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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918546/mri-measurements-of-reporter-mediated-increases-in-transmembrane-water-exchange-enable-detection-of-a-gene-reporter
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Franz Schilling, Susana Ros, De-En Hu, Paula D'Santos, Sarah McGuire, Richard Mair, Alan J Wright, Elizabeth Mannion, Robin J M Franklin, André A Neves, Kevin M Brindle
Non-invasive imaging of gene expression can be used to track implanted cells in vivo but often requires the addition of an exogenous contrast agent that may have limited tissue access. We show that the urea transporter (UT-B) can be used as a gene reporter, where reporter expression is detected using (1)H MRI measurements of UT-B-mediated increases in plasma membrane water exchange. HEK cells transfected with the reporter showed an increased apparent water exchange rate (AXR), which increased in line with UT-B expression...
December 5, 2016: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917409/gadolinium-functionalized-peptide-amphiphile-micelles-for-multimodal-imaging-of-atherosclerotic-lesions
#2
Sang Pil Yoo, Federico Pineda, John C Barrett, Christopher Poon, Matthew Tirrell, Eun Ji Chung
The leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally are cardiovascular diseases, and nanomedicine can provide many improvements including disease-specific targeting, early detection, and local delivery of diagnostic agents. To this end, we designed fibrin-binding, peptide amphiphile micelles (PAMs), achieved by incorporating the targeting peptide cysteine-arginine-glutamic acid-lysine-alanine (CREKA), with two types of amphiphilic molecules containing the gadoliniuim (Gd) chelator diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), DTPA-bis(stearylamide)(Gd), and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[(poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG))-2000]-DTPA(Gd) (DSPE-PEG2000-DTPA(Gd))...
November 30, 2016: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911291/a-metal-free-method-for-producing-mri-contrast-at-amyloid-%C3%AE
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Silvia Hilt, Tang Tang, Jeffrey H Walton, Madhu Budamagunta, Izumi Maezawa, Tamás Kálai, Kálmán Hideg, Vikrant Singh, Heike Wulff, Qizhi Gong, Lee-Way Jin, Angelique Louie, John C Voss
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by depositions of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide in the brain. The disease process develops over decades, with substantial neurological loss occurring before a clinical diagnosis of dementia can be rendered. It is therefore imperative to develop methods that permit early detection and monitoring of disease progression. In addition, the multifactorial pathogenesis of AD has identified several potential avenues for AD intervention. Thus, evaluation of therapeutic candidates over lengthy trial periods also demands a practical, noninvasive method for measuring Aβ in the brain...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908724/cell-surface-engineering-to-embed-targeting-ligands-or-tracking-agents-on-the-cell-membrane
#4
Kwang Suk Lim, Daniel Y Lee, Gabriel M Valencia, Young-Wook Won, David A Bull
The key challenge to improve the efficacy of cell therapy is how to efficiently modify cells with a specific molecule or compound that can guide the cells to the target tissue. To address this, we have developed a cell surface engineering technology to non-invasively modify the cell surface. This technology can embed a wide variety of bioactive molecules on any cell surface and allow for the targeting of a wide range of tissues in a variety of disease states. Using our cell surface engineering technology, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)s were modified with: 1) a homing peptide or a recombinant protein to facilitate the migration of the cells toward a specific molecular target; or 2) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents to allow for in vivo tracking of the cells...
November 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902858/reliable-estimation-of-microvascular-flow-patterns-in-patients-with-disrupted-blood-brain-barrier-using-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri
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Mikkel Bo Hansen, Anna Tietze, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Elizabeth R Gerstner, Tracy T Batchelor, Leif Østergaard, Kim Mouridsen
PURPOSE: To present and quantify the performance of a method to compute tissue hemodynamic parameters from dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI data in brain tissue with possible nonintact blood-brain barrier. THEORY AND MATERIALS AND METHODS: We propose a Bayesian scheme to obtain perfusion metrics, including capillary transit-time heterogeneity (CTH), from DSC-MRI data in the presence of contrast agent extravasation. Initial performance assessment is performed through simulations...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902468/synthesis-of-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-and-mri-detection-of-bladder-cancer
#6
Chen Ding, Kaijie Wu, Weiyi Wang, Zhenfeng Guan, Lei Wang, Xinyang Wang, Rong Wang, Li Liu, Jinhai Fan
Bladder cancer is the most common malignancy of the urinary tract for which the accurate measurement of minimal residual disease is critical to treatment and determining prognosis. Although cystoscope examination and voided urine cytology remain the current standard of care for detecting residual disease, these approaches are limited by mechanical trauma and lack sensitivity. To develop a new accurate noninvasive method, we developed a novel contrast agent where the surface of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles is functionalized with a bladder cancer-specific fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled cell penetrating peptide (CPP)-polyarginine peptides (R11) for active targeting and imaging...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901092/a-microfluidic-platform-to-design-crosslinked-hyaluronic-acid-nanoparticles-chanps-for-enhanced-mri
#7
Maria Russo, Paolo Bevilacqua, Paolo Antonio Netti, Enza Torino
Recent advancements in imaging diagnostics have focused on the use of nanostructures that entrap Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agents (CAs), without the need to chemically modify the clinically approved compounds. Nevertheless, the exploitation of microfluidic platforms for their controlled and continuous production is still missing. Here, a microfluidic platform is used to synthesize crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid NanoParticles (cHANPs) in which a clinically relevant MRI-CAs, gadolinium diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid (Gd-DTPA), is entrapped...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896520/early-perfusion-mri-predicts-survival-outcome-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-treated-with-bevacizumab-and-carboplatin
#8
Iwan E Bennett, Kathryn M Field, Christopher M Hovens, Bradford A Moffat, Mark A Rosenthal, Katharine Drummond, Andrew H Kaye, Andrew P Morokoff
Bevacizumab, an anti-angiogenic agent, is FDA-approved for use in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (rGBM). The radiologic evaluation of tumor response to bevacizumab is complex and there is no validated method of monitoring tumor vascularity during therapy. We evaluated perfusion-weighted MR imaging (PWI) in our cohort of patients enrolled in the CABARET trial, which examined the effectiveness of bevacizumab with or without carboplatin in patients with rGBM. Pre-treatment and early follow-up (4- and 8-week) PWI were used to calculate relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) histogram statistics of the contrast-enhancing and FLAIR hyperintense tumor volumes...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894208/whole-body-mri-including-diffusion-weighted-mri-compared-with-5-htp-pet-ct-in-the-detection-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#9
Lina Carlbom, José Caballero-Corbalán, Dan Granberg, Jens Sörensen, Barbro Eriksson, Håkan Ahlström
AIM: We wanted to explore if whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including diffusion-weighted (DW) and liver-specific contrast agent-enhanced imaging could be valuable in lesion detection of neuroendocrine tumors (NET). [11C]-5-Hydroxytryptophan positron emission tomography/computed tomography (5-HTP PET/CT) was used for comparison. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients with NET were investigated with whole-body MRI, including DW imaging (DWI) and contrast-enhanced imaging of the liver, and whole-body 5-HTP PET/CT...
November 29, 2016: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891815/quantitative-t1-mapping-detects-cloudy-enhancing-tumor-compartments-predicting-outcome-of-patients-with-glioblastoma
#10
Andreas Müller, Alina Jurcoane, Sied Kebir, Philip Ditter, Felix Schrader, Ulrich Herrlinger, Theophilos Tzaridis, Burkhard Mädler, Hans H Schild, Martin Glas, Elke Hattingen
Contrast enhancement of glioblastomas (GBM) is caused by the decrease in relaxation time, T1. Here, we demonstrate that the quantitative measurement of T1 (qT1) discovers a subtle enhancement in GBM patients that is invisible in standard MRI. We assessed the volume change of this "cloudy" enhancement during radio-chemotherapy and its impact on patients' progression-free survival (PFS). We enrolled 18 GBM patients in this observational, prospective cohort study and measured 3T-MRI pre- and post contrast agent with standard T1-weighted (T1w) and with sequences to quantify T1 before radiation, and at 6-week intervals during radio-chemotherapy...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890622/multi-functional-nanoparticles-as-theranostic-agents-for-treatment-imaging-in-pancreatic-cancer
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L R Jaidev, David Raj Chellappan, Dhiraj Vasanth Bhavsar, Ravi Ranganathan, Banudevi Sivanantham, Anuradha Subramanian, Uma Sharma, Narnamangalam R Jagannathan, Uma Maheswari Krishnan, Swaminathan Sethuraman
: Theranostics has received considerable attention since both therapy and imaging modalities can be integrated into a single nanocarrier. In this study, fluorescent iron oxide (FIO) nanoparticles and gemcitabine (G) encapsulated poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanospheres (PGFIO) conjugated with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, (HER-2) antibody (HER-PGFIO) were prepared and characterized. HER-PGFIO showed the magnetic moment of 10 emu/g, relaxivity (r2) of 773 mM(-1)s(-1) and specific absorption rate (SAR) of 183 W/g...
November 23, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885402/-retention-of-contrast-media-in-the-history-of-radiology-sequelae%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-the-former-use-of-thorotrast-and-new-challenges
#12
G van Kaick, S Delorme
Detection of gadolinium deposits in patients who have repeatedly been administered intravenous gadolinium chelates have given rise to concern regarding the long-term safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast media. Nevertheless, negative long-term clinical effects have not yet been observed. In some publications parallels have been drawn to the sequelae of thorotrast that was formerly used for arterial angiography. In this article the history of thorotrast use is briefly described and in particular why, despite warnings, this substance was used frequently and worldwide...
November 24, 2016: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875090/clinical-computed-tomographic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-histologic-findings-associated-with-myxomatous-neoplasia-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-two-dogs
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Arana Parslow, David P Taylor, David J Simpson
CASE DESCRIPTION A 15-year-old neutered female mixed-breed dog (dog 1) and an 11-year-old neutered female Labrador Retriever (dog 2) were examined because of unilateral exophthalmus, third eyelid protrusion, and periorbital swelling that failed to respond to antimicrobial treatment. CLINICAL FINDINGS Both dogs underwent ultrasonographic, CT, and MRI examination of the head. In both dogs, advanced imaging revealed a poorly defined, peripherally contrast-enhancing, mucous-filled cystic mass that radiated from the temporomandibular joint and infiltrated the periorbital tissues and retrobulbar space...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873495/the-effectiveness-of-ferritin-as-a-contrast-agent-for-cell-tracking-mri-in-mouse-cancer-models
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Chan Wha Lee, Sun Il Choi, Sang Jin Lee, Young Taek Oh, Gunwoo Park, Na Yeon Park, Kyoung Ah Yoon, Sunshin Kim, Daehong Kim, Yun Hee Kim, Jin Suck Suh
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of ferritin as a contrast agent and a potential reporter gene for tracking tumor cells or macrophages in mouse cancer models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adenoviral human ferritin heavy chain (Ad-hFTH) was administrated to orthotopic glioma models and subcutaneous colon cancer mouse models using U87MG and HCT116 cells, respectively. Brain MR images were acquired before and daily for up to 6 days after the intracranial injection of Ad-hFTH...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872701/development-of-153-sm-dtpa-spion-as-a-theranostic-dual-contrast-agents-in-spect-mri
#15
Amir Gholami, Seyyed Hossein Mousavie Anijdan
OBJECTIVES: This study describes the preparation, biodistribution of (153)Sm-DTPA-SPION after intravenous injection in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chelator DTPA dianhydride was conjugated to SPION using a small modification of the well-known cyclic anhydride method. Conjugation was done at a 1: 4 (SPION:ccDTPA) molar ratio. Conjugation reaction was purified with magnetic assorting column (MACs) using high gradient magnetic field following incubation, the radio labeled conjugate was checked using RTLC method for labeling and purity checked...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870961/design-and-construction-of-multifunctional-hyperbranched-polymers-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-for-both-targeting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-cancer-therapy
#16
Asemeh Mashhadi Malekzadeh, Ali Ramazani, Seyed Jamal Tabatabaei Rezaei, Hassan Niknejad
Magnetic drug targeting is a drug delivery strategy that can be used to improve the therapeutic efficiency on tumor cells and reduce the side effects on normal cells and tissues. The aim in this study is designing a novel multifunctional drug delivery system based on superparamagnetic nanoparticles for cancer therapy. Magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized by coprecipitation of iron oxide followed by coating with poly citric acid (PCA) dendritic macromolecules via bulk polymerization strategy. It was further surface-functionalized with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and then to achieve tumor cell targeting property, folic acid was further incorporated to the surface of prepared carriers via a facile coupling reaction between the hydroxyl end group of the PEG and the carboxyl group of folic acid...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867089/clinical-vascular-imaging-in-the-brain-at-7t
#17
Laurens Jl De Cocker, Arjen Lindenholz, Jaco Jm Zwanenburg, Anja G van der Kolk, Maarten Zwartbol, Peter R Luijten, Jeroen Hendrikse
Stroke and related cerebrovascular diseases are a major cause of mortality and disability. Even at standard-field-strengths (1.5T), MRI is by far the most sensitive imaging technique to detect acute brain infarctions and to characterize incidental cerebrovascular lesions, such as white matter hyperintensities, lacunes and microbleeds. Arterial time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography (MRA) can depict luminal narrowing or occlusion of the major brain feeding arteries, and this without the need for contrast administration...
November 18, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862624/gadolinium-containing-telechelic-peg-polymers-end-capped-by-di-phenylalanine-motives-as-potential-supramolecular-mri-contrast-agents
#18
Carlo Diaferia, Eliana Gianolio, Antonella Accardo, Giancarlo Morelli
Telechelic PEG-polymers end-capped by diphenylalanine (FF) motives and containing a DOTA-Gd complex, bound on a lysine side chain at the centre of peptide moiety, are studied for their assembling properties and for the relaxometric behavior. The observed variations in terms of relaxivity are correlated to the assembling properties of the aggregates by using several techniques: fluorescence, Circular Dichroism (CD) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) for aggregation tendency and secondary structure determination; Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for morphological definition...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862590/hepatic-gadoxetic-acid-uptake-as-a-measure-of-diffuse-liver-disease-where-are-we
#19
REVIEW
Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Nina Bastati, Andreas Wibmer, Romana Fragner, Jacqueline C Hodge, Michael Trauner, Christian J Herold, Mustafa R Bashir, Bernard E Van Beers
: MRI has emerged as the most comprehensive noninvasive diagnostic tool for focal liver lesions and diffuse hepatobiliary disorders. The introduction of hepatobiliary contrast agents, most notably gadoxetic acid (GA), has expanded the role of MRI, particularly in the functional imaging of chronic liver diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). GA-enhanced MRI (GA-MRI) may help to distinguish between the two subgroups of NAFLD, simple steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862577/crossover-comparison-of-ferumoxytol-and-gadobenate-dimeglumine-for-abdominal-mr-angiography-at-3-0-tesla-effects-of-contrast-bolus-length-and-flip-angle
#20
Tilman Schubert, Utaroh Motosugi, Sonja Kinner, Timothy J Colgan, Samir D Sharma, Scott Hetzel, Shane Wells, Camilo A Campo, Scott B Reeder
PURPOSE: Ferumoxytol (FE) has gained interest as an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate and optimize ferumoxytol dose and T1 weighting, in comparison to a conventional GBCA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve healthy volunteers (six women / six men, mean age 44.3 years) were recruited for this study. Scanning was performed on a clinical 3 Tesla (T) MRI system. Gadobenate dimeglumine (GD)-enhanced MRA was performed followed by FE-enhanced MRA 1 month later...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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