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ATR-FTIR spectroscopy of heparin: using multivariate analyses for next-generation quality control (2023)
Thesis
Devlin, A. J. (2023). ATR-FTIR spectroscopy of heparin: using multivariate analyses for next-generation quality control. (Thesis). Keele University

Heparin is a member of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) family of naturally occurring, polydisperse, linear polysaccharides. Heparin is a ubiquitous anticoagulant drug, a member of the WHO’s list of vital medicines and the second used drug by weight after... Read More about ATR-FTIR spectroscopy of heparin: using multivariate analyses for next-generation quality control.

Heparin: an established anticoagulant drug with therapeutic potential for COVID-19 (2022)
Thesis
McIntosh, O. G. (2022). Heparin: an established anticoagulant drug with therapeutic potential for COVID-19. (Thesis). Keele University

The biologically and medically important heparan sulphate and heparin polysaccharides have been previously shown to mediate viral cell entry for enveloped viruses. Furthermore, heparin and its analogues have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and a... Read More about Heparin: an established anticoagulant drug with therapeutic potential for COVID-19.

Non-anticoagulant glycosaminoglycan extracts isolated from aquatic species inhibit BACE-1: a key drug target in Alzheimer’s Disease (2022)
Thesis
Mycroft-West, C. J. (2022). Non-anticoagulant glycosaminoglycan extracts isolated from aquatic species inhibit BACE-1: a key drug target in Alzheimer’s Disease. (Thesis). Keele University

Currently, only palliative drugs are available for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, therefore there is an urgent need to develop therapeutics targeting the underlying aetiology of the disease. The clinical anticoagulant heparin has previously be... Read More about Non-anticoagulant glycosaminoglycan extracts isolated from aquatic species inhibit BACE-1: a key drug target in Alzheimer’s Disease.

The structure of Lipid A and composition of the oligosaccharides of the lipopolysaccharides of the bacterial species: Veillonella parvula (2019)
Thesis
Pither, M. (2019). The structure of Lipid A and composition of the oligosaccharides of the lipopolysaccharides of the bacterial species: Veillonella parvula. (Thesis). Keele University. Retrieved from https://keele-repository.worktribe.com/output/417815

Veillonella parvula is a Gram-negative bacterium known to be an abundant commensal coloniser of the human gut and mouth; it is linked to progression of childhood immune system but has also been found to be an opportunistic pathogen. Lipopolysaccharid... Read More about The structure of Lipid A and composition of the oligosaccharides of the lipopolysaccharides of the bacterial species: Veillonella parvula.