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Synthesis of micellar-like terpolymer nanoparticles with reductively-cleavable cross-links and evaluation of efficacy in 2D and 3D models of triple negative breast cancer (2020)
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Monteiro, P. F., Gulfam, M., Monteiro, C. J., Travanut, A., Abelha, T. F., Pearce, A. K., …Alexander, C. (2020). Synthesis of micellar-like terpolymer nanoparticles with reductively-cleavable cross-links and evaluation of efficacy in 2D and 3D models of triple negative breast cancer. Journal of Controlled Release, 323, 549-564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2020.04.049

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. Triple negative or basal-like breast cancer (TNBC) is characterised by aggressive progression, lack of standard therapies and poorer overall survival rates for patients. The bad prognosis, high rate of relapse and resistance agai... Read More about Synthesis of micellar-like terpolymer nanoparticles with reductively-cleavable cross-links and evaluation of efficacy in 2D and 3D models of triple negative breast cancer.

Penetration and uptake of Nanoparticles in 3D tumour spheroids (2019)
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Tchoryk, A., Taresco, V., Argent, R., Ashford, M. B., Gellert, P., Stolnik, S., …Garnett, M. C. (2019). Penetration and uptake of Nanoparticles in 3D tumour spheroids. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 30(5), 1371-1384. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00136

Animal models are effective for assessing tumour localisation of nanosystems, but difficult to use for studying penetration beyond the vasculature. Here, we have used well-characterised HCT116 colorectal cancer spheroids to study the effect of nanopa... Read More about Penetration and uptake of Nanoparticles in 3D tumour spheroids.

Time and cell-dependent effects of endocytosis inhibitors on the internalization of biomolecule markers and nanomaterials (2018)
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Sasso, L., Purdie, L., Grabowska, A. M., Jones, A. T., & Alexander, C. (2018). Time and cell-dependent effects of endocytosis inhibitors on the internalization of biomolecule markers and nanomaterials. Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine, 3(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/jin2.39

Endocytosis is an essential function of cells, with key roles in the internalisation of nutrients, signal molecules and also drugs. Endocytic processes are therefore widely investigated in the context of drug delivery, and inhibitors of endocytic pat... Read More about Time and cell-dependent effects of endocytosis inhibitors on the internalization of biomolecule markers and nanomaterials.

Water-soluble substituted chitosan derivatives as technology platform for inhalation delivery of siRNA (2018)
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Capel, V., Vllasaliu, D., Watts, P., Clarke, P. A., Luxton, D., Grabowska, A. M., …Stolnik, S. (in press). Water-soluble substituted chitosan derivatives as technology platform for inhalation delivery of siRNA. Drug Delivery, 25(1), doi:10.1080/10717544.2018.1440668

Despite research efforts full potential of siRNA-based therapeutics has not yet been fully realized due to a need for suitable, effective delivery formulations. Here, we examine a potential of a new class of water-soluble chitosans as siRNA platform... Read More about Water-soluble substituted chitosan derivatives as technology platform for inhalation delivery of siRNA.

Pathways of cellular internalisation of liposomes delivered siRNA and effects on siRNA engagement with target mRNA and silencing in cancer cells (2018)
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Alshehri, A. A., Grabowska, A. M., & Stolnik, S. (in press). Pathways of cellular internalisation of liposomes delivered siRNA and effects on siRNA engagement with target mRNA and silencing in cancer cells. Scientific Reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22166-3

Design of an efficient delivery system is a generally recognised bottleneck in translation of siRNA technology into clinic. Despite research efforts, cellular processes that determine efficiency of siRNA silencing achieved by different delivery formu... Read More about Pathways of cellular internalisation of liposomes delivered siRNA and effects on siRNA engagement with target mRNA and silencing in cancer cells.

Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging (2018)
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Zamberlan, F., Turyanska, L., Patanè, A., Liu, Z., Williams, H., Fay, M., …Grabowska, A. (in press). Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tb02912h

The short shelf-life of water-soluble quantum dots (QDs) due to colloidal instability represents a major drawback to their exploitation. This work examines the colloidal stability of PbS nanoparticles capped with dihydrolipoic acid–polyethylene glyco... Read More about Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging.

Control of aggregation temperatures in mixed and blended cytocompatible thermoresponsive block co-polymer nanoparticles (2017)
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Foralosso, R., Moir, L., Mastrotto, F., Sasso, L., Tchoryk, A., Selo, A., …Alexander, C. (2017). Control of aggregation temperatures in mixed and blended cytocompatible thermoresponsive block co-polymer nanoparticles. Soft Matter, 40(13), https://doi.org/10.1039/c7sm00920h

A small library of thermoresponsive amphiphilic copolymers based on polylactide-block-poly((2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl methacrylate)-co-(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate)) (PLA-b-P(DEGMA)-co-(OEGMA)), was synthesised by copper-mediated controlled radi... Read More about Control of aggregation temperatures in mixed and blended cytocompatible thermoresponsive block co-polymer nanoparticles.

Systemic in vivo delivery of siRNA to tumours using combination of polyethyleneimine and transferrin–polyethyleneimine conjugates (2015)
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Grabowska, A. M., Kircheis, R., Kumari, R., Clarke, P., McKenzie, A., Hughes, J., …Alexander, C. (2015). Systemic in vivo delivery of siRNA to tumours using combination of polyethyleneimine and transferrin–polyethyleneimine conjugates. Biomaterials Science, 3(11), https://doi.org/10.1039/C5BM00101C

Materials for delivery of oligonucleotides need to be simple to produce yet effective in vivo to be considered for clinical applications. Formulations of biomaterials based on combinations of existing demonstrated polymeric gene carriers with targete... Read More about Systemic in vivo delivery of siRNA to tumours using combination of polyethyleneimine and transferrin–polyethyleneimine conjugates.


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