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A Reactive Prodrug Ink Formulation Strategy for Inkjet 3D Printing of Controlled Release Dosage Forms and Implants (2020)
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He, Y., Foralosso, R., Ferraz Trindade, G., Ilchev, A., Cantu, L. R., Clark, E., …Wildman, R. D. (2020). A Reactive Prodrug Ink Formulation Strategy for Inkjet 3D Printing of Controlled Release Dosage Forms and Implants. Advanced Therapeutics, https://doi.org/10.1002/adtp.201900187

We propose a strategy for creating tuneable 3D printed drug delivery devices. 3D printing offers the opportunity for improved compliance and patient treatment outcomes through personalisation, but bottlenecks include finding formulations that provide... Read More about A Reactive Prodrug Ink Formulation Strategy for Inkjet 3D Printing of Controlled Release Dosage Forms and Implants.

Mechanistic investigations into the encapsulation and release of small molecules and proteins from a supramolecular nucleoside gel in vitro and in vivo (2019)
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Faidra Angelerou, M. G., Markus, R., Paraskevopoulou, V., Foralosso, R., Clarke, P., Alvarez, C. V., …Marlow, M. (2020). Mechanistic investigations into the encapsulation and release of small molecules and proteins from a supramolecular nucleoside gel in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Controlled Release, 317, 118-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2019.10.011

Supramolecular gels have recently emerged as promising biomaterials for the delivery of a wide range of bioactive molecules, from small hydrophobic drugs to large biomolecules such as proteins. Although it has been demonstrated that each encapsulated... Read More about Mechanistic investigations into the encapsulation and release of small molecules and proteins from a supramolecular nucleoside gel in vitro and in vivo.

Poly(triazolyl methacrylate) glycopolymers as potential targeted unimolecular nanocarriers (2019)
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Madeira Do O, J., Foralosso, R., Yilmaz, G., Mastrotto, F., King, P. J. S., Xerri, R. M., …Mantovani, G. (2019). Poly(triazolyl methacrylate) glycopolymers as potential targeted unimolecular nanocarriers. Nanoscale, https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NR05836B

Synthetic glycopolymers are increasingly investigated as multivalent ligands for a range of biological and biomedical applications. This study indicates that glycopolymers with fine-tuned balance between hydrophilic sugar pendant units and relatively... Read More about Poly(triazolyl methacrylate) glycopolymers as potential targeted unimolecular nanocarriers.

Characterization of human FcεRIα chain expression and gene copy number in humanized rat basophilic leukaemia (RBL) reporter cell lines (2019)
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Ali Ali, E., Kalli, M., Wan, D., Nakamura, R., Onion, D., Alanine, D. G., …Falcone, F. H. (2019). Characterization of human FcεRIα chain expression and gene copy number in humanized rat basophilic leukaemia (RBL) reporter cell lines. PLoS ONE, 14(8), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.+pone.0221034

Several laboratories have created rat basophil leukemia (RBL) cell lines stably transfected with the human high affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI H). More recently, humanized RBL cell lines saw the introduction of reporter genes such as luciferase (RS-ATL... Read More about Characterization of human FcεRIα chain expression and gene copy number in humanized rat basophilic leukaemia (RBL) reporter cell lines.

Epoxy–amine oligomers from terpenes with applications in synergistic antifungal treatments (2019)
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O’Brien, D. M., Vallieres, C., Alexander, C., Howdle, S. M., Stockman, R. A., & Avery, S. V. (2019). Epoxy–amine oligomers from terpenes with applications in synergistic antifungal treatments. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, doi:10.1039/c9tb00878k

A bis-epoxide monomer was synthesised in two steps from (R)-carvone, a terpenoid renewable feedstock derived from spearmint oil, and used to prepare β-aminoalcohol oligomers in polyaddition reactions with bis-amines without requiring solvent or catal... Read More about Epoxy–amine oligomers from terpenes with applications in synergistic antifungal treatments.

Amphiphilic tri- and tetra-block co-polymers combining versatile functionality with facile assembly into cytocompatible nanoparticles (2019)
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Vasey, C. E., Pearce, A. K., Sodano, F., Cavanagh, R., Abelha, T., Cuzzucoli Crucitti, V., …Alexander, C. (2019). Amphiphilic tri- and tetra-block co-polymers combining versatile functionality with facile assembly into cytocompatible nanoparticles. Biomaterials Science, 7(9), 3832-3845. doi:10.1039/c9bm00667b

In order for synthetic polymers to find widespread practical application as biomaterials, their syntheses must be easy to perform, utilising freely available building blocks, and should generate products which have no adverse effects on cells or tiss... Read More about Amphiphilic tri- and tetra-block co-polymers combining versatile functionality with facile assembly into cytocompatible nanoparticles.

Changes in the testing for and incidence of celiac disease in the UK 2005-2015: a population based cohort study (2019)
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West, J., Otete, H., Sultan, A. A., & Crooks, C. J. (2019). Changes in the testing for and incidence of celiac disease in the UK 2005-2015: a population based cohort study. Epidemiology, 30(4), e23-e24. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000001006

The diagnosis rates of coeliac disease differ substantially between countries. Intriguingly, there has been recent evidence from Olmstead County, USA and Finland that in the last 5-10 years incidence has plateaued or even declined. In most population... Read More about Changes in the testing for and incidence of celiac disease in the UK 2005-2015: a population based cohort study.

Molecular phenotyping of the surfaceome of migratory chondroprogenitors and mesenchymal stem cells using biotinylation, glycocapture and quantitative LC-MS/MS proteomic analysis (2019)
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Matta, C., Boocock, D. J., Fellows, C. R., Miosge, N., Dixon, J. E., Liddell, S., …Mobasheri, A. (2019). Molecular phenotyping of the surfaceome of migratory chondroprogenitors and mesenchymal stem cells using biotinylation, glycocapture and quantitative LC-MS/MS proteomic analysis. Scientific Reports, 9, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44957-y

Polymer microparticles with defined surface chemistry and topography mediate the formation of stem cell aggregates and cardiomyocyte function (2019)
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Alvarez-Paino, M., Amer, M. H., Nasir, A., Cuzzucoli Crucitti, V., Needham, D., Denning, C., …Alexander, C. (2019). Polymer microparticles with defined surface chemistry and topography mediate the formation of stem cell aggregates and cardiomyocyte function. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(38), 34560-34574. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b04769

Surface-functionalized microparticles are relevant to fields spanning engineering and biomedicine, with uses ranging from cell culture to advanced cell delivery. Varying topographies of biomaterial surfaces are also being investigated as mediators of... Read More about Polymer microparticles with defined surface chemistry and topography mediate the formation of stem cell aggregates and cardiomyocyte function.

Controlling the preferential motion of chiral molecular walkers on a surface (2019)
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Abbasi-Pérez, D., Sang, H., Pérez-García, L., Floris, A., Amabilino, D. B., Raval, R., …Kantorovich, L. (2019). Controlling the preferential motion of chiral molecular walkers on a surface. Chemical Science, doi:10.1039/c9sc01135h

Molecular walkers standing on two or more “feet” on an anisotropic periodic potential of a crystal surface may perform a one-dimensional Brownian motion at the surface-vacuum interface along a particular direction in which their mobility is the large... Read More about Controlling the preferential motion of chiral molecular walkers on a surface.

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.

3D printed scaffolds with controlled micro-/nano- porous surface topography direct chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (2019)
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Prasopthum, A., Cooper, M., Shakesheff, K. M., & Yang, J. (2019). 3D printed scaffolds with controlled micro-/nano- porous surface topography direct chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(21), 18896-18906. doi:10.1021/acsami.9b01472

The effect of topography in 3D printed polymer scaffolds on stem cell differentiation is a significantly under-explored area. Compared to 2D biomaterials on which various well-defined topographies have been incorporated and been shown to direct an ar... Read More about 3D printed scaffolds with controlled micro-/nano- porous surface topography direct chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.

Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of isochroman-4-one hybrids bearing piperazine moiety as antihypertensive agent candidates (2019)
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Xie, S., Li, X., Yu, H., Zhang, P., Wang, J., Wang, C., …Xu, J. (2019). Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of isochroman-4-one hybrids bearing piperazine moiety as antihypertensive agent candidates. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 27(13), 2764-2770. doi:10.1016/j.bmc.2019.05.004

7,8 Dihydroxy 3 methyl isochromanone 4 XJP is a polyphenolic natural product with moderate antihypertensive activity. T o obtain new agents with stronger potency and safer profile , we employed XJP and naftopidil as the lead compound s t o design and... Read More about Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of isochroman-4-one hybrids bearing piperazine moiety as antihypertensive agent candidates.

Structural basis of the leukocyte integrin Mac-1 I-domain interactions with the platelet glycoprotein Ib (2019)
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Morgan, J., Saleem, M., Ng, R., Armstrong, C., Wong, S. S., Caulton, S. G., …Emsley, J. (2019). Structural basis of the leukocyte integrin Mac-1 I-domain interactions with the platelet glycoprotein Ib. Blood Advances, 3(9), 1450-1459. doi:10.1182/bloodadvances.2018027011

Cell-surface receptor interactions between leukocyte integrin macrophage-1 antigen (Mac-1, also known as CR3, aMb2, CD11b/CD18) and platelet glycoprotein Iba (GPIba) are critical to vascular inflammation. To define the key residues at the binding inter... Read More about Structural basis of the leukocyte integrin Mac-1 I-domain interactions with the platelet glycoprotein Ib.

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, doi: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.

Cultural intelligence of MPharm undergraduates (2019)
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Alosaimi, N., Boyd, M., & Boardman, H. (2019). Cultural intelligence of MPharm undergraduates. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(S2), 27-28. doi:10.1111/ijpp.12533

The chemical throwing power of lithium-based inhibitors from organic coatings on AA2024-T3 (2019)
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Visser, P., Marcoen, K., Trindade, G. F., Abel, M., Watts, J. F., Hauffman, T., …Terryn, H. (2019). The chemical throwing power of lithium-based inhibitors from organic coatings on AA2024-T3. Corrosion Science, 150, 194-206. doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2019.02.009

Chemical throwing power, being the distance over which an inhibitor is able to protect a defect effectively, is an important parameter for active protective coatings. This study investigates the chemical throwing power of lithium-based leachable corr... Read More about The chemical throwing power of lithium-based inhibitors from organic coatings on AA2024-T3.

Exposure to a Nonionic Surfactant Induces a Response Akin to Heat-Shock Apoptosis in Intestinal Epithelial Cells: Implications for Excipients Safety (2019)
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Cavanagh, R. J., Smith, P. A., & Stolnik, S. (2019). Exposure to a Nonionic Surfactant Induces a Response Akin to Heat-Shock Apoptosis in Intestinal Epithelial Cells: Implications for Excipients Safety. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 16(2), 618-631. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.8b00934

Amphipathic, nonionic, surfactants are widely used in pharmaceutical, food, and agricultural industry to enhance product features; as pharmaceutical excipients, they are also aimed at increasing cell membrane permeability and consequently improving o... Read More about Exposure to a Nonionic Surfactant Induces a Response Akin to Heat-Shock Apoptosis in Intestinal Epithelial Cells: Implications for Excipients Safety.