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Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels (2016)
Journal Article
Turyanska, L., Moro, F., Patanè, A., Barr, J., Köckenberger, W., Taylor, A., …Thomas, N. R. (2016). Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 42, doi:10.1039/c6tb02574a. ISSN 2050-750X

Magnetic interactions of Mn2+ions in lead sulfide (PbS) nanocrystals with protons in water are probed by NMR and MRI. A thin layer of capping molecules enables free solvent diffusion to the nanocrystal surface resulting in a decrease of proton relaxa... Read More

Antibody-mediated inhibition of the FGFR1c isoform induces a catabolic lean state in Siberian hamsters (2015)
Journal Article
Samms, R. J., Lewis, J. E., Lory, A., Fowler, M. J., Cooper, S., Warner, A., …Ebling, F. J. (2015). Antibody-mediated inhibition of the FGFR1c isoform induces a catabolic lean state in Siberian hamsters. Current Biology, 25(22), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.010. ISSN 0960-9822

Hypothalamic tanycytes are considered to function as sensors of peripheral metabolism [1]. To facilitate this role, they express a wide range of receptors, including fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1). Using a monoclonal antibody (IMC-H7) th... Read More

Dual effects of fibroblast growth factor 21 on hepatic energy metabolism (2015)
Journal Article
Samms, R. J., Murphy, M., Fowler, M. J., Cooper, S., Emmerson, P., Coskun, T., …Tsintzas, K. (2015). Dual effects of fibroblast growth factor 21 on hepatic energy metabolism. Journal of Endocrinology, 227(1), doi:10.1530/JOE-15-0334. ISSN 0022-0795

The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms by which FGF21 affects hepatic integration of carbohydrate and fat metabolism in Siberian hamsters, a natural model of adiposity. Twelve aged matched adult male Siberian hamsters maintained in t... Read More

Photoperiodic regulation of FGF21 production in the Siberian hamster (2014)
Journal Article
Samms, R. J., Fowler, M. J., Cooper, S., Emmerson, P., Coskun, T., Adams, A. C., …Ebling, F. J. (2014). Photoperiodic regulation of FGF21 production in the Siberian hamster. Hormones and Behavior, 66(1), doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.03.013. ISSN 0018-506X

FGF21 is an endocrine member of the fibroblast growth factor superfamily that has been shown to play an important role in the physiological response to nutrient deprivation. Food restriction enhances hepatic FGF21 production, which serves to engage a... Read More