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The toxic effect of cytostatics on primary cilia frequency and multiciliation (2019)
Journal Article
Filipová, A., Diaz Garcia, D., Bezrouk, A., Čížková, D., Dvořák, J., Filip, S., …Šinkorová, Z. (2019). The toxic effect of cytostatics on primary cilia frequency and multiciliation. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 23(8), 5728-5736. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcmm.14487

The primary cilium is considered as a key component of morphological cellular stability. However, cancer cells are notorious for lacking primary cilia in most cases, depending upon the tumour type. Previous reports have shown the effect of starvation... Read More about The toxic effect of cytostatics on primary cilia frequency and multiciliation.

Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion (2019)
Journal Article
Clarke, M. T., Viscomi, F. N., Chamberlain, T. W., Hondow, N., Adawi, A. M., Sturge, J., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2019). Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion. Communications Chemistry, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-019-0138-z

Indium phosphide based quantum dots have emerged in recent years as alternatives to traditional heavy metal (cadmium, lead) based materials suitable for biomedical application due to their non-toxic nature. The major barrier to this application, is t... Read More about Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion.

A 18F radiolabelled Zn(ii) sensing fluorescent probe (2018)
Journal Article
Price, T. W., Firth, G., Eling, C. J., Kinnon, M., Long, N. J., Sturge, J., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2018). A 18F radiolabelled Zn(ii) sensing fluorescent probe. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 54(26), 3227-3230 . https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc00687c

A selective fluorescent probe for Zn(ii), AQA-F, has been synthesized. AQA-F exhibits a ratiometric shift in emission of up to 80 nm upon binding Zn(ii) ([AQA-F] = 0.1 mM, [Zn(ii)Cl 2 ] = 0-300 μM). An enhancement of quantum yield from Φ = 4.2% to Φ... Read More about A 18F radiolabelled Zn(ii) sensing fluorescent probe.

How to study basement membrane stiffness as a biophysical trigger in prostate cancer and other age-related pathologies or metabolic diseases (2016)
Journal Article
Rodriguez-Teja, M., Breit, C., Clarke, M., Talar, K., Wang, K., Mohammad, M. A., …Sturge, J. (2016). How to study basement membrane stiffness as a biophysical trigger in prostate cancer and other age-related pathologies or metabolic diseases. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, 2016(115), https://doi.org/10.3791/54230

Here we describe a protocol that can be used to study the biophysical microenvironment related to increased thickness and stiffness of the basement membrane (BM) during age-related pathologies and metabolic disorders (e.g. cancer, diabetes, microvasc... Read More about How to study basement membrane stiffness as a biophysical trigger in prostate cancer and other age-related pathologies or metabolic diseases.

Endo180 at the cutting edge of bone cancer treatment and beyond (2016)
Journal Article
Sturge, J. (2016). Endo180 at the cutting edge of bone cancer treatment and beyond. Journal of Pathology, 238(4), 485-488. https://doi.org/10.1002/path.4673

Skeletal bone is an attractive site for secondary tumour growth and is also home to spontaneous primary cancer. Treatment of bone metastasis is focused on limiting the vicious cycle of bone destruction with bisphosphonates or inhibition of receptor a... Read More about Endo180 at the cutting edge of bone cancer treatment and beyond.

Tumor-associated Endo180 requires stromal-derived LOX to promote metastatic prostate cancer cell migration on human ECM surfaces (2015)
Journal Article
Caley, M. P., King, H., Shah, N., Wang, K., Rodriguez-Teja, M., Gronau, J. H., …Sturge, J. (2016). Tumor-associated Endo180 requires stromal-derived LOX to promote metastatic prostate cancer cell migration on human ECM surfaces. Clinical & experimental metastasis, 33(2), 151-165. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10585-015-9765-7

The diverse composition and structure of extracellular matrix (ECM) interfaces encountered by tumor cells at secondary tissue sites can influence metastatic progression. Extensive in vitro and in vivo data has confirmed that metastasizing tumor cells... Read More about Tumor-associated Endo180 requires stromal-derived LOX to promote metastatic prostate cancer cell migration on human ECM surfaces.

AGE-modified basement membrane cooperates with Endo180 to promote epithelial cell invasiveness and decrease prostate cancer survival (2014)
Journal Article
Rodriguez-Teja, M., Gronau, J. H., Breit, C., Zhang, Y. Z., Minamidate, A., Caley, M. P., …Sturge, J. (2015). AGE-modified basement membrane cooperates with Endo180 to promote epithelial cell invasiveness and decrease prostate cancer survival. Journal of Pathology, 235(4), 581-592. https://doi.org/10.1002/path.4485

Biomechanical strain imposed by age-related thickening of the basal lamina and augmented tissue stiffness in the prostate gland coincides with increased cancer risk. Here we hypothesized that the structural alterations in the basal lamina associated... Read More about AGE-modified basement membrane cooperates with Endo180 to promote epithelial cell invasiveness and decrease prostate cancer survival.

LARP1 post-transcriptionally regulates mTOR and contributes to cancer progression (2014)
Journal Article
Mura, M., Hopkins, T. G., Michael, T., Abd-Latip, N., Weir, J., Aboagye, E., …Blagden, S. P. (2015). LARP1 post-transcriptionally regulates mTOR and contributes to cancer progression. Oncogene, 34(39), 5025-5036. https://doi.org/10.1038/onc.2014.428

RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) bind to and post-transcriptionally regulate the stability of mRNAs. La-related protein 1 (LARP1) is a conserved RBP that interacts with poly-A-binding protein and is known to regulate 5′-terminal oligopyrimidine tract (TOP... Read More about LARP1 post-transcriptionally regulates mTOR and contributes to cancer progression.

Survival outcome and EMT suppression mediated by a lectin domain interaction of Endo180 and CD147 (2014)
Journal Article
Rodriguez-Teja, M., Gronau, J. H., Minamidate, A., Darby, S., Gaughan, L., Robson, C., …Sturge, J. (2015). Survival outcome and EMT suppression mediated by a lectin domain interaction of Endo180 and CD147. Molecular cancer research, 13(3), 538-547. https://doi.org/10.1158/1541-7786.mcr-14-0344-t

Epithelial cell-cell contacts maintain normal glandular tissue homeostasis, and their breakage can trigger epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a fundamental step in the development of metastatic cancer. Despite the ability of C-type lectin do... Read More about Survival outcome and EMT suppression mediated by a lectin domain interaction of Endo180 and CD147.

Secondary bone tumors in prostate cancer: New treatments on the horizon (2013)
Book Chapter
Sturge, J. (2013). Secondary bone tumors in prostate cancer: New treatments on the horizon. In M. Berhouma (Ed.), Bone tumors: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, 145-176. Nova Science Publishers

Secondary bone tumors associated with the advancement of solid tumors of the prostate and other tissue sites result in the increased risk of intractable bone pain, pathological skeletal fracture and spinal-cord compression. In addition to increasing... Read More about Secondary bone tumors in prostate cancer: New treatments on the horizon.