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Apoferritin encapsulation of cysteine protease inhibitors for cathepsin L inhibition in cancer cells (2019)
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Quilles Junior, J. C., Bradshaw, T. D., Turyanska, L., Carlos, F. D. R. R., Montanari, A., Leitão, A., …Bradshaw, T. D. (2019). Apoferritin encapsulation of cysteine protease inhibitors for cathepsin L inhibition in cancer cells. RSC Advances, 9(63), 36699-36706. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ra07161j

Cysteine proteases play a key role in tumorigenesis causing protein degradation and promoting invasive tumour growth. Cathepsin L is overexpressed in cancer cells and could provide a specific target for delivery of anticancer agents. We encapsulated... Read More about Apoferritin encapsulation of cysteine protease inhibitors for cathepsin L inhibition in cancer cells.

Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells (2019)
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Liu, Z., Turyanska, L., Zamberlan, F., Pacifico, S., Bradshaw, T. D., Moro, F., …Thomas, N. R. (2019). Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells. Nanotechnology, 30(50), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab437c

We report on the synthesis of water-soluble gold nanoclusters capped with polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based ligands and further functionalized with folic acid for specific cellular uptake. The dihydrolipoic acid-PEG-based ligands terminated with -OMe,... Read More about Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells.

Development of novel apoferritin formulations for antitumour benzothiazoles (2019)
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Breen, A. F., Wells, G., Turyanska, L., & Bradshaw, T. D. (2019). Development of novel apoferritin formulations for antitumour benzothiazoles. Cancer Reports, 2(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnr2.1155

Background The benzothiazole structure is important in medicinal chemistry, and 5‐fluoro‐2‐(3,4‐dimethoxyphenyl) benzothiazole (GW 610) is of particular interest as it shows outstanding anticancer activity in sensitive breast and colorectal carcinom... Read More about Development of novel apoferritin formulations for antitumour benzothiazoles.

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.

Apoferritin-encapsulated PbS quantum dots significantly inhibit growth of colorectal carcinoma cells (2013)
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Bradshaw, T. D., Junor, M., Patanè, A., Clarke, P., Thomas, N. R., Li, M., …Turyanska, L. (2013). Apoferritin-encapsulated PbS quantum dots significantly inhibit growth of colorectal carcinoma cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 45, 6254-6260. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3tb21197e

Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer worldwide, thus development of novel therapeutic strategies is imperative. Herein potent, selective dose-dependent antitumor activity of horse spleen apoferritin encapsulated PbS quantum dots (... Read More about Apoferritin-encapsulated PbS quantum dots significantly inhibit growth of colorectal carcinoma cells.

Paramagnetic, near-infrared fluorescent Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals (2013)
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Turyanska, L., Moro, F., Knott, A. N., Fay, M. W., Bradshaw, T. D., & Patanè, A. (2013). Paramagnetic, near-infrared fluorescent Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals. Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 30(11), doi:10.1002/ppsc.201300184

Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals in aqueous solution are paramagnetic and optically active in the technologically important biological window between 1.2 and 0.8 μm. Cytoxicity studies show that exposure of human cell lines to the nanoparticles at... Read More about Paramagnetic, near-infrared fluorescent Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals.


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