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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044417/pathologic-correlation-of-paramagnetic-white-matter-lesions-in-adult-onset-leukoencephalopathy-with-axonal-spheroids-and-pigmented-glia
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Minkyeong Kim, Hansol Lee, Hyung Joon Cho, Se Young Chun, Jin-Hong Shin, Eun-Joo Kim, Jae Woo Ahn, Gi Young Huh, Sun-Yong Baek, Jae-Hyeok Lee
It has been proposed that susceptibility-weighted imaging is a sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique for identifying white matter (WM) pathologic changes involving demyelination and iron accumulation. We identified the tree silhouette-like configuration with a paramagnetic phase shift in the frontal subcortical WM lesions of 4 patients with adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids and pigmented glia who underwent 3T MRI. According to our postmortem 7T MRI and histologic correlation study to investigate the origin of the susceptibility-related phase contrast, changes in the subcortical WM architecture and central WM loss with the relative preservation of iron-rich U-fibers may contribute to the paramagnetic susceptibility...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039917/multifunctional-theranostic-nanoparticles-based-on-exceedingly-small-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-chemotherapy
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Zheyu Shen, Tianxiang Chen, Xuehua Ma, Wenzhi Ren, Zijian Zhou, Guizhi Zhu, Ariel Zhang, Yijing Liu, Jibin Song, Zihou Li, Huimin Ruan, Wenpei Fan, Lisen Lin, Jeeva Munasinghe, Xiaoyuan Chen, Aiguo Wu
The recently emerged exceedingly small magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (ES-MIONs) (<5 nm) are promising T1-weighted contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) due to their good biocompatibility compared with Gd-chelates. However, the best particle size of ES-MIONs for T1 imaging is still unknown because the synthesis of ES-MIONs with precise size control to clarify the relationship between the r1 (or r2/r1) and the particle size remains a challenge. In this study, we synthesized ES-MIONs with seven different sizes below 5 nm and found that 3...
October 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038383/biological-effects-of-mri-contrast-agents-gadolinium-retention-potential-mechanisms-and-a-role-for-phosphorus
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REVIEW
Joel Garcia, Stephen Z Liu, Angelique Y Louie
No discussion of challenges for chemistry in molecular imaging would be complete without addressing the elephant in the room-which is that the purest of chemical compounds needs to interact with a biological system in a manner that does not perturb normal biology while still providing efficacious feedback to assist in diagnosis of disease. In the past decade, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents long considered inert have produced adverse effects in certain patient populations under certain treatment regimens...
November 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036827/validation-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-diagnostic-potential-of-a-heptapeptide-functionalized-imaging-probe-targeted-to-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-able-to-cross-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Séverine André, Emilie Ansciaux, Elamine Saidi, Lionel Larbanoix, Dimitri Stanicki, Denis Nonclercq, Luce Vander Elst, Sophie Laurent, Robert N Muller, Carmen Burtea
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a critical step in the management of patients. We have developed a non-invasive diagnosis tool based on magnetic resonance molecular imaging (MRMI) of amyloid-β peptide using ultra-small particles of iron oxide (USPIO) functionalized with a disulfide constrained cyclic heptapeptide (PHO) identified by phage display (USPIO-PHO). After previously demonstrating the optimal pharmacologic properties of USPIO-PHO and its capacity to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the ability of USPIO-PHO to target amyloid plaques (AP) by MRMI has been validated in the present work on AD transgenic mice...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033565/double-receptor-targeting-multifunctional-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-drug-delivery-system-for-the-treatment-and-imaging-of-prostate-cancer
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Md Shakir Uddin Ahmed, Ahmad Bin Salam, Clayton Yates, Kyle Willian, Jesse Jaynes, Timothy Turner, Mohamed O Abdalla
As an alternative therapeutic treatment to reduce or eliminate the current side effects associated with advanced prostate cancer (PCa) chemotherapy, a multifunctional double-receptor-targeting iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone receptor [LHRH-R] peptide- and urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor [uPAR] peptide-targeted iron oxide nanoparticles, LHRH-AE105-IONPs) drug delivery system was developed. Two tumor-targeting peptides guided this double-receptor-targeting nanoscale drug delivery system...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033512/heart-rate-recovery-as-a-novel-test-for-predicting-cardiac-involvement-in-beta-thalassemia-major
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Selcuk Kucukseymen, Isa Oner Yuksel, Goksel Cagirci, Erkan Koklu, Volkan Karakus, Serkan Cay, Gorkem Kus, Erdal Kurtoglu, Sakir Arslan
BACKGROUND: Abnormal heart rate recovery (HRR) is predictive of cardiac mortality. Autonomic abnormalities in beta-thalassemia major (TM) patients have been reported in previous studies. However, the importance of low HRR in exercise stress test in TM patients has not yet been ascertained. Therefore, this study will be the first of its kind in the literature. METHODS: Exercise stress test was performed on 56 TM patients who were being treated at the Thalassemia Center of our hospital, along with 46 non-TM iron deficiency anemia (IDA) patients as a control group...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027917/porcine-dental-epithelial-cells-differentiated-in-a-cell-sheet-constructed-by-magnetic-nanotechnology
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Wataru Koto, Yoshinori Shinohara, Kazuyuki Kitamura, Takanori Wachi, Seicho Makihira, Kiyoshi Koyano
Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are widely used in medical examinations, treatments, and basic research, including magnetic resonance imaging, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering. In this study, MNPs with magnetic force were applied to tissue engineering for dental enamel regeneration. The internalization of MNPs into the odontogenic cells was observed by transmission electron microscopy. A combined cell sheet consisting of dental epithelial cells (DECs) and dental mesenchymal cells (DMCs) (CC sheet) was constructed using magnetic force-based tissue engineering technology...
October 13, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021778/the-combined-quantification-and-interpretation-of-multiple-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-metrics-enlightens-longitudinal-changes-compatible-with-brain-repair-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Guillaume Bonnier, Benedicte Maréchal, Mário João Fartaria, Pavel Falkowskiy, José P Marques, Samanta Simioni, Myriam Schluep, Renaud Du Pasquier, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Gunnar Krueger, Cristina Granziera
OBJECTIVE: Quantitative and semi-quantitative MRI (qMRI) metrics provide complementary specificity and differential sensitivity to pathological brain changes compatible with brain inflammation, degeneration, and repair. Moreover, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) metrics with overlapping elements amplify the true tissue-related information and limit measurement noise. In this work, we combined multiple advanced MRI parameters to assess focal and diffuse brain changes over 2 years in a group of early-stage relapsing-remitting MS patients...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992817/clinical-recommendations-for-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-mapping-of-t1-t2-t2-and-extracellular-volume-a-consensus-statement-by-the-society-for-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-scmr-endorsed-by-the-european-association-for-cardiovascular-imaging-eacvi
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REVIEW
Daniel R Messroghli, James C Moon, Vanessa M Ferreira, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Taigang He, Peter Kellman, Julia Mascherbauer, Reza Nezafat, Michael Salerno, Erik B Schelbert, Andrew J Taylor, Richard Thompson, Martin Ugander, Ruud B van Heeswijk, Matthias G Friedrich
Parametric mapping techniques provide a non-invasive tool for quantifying tissue alterations in myocardial disease in those eligible for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Parametric mapping with CMR now permits the routine spatial visualization and quantification of changes in myocardial composition based on changes in T1, T2, and T2*(star) relaxation times and extracellular volume (ECV). These changes include specific disease pathways related to mainly intracellular disturbances of the cardiomyocyte (e...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991207/fe-core-carbon-shell-nanoparticles-as-advanced-mri-contrast-enhancer
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Rakesh P Chaudhary, Kim Kangasniemi, Masaya Takahashi, Samarendra K Mohanty, Ali R Koymen
The aim of this study is to fabricate a hybrid composite of iron (Fe) core-carbon (C) shell nanoparticles with enhanced magnetic properties for contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These new classes of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles are synthesized using a one-step top-down approach through the electric plasma discharge generated in the cavitation field in organic solvents by an ultrasonic horn. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations revealed the core-shell nanoparticles with 10-85 nm in diameter with excellent dispersibility in water without any agglomeration...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988390/topographic-distribution-of-brain-iron-deposition-and-small-cerebrovascular-lesions-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-a-post-mortem-7-0-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-with-neuropathological-correlates
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Jacques De Reuck, David Devos, Caroline Moreau, Florent Auger, Nicolas Durieux, Vincent Deramecourt, Florence Pasquier, Claude-Alain Maurage, Charlotte Cordonnier, Didier Leys, Regis Bordet
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) in 15% of the cases. A neuropathological continuity between ALS and FTLD-TDP is suspected. The present post-mortem 7.0-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study compares the topographic distribution of iron (Fe) deposition and the incidence of small cerebrovascular lesions in ALS and in FTLD brains. Seventy-eight post-mortem brains underwent 7.0-tesla MRI. The patients consisted of 12 with ALS, 38 with FTLD, and 28 controls...
October 7, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986753/toward-a-new-and-noninvasive-diagnostic-method-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-by-using-peptide-vectorized-contrast-agents-targeted-to-galectin-1
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Deborah Fanfone, Nadège Despretz, Dimitri Stanicki, Jenifer Rubio-Magnieto, Mathieu Fossépré, Mathieu Surin, Sandrine Rorive, Isabelle Salmon, Luce Vander Elst, Sophie Laurent, Robert N Muller, Sven Saussez, Carmen Burtea
The incidence of papillary thyroid cancer has increased these last decades due to a better detection. High prevalence of nodules combined with the low incidence of thyroid cancers constitutes an important diagnostic challenge. We propose to develop an alternative diagnostic method to reduce the number of useless and painful thyroidectomies using a vectorized contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging. Galectin-1 (gal-1), a protein overexpressed in well-differentiated thyroid cancer, has been targeted with a randomized linear 12-mer peptide library using the phage display technique...
October 6, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986407/ferumoxytol-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-acute-myocarditis
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Colin G Stirrat, Shirjel R Alam, Thomas J MacGillivray, Calum D Gray, Marc R Dweck, Kevin Dibb, Nick Spath, John R Payne, Sanjay K Prasad, Roy S Gardner, Saeed Mirsadraee, Peter A Henriksen, Scott Ik Semple, David E Newby
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO)-enhanced MRI can detect tissue-resident macrophage activity and identify cellular inflammation within tissues. We hypothesised that USPIO-enhanced MRI would provide a non-invasive imaging technique that would improve the diagnosis and management of patients with acute myocarditis. METHODS: Ten volunteers and 14 patients with suspected acute myocarditis underwent T2, T2* and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) 3T MRI, with further T2* imaging at 24 hours after USPIO (ferumoxytol, 4 mg/kg) infusion, at baseline and 3 months...
October 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982612/brain-regional-iron-contents-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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Seung Ha Lee, Chul Hyoung Lyoo, Sung Jun Ahn, Juha O Rinne, Myung Sik Lee
INTRODUCTION: To determine motor-related brain regions in which iron contents correlate with the degree of motor deficits of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with probable PSP and 20 controls were included. Using a 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging scanner, R2* values were measured in the putamen, globus pallidus (GP), substantia nigra (SN), subthalamic nucleus, and dentate nucleus. After adjustment for disease duration and age at examination, correlations between regional brain R2* values and Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) total motor scores or subscores for bradykinesia, rigidity, tremor, or axial motor deficits were investigated...
September 28, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976180/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-real-time-perfusion-imaging-in-acute-stroke
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Peter Ludewig, Nadine Gdaniec, Jan Sedlacik, Nils D Forkert, Patryk Szwargulski, Matthias Graeser, Gerhard Adam, Michael G Kaul, Kannan M Krishnan, R Matthew Ferguson, Amit P Khandhar, Piotr Walczak, Jens Fiehler, Götz Thomalla, Christian Gerloff, Tobias Knopp, Tim Magnus
The fast and accurate assessment of cerebral perfusion is fundamental for the diagnosis and successful treatment of stroke patients. Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a new radiation-free tomographic imaging method with a superior temporal resolution, compared to other conventional imaging methods. In addition, MPI scanners can be built as prehospital mobile devices, which require less complex infrastructure than computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With these advantages, MPI could accelerate the stroke diagnosis and treatment, thereby improving outcomes...
October 4, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971290/in-vivo-mr-imaging-of-dual-mri-reporter-genes-and-deltex-1-gene-modified-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-closed-penile-fracture
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Ruomi Guo, Qingling Li, Fei Yang, Xiaojun Hu, Ju Jiao, Yu Guo, Jin Wang, Yong Zhang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of dual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reporter genes, including ferritin heavy subunit (Fth) and transferrin receptor (TfR), which provide sufficient MRI contrast for in vivo MRI tracking, and the Deltex-1 (DTX1) gene, which promotes human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) differentiation to smooth muscle cells (SMCs), to treat closed penile fracture (CPF). METHODS: Multi-gene co-expressing hMSCs were generated...
October 2, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963910/alpha-band-event-related-desynchronization-underlying-social-situational-context-processing-during-irony-comprehension-a-magnetoencephalography-source-localization-study
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Yoritaka Akimoto, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Atsuko Gunji, Yuu Kaneko, Michiko Asano, Junko Matsuo, Miho Ota, Hiroshi Kunugi, Takashi Hanakawa, Reiko Mazuka, Yoko Kamio
Irony comprehension requires integration of social contextual information. Previous studies have investigated temporal aspects of irony processing and its neural substrates using psychological/electroencephalogram or functional magnetic resonance imaging methods, but have not clarified the temporospatial neural mechanisms of irony comprehension. Therefore, we used magnetoencephalography to investigate the neural generators of alpha-band (8-13Hz) event-related desynchronization (ERD) occurring from 600 to 900ms following the onset of a critical sentence at which social situational contexts activated ironic representation...
September 27, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960482/a-randomized-controlled-study-evaluating-effects-of-amlodipine-addition-to-chelators-to-reduce-iron-loading-in-patients-with-thalassemia-major
#18
Aziz Eghbali, Hamideh Kazemi, Hassan Taherahmadi, Yazdan Ghandi, Mohammad Rafiei, Bahador Bagheri
AIM: Cardiomyopathy due to iron overload can be fatal in patients with thalassemia major. Calcium channel blockers seem to be effective to reduce iron loading. Our goal was to study effects of amlodipine addition to chelators on iron loading in patients with thalassemia major. METHODS: This randomized, controlled, and single-center trial was performed on 56 patients with thalassemia major. Patients were randomized 1:1 to combined group (iron chelator plus amlodipine) or control group (iron chelator) for 1 year...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956266/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-tumor-angiogenesis-using-dual-targeting-rgd10-ngr9-ultrasmall-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#19
T Wu, X Ding, B Su, A K Soodeen-Lalloo, L Zhang, J-Y Shi
OBJECTIVE: Using RGD10-NGR9 dual-targeting superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles to evaluate their potential value in tumor angiogenesis magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the biodistribution in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dual-targeting RGD10-NGR9 ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticles were designed and synthesized in our previous study. In vitro, prussian blue staining and phenanthroline colorimetry were conducted to evaluate binding affinity and adsorption of dual-targeting USPIO nanoparticles to αvβ3-integrin/APN positive cells...
September 27, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944881/folate%C3%A2-targeted-polymeric-micelles-loaded-with-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-as-a-contrast-agent-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-human-tongue-cancer-cell-line
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Min-Yi Cui, Zhi Dong, Huasong Cai, Kun Huang, Yi Liu, Zhuangnian Fang, Xiangmin Li, Yanji Luo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of using folate‑targeted superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO) as a magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent that targets human tongue cancer cells. Folate‑targeted and folate‑free bilayer micelles composed of a diblock copolymer of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and poly‑caprolactone (PCL) that encapsulated SPIO in their hydrophobic core (SPIO‑PEG‑PCL micelles) were synthesized. The cytotoxicity of each set of micelles towards Tca‑8113 cells was examined using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assays...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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