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Protein Encapsulation of Experimental Anticancer Agents 5F 203 and Phortress: Towards Precision Drug Delivery (2019)
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Breen, A. F., Scurr, D., Cassioli, M. L., Wells, G., Thomas, N. R., Zhang, J., …Bradshaw, T. D. (2019). Protein Encapsulation of Experimental Anticancer Agents 5F 203 and Phortress: Towards Precision Drug Delivery. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 14, 9525-9534. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S226293

Introduction: Advancment of novel anticancer drugs into clinic is frequently halted by their lack of solubility, reduced stability under physiological conditions, and non-specific uptake by normal tissues, causing systemic toxicity. Their progress to... Read More about Protein Encapsulation of Experimental Anticancer Agents 5F 203 and Phortress: Towards Precision Drug Delivery.

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.

In search of effective therapies to overcome resistance to Temozolomide in brain tumours (2019)
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Grundy, R., Bouzinab, K., Summers, H., Zhang, J., Stevens, M. F. G., Moody, C. J., …Bradshaw, T. D. (2019). In search of effective therapies to overcome resistance to Temozolomide in brain tumours. Cancer Drug Resistance, 2, https://doi.org/10.20517/cdr.2019.64

Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and lethal brain tumour-type. The current standard of care includes Temozolomide (TMZ) chemotherapy. However, inherent and acquired resistance to TMZ thwart successful treatment. The direct repair protein me... Read More about In search of effective therapies to overcome resistance to Temozolomide in brain tumours.

Codrug Approach for the Potential Treatment of EML4-ALK Positive Lung Cancer (2019)
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Garces, A. E., Al-Hayali, M., Lee, J. B., Li, J., Gershkovich, P., Bradshaw, T. D., & Stocks, M. J. (2020). Codrug Approach for the Potential Treatment of EML4-ALK Positive Lung Cancer. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 11(3), 316-321. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmedchemlett.9b00378

We report on the synergistic effect of PI3K inhibition with ALK inhibition for the possible treatment of EML4-ALK positive lung cancer. We have brought together ceritinib (ALK inhibitor) and pictilisib (PI3K inhibitor) into a single bivalent molecule... Read More about Codrug Approach for the Potential Treatment of EML4-ALK Positive Lung Cancer.

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.

C8-substituted imidazotetrazine analogs overcome temozolomide resistance by inducing DNA adducts and DNA damage (2019)
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Yang, Z., Wei, D., Dai, X., Stevens, M. F., Bradshaw, T. D., Luo, Y., & Zhang, J. (2019). C8-substituted imidazotetrazine analogs overcome temozolomide resistance by inducing DNA adducts and DNA damage. Frontiers in Oncology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2019.00485

Copyright © 2019 Yang, Wei, Dai, Stevens, Bradshaw, Luo and Zhang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, pro... Read More about C8-substituted imidazotetrazine analogs overcome temozolomide resistance by inducing DNA adducts and DNA damage.

Tripodal O-N-O bis-Phenolato Amine Titanium(IV) Complexes Show High In Vitro Anti-Cancer Activity (2019)
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Abid, M., Nouch, R., Bradshaw, T. D., Lewis, W., & Woodward, S. (2019). Tripodal O-N-O bis-Phenolato Amine Titanium(IV) Complexes Show High In Vitro Anti-Cancer Activity. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, doi:10.1002/ejic.201900510

The octahedral titanium(IV) complexes trans,mer‐[Ti{R3N(CH2C6H2‐2‐O‐4‐R2‐6‐R1)2}2] (R1 = Me, OMe, Cl; R2 = Me, OMe, F, Cl; R3 = Me, Et; not all combinations) are synthesised in two steps from simple phenols in 36‐53% overall yield. The highly crystal... Read More about Tripodal O-N-O bis-Phenolato Amine Titanium(IV) Complexes Show High In Vitro Anti-Cancer Activity.

Listeria innocua Dps as a nanoplatform for bioluminescence based photodynamic therapy utilizing Gaussia princeps luciferase and zinc protoporphyrin IX (2019)
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Al-Ani, A. W., Zhang, L., Ferreira, L., Turyanska, L., Bradshaw, T. D., & Thomas, N. R. (2019). Listeria innocua Dps as a nanoplatform for bioluminescence based photodynamic therapy utilizing Gaussia princeps luciferase and zinc protoporphyrin IX. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 20, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2019.04.008

Listeria innocua DNA binding protein from starved cells (LiDps) belongs to the ferritin family and provides a promising self-assembling spherical 12-mer protein scaffold for the generation of functional nanomaterials. We report the creation of a Gaus... Read More about Listeria innocua Dps as a nanoplatform for bioluminescence based photodynamic therapy utilizing Gaussia princeps luciferase and zinc protoporphyrin IX.

A novel low molecular weight nanocomposite hydrogel formulation for intra-tumoural delivery of anti-cancer drugs (2019)
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Štaka, I., Cadete, A., Surikutchi, B. T., Abuzaid, H., Bradshaw, T. D., Alonso, M. J., & Marlow, M. (2019). A novel low molecular weight nanocomposite hydrogel formulation for intra-tumoural delivery of anti-cancer drugs. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 565, 151-161. doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.04.070

Herein, an injectable formulation composed of a low molecular weight gelator (LMWG) based hydrogel and drug-loaded polymeric nanocapsules (NCs) is described. The NCs, made of hyaluronic acid and polyglutamic acid and loaded with C14-Gemcitabine (GEM... Read More about A novel low molecular weight nanocomposite hydrogel formulation for intra-tumoural delivery of anti-cancer drugs.

Cardiac glycoside cerberin exerts anticancer activity through PI3K/AKT/mTOR signal transduction inhibition (2019)
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Hossan, M. S., Chan, Z. Y., Collins, H. M., Shipton, F. N., Butler, M. S., Rahmatullah, M., …Bradshaw, T. D. (2019). Cardiac glycoside cerberin exerts anticancer activity through PI3K/AKT/mTOR signal transduction inhibition. Cancer Letters, 453, 57-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canlet.2019.03.034

Natural products possess a significant role in anticancer therapy and many currently-used anticancer drugs are of natural origin. Cerberin (CR), a cardenolide isolated from the fruit kernel of Cerbera odollam, was found to potently inhibit cancer cel... Read More about Cardiac glycoside cerberin exerts anticancer activity through PI3K/AKT/mTOR signal transduction inhibition.

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.


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