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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..

In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. (2014)
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IBIE, C., KNOTT, R. and THOMPSON, C.J. 2015. In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 479(1), pages 103-117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.058

The biocompatibility and cellular uptake of polymer, insulin polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) prepared using polyallylamine-based polymers was evaluated in-vitro using Caco-2 cell monolayers as a predictive model for human small intestinal epithelial... Read More about In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells..

A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. (2014)
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IRWIN, A. and WEIDMANN, A. 2015. A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 11(5), pages 675-685. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.11.006

Background: Non-technical skills refer to the social and cognitive factors that may influence efficient and safe job performance. Non-technical skills are an important element of patient safety in a variety of health care disciplines, including surge... Read More about A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists..

The electrochemical and statistical evaluation of isolation of mellitin and apamin from honey bee (Apis Mellifera) venom. (2014)
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NGUYEN, H. V., HEGER, Z., KOMINKOVA, M., MICHALEK, P., GUMULEC, J., GURAN, R., PRIDAL, A., FERNANDEZ, C., HYNEK, D., ADAM, V. and KIZEK, R. 2015. The electrochemical and statistical evaluation of isolation of mellitin and apamin from honey bee (Apis Mellifera) venom. International journal of electrochemical science [online] , 10(2), pages 1249-1260. Available from: http://www.electrochemsci.org/papers/vol10/100201249.pdf

We present in this manuscript for the first time the electrochemical and statistical evaluation of FPLC isolation of mellitin and apamin from honey bee (Apis mellifera) venom. Venoms are extremely complex blends of diverse substances that target a my... Read More about The electrochemical and statistical evaluation of isolation of mellitin and apamin from honey bee (Apis Mellifera) venom..

Nutritional B vitamin deficiency alters the expression of key proteins associated with vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration in the aorta of atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E null mice. (2014)
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DUTHIE, S.J., BEATTIE, J.H., GORDON, M.-J., PIRIE, L.P., NICOL, F., REID, M.D., DUNCAN, G.J., CANTLAY, L., HORGAN, G. and MCNEIL, C.J. 2015. Nutritional B vitamin deficiency alters the expression of key proteins associated with vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration in the aorta of atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E null mice. Genes and nutrition [online], 10(1), article 446. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12263-014-0446-y

Low B vitamin status is linked with human vascular disease. We employed a proteomic and biochemical approach to determine whether nutritional folate deficiency and/or hyperhomocysteinemia altered metabolic processes linked with atherosclerosis in Apo... Read More about Nutritional B vitamin deficiency alters the expression of key proteins associated with vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration in the aorta of atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E null mice..

Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. (2014)
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SWINTON, P.A., SHITANSHI, D., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K., SINGH, B. and ASPE, R. 2016. Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. Journal of athletic enhancement [online], 5(1). Available from: https://doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220

The purpose of this stduy was to investigate the biomechanical effects of performing a large number of repetitions with a technically demanding exercise, as is recommended in many extreme conditioning programs. Sixteen trained male participants (age:... Read More about Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean..

General practitioner views of an electronic high-risk medicine proforma to facilitate information transfer. (2014)
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RUSHWORTH, G.F., DIACK, L., RUDD, I.G. and STEWART, D. 2015. General practitioner views of an electronic high-risk medicine proforma to facilitate information transfer. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 37(1), pages 4-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-014-0033-8

Background The potential of warfarin related harm is increased if clinicians lack the full patient specific information to make informed decisions—an e-proforma has been developed to communicate this information on hospital discharge. Objective To de... Read More about General practitioner views of an electronic high-risk medicine proforma to facilitate information transfer..

GPR55 deletion in mice leads to age-related ventricular dysfunction and impaired adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic responses. (2014)
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WALSH, S.K., HECTOR, E.E., ANDREASSON, A.-C., JONSSON-RYLANDER, A.-C. and WAINWRIGHT, C. L. 2014. GPR55 deletion in mice leads to age-related ventricular dysfunction and impaired adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic responses. PLoS ONE [online], 9(10), article number e108999. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0108999

G protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) is expressed throughout the body and, although its exact physiological function is unknown, studies have suggested that it has a role in the cardiovascular system. In particular, GPR55 has been proposed as mediat... Read More about GPR55 deletion in mice leads to age-related ventricular dysfunction and impaired adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic responses..

Oats and bowel disease: a systematic literature review. (2014)
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THIES, F., MASSON, L.F., BOFFETTA, P. and KRIS-ETHERTON, P. 2014. Oats and bowel disease: a systematic literature review. British journal of nutrition [online], 112 (S2), pages s31-S43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114514002293

Whole-grain foods such as oats may protect against colorectal cancer and have benefits on inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease. The present study aimed to systematically review the literature describing intervention studies that investigate... Read More about Oats and bowel disease: a systematic literature review..

Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review. (2014)
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THIES, F., MASSON, L.F., BOFFETTA, P. and KRIS-ETHERTON, P. 2014. Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review. British journal of nutrition [online], 112(S2), pages S19-S30. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114514002281

High consumption of whole-grain food such as oats is associated with a reduced risk of CVD and type 2 diabetes. The present study aimed to systematically review the literature describing long-term intervention studies that investigated the effects of... Read More about Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review..

Transcriptome analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in human subjects following a 36 h fast provides evidence of effects on genes regulating inflammation, apoptosis and energy metabolism. (2014)
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ELLIOTT, R.M., DE ROOS, B., DUTHIE, S.J., BOUWMAN, F.G., RUBIO-ALIAGA, I., CROSLEY, L.K., MAYER, C., POLLEY, A.C., HEIM, C., COORT, S.L., EVELO, C.T., MULHOLLAND, F., DANIEL, H., MARIMAN, E.C. and JOHNSON, I.T. 2014. Transcriptome analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in human subjects following a 36 h fast provides evidence of effects on genes regulating inflammation, apoptosis and energy metabolism. Genes and nutrition [online], 9(6), article 432. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12263-014-0432-4

There is growing interest in the potential health benefits of diets that involve regular periods of fasting. While animal studies have provided compelling evidence that feeding patterns such as alternate-day fasting can increase longevity and reduce... Read More about Transcriptome analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in human subjects following a 36 h fast provides evidence of effects on genes regulating inflammation, apoptosis and energy metabolism..

A review on emerging contaminants in wastewaters and the environment: current knowledge, understudied areas and recommendations for future monitoring. (2014)
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PETRIE, B., BARDEN, R., and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2015. A review on emerging contaminants in wastewaters and the environment: current knowledge, understudied areas and recommendations for future monitoring. Water research [online], 72, pages 3-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2014.08.053

This review identifies understudied areas of emerging contaminant (EC) research in wastewaters and the environment, and recommends direction for future monitoring. Non-regulated trace organic ECs including pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs and personal... Read More about A review on emerging contaminants in wastewaters and the environment: current knowledge, understudied areas and recommendations for future monitoring..

Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites. (2014)
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DIACK, L., GIBSON, K., MUNRO, K. and STRATH, A. 2014. Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites. Education research international [online], 2014, Article ID 764519. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/764519

Whilst placement supervision and clinical education programmes are of significant value in shaping the behaviours of undergraduate healthcare students, appropriate provisions which are efficacious to the learner are somewhat lacking, particularly for... Read More about Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites..

Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste. (2014)
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ADEGBOTOLU, U.V., NJUGUNA, J., POLLARD, P. and YATES, K. 2014. Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 64, Article 012023. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012023

Due to the European Union (EU) waste frame work directive (WFD), legislations have been endorsed in EU member states such as UK for the Recycling of wastes with a vision to prevent and reduce landfilling of waste. Spent oil based drilling mud (drilli... Read More about Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste..

Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. (2014)
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TONNA, A., MCCAIG, D., DIACK, L., WEST, B. and STEWART, D. 2014. Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 36(5), pages 1069-1076. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-014-9996-8

Background The last decade has seen a drive towards non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom (UK). However, there is a dearth of any published literature on applying the principles of service redesign to support pharmacist prescribing in any sph... Read More about Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice..

Electrochemical oxidation of acetyl salicylic acid and its voltammetric sensing in real samples at a sensitive edge plane pyrolytic graphite electrode modified with graphene. (2014)
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KRUANETR, S., POLLARD, P., FERNANDEZ, C. and PRABHU, R. 2014. Electrochemical oxidation of acetyl salicylic acid and its voltammetric sensing in real samples at a sensitive edge plane pyrolytic graphite electrode modified with graphene. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 9(10), pages 5699-5711. Available from: http://www.electrochemsci.org/papers/vol9/91005699.pdf

We present in this manuscript for the first time the electrochemical oxidation of acetyl salicylic acid and its voltammetric sensing in real samples at a sensitive edge plane pyrolitic graphite electrode (EPPGE) modified with graphene. The electroche... Read More about Electrochemical oxidation of acetyl salicylic acid and its voltammetric sensing in real samples at a sensitive edge plane pyrolytic graphite electrode modified with graphene..

Assessing potential modifications to the activated sludge process to improve simultaneous removal of a diverse range of micropollutants. (2014)
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PETRIE, B., MCADAM, E.J., LESTER, J.N. and CARTMELL, E. 2014. Assessing potential modifications to the activated sludge process to improve simultaneous removal of a diverse range of micropollutants. Water research [online], 62, pages 180-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2014.05.036

It is proposed that wastewater treatment facilities meet legislated discharge limits for a range of micropollutants. However, the heterogeneity of these micropollutants in wastewaters make removal difficult to predict since their chemistry is so dive... Read More about Assessing potential modifications to the activated sludge process to improve simultaneous removal of a diverse range of micropollutants..

Leptin inhibits proliferation of breast cancer cells at supraphysiological concentrations by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling. (2014)
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WEICHHAUS, M., BROOM, J., WAHLE, K. and BERMANO, G. 2014. Leptin inhibits proliferation of breast cancer cells at supraphysiological concentrations by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling. Oncology letters [online], 8(1), pages 374-378. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2014.2085

Leptin is a hormone secreted by white fat tissue and signals the amount of overall body fat to the hypothalamus. The circulating concentration of leptin correlates with the level of obesity. Breast cancer risk is higher in obese postmenopausal women... Read More about Leptin inhibits proliferation of breast cancer cells at supraphysiological concentrations by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling..

Mathematical modelling of quantum yield enhancements of methyl orange photooxidation in aqueous TiO2 suspensions under controlled periodic UV LED illumination. (2014)
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TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2014. Mathematical modelling of quantum yield enhancements of methyl orange photooxidation in aqueous TiO2 suspensions under controlled periodic UV LED illumination. Applied catalysis B: environmental [online], 156-157, pages 398-403. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.03.046

Quantum yields of the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination (CPI) have been modelled using existing models. A modified Langmuir-Hinshelwood (L-H) rate equation was used to predict the degradation reaction... Read More about Mathematical modelling of quantum yield enhancements of methyl orange photooxidation in aqueous TiO2 suspensions under controlled periodic UV LED illumination..

The effect of pH on the photonic efficiency of the destruction of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination with UV-LED sources. (2014)
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TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2014. The effect of pH on the photonic efficiency of the destruction of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination with UV-LED sources. Chemical engineering journal [online], 246, pages 337-342. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2014.03.002

The nature of photon interaction and reaction pH can have significant impacts on semiconductor photocatalysis. This paper describes the effect of pH on the photonic efficiency of photocatalytic reactions in the aqueous phase using TiO2 catalysts. The... Read More about The effect of pH on the photonic efficiency of the destruction of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination with UV-LED sources..