the release of chemical cues which tri... Read More about Thermal stress induces a positive phenotypic and molecular feedback loop in zebrafish embryos.

Survivin’ acute myeloid leukaemia—a personalised target for inv(16) patients (2021)
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Greiner, J., Brown, E., Bullinger, L., Hills, R. K., Morris, V., Döhner, H., …Guinn, B. A. (2021). Survivin’ acute myeloid leukaemia—a personalised target for inv(16) patients. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(19), Article 10482. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms221910482

Abstract: Despite recent advances in therapies including immunotherapy, patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) still experience relatively poor survival rates. The Inhibition of Apoptosis (IAP) family member, survivin, also known by its gene and... Read More about Survivin’ acute myeloid leukaemia—a personalised target for inv(16) patients.

Inhibition of arginine methylation impairs platelet function (2021)
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Marsden, A. J., Riley, D. R. J., Barry, A., Khalil, J. S., Guinn, B. A., Kemp, N. T., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (in press). Inhibition of arginine methylation impairs platelet function. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsptsci.1c00135

Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) catalyze the transfer of methyl groups to arginine residues in proteins. PRMT inhibitors are novel, promising drugs against cancer that are currently in clinical trials, which include oral administration of... Read More about Inhibition of arginine methylation impairs platelet function.

De-palmitoylation of tissue factor regulates its activity, phosphorylation and cellular functions (2021)
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Rondon, A. M., Ettelaie, C., Featherby, S., Rondon, A. M. R., Greenman, J., Versteeg, H. H., & Maraveyas, A. (2021). De-palmitoylation of tissue factor regulates its activity, phosphorylation and cellular functions. Cancers, 13(15), https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13153837

In this study, the role of de-palmitoylation of tissue factor (TF) in the decryption of its activity was explored. TF-tGFP constructs were prepared by mutagenesis-substitution at Cys245 to prevent or mimic palmitolyation. Additionally, to reduce TF d... Read More about De-palmitoylation of tissue factor regulates its activity, phosphorylation and cellular functions.

Factor VIIa regulates the level of cell-surface tissue factor through separate but cooperative mechanisms (2021)
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Madkhali, Y., Rondon, A. M., Featherby, S., Maraveyas, A., Greenman, J., & Ettelaie, C. (2021). Factor VIIa regulates the level of cell-surface tissue factor through separate but cooperative mechanisms. Cancers, 13(15), https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13153718

Procoagulant activity of tissue factor (TF) in response to injury or inflammation is accompanied with cellular signals which determine the fate of cells. However, to prevent excessive signalling, TF is rapidly dissipated through release into microves... Read More about Factor VIIa regulates the level of cell-surface tissue factor through separate but cooperative mechanisms.

The significance of HOXB7 and IL17RB serum levels in prognosis of hormonally dependent breast cancer: A pilot study (2021)
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Todorović-Raković, N., Milovanović, J., Greenman, J., & Radulovic, M. (2021). The significance of HOXB7 and IL17RB serum levels in prognosis of hormonally dependent breast cancer: A pilot study. Advances in Medical Sciences, 66(2), 359-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advms.2021.07.007

Purpose: Improved prognostication of a patient's outcome could allow for personalized treatment decisions in breast cancer. Homeobox B7 (HOXB7) and interleukin 17 receptor B (IL17RB) are proteins reportedly involved in the development of hormonal the... Read More about The significance of HOXB7 and IL17RB serum levels in prognosis of hormonally dependent breast cancer: A pilot study.

Novel Non-Congeneric Derivatives of the Choline Kinase Alpha Inhibitor ICL-CCIC-0019 (2021)
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Wang, N., Brickute, D., Braga, M., Barnes, C., Lu, H., Allott, L., & Aboagye, E. O. (2021). Novel Non-Congeneric Derivatives of the Choline Kinase Alpha Inhibitor ICL-CCIC-0019. Pharmaceutics, 13(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics13071078

Choline kinase alpha (CHKA) is a promising target for the development of cancer therapeutics. We have previously reported ICL-CCIC-0019, a potent CHKA inhibitor with high cellular activity but with some unfavorable pharmacological properties. In this... Read More about Novel Non-Congeneric Derivatives of the Choline Kinase Alpha Inhibitor ICL-CCIC-0019.

A novel HAGE/WT-1 ImmunoBody® vaccine combination enhances anti-tumour responses when compared to either vaccine alone. (2021)
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Almshayakhchi, R., Nagarajan, D., Vadakekolathu, J., Guinn, B., Reeder, S., Brentville, V., …McArdle, S. (in press). A novel HAGE/WT-1 ImmunoBody® vaccine combination enhances anti-tumour responses when compared to either vaccine alone. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2021.636977

Many cancers, including myeloid leukaemia express the cancer testis antigen (CTA) DDX43 (HAGE) and/or the oncogene Wilms' tumour (WT1). Here we demonstrate that HAGE/WT1-ImmunoBody® vaccines derived T-cells can kill ex-vivo human CML cell lines expre... Read More about A novel HAGE/WT-1 ImmunoBody® vaccine combination enhances anti-tumour responses when compared to either vaccine alone..

Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers (2021)
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Marsden, A. J., Riley, D. R., Birkett, S., Rodriguez-Barucg, Q., Guinn, B. A., Carroll, S., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (in press). Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers. Amino acids, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00726-021-03024-5

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death worldwide. Extensive cardiovascular biomarkers are available using blood tests but very few, if any, investigations have described non-invasive tests for cardiovascular biomarkers based on readily av... Read More about Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers.

A Novel HAGE/WT1-ImmunoBody® Vaccine Combination Enhances Anti-Tumour Responses When Compared to Either Vaccine Alone (2021)
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Almshayakhchi, R., Nagarajan, D., Vadakekolathu, J., Guinn, B. A., Reeder, S., Brentville, V., …McArdle, S. (2021). A Novel HAGE/WT1-ImmunoBody® Vaccine Combination Enhances Anti-Tumour Responses When Compared to Either Vaccine Alone. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2021.636977

Many cancers, including myeloid leukaemia express the cancer testis antigen (CTA) DDX43 (HAGE) and/or the oncogene Wilms’ tumour (WT1). Here we demonstrate that HAGE/WT1-ImmunoBody® vaccines derived T-cells can kill ex-vivo human CML cell lines expre... Read More about A Novel HAGE/WT1-ImmunoBody® Vaccine Combination Enhances Anti-Tumour Responses When Compared to Either Vaccine Alone.

A lab-on-a-chip platform for integrated extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in resource-limited settings (2021)
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Rodriguez-Mateos, P., Ngamsom, B., Walter, C., Dyer, C. E., Gitaka, J., Iles, A., & Pamme, N. (2021). A lab-on-a-chip platform for integrated extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in resource-limited settings. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1177, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2021.338758

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the unprecedented global pandemic of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Efforts are needed to develop rapid and accurate diagnostic tools for extensive testing, allowing for ef... Read More about A lab-on-a-chip platform for integrated extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in resource-limited settings.

Detecting hypoxia in vitro using 18F-pretargeted IEDDA “click” chemistry in live cells (2021)
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Allott, L., Chen, C., Braga, M., Leung, S. F. J., Wang, N., Barnes, C., …Aboagye, E. O. (in press). Detecting hypoxia in vitro using 18F-pretargeted IEDDA “click” chemistry in live cells. RSC advances, 11(33), 20335-20341. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ra02482e

We have exemplified a pretargeted approach to interrogate hypoxia in live cells using radioactive bioorthogonal inverse electron demand Diels–Alder (IEDDA) “click” chemistry. Our novel 18F-tetrazine probe ([18F]FB-Tz) and 2-nitroimidazole-based TCO t... Read More about Detecting hypoxia in vitro using 18F-pretargeted IEDDA “click” chemistry in live cells.

Inertial focusing of microparticles, bacteria, and blood in serpentine glass channels (2021)
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Rodriguez-Mateos, P., Ngamsom, B., Dyer, C. E., Iles, A., & Pamme, N. (in press). Inertial focusing of microparticles, bacteria, and blood in serpentine glass channels. ELECTROPHORESIS, https://doi.org/10.1002/elps.202100083

Early detection of pathogenic microorganisms is pivotal to diagnosis and prevention of health and safety crises. Standard methods for pathogen detection often rely on lengthy culturing procedures, confirmed by biochemical assays, leading to >24 h... Read More about Inertial focusing of microparticles, bacteria, and blood in serpentine glass channels.

Ovarian Cancer in the Sudan - Identifying the Social and Clinical Factors that Prevent an Early Diagnosis (2021)
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Mohamed, E., Bature, F., Ali, I., Abdelaziz, F., Alsayed, S., Mukhtar, M., …Guinn, B. (2021). Ovarian Cancer in the Sudan - Identifying the Social and Clinical Factors that Prevent an Early Diagnosis. Austin Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8(5), https://doi.org/10.26420/austiniobstetgynecol.2021.1181

Ovarian cancer, because it often presents with vague symptoms, is a difficult disease to diagnose at the early stages, especially in developing countries. In Sudan, diagnosis is further complicated by additional factors and challenges. First, as in a... Read More about Ovarian Cancer in the Sudan - Identifying the Social and Clinical Factors that Prevent an Early Diagnosis.

Biofilm-Infected Human Clusteroid Three-Dimensional Coculture Platform to Replace Animal Models in Testing Antimicrobial Nanotechnologies (2021)
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Wang, A., Weldrick, P., Madden, L., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Biofilm-Infected Human Clusteroid Three-Dimensional Coculture Platform to Replace Animal Models in Testing Antimicrobial Nanotechnologies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c02679

Microbial biofilms are a major concern in wound care, implant devices, and organ infections. Biofilms allow higher tolerance to antibacterial drugs, can impair wound healing, and potentially lead to sepsis. There has been a recent focus on developing... Read More about Biofilm-Infected Human Clusteroid Three-Dimensional Coculture Platform to Replace Animal Models in Testing Antimicrobial Nanotechnologies.

Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator (2021)
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Quintero, P., Cheng, Y., Benoit, D., Moore, C., & Beavis, A. (2021). Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator. British Journal of Radiology, 94(1122), Article 20201011. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20201011

OBJECTIVE: High levels of beam modulation complexity (MC) and monitor units (MU) can compromise the plan deliverability of intensity-modulated radiotherapy treatments. Our study evaluates the effect of three treatment planning system (TPS) parameters... Read More about Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator.

Radiolabelling an 18F biologic via facile IEDDA “click” chemistry on the GE FASTLab™ platform (2021)
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Allott, L., Amgheib, A., Barnes, C., Braga, M., Brickute, D., Wang, N., …Aboagye, E. O. (in press). Radiolabelling an 18F biologic via facile IEDDA “click” chemistry on the GE FASTLab™ platform. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1039/d1re00117e

The use of biologics in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging is an important area of radiopharmaceutical development and new automated methods are required to facilitate their production. We report an automated radiosynthesis method to produce... Read More about Radiolabelling an 18F biologic via facile IEDDA “click” chemistry on the GE FASTLab™ platform.