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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)
Journal Article
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.

Combined Metallomics/Transcriptomics Profiling Reveals a Major Role for Metals in Wound Repair (2021)
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Wilkinson, H. N., Guinn, B. A., & Hardman, M. J. (2021). Combined Metallomics/Transcriptomics Profiling Reveals a Major Role for Metals in Wound Repair. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 9, Article 788596. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2021.788596

Endogenous metals are required for all life, orchestrating the action of diverse cellular processes that are crucial for tissue function. The dynamic wound healing response is underpinned by a plethora of such cellular behaviours, occurring in a time... Read More about Combined Metallomics/Transcriptomics Profiling Reveals a Major Role for Metals in Wound Repair.

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.

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.

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/WT-1 ImmunoBody® vaccine combination enhances anti-tumour responses when compared to either vaccine alone. (2021)
Journal Article
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..

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.

Identification of Genes Whose Expression Overlaps Age Boundaries and Correlates with Risk Groups in Paediatric and Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (2020)
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Davis, L., Mills, K. I., Orchard, K. H., & Guinn, B. A. (2020). Identification of Genes Whose Expression Overlaps Age Boundaries and Correlates with Risk Groups in Paediatric and Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Cancers, 12(10), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12102769

Few studies have compared gene expression in paediatric and adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In this study, we have analysed mRNA-sequencing data from two publicly accessible databases: (1) National Cancer Institute's Therapeutically Applicable R... Read More about Identification of Genes Whose Expression Overlaps Age Boundaries and Correlates with Risk Groups in Paediatric and Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.