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Enhanced clearing of Candida biofilms on a 3D urothelial cell in vitro model using lysozyme-functionalized fluconazole-loaded shellac nanoparticles (2021)
Journal Article
Wang, A., Weldrick, P. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2021). Enhanced clearing of Candida biofilms on a 3D urothelial cell in vitro model using lysozyme-functionalized fluconazole-loaded shellac nanoparticles. Biomaterials science / Royal Society of Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1039/d1bm01035b

Candida urinary tract biofilms are increasingly witnessed in nosocomial infections due to reduced immunity of patients and the hospital ecosystem. The indwelling devices utilized to support patients with urethral diseases that connect the unsterilize... Read More about Enhanced clearing of Candida biofilms on a 3D urothelial cell in vitro model using lysozyme-functionalized fluconazole-loaded shellac nanoparticles.

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.

Advanced biomedical applications based on emerging 3D cell culturing platforms (2020)
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Wang, A., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2020). Advanced biomedical applications based on emerging 3D cell culturing platforms. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8(46), 10487-10501. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0tb01658f

It is of great value to develop reliable in vitro models for cell biology and toxicology. However, ethical issues and the decreasing number of donors restrict the further use of traditional animal models in various fields, including the emerging fiel... Read More about Advanced biomedical applications based on emerging 3D cell culturing platforms.

Resistance training leads to large improvements in strength and moderate improvements in physical function in adults who are overweight or obese: a systematic review (2020)
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Orange, S. T., Madden, L. A., & Vince, R. V. (2020). Resistance training leads to large improvements in strength and moderate improvements in physical function in adults who are overweight or obese: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 66(4), 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2020.09.009

Questions What are the effects of resistance training on muscle strength, physical function and muscle power in adults who are overweight or obese? Which factors moderate the effects? Design Systematic review of randomised controlled trials, wit... Read More about Resistance training leads to large improvements in strength and moderate improvements in physical function in adults who are overweight or obese: a systematic review.

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.

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.

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.