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A Global Comparison of Initial Pharmacy Education Curricula: An Exploratory Study (2020)
Journal Article
Arakawa, N., Bruno, A., & Bates, I. (2020). A Global Comparison of Initial Pharmacy Education Curricula: An Exploratory Study. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.24926/iip.v11i1.2093+

Background: Time-tabled curricular contents and syllabi reflect the actual delivery of the academic programme and one of key quality components in healthcare professional education. There is a need of global evidence base of Initial Pharmacy Educatio... Read More about A Global Comparison of Initial Pharmacy Education Curricula: An Exploratory Study.

A Population-based PBPK Model for the Prediction of Time-Variant Bile Salt Disposition within GI Luminal Fluids (2020)
Journal Article
Stamatopoulos, K., Pathak, S., Marciani, L., & Turner, D. (2020). A Population-based PBPK Model for the Prediction of Time-Variant Bile Salt Disposition within GI Luminal Fluids. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 17(4), 1310-1323. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00019

In vivo studies have shown cyclic bile salt (BS) outputs during fasting whereas higher amounts have been observed in fed states. This leads to fluctuations of intestinal BS concentrations ([BS]) that can affect the rate and extent of absorption of li... Read More about A Population-based PBPK Model for the Prediction of Time-Variant Bile Salt Disposition within GI Luminal Fluids.

Structural and biochemical evaluation of bisubstrate inhibitors of protein arginine N-methyltransferases PRMT1 and CARM1 (PRMT4) (2020)
Journal Article
Gunnell, E. A., Al-Noori, A., Muhsen, U., Davies, C. C., Dowden, J., & Dreveny, I. (2020). Structural and biochemical evaluation of bisubstrate inhibitors of protein arginine N-methyltransferases PRMT1 and CARM1 (PRMT4). Biochemical Journal, 477(4), 787–800. https://doi.org/10.1042/bcj20190826

Attenuating the function of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) is an objective for the investigation and treatment of several diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Bisubstrate inhibitors that simultaneously target binding sit... Read More about Structural and biochemical evaluation of bisubstrate inhibitors of protein arginine N-methyltransferases PRMT1 and CARM1 (PRMT4).

Using Light for Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) (2020)
Journal Article
Kasparov, , Vasilev, , Teschemacher, , Sofi, , Smith, , & Rahman, R. (2020). Using Light for Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Brain Sciences, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10020075

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant form of primary brain tumour with extremely poor prognosis. The current standard of care for newly diagnosed GBM includes maximal surgical resection followed by radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherap... Read More about Using Light for Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).

A spoonful of sugar: Medication and the psychoanalytic body (2020)
Journal Article
Wright, C. (2020). A spoonful of sugar: Medication and the psychoanalytic body. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41282-019-00146-4

© 2020, Springer Nature Limited. This article employs a Lacanian framework to re-visit the vexed relationship between psychoanalysis and medication, which, it is claimed, also pertains to debates about the status of the psychoanalytic body. Whilst ac... Read More about A spoonful of sugar: Medication and the psychoanalytic body.

General Principles for the Validation of Proarrhythmia Risk Prediction Models: An Extension of the CiPA In Silico Strategy (2019)
Journal Article
Li, Z., Mirams, G. R., Yoshinaga, T., Ridder, B. J., Han, X., Chen, J. E., …Strauss, D. G. (2020). General Principles for the Validation of Proarrhythmia Risk Prediction Models: An Extension of the CiPA In Silico Strategy. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 107(1), 102-111. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.1647

This white paper presents principles for validating proarrhythmia risk prediction models for regulatory use as discussed at the In Silico Breakout Session of a Cardiac Safety Research Consortium/Health and Environmental Sciences Institute/US Food and... Read More about General Principles for the Validation of Proarrhythmia Risk Prediction Models: An Extension of the CiPA In Silico Strategy.

Codrug Approach for the Potential Treatment of EML4-ALK Positive Lung Cancer (2019)
Journal Article
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.

Mice Exposed to Combined Chronic Low-Dose Irradiation and Modeled Microgravity Develop Long-Term Neurological Sequelae (2019)
Journal Article
Overbey, E. G., Paul, A. M., da Silveira, W. A., Tahimic, C. G., Reinsch, S. S., Szewczyk, N., …Mao, X. W. (2019). Mice Exposed to Combined Chronic Low-Dose Irradiation and Modeled Microgravity Develop Long-Term Neurological Sequelae. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(17), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20174094

Spaceflight poses many challenges for humans. Ground-based analogs typically focus on single parameters of spaceflight and their associated acute effects. This study assesses the long-term transcriptional effects following single and combination spac... Read More about Mice Exposed to Combined Chronic Low-Dose Irradiation and Modeled Microgravity Develop Long-Term Neurological Sequelae.

Glycemic, Gastrointestinal, Hormonal and Appetitive Responses to Pearl Millet or Oats Porridge Breakfasts: a Randomized, Crossover Trial in Healthy Humans (2019)
Journal Article
Alyami, J., Whitehouse, E., Yakubov, G. E., Pritchard, S. E., Hoad, C. L., Blackshaw, E., …Marciani, L. (2019). Glycemic, Gastrointestinal, Hormonal and Appetitive Responses to Pearl Millet or Oats Porridge Breakfasts: a Randomized, Crossover Trial in Healthy Humans. British Journal of Nutrition, doi:10.1017/S0007114519001880

Whole grain cereal breakfast consumption has been associated with beneficial effects on glucose and insulin metabolism as well as satiety. Pearl millet is a popular ancient grain variety that can be grown in hot, dry regions. However, little is known... Read More about Glycemic, Gastrointestinal, Hormonal and Appetitive Responses to Pearl Millet or Oats Porridge Breakfasts: a Randomized, Crossover Trial in Healthy Humans.

Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and/or Cilostazol on Hematological Markers, Platelet Function, and Hemodynamics in Patients With Lacunar Ischaemic Stroke: Safety Data From the Lacunar Intervention-1 (LACI-1) Trial (2019)
Journal Article
Appleton, J., Blair, G. W., Flaherty, K., Law, Z., May, J., Woodhouse, L. J., …Wardlow, J. M. (2019). Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and/or Cilostazol on Hematological Markers, Platelet Function, and Hemodynamics in Patients With Lacunar Ischaemic Stroke: Safety Data From the Lacunar Intervention-1 (LACI-1) Trial. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00723

Background Cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) are candidate treatments for cerebral small vessel disease and lacunar ischaemic stroke. As both drugs may influence haemoglobin and platelet count, and haemodynamics, we sought to assess their... Read More about Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and/or Cilostazol on Hematological Markers, Platelet Function, and Hemodynamics in Patients With Lacunar Ischaemic Stroke: Safety Data From the Lacunar Intervention-1 (LACI-1) Trial.

Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans (2019)
Journal Article
Sudevan, S., Takiura, M., Kubota, Y., Higashitani, N., Cooke, M., Ellwood, R. A., …Higashitani, A. (2019). Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans. FASEB Journal, 33(8), 9540-9550. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201802298r

Mitochondrial dysfunction impairs muscle health and causes subsequent muscle wasting. This study explores the role of mitochondrial dysfunction as an intramuscular signal for the extracellular matrix (ECM)–based proteolysis and, consequentially, musc... Read More about Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans.

Education Program for Carers in Facilities with Neuro Disabled Subjects EPoCFiNDS (2019)
Journal Article
Dionyssiotis, Y., Vellidou, E., Konstantinidis, S. T., Sarafis, P., Artemi, S., Stergiopoulou, K., …Koutsouris, D. (2019). Education Program for Carers in Facilities with Neuro Disabled Subjects EPoCFiNDS. Journal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls, 4(2), 45-50. https://doi.org/10.22540/JFSF-04-045

The prevalence of chronic illness and the disabilities they cause are strongly associated with age. According to the United Nations, in most countries around the world, 8-10% of the population has some form of disability. Carers are helping subject... Read More about Education Program for Carers in Facilities with Neuro Disabled Subjects EPoCFiNDS.

The Schistosoma mansoni cyclophilin A epitope 107-121 induces a protective immune response against schistosomiasis (2019)
Journal Article
de Melo, T. T., Mendes, M. M., Alves, C. C., Carvalho, G. B., Fernandes, V. C., Pimenta, D. L. F., …Fonseca, C. T. (2019). The Schistosoma mansoni cyclophilin A epitope 107-121 induces a protective immune response against schistosomiasis. Molecular Immunology, 111, 172-181. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2019.04.021

Great efforts have been made to identify promising antigens and vaccine formulations against schistosomiasis. Among the previously described Schistosoma vaccine candidates, cyclophilins comprise an interesting antigen that could be used for vaccine f... Read More about The Schistosoma mansoni cyclophilin A epitope 107-121 induces a protective immune response against schistosomiasis.

Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse (2019)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (in press). Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse. In Other ‘68s: Lineages and Legacies of May ‘68

This chapter tracks the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s evolving position on the French experi-ence of May 1968. Lacanian notions around structure and desire were clearly at play in the run up to the May events and initially Lacan was supportive of bot... Read More about Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse.

The acute transcriptional response to resistance exercise: impact of age and contraction mode (2019)
Journal Article
Deane, C. S., Ames, R. M., Phillips, B. E., Weedon, M. N., Willis, C. R., Boereboom, C., …Etheridge, T. (2019). The acute transcriptional response to resistance exercise: impact of age and contraction mode. Aging, 11(7), 2111-2126. https://doi.org/10.18632/101904

Optimization of resistance exercise (RE) remains a hotbed of research for muscle building and maintenance. However, the interactions between the contractile components of RE (i.e. concentric (CON) and eccentric (ECC)) and age, are poorly defined. We... Read More about The acute transcriptional response to resistance exercise: impact of age and contraction mode.

Role of comprehensive geriatric assessment in healthcare of older people in UK care homes: realist review (2019)
Journal Article
Sousa, L., Chadborn, N. H., Goodman, C., Zubair, M., Sousa, L., Gladman, J. R. F., …Gordon, A. L. (2019). Role of comprehensive geriatric assessment in healthcare of older people in UK care homes: realist review. BMJ Open, 9(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026921

Objectives Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) may be a way to deliver optimal care for care home residents. We used realist review to develop a theory-driven account of how CGA works in care homes. Design Realist review Setting Care ho... Read More about Role of comprehensive geriatric assessment in healthcare of older people in UK care homes: realist review.

Improving community support for older people’s needs through commissioning third sector services: a qualitative study (2019)
Journal Article
Chadborn, N., Craig, C., Sands, G., Schneider, J., & Gladman, J. (2019). Improving community support for older people’s needs through commissioning third sector services: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 24(2), 116-123. doi:10.1177/1355819619829774

Aim: This exploratory study of commissioning third sector services for older people aimed to explore whether service data was fed back to commissioners and whether this could improve intelligence about the population and hence inform future commissio... Read More about Improving community support for older people’s needs through commissioning third sector services: a qualitative study.

Simvastatin inhibits L-type Ca 2+ -channel activity through impairment of mitochondrial function (2019)
Journal Article
Curry, L., Almukhtar, H., Alahmed, J., Roberts, R., & Smith, P. A. (2019). Simvastatin inhibits L-type Ca 2+ -channel activity through impairment of mitochondrial function. Toxicological Sciences, 169(2), 543–552. https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfz068

Plasma membrane ion channels and mitochondrial electron transport complexes (mETC) are recognised “off-targets” for certain drugs. Simvastatin is one such drug, a lipophilic statin used to treat hypercholesterolaemia, but which is also associated wit... Read More about Simvastatin inhibits L-type Ca 2+ -channel activity through impairment of mitochondrial function.

IPSE, a parasite-derived host immunomodulatory protein, is a potential therapeutic for hemorrhagic cystitis (2019)
Journal Article
Zee, R. S., Mbanefo, E. C., Le, L. H., Pennington, L. F., Odegaard, J., Jardetzky, T. S., …Hsieh, M. H. (2019). IPSE, a parasite-derived host immunomodulatory protein, is a potential therapeutic for hemorrhagic cystitis. AJP - Renal Physiology, 316(6), F1133-F1140. doi:10.1152/ajprenal.00468.2018

Chemotherapy-induced hemorrhagic cystitis is characterized by bladder pain and voiding dysfunction caused by hemorrhage and inflammation. Novel therapeutic options to treat hemorrhagic cystitis are needed. We previously reported that systemic adminis... Read More about IPSE, a parasite-derived host immunomodulatory protein, is a potential therapeutic for hemorrhagic cystitis.



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