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Disruption of Epithelial Barriers for Molecular Delivery Enhancement or Extraction of Extracellular Fluids (2024)
Patent
Webb, K., Moradi, E., & Foss, A. (2024). Disruption of Epithelial Barriers for Molecular Delivery Enhancement or Extraction of Extracellular Fluids. WO2024009101A1. UK

The invention provides a method of delivering a payload molecule across an epithelial tissue barrier, the method comprising: applying the payload molecule to the epithelial tissue barrier, and additionally applying an agent to the epithelial tissue b... Read More about Disruption of Epithelial Barriers for Molecular Delivery Enhancement or Extraction of Extracellular Fluids.

Conformational analysis and interaction of the Staphylococcus aureus transmembrane peptidase AgrB with its AgrD propeptide substrate (2023)
Journal Article
Bardelang, P., Murray, E. J., Blower, I., Zandomeneghi, S., Goode, A., Hussain, R., …Bonev, B. B. (2023). Conformational analysis and interaction of the Staphylococcus aureus transmembrane peptidase AgrB with its AgrD propeptide substrate. Frontiers in Chemistry, 11, Article 1113885. https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2023.1113885

Virulence gene expression in the human pathogen, S. aureus is regulated by the agr (accessory gene regulator) quorum sensing (QS) system which is conserved in diverse Gram-positive bacteria. The agr QS signal molecule is an autoinducing peptide (AIP)... Read More about Conformational analysis and interaction of the Staphylococcus aureus transmembrane peptidase AgrB with its AgrD propeptide substrate.

Actinomadura graeca sp. nov.: A novel producer of the macrocyclic antibiotic zelkovamycin (2021)
Journal Article
Tarantini, F. S., Brunati, M., Taravella, A., Carrano, L., Parenti, F., Hong, K. W., …Chan, W. C. (2021). Actinomadura graeca sp. nov.: A novel producer of the macrocyclic antibiotic zelkovamycin. PLoS ONE, 16(11), Article e0260413. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260413

As part of a screening programme for antibiotic-producing bacteria, a novel Actinomadura species was discovered from a soil sample collected in Santorini, Greece. Preliminary 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons highlighted Actinomadura macra as the mo... Read More about Actinomadura graeca sp. nov.: A novel producer of the macrocyclic antibiotic zelkovamycin.

Gaussia luciferase as a reporter for quorum sensing in staphylococcus aureus (2020)
Journal Article
Blower, I., Tong, C., Sun, X., Murray, E., Luckett, J., Chan, W., …Hill, P. (2020). Gaussia luciferase as a reporter for quorum sensing in staphylococcus aureus. Sensors, 20(15), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20154305

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Gaussia luciferase (GLuc) is a secreted protein with significant potential for use as a reporter of gene expression in bacterial pathogenicity studies. To date there are relatively few example... Read More about Gaussia luciferase as a reporter for quorum sensing in staphylococcus aureus.

Metabolism based isolation of invasive glioblastoma cells with specific gene signatures and tumorigenic potential (2020)
Journal Article
Smith, S. J., Rowlinson, J., Estevez-Cebrero, M., Onion, D., Ritchie, A., Clarke, P., …Rahman, R. (2020). Metabolism based isolation of invasive glioblastoma cells with specific gene signatures and tumorigenic potential. Neuro-Oncology Advances, 2(1), Article vdaa087. https://doi.org/10.1093/noajnl/vdaa087

Background Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly aggressive brain tumor with rapid subclonal diversification, harboring molecular abnormalities that vary temporo-spatially, a contributor to therapy resistance. Fluorescence guided neurosurgical resection ut... Read More about Metabolism based isolation of invasive glioblastoma cells with specific gene signatures and tumorigenic potential.