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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078638/-11-c-methionine-positron-emission-tomography-delineates-non-contrast-enhancing-tumor-regions-at-high-risk-for-recurrence-in-pediatric-high-grade-glioma
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John T Lucas, Nick Serrano, Hyun Kim, Xingyu Li, Scott E Snyder, Scott Hwang, Yimei Li, Chia-Ho Hua, Alberto Broniscer, Thomas E Merchant, Barry L Shulkin
We assessed the prognostic utility of (11)C-Methionine positron emission tomography (MET-PET) in pediatric high-grade glioma (HGG). Thirty-one children had 62 MET-PET studies. Segmented tumor volumes from co-registered magnetic resonance studies were assessed for concordance with MET-PET uptake using Boolean operations. The tumor volume at diagnosis and treatment failure was assessed relative to MET-PET avid volume. The prognostic impact of MET-PET-delineated non-contrast enhancing tumor (NCET) was assessed...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989134/stability-and-application-of-reactive-nitrogen-and-oxygen-species-induced-hemoglobin-modifications-in-dry-blood-spots-as-analyzed-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Hauh-Jyun Candy Chen, Chih-Huang Fan, Ya-Fen Yang
Dried blood spot (DBS) is an emerging microsampling technique for the bioanalysis of small molecules, including fatty acids, metabolites, drugs, and toxicants. DBS offers many advantages as a sample format including easy sample collection and cheap sample shipment. Hemoglobin adducts have been recognized as a suitable biomarker for monitoring chemical exposure. We previously reported that certain modified peptides in hemoglobin derived from reactive chlorine, nitrogen, and oxygen species are associated with factors including smoking, diabetes mellitus, and aging...
December 19, 2016: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987557/brain-tumors-an-update-on-clinical-pet-research-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Karl Herholz
A previous review published in 2012 demonstrated the role of clinical PET for diagnosis and management of brain tumors using mainly FDG, amino acid tracers, and (18)F-fluorothymidine. This review provides an update on clinical PET studies, most of which are motivated by prediction of prognosis and planning and monitoring of therapy in gliomas. For FDG, there has been additional evidence supporting late scanning, and combination with (13)N ammonia has yielded some promising results. Large neutral amino acid tracers have found widespread applications mostly based on (18)F-labeled compounds fluoroethyltyrosine and fluorodopa for targeting biopsies, therapy planning and monitoring, and as outcome markers in clinical trials...
January 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910792/optimization-of-liquid-fermentation-conditions-and-protein-nutrition-evaluation-of-mycelium-from-the-caterpillar-medicinal-mushroom-cordyceps-militaris-ascomycetes
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Jie Gang, Han Liu, Yanhong Liu
Cordyceps militaris is a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal mushroom. In this study, the mycelium of C. militaris was cultured using liquid fermentation technology and the culture medium components were optimized by the orthogonal test method. Our results showed that the optimal medium combination for the mycelium growth is 3% glucose, 3% peptone, 0.1% MgSO4, and 0.2% KH2PO4 The international general nutritional assessment method was applied to the overall evaluation of the protein nutrition value of submerged cultivated mycelium and fruit body of C...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885545/optimization-of-scan-initiation-timing-after-11-c-methionine-administration-for-the-diagnosis-of-suspected-recurrent-brain-tumors
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Reiko Nakajima, Koichiro Abe, Mitsuru Momose, Kenji Fukushima, Yuka Matsuo, Ken Kimura, Chisato Kondo, Shuji Sakai
OBJECTIVE: (11)C-Methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging is a valuable technique for the evaluation of primary and recurrent brain tumors. Many studies have used MET-PET for data acquisition starting at 20 min after the tracer injection, while others have used scan initiation times at 5-15 min postinjection. No previous studies have identified the best acquisition timing during MET-PET imaging for suspected recurrent brain tumors. Here we sought to determine the optimal scan initiating timing after MET administration for the detection of recurrent brain tumors...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872009/molecular-details-on-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-sensitivity-to-low-water-temperatures-from-1-h-nmr-metabolomics
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Riccardo Melis, Roberta Sanna, Angela Braca, Elia Bonaglini, Roberto Cappuccinelli, Hanno Slawski, Tonina Roggio, Sergio Uzzau, Roberto Anedda
Biometric and metabolic responses of gilthead sea bream to cold challenge are described following a growth trial divided into three water temperature steps, namely cooling, cold maintenance and recovery. Experimental data provide a useful description of fish response to thermal stress at both zootechnical and molecular level. Although no mortality has been observed, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance-based metabolomics confirms the marked sensitivity of this fish species to low water temperature, and explains some key molecular events associated to fish response to cold...
February 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837114/effect-of-varying-dietary-concentrations-of-lysine-on-growth-performance-of-the-pearl-grey-guinea-fowl
#7
S Bhogoju, S N Nahashon, J Donkor, B Kimathi, D Johnson, C Khwatenge, T Bowden-Taylor
Lysine is the second limiting essential amino acid in poultry nutrition after methionine. Understanding the lysine requirement of poultry is necessary in guiding formulation of least cost diets that effectively meet the nutritional needs of individual birds. The lysine requirement of the Pearl Grey guinea fowl (PGGF) is not known. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the appropriate lysine levels required for optimal growth attributes of the PGGF. In a 12-week study, 512 one-day-old Pearl Grey guinea keets were weighed individually and randomly assigned to electrically heated battery brooders...
November 11, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835793/differences-in-accumulation-and-the-transport-mechanism-of-l-and-d-methionine-in-high-and-low-grade-human-glioma-cells
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Masato Kobayashi, Asuka Mizutani, Kodai Nishi, Syuichi Nakajima, Naoto Shikano, Ryuichi Nishii, Kazuki Fukuchi, Keiichi Kawai
INTRODUCTION: Although [S-methyl-11C]-labeled L-methionine and D-methionine ((11)C-L-MET and (11)C-D-MET) are useful radiotracers for positron emission tomography imaging of brain tumors, it is not known whether the accumulation and transport mechanisms underlying uptake of (11)C-D-MET and (11)C-L-MET are the same. (11)C-L-MET is mainly taken up by the amino acid transport system L. We evaluated accumulation and the transport mechanism of D-MET in high- and low-grade human glioma cells in vitro...
January 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834016/is-c-11-methionine-pet-ct-able-to-localise-sestamibi-negative-parathyroid-adenomas
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Theresia Weber, Martin Gottstein, Sabrina Schwenzer, Ambros Beer, Markus Luster
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) and a negative preoperative Tc-99 sestamibi (MIBI) scintigraphy are considered to have a higher risk of persistent disease. The aim of this study was to assess whether additional imaging with C-11 methionine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (Met-PET/CT) is able to localise sestamibi-negative hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands. METHODS: In 50 patients (38 females, 12 males, age 13-81 years) with pHPT and negative localisation procedures such as ultrasound and sestamibi, a Met-PET/CT was performed before parathyroid surgery...
November 10, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833757/a-prospective-multicentre-single-arm-clinical-trial-of-bevacizumab-for-patients-with-surgically-untreatable-symptomatic-brain-radiation-necrosis-%C3%A2
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Motomasa Furuse, Naosuke Nonoguchi, Toshihiko Kuroiwa, Susumu Miyamoto, Yoshiki Arakawa, Jun Shinoda, Kazuhiro Miwa, Toshihiko Iuchi, Koji Tsuboi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Shunsuke Terasaka, Yusuke Tabei, Hideo Nakamura, Motoo Nagane, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Mizuhiko Terasaki, Tatsuya Abe, Yoshitaka Narita, Nobuhito Saito, Akitake Mukasa, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Takaaki Beppu, Toshihiro Kumabe, Tadashi Nariai, Naohiro Tsuyuguchi, Eiji Nakatani, Shoko Kurisu, Yoko Nakagawa, Shin-Ichi Miyatake
BACKGROUND: Brain radiation necrosis (BRN) can be a complication of radiotherapy for primary and secondary brain tumors, as well as head and neck tumors. Since vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is also a vascular permeability factor in the brain, bevacizumab, a humanized antibody that inhibits VEGF, would be expected to reduce perilesional edema that often accompanies BRN. METHODS: Patients with surgically untreatable, symptomatic BRN refractory to conventional medical treatments (eg, corticosteroid, anticoagulants, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy) were enrolled...
December 2016: Neuro-oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777050/localisation-of-an-occult-thyrotropinoma-with-11-c-methionine-pet-ct-before-and-after-somatostatin-analogue-therapy
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Olympia Koulouri, Andrew C Hoole, Patrick English, Kieren Allinson, Nagui Antoun, Heok Cheow, Neil G Burnet, Neil Donnelly, Richard J Mannion, Mark Gurnell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771301/extracranial-metastasis-of-multiforme-glioblastoma-detected-by-11-c-methionine-brain-pet-ct
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J R Garcia, C Corbella, M Baquero, P Bassa, M Soler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2016: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747364/mono-nuclear-copper-complexes-mimicking-the-intermediates-for-the-binuclear-copper-center-of-the-subunit-ii-of-cytochrome-oxidase-a-peptide-based-approach
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Dwaipayan Dutta Gupta, Dandamudi Usharani, Shyamalava Mazumdar
Three stable copper complexes of peptides derived from the copper ion binding loop of the subunit II of cytochrome c oxidase have been prepared and characterized by various spectroscopic techniques. These stable copper complexes of peptides were found to exhibit cysteine, histidine and/or methionine ligation, which has predominant σ-contribution in the Cys-Cu charge transfer. The copper(ii) peptide complexes showed type-2 EPR spectra, which is uncommon in copper-cysteinate complexes. UV-visible spectra, Raman and EPR results support a tetragonal structure of the coordination geometry around the copper ion...
October 17, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694174/evaluation-of-prostate-cancer-with-radiolabeled-amino-acid-analogs
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David M Schuster, Cristina Nanni, Stefano Fanti
Conventional imaging of prostate cancer has limitations related to the frequently indolent biology of the disease. PET is a functional imaging method that can exploit various aspects of tumor biology to enable greater detection of prostate cancer than can be provided by morphologic imaging alone. Radiotracers that are in use or under investigation for targeting salient features of prostate cancer include those directed to glucose, choline, acetate, prostate-specific membrane antigen, bombesin, and amino acids...
October 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679651/recurrence-of-hyperparathyroid-hypercalcemia-in-a-patient-with-the-hrpt-2-mutation-and-a-previous-parathyroid-carcinoma-in-hyperparathyroidism-jaw-tumor-syndrome
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Marco Mele, Lars Rolighed, MarieLouise Jespersen, Lars Rejnmark, Peer Christiansen
INTRODUCTION: Cancer in the parathyroid gland is rare, but parathyroid cancer is occasionally seen in relation to genetic abnormalities. Due to a limited amount of evidence, the optimal handling of these cases is not clear. Furthermore, the presence of a malignant parathyroid tumor is rarely known at the time of the initial operation; therefore, re-operations are often necessary. The aim of this study was to present the case of a patient with a previously diagnosed jaw tumor and parathyroid carcinoma that presents as a recurrence of hyperparathyroid hypercalcemia...
April 2016: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645363/utilization-of-pet-imaging-in-differential-diagnostics-between-a-tumefactive-multiple-sclerosis-lesion-and-low-grade-glioma
#16
Aleksi Tarkkonen, Eero Rissanen, Terhi Tuokkola, Laura Airas
We present a case where a 30-year-old man with a history of combined MS and Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT I) disease was additionally diagnosed and treated for grade II glioma (astrocytoma). Tumefactive MS and gliomas are sometimes difficult to distinguish from one another based on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In our case, positron emission tomography (PET) scans with(11)C-methionine ((11)C-MET) and (11)C-PK11195 radioligands were performed to aid in differential diagnostics. The diagnosis was confirmed finally by brain biopsy...
September 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612877/lipid-profile-status-and-other-related-factors-in-patients-with-hyperphenylalaninaemia
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María L Couce, Isidro Vitoria, Luís Aldámiz-Echevarría, Ana Fernández-Marmiesse, Iria Roca, Marta Llarena, Paula Sánchez-Pintos, Rosaura Leis, Alvaro Hermida
BACKGROUND: The mainstay of treating patients with phenylketonuria (PKU) is based on a Phe-restricted diet, restrictive in natural protein combined with Phe-free L-amino acid supplements and low protein foods. This PKU diet seems to reduce atherogenesis and confer protection against cardiovascular diseases but the results from the few published studies have been inconclusive. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between the lipid profile and several treatment-related risk factors in patients with hyperphenylalaninaemia (HPA) in order to optimize their monitoring...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609791/comparison-of-11c-methionine-and-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-staging-and-follow-up-of-pediatric-lymphoma
#18
Sue Creviston Kaste, Scott E Snyder, Monika L Metzger, John T Sandlund, Scott Howard, Matthew Krasin, Barry L Shulkin
BACKGROUND: Methionine transport across plasma membranes occurs via large amino acid transporter ( LAT1), which is overexpressed in malignant cells leading to tracer accumulation within tumors. We investigated the uptake of (11)C-methionine in children and young adults newly diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and compared the biodistribution of (11)C-methionine PET-CTs ((11)C- METPET) to that of (18)F-FDG PET-CT ((18)F-FDGPET). METHODS & MATERIALS: Conducted under an IND, we prospectively enrolled patients with newly diagnosed HL (N = 19) and NHL (N = 2) onto the IRB-approved investigation of (11)C-METPET...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570549/targeting-amino-acid-metabolism-for-molecular-imaging-of-inflammation-early-after-myocardial-infarction
#19
James T Thackeray, Jens P Bankstahl, Yong Wang, Kai C Wollert, Frank M Bengel
Acute tissue inflammation after myocardial infarction influences healing and remodeling and has been identified as a target for novel therapies. Molecular imaging holds promise for guidance of such therapies. The amino acid (11)C-methionine is a clinically approved agent which is thought to accumulate in macrophages, but not in healthy myocytes. We assessed the suitability of positron emission tomography (PET) with (11)C-methionine for imaging post-MI inflammation, from cell to mouse to man. Uptake assays demonstrated 7-fold higher (11)C-methionine uptake by polarized pro-inflammatory M1 macrophages over anti-inflammatory M2 subtypes (p<0...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562400/successful-treatment-of-residual-pituitary-adenoma-in-persistent-acromegaly-following-localisation-by-11c-methionine-pet-co-registered-with-mri
#20
Olympia Koulouri, Narayanan Kandasamy, Andrew C Hoole, Daniel Gillett, Sarah Heard, Andrew S Powlson, Dominic G O'Donovan, Anand K Annamalai, Helen L Simpson, Scott A Akker, Simon J B Aylwin, Antonia Brooke, Harit Buch, Miles J Levy, Niamh Martin, Damian Morris, Craig Parkinson, James R Tysome, Tom Santarius, Neil Donnelly, John Buscombe, Istvan Boros, Rob Smith, Franklin Aigbirhio, Nagui M Antoun, Neil G Burnet, Heok Cheow, Richard J Mannion, John D Pickard, Mark Gurnell
OBJECTIVE: To determine if functional imaging using (11)C-methionine positron emission tomography co-registered with 3D gradient echo MRI (Met-PET/MRI), can identify sites of residual active tumour in treated acromegaly, and discriminate these from post-treatment change, to allow further targeted treatment. DESIGN/METHODS: Twenty-six patients with persistent acromegaly after previous treatment, in whom MRI appearances were considered indeterminate, were referred to our centre for further evaluation over a 4...
November 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
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