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Fluorescence imaging in tumor mice

Man Kyu Shim, Hong Yeol Yoon, Ju Hee Ryu, Heebeom Koo, Sangmin Lee, Jae Hyung Park, Jong-Ho Kim, Seulki Lee, Martin G Pomper, Ick Chan Kwon, Kwangmeyung Kim
Recently, metabolic glycoengineering with bioorthogonal click reactions has focused on improving the tumor targeting efficiency of nanoparticles as delivery vehicles for anticancer drugs or imaging agents. It is the key technique for developing tumor-specific metabolic precursors that can generate unnatural glycans on the tumor-cell surface. A cathepsin B-specific cleavable substrate (KGRR) conjugated with triacetylated N-azidoacetyl-d-mannosamine (RR-S-Ac3 ManNAz) was developed to enable tumor cells to generate unnatural glycans that contain azide groups...
October 20, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Shu Wen Wen, Jaclyn Sceneay, Luize G Lima, Christina Sf Wong, Melanie Becker, Sophie Krumeich, Richard J Lobb, Vanessa Castillo, Ke Ni Wong, Sarah Ellis, Belinda S Parker, Andreas Moller
Small membranous secretions from tumor cells, termed exosomes, contribute significantly to intercellular communication and subsequent reprogramming of the tumor microenvironment. Here we use optical imaging to determine that exogenously administered fluorescently-labeled exosomes derived from highly metastatic murine breast cancer cells, distributed predominantly to the lung of syngeneic mice, a frequent site of breast cancer metastasis. At the sites of accumulation, exosomes were taken up by CD45+ bone marrow-derived cells...
October 19, 2016: Cancer Research
Nayan Patel, Paula Pera, Penny Joshi, Mykhaylo Dukh, Walter A Tabaczynski, Kevin E Siters, Mark Kryman, Ravindra R Cheruku, Farukh Durrani, Joseph R Missert, Ramona Watson, Tymish Y Ohulchanskyy, Erin Tracy, Heinz Baumann, Ravindra K Pandey
We report herein, the synthesis and biological efficacy of near-infrared (NIR), bacteriochlorin analogs: 3-(1'-butyloxy)ethyl-3-deacetyl-bacteriopurpurin-18-N-butylimide methyl ester (3) and the corresponding carboxylic acid 10. In in vitro assays, compared to its methyl ester analog 3, the corresponding carboxylic acid derivative 10 showed higher photosensitizing efficacy. However, due to drastically different pharmacokinetics in vivo, the PS 3 (HPLC purity > 99%) showed higher tumor uptake and long-term tumor cure than 10 (HPLC purity > 96...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Soo-Jin Bae, Dae-Sic Lee, Vladimir Berezin, Uk Kang, Keun-Ho Lee
AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a novel optical imaging system for detecting protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) autofluorescence, to prove that PpIX autofluorescence is as useful as 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced fluorescence for detecting and localizing cervical cancer, and to monitor the change in PpIX autofluorescence or induced PpIX fluorescence before, during, and after photodynamic therapy (PDT). METHODS: TC-1 cells - highly tumorigenic cells immortalized using human papillomavirus type 16 proteins E6 and E7 - were subcutaneously grafted into the thighs of nude mice...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Pei-Cheng Lin, Jun-Yan He, Yu-Yin Le, Kai-Xin Du, Wei-Feng Zhu, Qing-Qin Peng, Ya-Ping Dong, Jin-Luan Li, Jun-Xin Wu
Purpose. This study aimed to evaluate the characteristics of the HVGGSSV peptide, exploring radiation-guided delivery in a mouse model of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods. Mice with CNE-1 nasopharyngeal carcinoma were assigned to two different groups treated with Cy7-NHS and Cy7-HVGGSSV, respectively. Meanwhile, each mouse received a single dose of 3 Gy radiation. Biological distribution of the recombinant peptide was assessed on an in vivo small animal imaging system. Results. The experimental group showed maximum fluorescence intensity in irradiated tumors treated with Cy7-labeled HVGGSSV, while untreated (0 Gy) control tumors showed lower intensity levels...
2016: BioMed Research International
Jabadurai Jayapaul, Susanne Arns, Matt Bunker, Marek Weiler, Sandra Rutherford, Peter Comba, Fabian Kiessling
: Riboflavin (Rf) receptors bind and translocate Rf and its phosphorylated forms (e.g. flavin mononucleotide, FMN) into cells where they mediate various cellular metabolic pathways. Previously, we showed that FMN-coated ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (FLUSPIO) nanoparticles are suitable for labeling metabolically active cancer and endothelial cells in vitro. In this study, we focused on the in vivo application of FLUSPIO using prostate cancer xenografts. Size, charge, and chemical composition of FLUSPIO were evaluated...
2016: Nano Research
Bo-Ram Lee, Ho Kyung Ko, Ju Hee Ryu, Keum Young Ahn, Young-Ho Lee, Se Jin Oh, Jin Hee Na, Tae Woo Kim, Youngro Byun, Ick Chan Kwon, Kwangmeyung Kim, Jeewon Lee
Efficient delivery of tumor-specific antigens (TSAs) to lymph nodes (LNs) is essential to eliciting robust immune response for cancer immunotherapy but still remains unsolved. Herein, we evaluated the direct LN-targeting performance of four different protein nanoparticles with different size, shape, and origin [Escherichia coli DNA binding protein (DPS), Thermoplasma acidophilum proteasome (PTS), hepatitis B virus capsid (HBVC), and human ferritin heavy chain (hFTN)] in live mice, using an optical fluorescence imaging system...
October 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
Bianyun Cai, Zhongbing Huang, Zhi Wu, Lei Wang, Guangfu Yin, Fabao Gao
The development of multimodal probes with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and intraoperative fluorescence imaging is the most challenging task in the field of tumor diagnosis. Herein, a simple one-pot hydrothermal method is used to prepare Eu-doped Gd(OH)3 nanorods (Gd(OH)3:Eu NRs) with good fluorescence and the longitudinal relaxivity r1 value of 4.78 (Gd mM s(-1)). After dual-functionalized maleimide-polyethylene glycol-succinimide (Mal-PEG-NHS) macromolecules are coated on the surface of Gd(OH)3:Eu NRs (PEG-NRs), the results of a lower degradation ratio in newborn calf serum (NCS), reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in L929 cells and the hemolytic rate of PEG-NRs show their good cyto-compatibility and longer blood circulation time...
September 13, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Hua He, Zhencai Wang, Tiantian Cheng, Xu Liu, Xiaojuan Wang, Junying Wang, Hao Ren, Yawei Sun, Yanzhuo Song, Jiang Yang, Yongqing Xia, Shengjie Wang, Xiao-Dong Zhang, Fang Huang
Fluorescence imaging requires bio-selective, sensitive, nontoxic molecular probes to detect precise location of lesions for fundamental research and clinical applications. Typical inorganic semiconductor nanomaterials with large sizes (> 10 nm) can offer high-quality fluorescence imaging due to their fascinating optical properties, but are limited to low selectivity as well as slow clearance pathway. We here report an N- and O-rich carbogenic small molecular complex (SMC, MW < 1000 Da) that exhibit high quantum yield (up to 80%), nucleic acid-binding enhanced excitation-dependent fluorescence (EDF) and a near infrared (NIR) emission peaked at 850 nm with an ultra-large Stokes shift (~ 500 nm)...
October 5, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Z Li, Q Zhou, J Zhou, X Duan, J Zhu, T D Wang
Minimally-invasive surgery of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be limited by poor tumor visualization with white light. We demonstrate systemic administration of a Cy5.5-labeled peptide specific for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to target HCC in vivo in a mouse xenograft model. We attached a compact imaging module to the proximal end of a medical laparoscope to collect near-infrared fluorescence and reflectance images concurrently at 15 frames/sec. We measured a mean target-to-background ratio of 2...
September 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
Shadi A Esfahani, Pedram Heidari, Sun A Kim, Shuji Ogino, Umar Mahmood
Purpose: To assess optical imaging of Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition factor (MET) for delineation and characterization of intrahepatic models of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), and thereby demonstrate its potential use in precision oncology. Materials and Methods: MET expression in human CRC and HCC was assessed in tissue microarrays. We used GE-137, a modified cyanine 5-tagged peptide for MET targeting. HepG2 and Huh-7 (HCC) and HT-29 (CRC) cells with MET overexpression, and LNCaP cells (negative control) with minimal MET expression were incubated with the probe...
2016: Theranostics
Xiaoyuan Liang, Wenting Shang, Chongwei Chi, Chaoting Zeng, Kun Wang, Chihua Fang, Qingshan Chen, Huiyu Liu, Yingfang Fan, Jie Tian
Recently, photothermal therapy (PTT) has become viewed as an ideal auxiliary therapeutic treatment for cancers. However, the development of safe, convenient, and highly effective photothermal agents remains a great challenge. In this study, we prepared single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) for PTT against breast tumors under the guidance of infrared fluorescent cyanines. Tumors were accurately located using near-infrared imaging (NIR) and then exposed to laser irradiation. Both the in vivo and in vitro results showed that the SWNTs have high stability and low cytotoxicity...
September 30, 2016: Cancer Letters
Jean-Yves Winum
The present patent discloses the identification of small-molecule fluorescent probes constituted by pteroic acid moiety connected to near-infrared (NIR) dye via amino acids. These folate receptor (FR) targeted conjugates were shown to have high affinity for tumors that overexpress FRs. A selected compound from this new class, pteroyl-L-tyrosine-S0456 (OTL-0038), displays high affinity and specificity for FRs and was shown (i) to accumulate in vivo in tumor cells expressing FRs, and (ii) to be non-toxic in mice at clinical dose x 1000...
October 4, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Jonathan A Moreno, Antonio Sanchez, Robert M Hoffman, Saima Nur, Maria P Lambros
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the cancers for which survival has not improved substantially in the last few decades. Only 7% of diagnosed patients will survive longer than five years. In order to understand and mimic the microenvironment of pancreatic tumors, we utilized a murine orthotopic model of pancreatic cancer that allows non-invasive imaging of tumor progression in real time. Pancreatic cancer cells expressing green fluorescent protein (PANC-1 GFP) were suspended in basement membrane matrix, high concentration, (e...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Michael Dobosz, Ute Haupt, Werner Scheuer
Preclinical efficacy studies of antibodies targeting a tumor-associated antigen are only justified when the expression of the relevant antigen has been demonstrated. Conventionally, antigen expression level is examined by immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue section. This method represents the diagnostic "gold standard" for tumor target evaluation, but is affected by a number of factors, such as epitope masking and insufficient antigen retrieval. As a consequence, variances and discrepancies in histological staining results can occur, which may influence decision-making and therapeutic outcome...
September 23, 2016: MAbs
Hanchun Yao, Li Su, Man Zeng, Li Cao, Weiwei Zhao, Chengqun Chen, Bin Du, Jie Zhou
Carbon dots (CDs) are one of the most highlighted carbon-based materials for biological applications, such as optical imaging nanoprobes, which are used for labeling cells in cancer treatment mainly due to their biocompatibility and unique optical properties. In this study, gadolinium (Gd)-complex-containing CDs were obtained through a one-step microwave method to develop multimodal nanoprobes integrating the advantages of optical and magnetic imaging. The obtained Gd-CDs exhibited highly fluorescent properties with excellent water solubility and biological compatibility...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Zhenhua Hu, Mingxuan Zhao, Yawei Qu, Xiaojun Zhang, Mingru Zhang, Muhan Liu, Hongbo Guo, Zeyu Zhang, Jing Wang, Weidong Yang, Jie Tian
: Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) can image radiopharmaceuticals using high-sensitivity charge coupled device (CCD) camera. However, Cerenkov luminescence (CL) emitted from the radiopharmaceuticals is weak and has low penetration depth in biological tissues, which severely limits the sensitivity and accuracy of CLI. This study presents the three-dimensional (3D) radiopharmaceutical excited fluorescence tomography (REFT) using europium oxide (EO) nanoparticles, which enhances the CL signal intensity, improves the penetration depth, and obtains more accurate 3D distribution of radiopharmaceuticals...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Jianbo Li, Baoliang Bao, Lei Liu, Xuemei Wang
Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging technology is a highly sensitive imaging modality and has been widely used in noninvasively studying the status of receptor expression in small animal models, with an appropriate NIRF probe targeting a specific receptor. In this report, Cy5.5-conjugated anti-CAIX monoclonal antibody (Mab-Cy5.5) was evaluated in athymic mice bearing HT-29 tumor xenografts in order to investigate the effect of conjugate on tumor targeting efficacy. In vitro binding studies showed that Mab-Cy5...
2016: BioMed Research International
Xiaoxiao Qin, Xiaojun Hu, Chun Wu, Mingyue Cai, Zhengran Li, Lina Zhang, Liteng Lin, Wensou Huang, Kangshun Zhu
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of imaging or tracking hepatocellular carcinoma cells by modifying these cells to carry a multimodality reporter gene, enabling fluorescence, bioluminescence, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HepG2 cells were labeled with the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP)/luciferase2/ferritin-the multimodality reporter gene (labeled HepG2 cells). The labeled and unlabeled HepG2 cells were cultured in vitro and then injected subcutaneously into mice as a hepatoma model in vivo...
September 15, 2016: Academic Radiology
Xiaomin Yi, Jingfang Zhang, Fei Yan, Zifan Lu, Jiaoti Huang, Chongxian Pan, Jiarui Yuan, Wanxiang Zheng, Keke Zhang, Di Wei, Wei He, Jianlin Yuan
Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging is a novel imaging modality that allows for detection and real‑time monitoring of various pathophysiological states. IR-780 iodide has been used as an ideal platform to construct theranostic agents for cancer imaging and therapy. Abiraterone is a 17α‑hydroxylase/C17, 20‑lyase (CYP17) inhibitor that has been approved for use in patients with prostate cancer after androgen deprivation therapy. We report the synthesis and characterization of IR-780 conjugated abiraterone for the dual purpose of prostate cancer imaging and therapy...
September 16, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
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