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Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer. (2020)
Thesis
ELLIS, P.E. 2020. Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Five percent of all cancers in postmenopausal women are attributable to being overweight and the incidence rises to 51% in women with endometrial cancer (EC). EC patients that are obese tend to have a poorer outcome, shorter survival rates and more c... Read More about Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer..

Adipocytokines and their relationship to endometrial cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
Journal Article
ELLIS, P.E., BARRON, G.A., and BERMANO, G. 2020. Adipocytokines and their relationship to endometrial cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gynecologic oncology [online], 158(2), pages 507-516. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.05.033

Objective:- To investigate the association between circulating levels of adipocytokines (adiponectin, leptin, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), interleukin 6 (IL-6)) and growth factors (insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and II (IGF-II)), and th... Read More about Adipocytokines and their relationship to endometrial cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BARRON, G., WAINWRIGHT, C. and WALSH, S.K. 2019. Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. Presented at the 2019 Pharmacology conference, 15-17 December 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin are effective chemotherapy agents, however a severe and common side effect of this treatment is anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity (AIC), which damages the heart muscle severely impacting its ability to pump and c... Read More about Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity..

Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) supplementation in the diet during gestation and lactation attenuates liver steatosis in dams and protects offspring. (2019)
Journal Article
BARBOSA, P.O., DE SOUZA, M.O., PAIVA, D.P.D., SILVA, M.E., LIMA, W.G., BERMANO, G. and FREITAS, R.N. 2020. Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) supplementation in the diet during gestation and lactation attenuates liver steatosis in dams and protects offspring. European journal of nutrition [online], 59(5), pages 1595-1908. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-019-02040-2

Purpose: Maternal high-fat diet affects offspring and can induce metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). New therapeutic strategies are being investigated as way to prevent or attenuate this condition. The objective of... Read More about Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) supplementation in the diet during gestation and lactation attenuates liver steatosis in dams and protects offspring..

Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. (2018)
Thesis
KOPSIDA, M. 2018. Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, with incidence rates approaching 1.38 million cases per year worldwide. Over the last few decades, there have been numerous attempts to develop, synthesise and advance into the clinic nove... Read More about Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies..

Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation. (2017)
Journal Article
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..

Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells. (2016)
Journal Article
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..

Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. (2016)
Thesis
AL ALI, F.M. 2016. Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common metabolic disease worldwide. This condition accounts for the majority of renal failure and blindness in adults aged between 20 to 74 years of age. After 20 years, some of type 1 diabetic patients and around 6... Read More about Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes..

Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression. (2015)
Journal Article
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..

Modulation of angiogenesis by inflammatory markers and the role of matrix metalloproteinases in an endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture system. (2014)
Journal Article
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..