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On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers (2020)
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Patinglag, L., Esfahani, M. M. N., Ragunathan, K., He, P., Brown, N. J., Archibald, S. J., …Tarn, M. D. (in press). On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers. Analyst, 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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Shircliff, A. D., Burke, B. P., Davilla, D. J., Burgess, G. E., Okorocha, F. A., Shrestha, A., …Hubin, T. J. (in press). 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, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc00919a

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. (in press). The mitochondrial phosphate carrier TbMCP11 is essential for mitochondrial function in the procyclic form of Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 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.

Secondary metabolites (essential oils) from sand-dune plants induce cytotoxic effects in cancer cells (2020)
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Beeby, E., Magalhães, M., Poças, J., Collins, T., Lemos, M., Barros, L., …Pires, I. (2020). Secondary metabolites (essential oils) from sand-dune plants induce cytotoxic effects in cancer cells. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 258, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2020.112803

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Despite advances in modern therapeutic strategies, cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide. Therefore, there is a constant need to develop more efficient anticancer targeting strategies. The anticanc... Read More about Secondary metabolites (essential oils) from sand-dune plants induce cytotoxic effects in cancer cells.

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. (in press). Evaluation of a bispidine‐based chelator for gallium‐68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent. Chemistry : a European journal, 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.


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