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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104527/b7-h3-targeted-212-pb-radioimmunotherapy-of-ovarian-cancer-in-preclinical-models
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Benjamin B Kasten, Rebecca C Arend, Ashwini A Katre, Harrison Kim, Jinda Fan, Soldano Ferrone, Kurt R Zinn, Donald J Buchsbaum
INTRODUCTION: Novel therapies that effectively kill both differentiated cancer cells and cancer initiating cells (CICs), which are implicated in causing chemotherapy-resistance and disease recurrence, are needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of ovarian cancer. These studies used monoclonal antibody (mAb) 376.96, which recognizes a B7-H3 epitope expressed on ovarian cancer cells and CICs, as a carrier molecule for targeted α-particle radioimmunotherapy (RIT) in preclinical models of human ovarian cancer...
January 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104528/cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-cb2-as-one-of-the-candidate-genes-in-human-carotid-plaque-imaging-evalu1ation-of-the-novel-radiotracer-11-c-rs-016-targeting-cb2-in-atherosclerosis
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Romana Meletta, Roger Slavik, Linjing Mu, Zoran Rancic, Nicole Borel, Roger Schibli, Simon M Ametamey, Stefanie D Krämer, Adrienne Müller Herde
INTRODUCTION: Endarterectomized human atherosclerotic plaques are a valuable basis for gene expression studies to disclose novel imaging biomarkers and therapeutic targets, such as the cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). In this work, CB2 is expressed on activated immune cells, which are abundant in inflamed plaques. We evaluated the CB2-specific radiotracer [(11)C]RS-016 for imaging vascular inflammation in human and mouse atherosclerotic lesions. METHODS: The differential gene expression of microscopically classified human carotid plaques was evaluated using quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
January 8, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110124/monoanionic-99m-tc-tricarbonyl-aminopolycarboxylate-complexes-with-uncharged-pendant-groups-radiosynthesis-and-evaluation-as-potential-renal-tubular-tracers
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Malgorzata Lipowska, Jeffrey Klenc, Nashwa Jarkas, Luigi G Marzilli, Andrew T Taylor
INTRODUCTION: (99m)Tc(CO)3-nitrilotriacetic acid, (99m)Tc(CO)3(NTA), is a new renal tubular agent with pharmacokinetic properties comparable to those of (131)I-OIH but the clearance of (99m)Tc(CO)3(NTA) and (131)I-OIH is still less than the clearance of PAH, the gold standard for the measurement of effective renal plasma flow. At physiological pH, dianionic (99m)Tc(CO)3(NTA) has a mononegative inner metal-coordination sphere and a mononegative uncoordinated carboxyl group. To evaluate alternate synthetic approaches, we assessed the importance of an uncoordinated carboxyl group, long considered essential for tubular transport, by evaluating the pharmacokinetics of three analogs with the (99m)Tc(CO)3(NTA) metal-coordination sphere but with uncharged pendant groups...
December 27, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110123/investigation-of-123-i-production-using-electron-accelerator
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Albert Avetisyan, Robert Avagyan, Ruben Dallakyan, Gohar Avdalyan, Nikolay Dobrovolsky, Vasak Gavalyan, Ivetta Kerobyan, Gevorg Harutyunyan
The possibility of (123)I isotope production with the help of the high-intensity bremsstrahlung photons produced by the electron beam of the LUE50 linear electron accelerator at the A.I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute [YerPhI]) is considered. The production method has been established and shown to be successful. The (124)Xe(γ,n)(123)Xe→(123)I nuclear reaction has been investigated and the cross-section was calculated by nuclear codes TALYS 1.6 and EMPIRE 3.2. The optimum parameter of the thickness of the target was determined by GEANT4 code...
December 22, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063322/quantitation-of-rat-cerebral-blood-flow-using-99m-tc-hmpao
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Chie Suzuki, Shintaro Kimura, Mutsumi Kosugi, Yasuhiro Magata
INTRODUCTION: Technetium-99m-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime ((99m)Tc-HMPAO) is potentially useful for the assessment of cerebral blood flow (CBF) in small animals. In this paper, a procedure for quantitation of rat CBF using (99m)Tc-HMPAO was determined. METHODS: Biodistribution of (99m)Tc-radioactivity in normal rats was determined after intravenous administration of (99m)Tc-HMPAO. Acetazolamide treated rats were intravenously administered with the mixture of (99m)Tc-HMPAO and N-isopropyl-[(125)I]iodoamphetamine ([(125)I]IMP), and arterial blood was then collected for 5min...
December 22, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013121/radiopharmaceutical-chemistry-of-targeted-radiotherapeutics-part-4-strategies-for-211-at-labeling-at-high-activities-and-radiation-doses-of-211-at-%C3%AE-particles
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Oscar R Pozzi, Michael R Zalutsky
INTRODUCTION: Alpha particles are radiation of high energy and short range, properties that can lead to radiolysis-mediated complications in labeling chemistry at the high radioactivity levels required for clinical application. In previous papers in this series, we have shown that radiation dose has a profound effect on the astatine species that are present in the labeling reaction and their suitability for the synthesis of N-succinimidyl 3-[(211)At]astatobenzoate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of adding N-chlorosuccinimide (NCS) to the methanol solution used for initial isolation of (211)At after distillation, a process referred to as (211)At stabilization, on (211)At chemistry after exposure to high radiation doses...
December 10, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043006/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-99m-tc-tricarbonyl-labeled-somatostatin-receptor-targeting-antagonist-peptide-for-imaging-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Lauren Radford, Fabio Gallazzi, Lisa Watkinson, Terry Carmack, Ashley Berendzen, Michael R Lewis, Silvia S Jurisson, Dionysia Papagiannopoulou, Heather M Hennkens
INTRODUCTION: A somatostatin receptor (SSTR)-targeting antagonist peptide (sst2-ANT) was radiolabeled with (99m)Tc tricarbonyl via a tridentate [N,S,N]-type ligand (L) to develop a radiodiagnostic agent, (99m)TcL-sst2-ANT, for imaging of SSTR-expressing neuroendocrine tumors. METHODS: Receptor affinity was assessed in vitro with the nonradioactive analogue, ReL-sst2-ANT, via a challenge experiment in AR42J cells with (125)I-SS-14 as the competing radioligand. Preparation of (99m)TcL-sst2-ANT was achieved via reaction of [(99m)Tc(CO)3(H2O)3](+) with L-sst2-ANT...
December 9, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013122/development-of-11-c-3-h-thk-5351-a-potential-novel-carbon-11-tau-imaging-pet-radioligand
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Vladimir Stepanov, Marie Svedberg, Zhisheng Jia, Raisa Krasikova, Laetitia Lemoine, Nobujuki Okamura, Shozo Furumoto, Nicholas Mitsios, Jan Mulder, Bengt Långström, Agneta Nordberg, Christer Halldin
INTRODUCTION: Due to the rise in the number of patients with dementia the imperative for finding new diagnostic and treatment options becomes ever more pressing. While significant progress has been made in PET imaging of Aβ aggregates both in vitro and in vivo, options for imaging tau protein aggregates selectively are still limited. Based on the work previously published by researchers from the Tohoku University, Japan, that resulted in the development of [(18)F]THK-5351, we have undertaken an effort to develop a carbon-11 version of the identical structure - [(11)C]THK-5351...
December 9, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013120/intraarticular-and-intravenous-administration-of-99m-tc-hmpao-labeled-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-99m-tc-ah-mscs-in-vivo-imaging-and-biodistribution
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Luis Meseguer-Olmo, Antonio Jesús Montellano, Teresa Martínez, Carlos M Martínez, Beatriz Revilla-Nuin, Marta Roldán, Cristina Fuente Mora, Maria Dolores López-Lucas, Teodomiro Fuente
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic application of intravenous administered (IV) human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ahMSCs) appears to have as main drawback the massive retention of cells in the lung parenchyma, questioning the suitability of this via of administration. Intraarticular administration (IAR) could be considered as an alternative route for therapy in degenerative and traumatic joint lesions. Our work is outlined as a comparative study of biodistribution of (99m)Tc-ahMSCs after IV and IAR administration, via scintigraphic study in an animal model...
December 9, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012346/pet-studies-in-non-human-primates-choosing-drug-doses
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EDITORIAL
Michael R Kilbourn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951452/-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-aptamers-labeled-with-technetium-99m-biodistribution-and-imaging-in-experimental-models-of-bacterial-and-fungal-infection
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Camila Maria de Sousa Lacerda, Iêda Mendes Ferreira, Sara Roberta Dos Santos, André Luís Branco de Barros, Simone Odília Fernandes, Valbert Nascimento Cardoso, Antero Silva Ribeiro de Andrade
INTRODUCTION: Acid nucleic aptamers are RNA or DNA oligonucleotides capable of binding to a target molecule with high affinity and selectivity. These molecules are promising tools in nuclear medicine. Many aptamers have been used as targeting molecule of radiopharmaceuticals in preclinical studies. (1→3)-β-D-glucans are the main structural cell wall components of fungi and some bacteria. In the present study two radiolabeled (1→3)-β-D-glucan aptamers (seq6 and seq30) were evaluated to identity infectious foci caused by fungal or bacterial cells...
November 29, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043005/nanozeolite-bioconjugates-labeled-with-223-ra-for-targeted-alpha-therapy
#12
Agata Piotrowska, Sylwia Męczyńska-Wielgosz, Agnieszka Majkowska-Pilip, Przemysław Koźmiński, Grzegorz Wójciuk, Edyta Cędrowska, Frank Bruchertseifer, Alfred Morgenstern, Marcin Kruszewski, Aleksander Bilewicz
INTRODUCTION: Alpha particle emitting isotopes are of considerable interest for radionuclide therapy because of their high cytotoxicity and short path length. Among the many α emitters, (223)Ra exhibits very attractive nuclear properties for application in radionuclide therapy. The decay of this radioisotope and its daughters is accompanied by the emission of four α-particles, releasing 27.9MeV of cumulative energy. Unfortunately the lack of an appropriate bifunctional ligand for radium has so far been a main obstacle for the application of (223)Ra in receptor targeted therapy...
November 17, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984781/simvastatin-augments-revascularization-and-reperfusion-in-a-murine-model-of-hind-limb-ischemia-multimodal-imaging-assessment
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Julian Luke Goggi, Michael Ng, Nalini Shenoy, Ramasamy Boominathan, Peter Cheng, Sakthivel Sekar, Kishore Kumar Bhakoo
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral artery disease can lead to severe disability and limb loss. Therapeutic strategies focussing on macrovascular repair have shown benefit but have not significantly reduced amputation rates in progressive PAD. Proangiogenic small molecule therapies may substantially improve vascularisation in limb ischemia. The purpose of the current study was to assess the proangiogenic effects of simvastatin in a murine model of hind limb ischemia using longitudinal multimodal imaging...
November 17, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907840/clinical-68-ga-pet-is-radiosynthesis-module-an-absolute-necessity
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Rubel Chakravarty, Sudipta Chakraborty, E R Radhakrishnan, Koramadai Kamaleshwaran, Ajit Shinto, Ashutosh Dash
INTRODUCTION: The commercially available (68)Ge/(68)Ga generators are generally used in clinical context in conjunction with automated or semi-automated modules for the syntheses of (68)Ga radiopharmaceuticals. It is desirable to develop strategies for the formulation of (68)Ga-radiopharmaceuticals without use of such expensive modules in order to make (68)Ga-based clinical positron emission tomography (PET) more popular and affordable worldwide. METHODS: An organic matrix based (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator was used for preparation of clinically relevant doses of four different (68)Ga-based radiopharmaceuticals, namely (68)Ga-DOTA-NOC, (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGD2, (68)Ga-PSMA-11 and (68)Ga-BPAMD...
November 16, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012435/estimation-of-radiation-dosimetry-for-68-ga-hbed-cc-psma-11-in-patients-with-suspected-recurrence-of-prostate-cancer
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Mark A Green, Jacob A Eitel, James W Fletcher, Carla J Mathias, Mark A Tann, Thomas Gardner, Michael O Koch, Wendy Territo, Heather Polson, Gary D Hutchins
INTRODUCTION: This study was performed to estimate the human radiation dosimetry for [(68)Ga]Ga-HBED-CC (PSMA-11) ((68)Ga PSMA-11). METHODS: Under an RDRC-approved research protocol, we evaluated the biodistribution and pharmacokinetics of (68)Ga PSMA-11 with serial PET imaging following intravenous administration to nine prostate cancer patients in whom clinical [(11)C]acetate PET/CT exams had been independently performed under Expanded Access IND 118,204. List-mode imaging was performed over the initial 0-10min post-injection with the pelvis in the field-of-view...
November 4, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915165/re-assessing-gallium-67-as-a-therapeutic-radionuclide
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Muhamad F Bin Othman, Nabil R Mitry, Valerie J Lewington, Philip J Blower, Samantha Y A Terry
INTRODUCTION: Despite its desirable half-life and low energy Auger electrons that travel further than for other radionuclides, (67)Ga has been neglected as a therapeutic radionuclide. Here, (67)Ga is compared with Auger electron emitter (111)In as a potential therapeutic radionuclide. METHODS: Plasmid pBR322 studies allowed direct comparison between (67)Ga and (111)In (1MBq) in causing DNA damage, including the effect of chelators (EDTA and DTPA) and the effects of a free radical scavenger (DMSO)...
October 29, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034416/do-we-say-what-we-mean-and-mean-what-we-say-setting-the-record-straight-on-radiochemistry-nomenclature
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LETTER
Heinz H Coenen, Antony D Gee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889577/brain-uptake-and-metabolism-of-the-endocannabinoid-anandamide-labeled-in-either-the-arachidonoyl-or-ethanolamine-moiety
#18
Kun Hu, Shilpa Sonti, Sherrye T Glaser, Richard I Duclos, Samuel J Gatley
INTRODUCTION: Anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine) is a retrograde neuromodulator that activates cannabinoid receptors. The concentration of anandamide in the brain is controlled by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), which has been the focus of recent drug discovery efforts. Previous studies in C57BL/6 mice using [(3)H-arachidonoyl]anandamide demonstrated deposition of tritium in thalamus and cortical areas that was blocked by treatment with an FAAH inhibitor and that was not seen in FAAH-knockout mice...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886621/evaluation-of-two-nucleophilic-syntheses-routes-for-the-automated-synthesis-of-6-18-f-fluoro-l-dopa
#19
Marc Pretze, Dominic Franck, Falk Kunkel, Erich Foßhag, Carmen Wängler, Björn Wängler
Two different strategies for the nucleophilic radiosynthesis of [(18)F]F-DOPA were evaluated regarding their applicability for an automated routine production on an Ecker&Ziegler Modular-Lab Standard module. Initially, we evaluated a promising 5-step synthesis based on a chiral, cinchonidine-derived phase-transfer catalyst (cPTC) being described to give the product in high radiochemical yields (RCY), high specific activities (AS) and high enantiomeric excesses (ee). However, the radiosynthesis of [(18)F]F-DOPA based on this strategy showed to be highly complex, giving the intermediate products as well as the final product in insufficient yields for automatization...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886620/pet-measurement-of-gaba-shift-in-the-rat-brain-a-preclinical-application-of-bolus-plus-constant-infusion-paradigm-of-18-f-flumazenil
#20
Wook Kim, Hyun Soo Park, Byung Seok Moon, Byung Chul Lee, Sang Eun Kim
INTRODUCTION: We measured the tiagabine-induced enhancement of the GABAA receptor's affinity for benzodiazepine ligands ("GABA shift") using [(18)F]flumazenil (FMZ) PET with preclinical application of bolus plus constant infusion (B/I). Differences in quantified results of [(18)F]FMZ binding were compared to that of [(18)F]FMZ PET with single bolus injection (SB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats underwent [(18)F]FMZ PET scans with B/I, which consisted of baseline and "GABA shift" sessions in a scan, or scans with SB one week apart...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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