Publications

  (ID: 0000-0003-3964-2150)

  1. Morris O., Elsawy M., Fairclough M., Williams K., McMahon A., Grigg J., Forster D., Miller A., Saiani A., Prenant C., In vivo characterisation of a therapeutically relevant self-assembling 18F- labelled β-sheet forming peptide and its hydrogel using positron emission tomography, Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals 2017 (in press)
  2. Milani A., Fielding L., Greensmith P., Adlam D., Freemont A., Hoyland J., Hodson N., Elsawy M., Miller A., Ratcliffe L., Mykhaylyk O., Armes S., Saunders B., Anisotropic pH-responsive Hydrogels containing Soft or Hard Rod-like Particles Assembled using Low Shear, Chemistry of Materials 2017; 29: 3100-3110 (cover page). DOI: 1021/acs.chemmater.7b00110
  3. Gao J., Tang C., Elsawy M., Smith A., Miller A., Saiani A., Controlling self-assembling peptide hydrogel properties through network topology,  Biomacromolecules 2017;18: 826–834. DOI:1021/acs.biomac.6b01693
  4. Elsawy M., Smith A., Miller A., Saiani A., Modification of hydrophobic face of β-sheet forming peptide: effect on self-assembly and gelation, Langmuir 2016; 32: 4917-4923. DOI: 1021/acs.langmuir.5b03841
  5. Castillo-Díaz L., Elsawy M., Saiani A., Gough J., Miller A., Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells promotes mineralization within a biodegradable peptide-hydrogel, Journal of Tissue Engineering 2016; 7: 1-15. DOI: 1177/2041731416649789
  6. Elsawy M., Castillo-Díaz L., Wychowaniec J., Miller A., Saiani A., Tailoring peptide hydrogels for controlling drug release kinetics, oral presentation at Institute of Physics: The Physics of Soft and Biological Matter Conference 2016, Cambridge, UK
  7. Elsawy M., Castillo-Díaz L., Wychowaniec J., Miller A., Saiani A., Controlling Doxorubicin release from β-sheet peptide hydrogels by finely-tuning drug-peptide interactions, oral presentation at Royal Society of Chemistry: Biomaterials Chemistry Annual Conference 2016, Birmingham, UK
  8. Elsawy M., Martin L., Tikhonova I., Walker B., Smac-derived aza-peptide as an aminopeptidase-resistant XIAP BIR3 antagonist, Protein & Peptide Letters 2015; 22: 836-843. DOI: 2174/0929866522666150622101626
  9. Elsawy M., Castillo-Díaz L., Miller A., Saiani A., Stimuli-responsive β-sheet forming  peptide hydrogels as drug delivery systems for controlled drug release, oral presentation at Materials Research Society Spring Meeting & Exhibition 2015, San Francisco, California, USA
  10. Elsawy M., Castillo-Díaz L., Miller A., Saiani A., Tailoring drug release kinetics from peptide hydrogels, poster presentation at RAMS Conference 2015, Coventry, UK
  11. Elsawy M., Castillo-Díaz L., Miller A., Saiani A., β-sheet peptide hydrogels as vehicles for drug delivery, poster presentation at Biomaterials Showcase 2015, Manchester, UK
  12. Castillo-Díaz L., Elsawy M., Saiani A., Gough J., Miller A., Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells within a beta-sheet peptide hydrogel induces mineralisation in vitro, Poster presentation at The 9th UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting 2015, Manchester, UK.
  13. Elsawy M., Miller A., Saiani A., pH-triggered β-hairpin peptide hydrogel formation through intramolecular β-sheet-turn-sheet self-assembly, poster presentation at Royal Society of Chemistry: Biomaterials Chemistry Annual Conference 2015, London, UK
  14. Elsawy M., Smith A., Miller A., Saiani A., Chemically cross-linked peptide-based hydrogels with potential biomedical applications, poster presentation at 26th Annual Conference European Society of Biomaterials 2014, Liverpool, UK
  15. Elsawy M., Smith A., Miller A., Saiani A., Covalently cross-linked peptide-based hydrogels with potential biomedical applications, poster presentation at RAMS Conference 2014, Bath, UK
  16. Elsawy M., Martin L., Tikhonova I., Walker B., Solid phase synthesis of Smac/DIABLO-derived peptides using a “Safety-Catch” resin: identification of potent XIAP BIR3 antagonists, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry 2013; 21: 5004-5011. DOI: 1016/j.bmc.2013.06.055
  17. Elsawy M., Martin L., Walker B., Lactam bridge stabilised Bim peptides promote apoptosis in PC3 prostate cancer cells through Bax activation at a novel trigger site: a promising strategy for cancer therapy, poster presentation at Irish Association for Cancer Research Annual Conference 2012, Belfast, UK
  18. Elsawy M., Martin L., Walker B., Heterogeneous backbone α/β Bim-derived peptide foldamers trigger apoptosis in PC3 prostate cancer cells through Bax activation at a novel activation site, poster presentation at Royal Society of Chemistry 2nd Symposium on Chemical Biology for Drug Discovery 2012, Macclesfield, Manchester, UK
  19. Elsawy M., Hewage C., Walker B., Racemisation of N-Fmoc phenylglycine under mild microwave-SPPS and conventional stepwise SPPS conditions: attempts to develop strategies for overcoming this, Journal of Peptide Science 2012; 18: 302-311. DOI: 1002/psc.2398
  20. Elsawy M., Martin L., Walker B., Truncation of a 20-mer wild type BIM BH3 domain peptide: identification of the minimum sequence necessary for promoting cell death of prostate cancer (PC3) cells, Biopolymers (Peptide Science) 2011; 96 (4): 472-472, poster presentation at the 22nd American Peptide Symposium, California, San Diego, USA