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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078167/a-novel-strategy-for-attenuating-opioid-withdrawal-in-neonates
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Giovanni C Santoro, Samarth Shukla, Krishna Patel, Jakub Kaczmarzyk, Stergiani Agorastos, Sandra Scherrer, Yoon Young Choi, Christina Veith, Joseph Carrion, Rebecca Silverman, Danielle Mullin, Mohamed Ahmed, Wynne K Schiffer, Jonathan D Brodie, Stephen L Dewey
The rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has drastically increased over the past decade. The average hospital expense per NAS patient has tripled, while the number of babies born to opioid-dependent mothers has increased to 5 in 1000 births. Current treatment options are limited to opioid replacement and tapering. Consequently, we examined the efficacy of prenatal, low-dose and short-term vigabatrin (γ-vinyl GABA, GVG) exposure for attenuating these symptoms as well as the metabolic changes observed in the brains of these animals upon reaching adolescence...
August 2016: Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052582/magnetically-driven-nanoparticles-18-fdg-radiolabelling-and-positron-emission-tomography-biodistribution-study
#2
Mariarosaria De Simone, Daniele Panetta, Emilia Bramanti, Cristiana Giordano, Maria C Salvatici, Lisa Gherardini, Arianna Menciassi, Silvia Burchielli, Caterina Cinti, Piero A Salvadori
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have received increasing interest as contrast media in biomedical imaging and innovative therapeutic tools, in particular for loco-regional ablative treatments and drug delivery. The future of therapeutic applications would strongly benefit from improving the capability of the nanostructured constructs to reach the selected target, in particular beyond the intravascular space. Besides the decoration of SPIONs surface with ad hoc bioactive molecules, external magnetic fields are in principle able to remotely influence SPIONs' physiological biodistribution and concentrate them to a specific anatomical region or portion of a tissue...
January 4, 2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049295/64cu-labeled-trastuzumab-fab-peg24-egf-radioimmunoconjugates-bispecific-for-her2-and-egfr-pharmacokinetics-biodistribution-and-tumor-imaging-by-pet-in-comparison-to-monospecific-agents
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Luke Yongkyu Kwon, Deborah A Scollard, Raymond M Reilly
: Heterodimerization of EGFR with HER2 co-expressed in breast cancer (BC) promotes tumor growth and increased EGFR expression is associated with trastuzumab resistance. Our aim was to construct 64Cu-labeled bispecific radioimmunoconjugates (bsRIC) composed of trastuzumab Fab which binds HER2 linked through a polyethylene glycol (PEG24) spacer to EGF, and compare their pharmacokinetic, biodistribution and tumor imaging characteristics by positron-emission tomography (PET). bsRICs were generated by linking malemide modified trastuzumab Fab with thiolated EGF through a thioether bond...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048625/tu-h-206-02-novel-linearly-filled-derenzo-pet-phantom-design
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S Graves, B Cox, M Farhoud, H Valdovinos, J Jeffery, K Eliceiri, T Barnhart, R Nickles
PURPOSE: To design a linearly-filled Derenzo positron emission tomography (PET) phantom, eliminating the extraneous radioisotope volumes in a conventional reservoir-type design. This activity reduction combined with the elimination of bubbles in smaller phantom channels would significantly reduce personnel dose, radioisotope cost, and would improve image quality by reducing out-of-slice activity scatter. METHODS: A computer-aided design (CAD) was created of a modular Derenzo phantom consisting of three phantom layers with gaskets between the layers...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031412/dual-pi3k-mtor-inhibition-in-colorectal-cancers-with-apc-and-pik3ca-mutations
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Tyler M Foley, Susan N Payne, Cheri A Pasch, Alex E Yueh, Dana R Van De Hey, Demetra P Korkos, Linda Clipson, Molly E Maher, Kristina A Matkowskyj, Michael A Newton, Dustin A Deming
: Therapeutic targeting of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway is an active area of research in multiple cancer types, including breast and endometrial cancers. This pathway is commonly altered in cancer and plays an integral role in numerous vital cellular functions. Mutations in the PIK3CA gene, resulting in a constitutively active form of PI3K, often occur in colorectal cancer (CRC), though the population of patients who would benefit from targeting this pathway has yet to be identified...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009175/carbon-11-and-fluorine-18-radiolabeled-pyridopyrazinone-derivatives-for-positron-emission-tomography-pet-imaging-of-phosphodiesterase-5-pde5
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Rufael Chekol, Olivier Gheysens, Muneer Ahamed, Jan Cleynhens, Peter Pokreisz, Greet Vanhoof, Stefan Janssens, Alfons Verbruggen, Guy Bormans
The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) plays an important role in various pathologies including pulmonary arterial hypertension and cardiomyopathy. PDE5 represents an important therapeutic and/or prognostic target, but noninvasive assessment of PDE5 expression is lacking. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate pyridopyrazinone derivatives labeled with carbon-11 or fluorine-18 as PDE5-specific PET tracers. In biodistribution studies, highest PDE5-specific retention was observed for [(11)C]-12 and [(18)F]-17 in the lungs of wild-type mice and in the myocardium of transgenic mice with cardiomyocyte-specific PDE5 overexpression at 30 min postinjection...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980051/4-11c-methoxy-n-2-diethylaminoethyl-benzamide-a-novel-probe-to-selectively-target-melanoma
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Pradeep K Garg, Rachid Nazih, Yanjun Wu, Ravi A Singh, Sudha Garg
: We report the synthesis and preclinical evaluation of (11)C-labeled novel probe to target melanoma using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). METHODS: The target compound 4-(11)-Cmethoxy N-(2-diethylaminoethyl) benzamide (4-(11)C-MBZA) was prepared via the (11)C-methylation of 4-hydroxy N-(2-diethylaminoethyl) benzamide (4-HBZA). The in vitro binding was performed using B16F1 (Melanoma cells), MCF-10A (breast epithelial cells) and MDA-MB 231 (breast cancer cells)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980048/influence-of-animal-heating-on-pet-imaging-quantification-and-kinetics-results-on-the-biodistribution-of-18f-tetrafluoroborate-and-18f-fdg-in-mice
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Christian Goetz, Matthias Podein, Friederike Braun, Wolfgang A Weber, Philippe Choquet, André Constantinesco, Michael Mix
: Varying environmental conditions under anesthesia may lead to unstable homeostatic conditions in rodents and thus alter kinetics. This study evaluated the impact of varying heating conditions on PET imaging quantification. METHODS: Two groups of six adult female balb-c nude mice with subcutaneously implanted tumors underwent microPET imaging after injection of (18)F-tetrafluoroborate and (18)F-fluordeoxyglucose respectively. Dynamic scans were acquired under optimal and sub-optimal heating conditions...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965305/bone-marrow-cell-trafficking-analyzed-by-89zr-oxine-positron-emission-tomography-in-a-murine-transplantation-model
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Kingsley O Asiedu, Sho Koyasu, Lawrence P Szajek, Peter L Choyke, Noriko Sato
PURPOSE: The success of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) depends on donor cell homing to the bone marrow (BM). However, there is no reliable method of noninvasively monitoring the kinetics and distribution of transferred cells. Using Zirconium-89 ((89)Zr)-oxine cell labeling combined with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, we sought to visualize and quantify donor cell homing in a mouse BM transplantation model. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The effect of (89)Zr-oxine labeling on BM cell viability and differentiation was evaluated in vitro...
December 13, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933958/-18-f-labeled-benzyldiamine-derivatives-as-novel-flexible-probes-for-positron-emission-tomography-of-cerebral-%C3%AE-amyloid-plaques
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Zijing Li, Xuran Zhang, Xiaoyang Zhang, Mengchao Cui, Jie Lu, Xiaodong Pan, Xianzhong Zhang
Early noninvasive visualization of cerebral β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques with positron emission tomography (PET) is the most feasible way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, a series of flexible benzyldiamine derivatives (BDA) were proposed for binding to aggregated β-amyloid 1-42 (Aβ1-42) with high adaptability, high binding affinity (6.8 ± 0.6 nM), and rapid body excretion. The methylthio (12) and ethoxyl (10) derivatives were further labeled with (18)F directly on their benzene ring and examined as PET probes for Aβ plaque imaging...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920093/metformin-reduces-glycometabolism-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Chen-Tian Shen, Wei-Jun Wei, Zhong-Ling Qiu, Hong-Jun Song, Xin-Yun Zhang, Zhen-Kui Sun, Quan-Yong Luo
More aggressive thyroid cancer cells show a higher activity of glycometabolism. Targeting cancer cell metabolism has emerged as a novel approach to prevent or treat malignant tumors. Glucose metabolism regulation effect of metformin in papillary thyroid cancer was investigated in the current study. Human papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cell lines BCPAP and KTC1 were used. Cell viability was detected by CCK8 assay. Glucose uptake and relative gene expression were measured in metformin (0-10 mM for 48 h)-treated cells by (18)F-FDG uptake assay and western blotting analysis, respectively...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903730/network-patterns-associated-with-navigation-behaviors-are-altered-in-aged-nonhuman-primates
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James R Engle, Christopher J Machado, Michele R Permenter, Julie A Vogt, Andrew P Maurer, Alicia M Bulleri, Carol A Barnes
: The ability to navigate through space involves complex interactions between multiple brain systems. Although it is clear that spatial navigation is impaired during aging, the networks responsible for these altered behaviors are not well understood. Here, we used a within-subject design and [(18)F]FDG-microPET to capture whole-brain activation patterns in four distinct spatial behaviors from young and aged rhesus macaques: constrained space (CAGE), head-restrained passive locomotion (CHAIR), constrained locomotion in space (TREADMILL), and unconstrained locomotion (WALK)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875800/evaluation-of-tspo-pet-imaging-a-marker-of-glial-activation-to-study-the-neuroimmune-footprints-of-morphine-exposure-and-withdrawal
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Sylvain Auvity, Sébastien Goutal, Benoît Thézé, Catarina Chaves, Benoît Hosten, Bertrand Kuhnast, Wadad Saba, Raphaël Boisgard, Irène Buvat, Salvatore Cisternino, Nicolas Tournier
INTRODUCTION: A growing area of research suggests that neuroimmunity may impact the pharmacology of opioids. Microglia is a key component of the brain immunity. Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that microglial modulators may improve morphine-induced analgesia and prevent the development of tolerance and dependence. Positron emission tomography (PET) using translocator protein 18kDa (TSPO) radioligand is a clinically validated strategy for the non-invasive detection of microglial activation...
January 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856625/longitudinal-micropet-imaging-of-the-zq175-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease-shows-in-vivo-changes-of-molecular-targets-in-the-striatum-and-the-cerebral-cortex
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Jenny Häggkvist, Miklós Tóth, Lenke Tari, Katarina Varnäs, Marie Svedberg, Anton Forsberg, Sangram Nag, Celia Dominguez, Ignacio Munoz-Sanjuan, Jonathan Bard, John Wityak, Andrea Varrone, Christer Halldin, Ladislav Mrzljak
RATIONALE: Since the discovery of the HTT gene in 1993, numerous animal models have been developed to study the progression of Huntington's disease, as well as to evaluate potential new therapeutics. In the present study we used small animal positron emission tomography (PET) to characterize the expression of molecular targets in the recently reported HD animal model, the zQ175 mouse model. METHODS: Male heterozygous zQ175 (Htttm1Mfc/190JChdi, CHDI-81003003) and wild type (WT, C57BL/6J) animals were imaged with the dopamine D2-receptor radioligand [(11)C]raclopride, the PDE10A radioligand [(18)F]MNI-659, the dopamine D1-receptor radioligand [(11)C]NNC 112 and the 5-HT2A radioligand [(11)C]MDL 100907 at 6 and 9 months of age...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813707/development-and-preclinical-studies-of-64-cu-nota-pertuzumab-f-ab-2-for-imaging-changes-in-tumor-her2-expression-associated-with-response-to-trastuzumab-by-pet-ct
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Karen Lam, Conrad Chan, Raymond M Reilly
We previously reported that microSPECT/CT imaging with (111)In-labeled pertuzumab detected decreased HER2 expression in human breast cancer (BC) xenografts in athymic mice associated with response to treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin). Our aim was to extend these results to PET/CT by constructing F(ab')2 of pertuzumab modified with NOTA chelators for complexing (64)Cu. The effect of the administered mass (5-200 µg) of (64)Cu-NOTA-pertuzumab F(ab')2 was studied in NOD/SCID mice engrafted with HER2-positive SK-OV-3 human ovarian cancer xenografts...
November 4, 2016: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805057/fluselenamyl-a-novel-benzoselenazole-derivative-for-pet-detection-of-amyloid-plaques-a%C3%AE-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
G S M Sundaram, Dhruva D Dhavale, Julie L Prior, Ping Yan, John Cirrito, Nigam P Rath, Richard Laforest, Nigel J Cairns, Jin-Moo Lee, Paul T Kotzbauer, Vijay Sharma
Fluselenamyl (5), a novel planar benzoselenazole shows traits desirable of enabling noninvasive imaging of Aβ pathophysiology in vivo; labeling of both diffuse (an earlier manifestation of neuritic plaques) and fibrillar plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain sections, and remarkable specificity for mapping Aβ compared with biomarker proteins of other neurodegenerative diseases. Employing AD homogenates, [(18)F]-9, a PET tracer demonstrates superior (2-10 fold higher) binding affinity than approved FDA tracers, while also indicating binding to high affinity site on Aβ plaques...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789722/preclinical-evaluation-of-18f-psma-1007-a-new-psma-ligand-for-prostate-cancer-imaging
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Jens Cardinale, Martin Schäfer, Martina Benešová, Ulrike Bauder-Wüst, Karin Leotta, Matthias Eder, Oliver C Neels, Uwe Haberkorn, Frederik L Giesel, Klaus Kopka
INTRODUCTION: In recent years several radiotracers targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) have been introduced. Few of those had a high clinical impact for the treatment of patients suffering from prostate cancer. However, the number of fluorine-18 labeled tracers addressing PSMA is still limited. Therefore, we aimed at the development of a radiofluorinated molecule with emphasis on resembling the structure of the therapeutic PSMA-617. METHODS: The non-radioactive reference compound PSMA-1007 and the labeling precursor were built up by solid phase chemistry...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784630/minimally-invasive-biomarkers-of-general-anesthetic-induced-developmental-neurotoxicity
#18
X Zhang, F Liu, W Slikker, C Wang, M G Paule
The association of general anesthesia with developmental neurotoxicity, while nearly impossible to study in pediatric populations, is clearly demonstrable in a variety of animal models from rodents to nonhuman primates. Nearly all general anesthetics tested have been shown to cause abnormal brain cell death in animals when administered during periods of rapid brain growth. The ability to repeatedly assess in the same subjects adverse effects induced by general anesthetics provides significant power to address the time course of important events associated with exposures...
October 23, 2016: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763550/age-and-brain-region-specific-changes-of-glucose-metabolic-disorder-learning-and-memory-dysfunction-in-early-alzheimer-s-disease-assessed-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice-using-18-f-fdg-pet
#19
Xue-Yuan Li, Wei-Wei Men, Hua Zhu, Jian-Feng Lei, Fu-Xing Zuo, Zhan-Jing Wang, Zhao-Hui Zhu, Xin-Jie Bao, Ren-Zhi Wang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a leading cause of dementia worldwide, associated with cognitive deficits and brain glucose metabolic alteration. However, the associations of glucose metabolic changes with cognitive dysfunction are less detailed. Here, we examined the brains of APP/presenilin 1 (PS1) transgenic (Tg) mice aged 2, 3.5, 5 and 8 months using (18)F-labed fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) microPET to assess age- and brain region-specific changes of glucose metabolism. FDG uptake was calculated as a relative standardized uptake value (SUVr)...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730471/monitoring-tumor-response-after-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-combination-with-liposomal-vinorelbine-treatment-using-3-deoxy-3-18-f-fluorothymidine-pet
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Chun-Yi Wu, Jo-Hsin Tang, Pei-Chia Chan, Jia-Je Li, Ming-Hsien Lin, Chih-Chieh Shen, Ren-Shyan Liu, Hsin-Ell Wang
PURPOSE: Surgical resection is the standard treatment for localized colorectal cancer, which is the most common type of gastrointestinal cancer. However, over 40 % cases are diagnosed metastasized and apparently inoperable. Systemic chemotherapy provides an alternative to these patients. This study aims to evaluate the therapeutic potential of liposomal doxorubicin (lipoDox) in combination with liposomal vinorelbine (lipoVNB) in a CT-26 colon carcinoma-bearing mouse model. PROCEDURES: The in vitro cytotoxicity of Dox and VNB on CT-26 cancer cells was determined by MTT and colony formation assays...
October 11, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
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