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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792505/fluorescence-imaging-of-bombesin-and-transferrin-receptor-expression-is-comparable-to-18f-fdg-pet-in-early-detection-of-sorafenib-induced-changes-in-tumor-metabolism
#1
Jen-Chieh Tseng, Nara Narayanan, Guojie Ho, Kevin Groves, Jeannine Delaney, Bagna Bao, Jun Zhang, Jeffrey Morin, Sylvie Kossodo, Milind Rajopadhye, Jeffrey D Peterson
Physical measurement of tumor volume reduction is the most commonly used approach to assess tumor progression and treatment efficacy in mouse tumor models. However, it is relatively insensitive, and often requires long treatment courses to achieve gross physical tumor destruction. As alternatives, several non-invasive imaging methods such as bioluminescence imaging (BLI), fluorescence imaging (FLI) and positron emission tomography (PET) have been developed for more accurate measurement. As tumors have elevated glucose metabolism, 18F-fludeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) has become a sensitive PET imaging tracer for cancer detection, diagnosis, and efficacy assessment by measuring alterations in glucose metabolism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780306/neuromedin-b-and-its-receptor-silencing-suppresses-osteoclast-generation-by-modulating-precursor-proliferation-via-m-csf-c-fms-d-type-cyclins
#2
Chae-Eun Yeo, Woo Youl Kang, Sook Jin Seong, Seungil Cho, Hae Won Lee, Young-Ran Yoon, Hyun-Ju Kim
Neuromedin B (NMB), a mammalian bombesin-like peptide, regulates diverse physiological processes, such as energy metabolism, memory and fear behavior, and cellular growth, through its cognate receptor, NMBR. In this study, we report that NMB expression was upregulated during osteoclast development and that silencing NMB or NMBR attenuated osteoclast generation mediated by macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) and receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL). We found that knockdown of NMB or NMBR using a small hairpin RNA suppressed M-CSF-induced proliferation of osteoclast precursor cells without altering osteoclast differentiation...
August 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767081/new-insights-in-the-design-of-bioactive-peptides-and-chelating-agents-for-imaging-and-therapy-in-oncology
#3
REVIEW
Anna Lucia Tornesello, Luigi Buonaguro, Maria Lina Tornesello, Franco Maria Buonaguro
Many synthetic peptides have been developed for diagnosis and therapy of human cancers based on their ability to target specific receptors on cancer cell surface or to penetrate the cell membrane. Chemical modifications of amino acid chains have significantly improved the biological activity, the stability and efficacy of peptide analogues currently employed as anticancer drugs or as molecular imaging tracers. The stability of somatostatin, integrins and bombesin analogues in the human body have been significantly increased by cyclization and/or insertion of non-natural amino acids in the peptide sequences...
August 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745296/bbn-conjugated-gnps-a-new-targeting-contrast-agent-for-imaging-of-breast-cancer-in-radiology
#4
Mojtaba Salouti, Faranak Saghatchi
Using of targeted contrast agents in X-ray imaging of breast cancer can improve the accuracy of diagnosis, staging, and treatment planning by providing early detection and superior definition of tumour volume. This study demonstrates a new class of X-ray contrast agents based on gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and bombesin (BBN) for imaging of breast cancer in radiology. GNPs were synthesised in spherical shape in the size range of 15 ± 2 nm and conjugated with BBN followed by coating with polyethyleneglycol (PEG)...
August 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727978/pulmonary-neuroendocrine-cell-hyperplasia-in-hemoglobin-bart-induced-hydrops-fetalis-a-model-for-chronic-intrauterine-hypoxia
#5
Mana Taweevisit, Boochit Theerasantipong, Kanlaya Taothong, Paul Scott Thorner
The pulmonary neuroendocrine system includes pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) and neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) that are distributed throughout respiratory epithelium and regulate lung growth and maturation antenatally. Abnormalities in this system have been linked to many hypoxia-associated pediatric pulmonary disorders. Hemoglobin (Hb) Bart disease is a severe form of α-thalassemia resulting in marked intrauterine hypoxia with hydrops fetalis (HF) and usually death in utero. Affected fetuses can serve as a naturally occurring human model for the effects of intrauterine hypoxia, and we postulated that these effects should include changes in the pulmonary neuroendocrine system...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725583/positron-emission-tomography-pet-in-primary-prostate-cancer-staging-and-risk-assessment
#6
REVIEW
Sandra Bednarova, Maria L Lindenberg, Maria Vinsensia, Chiara Zuiani, Peter L Choyke, Baris Turkbey
Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the few neoplasms that are not well served by 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). As a result, a number of PET tracers have been developed to target particular biological features of PCa. Such agents can be used for diagnosis, staging, identification of biochemical recurrence (BCR) and evaluation of metastatic disease. Here, we focus on primary disease and local staging. To date, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has proven superior to PET in the imaging of primary PCa...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711565/new-aspects-of-molecular-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Francesco Ceci, Paolo Castellucci, Juliano J Cerci, Stefano Fanti
Nowadays several new imaging modalities are available for investigating prostate cancer (PCa) such as magnet resonance imaging (MRI) in the form of whole body MRI and pelvic multiparametric MRI and positron emission tomography (PET) using choline as radiotracers. Nevertheless, these modalities proved sub-optimal accuracy for detecting PCa metastases, particularly in the recurrence setting. A new molecular probe targeting the prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) has been recently developed for PET imaging...
July 13, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677620/ranatensin-hl-a-bombesin-related-tridecapeptide-from-the-skin-secretion-of-the-broad-folded-frog-hylarana-latouchii
#8
Yan Lin, Tianbao Chen, Mei Zhou, Lei Wang, Songkun Su, Chris Shaw
Bombesin-related peptides are a family of peptides whose prototype was discovered in amphibian skin and which exhibit a wide range of biological activities. Since the initial isolation of bombesin from Bombina bombina skin, diverse forms of bombesin-related peptides have been found in the skins across Anura. In this study, a novel bombesin-related peptide of the ranatensin subfamily, named ranatensin-HL, was structurally-characterised from the skin secretion of the broad-folded frog, Hylarana latouchii, through combination of molecular cloning and mass spectrometric methodologies...
July 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675470/brain-serotoninergic-nervous-system-is-involved-in-bombesin-induced-frequent-urination-through-brain-5-ht7-receptors-in-rats
#9
Takahiro Shimizu, Shogo Shimizu, Naoki Wada, Shun Takai, Nobutaka Shimizu, Youichirou Higashi, Katsumi Kadekawa, Tsuyoshi Majima, Motoaki Saito, Naoki Yoshimura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Psychological stress exacerbates symptoms of urinary bladder dysfunction; however, the underlying brain mechanisms are unclear. We have demonstrated that centrally administered bombesin, a stress-related neuropeptide, facilitates the rat micturition reflex. Brain bombesin-like peptides modulate the serotoninergic nervous system activity under stress conditions; therefore, we examined whether brain 5-HT is involved in the bombesin-induced increased frequency of urination in urethane-anaesthetised male Sprague-Dawley rats...
September 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654384/fluorescent-plasmonic-and-radiotherapeutic-properties-of-the-177-lu-dendrimer-aunp-folate-bombesin-nanoprobe-located-inside-cancer-cells
#10
Héctor Mendoza-Nava, Guillermina Ferro-Flores, Flor de María Ramírez, Blanca Ocampo-García, Clara Santos-Cuevas, Erika Azorín-Vega, Nallely Jiménez-Mancilla, Myrna Luna-Gutiérrez, Keila Isaac-Olivé
The integration of fluorescence and plasmonic properties into one molecule is of importance in developing multifunctional imaging and therapy nanoprobes. The aim of this research was to evaluate the fluorescent properties and the plasmonic-photothermal, therapeutic, and radiotherapeutic potential of (177)Lu-dendrimer conjugated to folate and bombesin with gold nanoparticles in the dendritic cavity ((177)Lu-DenAuNP-folate-bombesin) when it is internalized in T47D breast cancer cells. The intense near-Infrared (NIR) fluorescence emitted at 825 nm from the conjugate inside cells corroborated the usefulness of DenAuNP-folate-bombesin for optical imaging...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636973/amide-to-triazole-switch-vs-in-vivo-nep-inhibition-approaches-to-promote-radiopeptide-targeting-of-grpr-positive-tumors
#11
Theodosia Maina, Aikaterini Kaloudi, Ibai E Valverde, Thomas L Mindt, Berthold A Nock
INTRODUCTION: Radiolabeled bombesin (BBN)-analogs have been proposed for diagnosis and therapy of gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR)-expressing tumors, such as prostate, breast and lung cancer. Metabolic stability represents a crucial factor for the success of this approach by ensuring sufficient delivery of circulating radioligand to tumor sites. The amide-to-triazole switch on the backbone of DOTA-PEG4-[Nle(14)]BBN(7-14) (1) was reported to improve the in vitro stability of resulting (177)Lu-radioligands...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622690/exploiting-cancer-s-phenotypic-guise-against-itself-targeting-ectopically-expressed-peptide-g-protein-coupled-receptors-for-lung-cancer-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Mahjabin Khan, Tao Huang, Cheng-Yuan Lin, Jiang Wu, Bao-Min Fan, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Lung cancer, claiming millions of lives annually, has the highest mortality rate worldwide. This advocates the development of novel cancer therapies that are highly toxic for cancer cells but negligibly toxic for healthy cells. One of the effective treatments is targeting overexpressed surface receptors of cancer cells with receptor-specific drugs. The receptors-in-focus in the current review are the G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), which are often overexpressed in various types of tumors. The peptide subfamily of GPCRs is the pivot of the current article owing to the high affinity and specificity to and of their cognate peptide ligands, and the proven efficacy of peptide-based therapeutics...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576168/theranostic-prospects-of-gastrin-releasing-peptide-receptor-radioantagonists-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Theodosia Maina, Berthold A Nock, Harshad Kulkarni, Aviral Singh, Richard P Baum
Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) represent attractive targets for cancer diagnosis and therapy owing to their overexpression in widespread human tumors. Bombesin (BBN) analogues coupled to suitable chelators for stable radiometal binding have been proposed for diagnostic imaging and radionuclide therapy (theranostics) of GRPR-positive tumors. Recently, interest has shifted from BBN-like receptor agonists to GRPR-radioantagonists, because radioantagonists do not induce adverse effects after injection to patients and display superior pharmacokinetic in vivo profiles...
July 2017: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506620/bombesin-administration-impairs-memory-and-does-not-reverse-memory-deficit-caused-by-sleep-deprivation
#14
L B T Ferreira, S L B Oliveira, J Raya, L A Esumi, D C Hipolide
Sleep deprivation impairs performance in emotional memory tasks, however this effect on memory is not completely understood. Possible mechanisms may involve an alteration in neurotransmission systems, as shown by the fact that many drugs that modulate neural pathways can prevent memory impairment by sleep loss. Gastrin releasing peptide (GRP) is a neuropeptide that emerged as a regulatory molecule of emotional memory through the modulation of other neurotransmission systems. Thus, the present study addressed the effect of intraperitoneal (IP) administration of bombesin (BB) (2...
May 12, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500250/characterization-of-nmb-grp-and-their-receptors-brs3-nmbr-and-grpr-in-chickens
#15
Chunheng Mo, Long Huang, Lin Cui, Can Lv, Dongliang Lin, Liang Song, Guoqiang Zhu, Juan Li, Yajun Wang
The two structurally and functionally related peptides, gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and neuromedin B (NMB) play critical roles in many physiological/pathological processes in mammals. However, the information regarding the expression and functionality of avian NMB, GRP, and their receptors is limited. Here, we characterized cNMB, cGRP and their receptors (cNMBR, cGRPR, cBRS3) in chickens. Our results showed that: 1) cNMBR and cGRPR expressed in CHO cells could be potently activated by cNMB and cGRP respectively, as monitored by cell-based luciferase reporter assays, indicating that cNMBR and cGRPR are cNMB- and cGRP-specific receptors; Strikingly, BRS3 of chickens (/spotted gars), which is orthologous to mouse bombesin receptor subtype-3 (BRS3), could be potently activated by GRP and NMB, demonstrating that both peptides are the endogenous ligands for chicken(/spotted gar) BRS3; 2) Quantitative real-time PCR revealed that cGRPR is widely expressed in chicken tissues with abundant expression in the ovary, pancreas, proventriculus, spinal cord and brain, whereas cNMB, cNMBR and cBRS3 are mainly expressed in the brain and testes; 3) Interestingly, qPCR, Western blot, and immuno-staining revealed that cGRP is predominantly expressed in the anterior pituitary and mainly localized to LH-cells, suggesting that cGRP is likely a novel pituitary hormone in chickens...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485418/in-vitro-in-vivo-peeling-of-multilayered-aminocarboxylate-gold-nanoparticles-evidenced-by-a-kinetically-stable-99m-tc-label
#16
Francisco Silva, Lurdes Gano, Maria Paula Cabral Campello, Rosa Marques, Isabel Prudêncio, Ajit Zambre, Anandhi Upendran, António Paulo, Raghuraman Kannan
A thiolated bombesin peptide was conjugated to Au-DTDTPA nanoconstructs to obtain BBN-Au-DTDTPA targeted to the gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPr). Different analytical techniques showed that this conjugate shares similar physico-chemical properties with Au-DTDTPA; HPLC and XPS analyses corroborated the attachment of the bioactive peptide to the AuNPs surface. Competitive binding assays in PC3 cancer cells showed that these BBN-containing AuNPs have high affinity for GRPr. BBN-Au-DTDTPA was successfully radiolabeled with (99m)Tc and showed high in vitro stability towards different biological media and substrates, except for glutathione (GSH)...
May 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476309/bombesin-receptor-activated-protein-regulates-neutrophil-elastase-induced-mucin5ac-hypersecretion-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#17
Qing Xu, Ling-Xiu Chen, Dan-Hua Ran, Wen-Yue Xie, Qi Li, Xiang-Dong Zhou
Bombesin receptor-activated protein (BRAP) is highly expressed in human bronchial epithelial cells. Recent studies have shown that BRAP reduces oxidative stress, inhibits airway inflammation and suppresses nuclear factor kappaB (NF-κB) activity. Mucus overproduction is an important feature in patients with chronic inflammatory airway diseases. Neutrophil elastase (NE) is a potent inducer of mucin5AC (MUC5AC), which is considered the predominant mucin secreted by human airway epithelial cells. Here, we hypothesize that BRAP may regulate NE-induced MUC5AC hypersecretion in a bronchial epithelial cell line (HBE16)...
August 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408623/protein-kinase-d1-pkd1-phosphorylation-on-ser-203-by-type-i-p21-activated-kinase-pak-regulates-pkd1-localization
#18
Jen-Kuan Chang, Yang Ni, Liang Han, James Sinnett-Smith, Rodrigo Jacamo, Osvaldo Rey, Steven H Young, Enrique Rozengurt
Although PKC-mediated phosphorylation of protein kinase D1 (PKD1) has been extensively characterized, little is known about PKD1 regulation by other upstream kinases. Here we report that stimulation of epithelial or fibroblastic cells with G protein-coupled receptor agonists, including angiotensin II or bombesin, induced rapid and persistent PKD1 phosphorylation at Ser(203), a highly conserved residue located within the PKD1 N-terminal domain. Exposure to PKD or PKC family inhibitors did not prevent PKD1 phosphorylation at Ser(203), indicating that it is not mediated by autophosphorylation...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347132/radiolabeled-peptides-current-and-new-perspectives
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REVIEW
Marta Opalinska, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Anna Sowa-Staszczak
Radiolabeled peptides have been the subject of research for over 20 years and during that time possibility/variety of peptide receptor imaging and later targeted radiotherapy increased significantly. The targeted receptors belong to the large family of G-protein-coupled receptors or tyrosine kinases receptors partially connected with them. They both regulate large signaling networks, control multiple cell functions and are implicated in many diseases including cancers. The essential feature of peptides used in nuclear medicine involves their ability to binding with high affinity and specify to their receptors overexpressed on tumor cells...
June 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324017/a-selective-bombesin-receptor-subtype-3-agonist-promotes-weight-loss-in-male-diet-induced-obese-rats-with-circadian-rhythm-change
#20
Yasunori Nio, Natsu Hotta, Minoru Maruyama, Kenichi Hamagami, Toshimi Nagi, Masaaki Funata, Junichi Sakamoto, Masanori Nakakariya, Nobuyuki Amano, Tomohiro Okawa, Yasuyoshi Arikawa, Shinobu Sasaki, Shoki Okuda, Shizuo Kasai, Yugo Habata, Yasutaka Nagisa
Bombesin receptor subtype 3 (BRS-3) is an orphan G protein-coupled receptor. Based on the obese phenotype of male BRS-3-deficient mice, BRS-3 has been considered an attractive target for obesity treatment. Here, we developed a selective BRS-3 agonist (compound-A) and evaluated its antiobesity effects. Compound-A showed anorectic effects and enhanced energy expenditure in diet-induced-obese (DIO)-F344 rats. Moreover, repeated oral administration of compound-A for 7 days resulted in a significant body weight reduction in DIO-F344 rats...
May 1, 2017: Endocrinology
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