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Accumulation of tissue factor in endothelial cells promotes cellular apoptosis through over-activation of Src1 and involves β1-integrin signalling (2019)
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Ethaeb, A. M., Mohammad, M. A., Madkhali, Y., Maraveyas, A., Featherby, S., Greenman, J., & Ettelaie, C. (in press). Accumulation of tissue factor in endothelial cells promotes cellular apoptosis through over-activation of Src1 and involves β1-integrin signalling. Apoptosis, 25, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10495-019-01576-2

Accumulation of tissue factor (TF) within cells leads to cellular apoptosis mediated through p38 and p53 pathways. In this study, the involvement of Src1 in the induction of TF-mediated cell apoptosis, and the mechanisms of Src1 activation were inves... Read More about Accumulation of tissue factor in endothelial cells promotes cellular apoptosis through over-activation of Src1 and involves β1-integrin signalling.

Transcriptomic Adjustments of Staphylococcus aureus COL (MRSA) Forming Biofilms Under Acidic and Alkaline Conditions (2019)
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Efthimiou, G., Tsiamis, G., Typas, M., & Pappas, K. (2019). Transcriptomic Adjustments of Staphylococcus aureus COL (MRSA) Forming Biofilms Under Acidic and Alkaline Conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02393

© Copyright © 2019 Efthimiou, Tsiamis, Typas and Pappas. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are important human pathogens and a significant health hazard for hospitals and the food industry. They are resistant to β-lactam anti... Read More about Transcriptomic Adjustments of Staphylococcus aureus COL (MRSA) Forming Biofilms Under Acidic and Alkaline Conditions.

Retrospective Medical Record Research: Reflections of A Unsponsored Researcher (2019)
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Bature, F., Guinn, B., Vseteckova, J., Pang, D., & Pappas, Y. (2019). Retrospective Medical Record Research: Reflections of A Unsponsored Researcher. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 21(4), 16080-16086. https://doi.org/10.26717/BJSTR.2019.21.003642

This article is a reflective narrative by the author following the successful completion of a doctoral thesis involving the analysis of primary care data. The aim of the study was to identify patterns in signs and symptoms preceding a clinical diagno... Read More about Retrospective Medical Record Research: Reflections of A Unsponsored Researcher.

Characterisation of a mitochondrial iron transporter of the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei (2019)
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Zheng, F., Colasante, C., & Voncken, F. (2019). Characterisation of a mitochondrial iron transporter of the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 233, 111221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2019.111221

Similar to higher eukaryotes, the protist parasite T. brucei harbours several iron-containing proteins that regulate DNA and protein processing, oxidative stress defence and mitochondrial respiration. The synthesis of these proteins occurs either in... Read More about Characterisation of a mitochondrial iron transporter of the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei.

The effect of radioiodine treatment on the diseased thyroid gland (2019)
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Riley, A. S., McKenzie, G. A. G., Green, V., Schettino, G., England, R. J. A., & Greenman, J. (in press). The effect of radioiodine treatment on the diseased thyroid gland. International Journal of Radiation Biology, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/09553002.2019.1665206

Purpose: Radioiodine (I131) therapy is the treatment mainstay for several benign and malignant thyroid disorders, however I131 is known to cause DNA damage and liberation of thyroidal self-antigens inducing secondary immunoreactivity. The exact mecha... Read More about The effect of radioiodine treatment on the diseased thyroid gland.

The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects (2019)
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Vince, R. V., Al-Qaissi, A., Alqarni, S., Javed, Z., Atkin, S. L., Sathyapalan, T., …Madden, L. A. (2019). The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects. Endocrine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-019-02059-9

© 2019, The Author(s). Background: A retrospective analysis was carried out from patients and controls during the past 5 years from a series of studies investigating endothelial microparticles (MP). Methods: In total, 319 samples from 207 individuals... Read More about The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects.

Side-bridged cyclam transition metal complexes bearing a phenolic ether or a phenolate pendent arm (2019)
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Mewis, R. E., & Archibald, S. J. (2019). Side-bridged cyclam transition metal complexes bearing a phenolic ether or a phenolate pendent arm. Polyhedron, 171, 578-589. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.08.003

Side-bridged cyclam transition metal complexes (M = Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II)) bearing a phenolic ether or phenolate pendent arm have been synthesised. For [NiL1]+ and [CuL1]+, evidence for a phenoxyl radical was obtained (quasi reversible peak at +0... Read More about Side-bridged cyclam transition metal complexes bearing a phenolic ether or a phenolate pendent arm.

The histone demethylase enzymes KDM3A and KDM4B co-operatively regulate chromatin transactions of the estrogen receptor in breast cancer (2019)
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Jones, D., Wilson, L., Thomas, H., Gaughan, L., & Wade, M. (in press). The histone demethylase enzymes KDM3A and KDM4B co-operatively regulate chromatin transactions of the estrogen receptor in breast cancer. Cancers, 11(8), https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers11081122

Many estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers develop resistance to endocrine therapy but retain canonical receptor signalling in the presence of selective ER antagonists. Numerous co-regulatory proteins, including enzymes that modulate the chr... Read More about The histone demethylase enzymes KDM3A and KDM4B co-operatively regulate chromatin transactions of the estrogen receptor in breast cancer.

A bioinformatics toolkit: in silico tools and online resources for investigating genetic variation (2019)
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Webster, S. J., Aldossary, M. A., & Hampshire, D. J. (2019). A bioinformatics toolkit: in silico tools and online resources for investigating genetic variation. Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 45(7), 674-684. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1692978

With the advent of large-scale next-generation sequencing initiatives, there is an increasing importance to interpret and understand the potential phenotypic influence of identified genetic variation and its significance in the human genome. Bioinfor... Read More about A bioinformatics toolkit: in silico tools and online resources for investigating genetic variation.

Olive pomace oil can be used as an alternative carbon source for clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus (2019)
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Young, T., Li, Y., & Efthimiou, G. (in press). Olive pomace oil can be used as an alternative carbon source for clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus. Waste and biomass valorization, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-019-00719-5

Clavulanic acid is an important drug, both medically and economically. It is used to combat bacterial resistance to β-lactam antibiotics and is on the World Health Organisation’s List of Essential Medicines in combination with amoxicillin. An olive o... Read More about Olive pomace oil can be used as an alternative carbon source for clavulanic acid production by Streptomyces clavuligerus.

Cell proliferation detected using [18F]FLT PET/CT as an early marker of abdominal aortic aneurysm (2019)
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Gandhi, R., Cawthorne, C., Craggs, L. J., Wright, J. D., Domarkas, J., He, P., …Bailey, M. A. (2019). Cell proliferation detected using [18F]FLT PET/CT as an early marker of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-019-01946-y

© 2019, The Author(s). Background: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a focal aortic dilatation progressing towards rupture. Non-invasive AAA-associated cell proliferation biomarkers are not yet established. We investigated the feasibility of the cel... Read More about Cell proliferation detected using [18F]FLT PET/CT as an early marker of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

A plant-like mitochondrial carrier family protein facilitates mitochondrial transport of di- and tricarboxylates in Trypanosoma brucei (2018)
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Colasante, C., Zheng, F., Kemp, C., & Voncken, F. (2018). A plant-like mitochondrial carrier family protein facilitates mitochondrial transport of di- and tricarboxylates in Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 221, 36-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2018.03.003

The procyclic form of the human parasite Trypanosoma brucei harbors one single, large mitochondrion containing all tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle enzymes and respiratory chain complexes present also in higher eukaryotes. Metabolite exchange among sub... Read More about A plant-like mitochondrial carrier family protein facilitates mitochondrial transport of di- and tricarboxylates in Trypanosoma brucei.

Animals can assign novel odours to a known category (2017)
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Wright, H. F., Wilkinson, A., Croxton, R. S., Graham, D. K., Harding, R. C., Hodkinson, H. L., …Zulch, H. E. (2017). Animals can assign novel odours to a known category. Scientific reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-09454-0

The ability to identify a novel stimulus as a member of a known category allows an organism to respond appropriately towards it. Categorisation is thus a fundamental component of cognition and an essential tool for processing and responding to unkn... Read More about Animals can assign novel odours to a known category.

Effect of Rocket (Eruca sativa) Extract on MRSA Growth and Proteome: Metabolic Adjustments in Plant-Based Media (2017)
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Doulgeraki, A. I., Efthimiou, G., Paramithiotis, S., Pappas, K. M., Typas, M. A., & Nychas, G. (2017). Effect of Rocket (Eruca sativa) Extract on MRSA Growth and Proteome: Metabolic Adjustments in Plant-Based Media. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00782

The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in food has provoked a great concern about the presence of MRSA in associated foodstuff. Although MRSA is often detected in various retailed meat products, it seems that food handler... Read More about Effect of Rocket (Eruca sativa) Extract on MRSA Growth and Proteome: Metabolic Adjustments in Plant-Based Media.

An investigation of Digoxin by Cyclic Voltammetry using Gold and Silver Solid Electrodes and Chemometric Analysis (2017)
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Bellia, G., Corrall, H., Baron, M., Croxton, R., & Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. (2017). An investigation of Digoxin by Cyclic Voltammetry using Gold and Silver Solid Electrodes and Chemometric Analysis. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 12, 3050-3062. https://doi.org/10.20964/2017.04.60

Digoxin, one of the main cardiac glycosides medication, has shown to have a strong analytical response under investigation by voltammetric analysis using mercury electrodes, achieving nanomole sensitivity. In this study we investigated the suitabilit... Read More about An investigation of Digoxin by Cyclic Voltammetry using Gold and Silver Solid Electrodes and Chemometric Analysis.

Microcrystalline testing used in combination with Raman micro-spectroscopy for absolute identification of novel psychoactive substances: Microcrystalline testing used in combination with Raman micro-spectroscopy (2016)
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Elie, L., Elie, M., Cave, G., Vetter, M., Croxton, R., & Baron, M. (2016). Microcrystalline testing used in combination with Raman micro-spectroscopy for absolute identification of novel psychoactive substances: Microcrystalline testing used in combination with Raman micro-spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 47(11), 1343-1350. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.4957

Two new psychoactive substances, namely 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone) and 5,6-methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane (MDAI) were analysed with a novel combination of microcrystalline tests followed by Raman micro-spectroscopy to facilitate their absolute... Read More about Microcrystalline testing used in combination with Raman micro-spectroscopy for absolute identification of novel psychoactive substances: Microcrystalline testing used in combination with Raman micro-spectroscopy.

On-chip determination of C-reactive protein using magnetic particles in continuous flow (2014)
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Phurimsak, C., Tarn, M. D., Peyman, S. A., Greenman, J., & Pamme, N. (2014). On-chip determination of C-reactive protein using magnetic particles in continuous flow. Analytical chemistry, 86(21), 10552-10559. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac5023265

We demonstrate the application of a multilaminar flow platform, in which functionalized magnetic particles are deflected through alternating laminar flow streams of reagents and washing solutions via an external magnet, for the rapid detection of the... Read More about On-chip determination of C-reactive protein using magnetic particles in continuous flow.

Analysis of amino acids in latent fingerprint residue by capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry: Other Techniques (2012)
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Atherton, T., Croxton, R., Baron, M., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J., Gámiz-Gracia, L., & García-Campaña, A. M. (2012). Analysis of amino acids in latent fingerprint residue by capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry: Other Techniques. Journal of Separation Science, 35(21), 2994-2999. https://doi.org/10.1002/jssc.201200398

The analysis of the chemical composition of fingerprints is important for the development and improvement of existing fingerprint enhancement techniques. This study demonstrates the first analysis of a latent fingerprint sample, using an optimized CE... Read More about Analysis of amino acids in latent fingerprint residue by capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry: Other Techniques.

Chemical Characterization of Latent Fingerprints by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization, Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Mega Electron Volt Secondary Mass Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Photoelectron Spec (2012)
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Bailey, M. J., Bright, N. J., Croxton, R. S., Francese, S., Ferguson, L. S., Hinder, S., …Bleay, S. (2012). Chemical Characterization of Latent Fingerprints by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization, Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Mega Electron Volt Secondary Mass Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, and Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging: An Intercomparison. Analytical chemistry, 84(20), 8514-8523. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac302441y

The first analytical intercomparison of fingerprint residue using equivalent samples of latent fingerprint residue and characterized by a suite of relevant techniques is presented. This work has never been undertaken, presumably due to the perishable... Read More about Chemical Characterization of Latent Fingerprints by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization, Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Mega Electron Volt Secondary Mass Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Photoelectron Spec.

Investigation into the suitability of capillary tubes for microcrystalline testing: Capillary tubes for microcrystalline tests (2012)
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Elie, L. E., Baron, M. G., Croxton, R. S., & Elie, M. P. (2013). Investigation into the suitability of capillary tubes for microcrystalline testing: Capillary tubes for microcrystalline tests. Drug Testing and Analysis, 5(7), 573-580. https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.1372

A comparison between microcrystalline tests performed on microscope slides and flat capillary tubes with inner diameters ranging from 0.1 to 0.7 mm was carried out to explore the appropriateness of tubes for rapid testing of suspected drugs of abuse... Read More about Investigation into the suitability of capillary tubes for microcrystalline testing: Capillary tubes for microcrystalline tests.