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Alterations in platelet alpha granule secretion and adhesion on collagen under flow in mice lacking the atypical Rho GTPase RhoBTB3 (2019)
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Berger, M., Riley, D. R. J., Lutz, J., Khalil, J. S., Aburima, A., Naseem, K. M., & Rivero, F. (2019). Alterations in platelet alpha granule secretion and adhesion on collagen under flow in mice lacking the atypical Rho GTPase RhoBTB3. Cells, 8(2), 149. doi:10.3390/cells8020149

Typical Rho GTPases, like Rac1, Cdc42 and RhoA, act as molecular switches regulating various aspects of platelet cytoskeleton reorganization. The loss of these enzymes results in reduced platelet functionality. Atypical Rho GTPases of the RhoBTB su... Read More

Urine biomarkers for the early detection of ovarian cancer – are we there yet? (2019)
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Grayson, K., Gregory, E., Khan, G., & Guinn, B. (2019). Urine biomarkers for the early detection of ovarian cancer – are we there yet?. Biomarkers in Cancer, 11, doi:10.1177/1179299x19830977

Ovarian cancer affects around 7500 women in the United Kingdom every year. Despite this, there is no effective screening strategy or standard treatment for ovarian cancer. If diagnosed during stage I, ovarian cancer has a 90% 5-year survival rate; ho... Read More

Antigenic targets for the immunotherapy of acute myeloid leukaemia (2019)
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Khan, G., Orchard, K., & Guinn, B. (2019). Antigenic targets for the immunotherapy of acute myeloid leukaemia. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(2), 134. doi:10.3390/jcm8020134

One of the most promising approaches to preventing relapse is the stimulation of the body's own immune system to kill residual cancer cells after conventional therapy has destroyed the bulk of the tumour. In acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), the high fr... Read More

K2p3.1 protein is expressed as a transmural gradient across the rat left ventricular free wall (2018)
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Jones, S. A., Walton, R. D., Morton, M., & Lancaster, M. K. (2019). K2p3.1 protein is expressed as a transmural gradient across the rat left ventricular free wall. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 30, 383-391. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.13805

Introduction: K2p3.1, also known as TASK-1, is a twin-pore acid-sensitive repolarizing K+ channel, responsible for a background potassium current that significantly contributes to setting the resting membrane potential of cardiac myocytes. Inhibition... Read More

Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine (2018)
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Al-Obaidy, S. S., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine. Nanoscale advances, https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00121a

We have developed highly efficient antimicrobial nanocarriers for berberine (BRB) based on shellac nanoparticles (NPs) which were surface-functionalised with a surface active polymer, Poloxamer 407 (P407), and the cationic surfactant octadecyltrimeth... Read More

Should the Euthanasia Act in Belgium include minors? (2018)
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Should the Euthanasia Act in Belgium include minors?. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 61(2), 230-248. doi:10.1353/pbm.2018.0039

In 2014, Belgium became the first country in the world to legislate euthanasia for children. The decision evoked questions and criticisms in Belgium and in the world at large: should children have the right to ask to die? Are children able to make re... Read More

Electrochemical measurement of antibody­‐antigen recognition biophysics: thermodynamics and kinetics of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) binding to redox-­tagged antibodies (2018)
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Partington, L. I., Atkin, S. L., Kilpatrick, E. S., Morris, S. H., Piper, M., Lawrence, N. S., & Wadhawan, J. D. (in press). Electrochemical measurement of antibody­‐antigen recognition biophysics: thermodynamics and kinetics of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) binding to redox-­tagged antibodies. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, ISSN 1572-6657

The thermodynamics and kinetics of antigen binding under diffusive conditions to an electrode surface modified with ferrocene-tagged antibodies is studied within this work, and realised experimentally for the case of human chorionic gonadotropin (hGC... Read More

Colloid particle formulations for antimicrobial applications (2017)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Colloid particle formulations for antimicrobial applications. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 249, 134-148. doi:10.1016/j.cis.2017.05.012

Colloidal particles are being extensively studied in various antimicrobial applications due to their small size to volume ratio and ability to exhibit a wide spectrum of antibacterial, antifungal, antialgal and antiviral action. The present review fo... Read More

Fabrication of living soft matter by symbiotic growth of unicellular microorganisms (2016)
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Das, A. A. K., Bovill, J., Ayesh, M., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2016). Fabrication of living soft matter by symbiotic growth of unicellular microorganisms. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 4(21), (3685-3694). doi:10.1039/c5tb02489g. ISSN 2050-750X

We report the fabrication of living soft matter made as a result of the symbiotic relationship of two unicellular microorganisms. The material is composed of bacterial cellulose produced in situ by acetobacter (Acetobacter aceti NCIMB 8132) in the pr... Read More

An environmentally benign antimicrobial nanoparticle based on a silver-infused lignin core (2015)
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(2015). An environmentally benign antimicrobial nanoparticle based on a silver-infused lignin core. Nature nanotechnology, 10(9), 817-823. doi:10.1038/nnano.2015.141

Silver nanoparticles have antibacterial properties, but their use has been a cause for concern because they persist in the environment. Here, we show that lignin nanoparticles infused with silver ions and coated with a cationic polyelectrolyte layer... Read More