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Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of vanillin derivatives as multi-target therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. (2020)
Journal Article
BLAIKIE, L., KAY, G. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2020. Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of vanillin derivatives as multi-target therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Bioorganic and medical chemistry letters [online], 30(21), article ID 127505. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127505

A number of novel naphthalimido and phthalimido vanillin derivatives were synthesised, and evaluated as antioxidants and cholinesterase inhibitors in vitro. Antioxidant activity was assessed using DPPH, FRAP, and ORAC assays. All compounds demonstrat... Read More about Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of vanillin derivatives as multi-target therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease..

Current and emerging therapeutic targets of alzheimer's disease for the design of multi-target directed ligands. (2019)
Journal Article
BLAIKIE, L., KAY, G. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. Current and emerging therapeutic targets of alzheimer's disease for the design of multi-target directed ligands. MedChemComm [online], 10(12), pages 2052-2072. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c9md00337a

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease, and a major cause of death worldwide. The number of people suffering from this debilitating disorder is rising at an unprecedented rate, with a subsequent surge in healthcare c... Read More about Current and emerging therapeutic targets of alzheimer's disease for the design of multi-target directed ligands..

Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties. (2019)
Thesis
SCIPIONI, M. 2019. Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) is a naturally-occurring phenolic compound, forming the main component of the bean and pod of vanilla orchids. It is widely used as a flavouring agent in food and drinks, and as a preservative in the cosmeti... Read More about Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties..

Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer's disease. (2019)
Journal Article
SCIPIONI, M., KAY, G., MEGSON, I.L. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer’s disease. MedChemComm [online], 10(5), pages 764-777. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c9md00048h

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide, normally affecting people aged over 65. Due to the multifactorial nature of this disease, a “multi-target-directed ligands” (MTDLs) approach for the treatment of this illness ha... Read More about Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer's disease..

Novel vanillin derivatives: synthesis, anti-oxidant, DNA and cellular protection properties. (2017)
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SCIPIONI, M., KAY, G., MEGSON, I. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2017. Novel vanillin derivatives: synthesis, anti-oxidant, DNA and cellular protection properties. European journal of medicinal chemistry [online], 143, pages 745-754. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2017.11.072

Antioxidants have been the subject of intense research interest mainly due to their beneficial properties associated with human health and wellbeing. Phenolic molecules, such as naturally occurring Resveratrol and Vanillin, are well known for their a... Read More about Novel vanillin derivatives: synthesis, anti-oxidant, DNA and cellular protection properties..

The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque. (2017)
Thesis
JESUDOSS, J.R. 2017. The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

The aim of this research study was the synthesis of an imaging agent, which could be used to non-invasively image atherosclerotic plaques via MRI. In order to achieve this, a library of peptide substrates designed to be substrate specific for either... Read More about The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque..

Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. (2016)
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MCKENZIE, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H., KNOTT, R. and CAIRNS, D. 2016. Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 515(1-2), pages 575-582. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.044

Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all organs. It is treated by regular administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine. Corneal crystal deposition is one of... Read More about Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis..

The design and synthesis of novel pro-drugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. (2015)
Thesis
BAHMED, A. 2015. The design and synthesis of novel pro-drugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cystinosis is a metabolic disorder characterised by the abnormal accumulation of the amino acid cystine in cells leading to a slow destruction of all major organs. If patients diagnosed with cystinosis are untreated, death due to kidney failure ensue... Read More about The design and synthesis of novel pro-drugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis..

The hen’s egg chorioallantoic membrane (HET-CAM) test to predict the ophthalmic irritation potential of a cysteamine-containing gel: quantification using Photoshop® and ImageJ. (2015)
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MCKENZIE, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H., KNOTT, R.M. and CAIRNS, D. 2015. The hen’s egg chorioallantoic membrane (HET-CAM) test to predict the ophthalmic irritation potential of a cysteamine-containing gel: quantification using Photoshop® and ImageJ. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 490(1-2), pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2015.05.023

A modified hen’s egg chorioallantoic membrane (HET-CAM) test has been developed, combining ImageJ analysis with Adobe® Photoshop®. The irritation potential of an ophthalmic medicine can be quantified using this method, by monitoring damage to blood v... Read More about The hen’s egg chorioallantoic membrane (HET-CAM) test to predict the ophthalmic irritation potential of a cysteamine-containing gel: quantification using Photoshop® and ImageJ..

Three salts from the reactions of cysteamine and cystamine with L-(+)-tartaric acid. (2013)
Journal Article
BENYLLES, A., CAIRNS, D., COX, P.J. and KAY, G. 2013. Three salts from the reactions of cysteamine and cystamine with L-(+)-tartaric acid. Acta crystallographica section C: crystal structure communications [online], 69(6), pages 658-664. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1107/S0108270113012377

Reaction between cysteamine (systematic name: 2-aminoethanethiol, C 2H7NS) and l-(+)-tartaric acid [systematic name: (2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid, C4H6O6] results in a mixture of cysteamine tartrate(1-) monohydrate, C2H 8NS+·C4H5O6-·H2O, (I)... Read More about Three salts from the reactions of cysteamine and cystamine with L-(+)-tartaric acid..

Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. (2012)
Journal Article
BUCHAN, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H. and CAIRNS, D. 2012. Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences [online], 101(10), pages 3729-3738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23246

Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all the organs. It is treated by the 6-h oral administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine, which has an offensive taste... Read More about Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis..

Development of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor: a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease. (2011)
Thesis
ROWELL, O. 2011. Development of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor: a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease which forms plaques which narrow the arteries, restricting blood flow and thus increasing blood pressure. As this can lead to more serious conditions, such as myocardial infarction, it is important that ath... Read More about Development of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor: a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease..

Formulation studies on cysteamine for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. (2011)
Thesis
BUCHAN, B.E. 2011. Formulation studies on cysteamine for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of almost all organs. It is treated by regular oral and topical administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine (Cystagon TM),... Read More about Formulation studies on cysteamine for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis..