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Boswellia carterii oleoresin extracts induce caspase-mediated apoptosis and G 1 cell cycle arrest in human leukaemia subtypes (2023)
Journal Article
Jones, M. A., Borun, A., & Greensmith, D. J. (2023). Boswellia carterii oleoresin extracts induce caspase-mediated apoptosis and G 1 cell cycle arrest in human leukaemia subtypes. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 14, 1282239. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2023.1282239

Background: Leukemias are a common cancer in adults and children. While existing treatments are effective, they are associated with severe side-effects compounded by the emergence of drug resistance. This necessitates the need to develop new drugs an... Read More about Boswellia carterii oleoresin extracts induce caspase-mediated apoptosis and G 1 cell cycle arrest in human leukaemia subtypes.

Plasma interleukin responses as predictors of outcome stratification in patients after major trauma: a prospective observational two centre study (2023)
Journal Article
Jones, M. A., Hanison, J., Apreutesei, R., Allarakia, B., Namvar, S., Ramaswamy, D. S., …Nirmalan, N. (2023). Plasma interleukin responses as predictors of outcome stratification in patients after major trauma: a prospective observational two centre study. Frontiers in Immunology, 14, 1276171. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2023.1276171

Background and objectives: There is a need to develop objective risk stratification tools to define efficient care pathways for trauma patients. Biomarker-based point of care testing may strengthen existing clinical tools currently available for this... Read More about Plasma interleukin responses as predictors of outcome stratification in patients after major trauma: a prospective observational two centre study.

Functional screening reveals Toxoplasma prenylated proteins required for endocytic trafficking and rhoptry protein sorting (2023)
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Wang, Q., Sun, M., Tang, T., Lai, D., Liu, J., Maity, S., …Long, S. (2023). Functional screening reveals Toxoplasma prenylated proteins required for endocytic trafficking and rhoptry protein sorting. mBio, https://doi.org/10.1128/mbio.01309-23

In the apicomplexans, endocytosed cargos (e.g., hemoglobin) are trafficked to a specialized organelle for digestion. This follows a unique endocytotic process at the micropore/cytostome in these parasites. However, the mechanism underlying endocytic... Read More about Functional screening reveals Toxoplasma prenylated proteins required for endocytic trafficking and rhoptry protein sorting.

The Toxoplasma monocarboxylate transporters are involved in the metabolism within the apicoplast and are linked to parasite survival (2023)
Journal Article
Dong, H., He, K., Yang, J., Zheng, W., Lai, D., Liu, J., …Long, S. (in press). The Toxoplasma monocarboxylate transporters are involved in the metabolism within the apicoplast and are linked to parasite survival. eLife, 12, RP88866. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.88866.1

The apicoplast is a four-membrane plastid found in the apicomplexans, which harbors biosynthesis and organelle housekeeping activities in the matrix. However, the mechanism driving the flux of metabolites, in and out, remains unknown. Here we used Tu... Read More about The Toxoplasma monocarboxylate transporters are involved in the metabolism within the apicoplast and are linked to parasite survival.

Investigating small extracellular vesicle miRNA as biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (2023)
Thesis
Aarons, T. (2023). Investigating small extracellular vesicle miRNA as biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. (Thesis). University of Salford

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia, a syndrome impacting over 900,000 people in the UK alone. There are currently no disease modifying treatments for AD, which is largely attributable to the heterogenous basis of the disease wh... Read More about Investigating small extracellular vesicle miRNA as biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Intratumor microbiota as a novel potential prognostic indicator in mesothelioma (2023)
Journal Article
Pentimalli, F., Krstic- Demonacos, M., Costa, C., Mutti, L., & Bakker, E. (2023). Intratumor microbiota as a novel potential prognostic indicator in mesothelioma. Frontiers in Immunology, 14, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2023.1129513

Introduction: Despite increased attention on immunotherapy, primarily immune checkpoint blockade, as a therapeutic approach for mesothelioma (MMe), its efficacy and tolerability remain questioned. One potential explanation for different responses to... Read More about Intratumor microbiota as a novel potential prognostic indicator in mesothelioma.

The Toxoplasma micropore mediates endocytosis for selective nutrient salvage from host cell compartments (2023)
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Wan, W., Dong, H., Lai, D., Yang, J., He, K., Tang, X., …Long, S. (in press). The Toxoplasma micropore mediates endocytosis for selective nutrient salvage from host cell compartments. Nature communications, 14(1), 997. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36571-4

Apicomplexan parasite growth and replication relies on nutrient acquisition from host cells, in which intracellular multiplication occurs, yet the mechanisms that underlie the nutrient salvage remain elusive. Numerous ultrastructural studies have doc... Read More about The Toxoplasma micropore mediates endocytosis for selective nutrient salvage from host cell compartments.

Electrochemical detection of asparaginase antibodies using bifunctionalized carbon interfaces (2023)
Journal Article
Marshall, D., & Lehr, J. (in press). Electrochemical detection of asparaginase antibodies using bifunctionalized carbon interfaces. Electroanalysis, https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.202200456

The early detection of anti-asparaginase biomarker can facilitate timely modification of asparaginase chemotherapy, thereby avoiding serious complications. Herein we describe the preparation of a novel electrochemical biosensing interface for rapid d... Read More about Electrochemical detection of asparaginase antibodies using bifunctionalized carbon interfaces.

Investigation into the potential of using UV-treated sporulated oocysts of Eimeria tenella as a local solution to immunization of chickens against caecal coccidiosis (2023)
Journal Article
Djemai, S., Mekroud, A., Hide, G., Khelifi, D., & Bellil, I. (in press). Investigation into the potential of using UV-treated sporulated oocysts of Eimeria tenella as a local solution to immunization of chickens against caecal coccidiosis. Journal of Parasitic Diseases, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-022-01562-7

In this study, we aim to evaluate the immune response of chickens to UV-treated sporulated oocysts as a means of protection against caecal coccidiosis caused by field strains of Eimeria tenella. Two groups of chicks were immunized using prepared UV-t... Read More about Investigation into the potential of using UV-treated sporulated oocysts of Eimeria tenella as a local solution to immunization of chickens against caecal coccidiosis.