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  Health Opportunity for Patient Empowerment in Gestational Diabetes (HOPE-GDM)
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof A M Graham, Prof R Qahwaji, Prof A Locke
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Gestational Diabetes is a temporary condition diagnosed at 24-28 weeks gestation, where the body is unable to maintain normal blood glucose levels due to insulin resistance during pregnancy.
  Impact of RhoA deregulation on smooth muscle cell phenotypic dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr K Riches-Suman
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Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an escalating healthcare burden. It inflicts significant physical and emotional distress on patients and their carers, and treatment of T2D and its complications accounts for ~10% of the entire NHS budget.
  Investigating the mechanism of action of dual antiangiogenic/ antineoplastic drugs using organotypic co-culture of fibroblasts and endothelial cells
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr J Elies Gomez, Dr K Pors
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An important feature of many types of cancer is the ability to develop abnormal angiogenesis (blood vessel formation); this allows cancer cells to gain access to nutrients and favours metastasis.
  Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel polysialyltransferase inhibitors as anti- metastatic agents
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr R Falconer, Dr S Shnyder
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Polysialic acid plays an essential role in neuronal development, but by adulthood is absent from the human body. Its biosynthesis is regulated by two polysialyltransferases (polySTs).
  Polysialyltransferases as a target in metastatic cancer
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr R Falconer, Dr S Shnyder
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Polysialic acid plays an essential role in neuronal development, but by adulthood is absent from the human body. Its biosynthesis is regulated by two polysialyltransferases.
  Design, synthesis and evaluation of protease-activated anti-cancer prodrugs
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr R Falconer, Prof P Loadman
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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of endoproteases that are overexpressed in tumours and play crucial roles in many tumourigenic processes, not least tumour invasion and angiogenesis.
  Kinase regulation of HOX transcription factors – a potential target in cancer?
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Prof R Morgan, Dr S Shnyder
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The HOX genes are a family of transcription factors that have a number of important functions in cancer, including cell survival and metastasis.
  Aldehyde dehydrogenase expression and function in cancer stem cells
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr K Pors, Dr A Mardaryev, Prof A Locke
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Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) catalyse the oxidation and detoxification of reactive endogenous and exogenous aldehydes into carboxylic acids via NAD+ coupled reduction.
  New strategies in integrin antagonism
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr H Sheldrake
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The integrins are a family of transmembrane receptors which mediate cell-cell and cell-ECM adhesion, and signalling across the cell membrane involved in pathways controlling cell migration, proliferation, differentiation, cell survival and apoptosis.
  Biofilm disruption as an initial step in a novel strategy for treatment of chronic wounds based on multi-functional liposomal nanocarriers
  Research Group: Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  Dr X Liu, Dr S Shnyder
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The cost to the NHS of caring for patients with chronic wounds is conservatively estimated to be £4.5-5.7bn/year, or around 4% of the total expenditure on health.
  ERK5 MAPK signalling in Alzheimer’s disease
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr J Muller, Dr S Kantamneni
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Neurodegenerative diseases have devastating effects on individuals’ lives and our society, with no effective treatments available.
  Development of transdermal protein liposomal delivery system for the treatment of dermatological diseases
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr M Najafzadeh, Prof D Anderson
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Biopharmaceuticals have been increasingly used in the treatment of skin diseases. However, due to the poor absorption of peptide and protein through the skin, they are usually delivered through injections.
  Formulation and evaluation of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells exosomes and antioxidants, incorporated in nanoliposomes using microfluidics, for the treatment of solid tumours
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr M Najafzadeh, Prof D Anderson, Dr M Isreb
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This project uses the Cord blood Stem Cells from healthy control and the white blood cells of blood cancer patients to investigate the efficacy and genotoxicity of different compounds in them by using various genetic endpoints.
  Biomarkers of Genotoxic and Reprotoxic Effects after chemical exposure in vitro in human cells
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof D Anderson, Dr M Najafzadeh
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In human monitoring procedures, measurements obtained from endpoints to determine genetic damage are sometimes referred to as biomarkers.
  Effect of nanoparticles on cellular conditions in lymphocytes and germ cells in vitro
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof D Anderson, Dr M Najafzadeh
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The use of metals such as silver (Ag), gold (Au) and copper (Cu) as nanoparticles (NPs) and other chemicals such as Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) (Najafzadeh et al., 2016) in medical and lifestyle applications has exponentially increased in recent years, yet little is still known about their impact on DNA and RNA in somatic as well as in germ cells (Habas et al 2018).
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