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Impact of rapeseed pomace extract on markers of oxidative stress and DNA damage in human SH‐SY5Y cells. (2020)
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POHL, F., GOUA, M., YATES, K., BERMANO, G., RUSSELL, W.R., MACIEL, P. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2021. Impact of rapeseed pomace extract on markers of oxidative stress and DNA damage in human SH‐SY5Y cells. Journal of food biochemistry [online], 45(2), article e13592. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jfbc.13592

With increased longevity and subsequent rise in people with age-related neurodegenerative diseases, protection of neurons from oxidative stress damage has become an important field of study. For the first time, we highlight the neuroprotective proper... Read More about Impact of rapeseed pomace extract on markers of oxidative stress and DNA damage in human SH‐SY5Y cells..

Germination improves the polyphenolic profile and functional value of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.). (2020)
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KAPRAVELOU, G., MARTINEZ, R., PERAZZOLI, G., GONZÁLEZ, C.S., LLOPIS, J., CANTARERO, S., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., PRADOS, J., MELGUIZO, C., ARANDA, P., LÓPEZ-JURADO, M. and PORRES, J.M. 2020. Germination improves the polyphenolic profile and functional value of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.). Antioxidants [online], 9(8), article ID 746. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9080746

The use of legumes as functional foods has gained increasing attention for the prevention and treatment of the so called non-communicable diseases that are highly prevalent worldwide. In this regard, biotechnological approaches for the enhancement of... Read More about Germination improves the polyphenolic profile and functional value of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.)..

GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation. (2019)
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POHL, F., TEIXEIRA-CASTRO, A., COSTA, M.D., LINDSAY, V., FIÚZA-FERNANDES, J., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., RUSSELL, W., MACIEL, P. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation. Frontiers in neuroscience [online], 13, article ID 1091. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.01091

Genetic mutations and aging-associated oxidative damage underlie the onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Machado-Joseph disease (MJD). Natural products derived from plants have been regarded as impor... Read More about GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation..

Cyanopeptolins with trypsin and chymotrypsin inhibitory activity from the cyanobacterium nostoc edaphicum CCNP1411. (2018)
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MAZUR-MARZEC, H., FIDOR, A., CEGLOWSKA, M., WIECZERZAK, E., KROPIDLOWSKA, M., GOUA, M., MACASKILL, J. and EDWARDS, C. 2018. Cyanopeptolins with trypsin and chymotrypsin inhibitory activity from the cyanobacterium nostoc edaphicum CCNP1411. Marine drugs [online], 16(7), article number 220. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/md16070220

Cyanopeptolins (CPs) are one of the most frequently occurring cyanobacterial peptides, many of which are inhibitors of serine proteases. Some CP variants are also acutely toxic to aquatic organisms, especially small crustaceans. In this study, thirte... Read More about Cyanopeptolins with trypsin and chymotrypsin inhibitory activity from the cyanobacterium nostoc edaphicum CCNP1411..

Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation. (2017)
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BARRON, G.A., GOUA, M., WAHLE, K.W.J. and BERMANO, G. 2017. Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation. Oncology reports [online], 38(3), pages 1886-1894. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3892/or.2017.5803

The present study exploited a versatile in vitro endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture cell system to investigate the association between angiogenesis and breast cancer by comparing the capacity of plasma from women with breast cancer and age-matche... Read More about Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation..

Revalorisation of rapeseed pomace extracts: an in vitro study into its anti-oxidant and DNA protective properties. (2017)
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POHL, F., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., RUSSELL, W.R., SCOBBIE, L., MACIEL, P. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Revalorisation of rapeseed pomace extracts: an in vitro study into its anti-oxidant and DNA protective properties. Food chemistry [online], 239, pages 323-332. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.06.129

Rapeseed pomace (RSP) is a waste product obtained after edible oil production from Brassica napus. Analysis of ubiquitous secondary metabolites in RSP samples (two breeds, harvested in 2012/2014 respectively from North East of Scotland) and their eth... Read More about Revalorisation of rapeseed pomace extracts: an in vitro study into its anti-oxidant and DNA protective properties..

Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells. (2016)
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KOPSIDA, M., BARRON, G.A. BERMANO, G., KONG THOO LIN, P. and GOUA, M. 2016. Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells. Organic and biomolecular chemistry [online], 14(41), pages 9780-9789. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/C6OB01850E

Bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIP) derivatives are a family of compounds that exert anti-cancer activities in vitro and, according to previous studies, variations in the linker sequence have increased their DNA binding and cytotoxic activities. By modifyi... Read More about Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells..

Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression. (2015)
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BARRON, G.A., GOUA, M., KURAOKA, I., BERMANO, G., IWAI, S. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2015. Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression. Chemico-biological interactions [online], 242, pages 307-315. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2015.10.017

Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane (BNIPDaCHM) bisintercalates to DNA and is a potential anti-cancer therapeutic. In an attempt to elucidate the mechanism(s) underlying the potential of BNIPDaCHM; earlier work was extended to investiga... Read More about Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression..

Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. (2015)
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KAPRAVELOU, G., MARTINEZ, R., ANDRADE, A.M., NEBOT, E., CAMILETTI-MOIRON, D., APARICIO, V.A., LOPEZ-JURADO, M., ARANDA, P., ARREBOLA, F., FERNANDEZ-SEGURA, E., BERMANO, G., GOUA, M., GALISTEO, M. and PORRES, J.M. 2015. Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. Applied physiology, nutrition and metabolism [online], 40(12), pages 1242-1252. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0141

Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a group of metabolic alterations that increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been described as the liver manifestation of MS. We aimed to test the ben... Read More about Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats..

Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro? (2015)
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LEIGHTON, D., GOUA, M., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K. and BERMANO, G. 2015. Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro? A role for selenium supplementation in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Journal of inflammation [online], 12(Supplement 1): abstracts from the 1st Annual meeting of the Scottish Society of Cytomics (SCC), 25 September 2014, Aberdeen, UK, article P7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-9255-12-S1-P7

Two thirds of the UK population are either overweight or obese (body mass index (BMI) 25-29.9 and >30 kg/m2 respectively) and are typically characterised by systemic oxidative stress (OS); deemed to play a key role in cardiovascular disease (CVD) dev... Read More about Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro?.

Modulation of angiogenesis by inflammatory markers and the role of matrix metalloproteinases in an endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture system. (2014)
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BARRON, G.A., BORDET, E., GOUA, M. and BERMANO. G. 2014. Modulation of angiogenesis by inflammatory markers and the role of matrix metalloproteinases in an endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture system. Current angiogenesis [online], 3(3), pages 152-163. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2174/2211552803666141113211829

Increased levels of inflammatory markers such as tumour necrosis factor-α (TNFα) and interleukin- 6 (IL-6) have been associated with formation of new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, and linked to chronic inflammation in obesity. This study aimed to e... Read More about Modulation of angiogenesis by inflammatory markers and the role of matrix metalloproteinases in an endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture system..