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Marcus Unterrainer, C Mahler, L Vomacka, S Lindner, J Havla, M Brendel, G Böning, B Ertl-Wagner, T Kümpfel, V M Milenkovic, R Rupprecht, M Kerschensteiner, P Bartenstein, Nathalie L Albert
PURPOSE: Expression of the translocator protein (TSPO) is upregulated in activated macrophages/microglia and is considered to be a marker of neuroinflammation. We investigated the novel TSPO ligand [18 F]GE-180 in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) to determine the feasibility of [18 F]GE-180 PET imaging in RRMS patients and to assess its ability to detect active inflammatory lesions in comparison with the current gold standard, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
March 9, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
James T Thackeray
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Local inflammation after myocardial infarction (MI) plays a role in subsequent ventricular remodeling, influences cardiac outcome, and has emerged as a therapeutic target. Preclinical and clinical PET imaging studies have employed a variety of radiotracers to target inflammatory leukocytes in the early stages after MI. RECENT FINDINGS: Imaging of enhanced metabolism in activated macrophages with18 F-FDG is feasible and has been associated with cardiac outcome in a small prospective study...
March 6, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Esma A Akin, Murat Osman, Amy L Ellenbogen
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare form of non-Langerhans histiocytosis with deposition of lipid-laden macrophages in numerous organs. A 74-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presented with nonspecific symptoms including back pain, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, and left leg pain. A neutrophil-predominant elevated WBC count and a bone biopsy revealing histiocytic proliferation positive for CD68 and CD163 and negative for S100 was noted. FDG PET/CT, MRA, and CTA images were obtained...
February 27, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Csilla Celeng, Bart de Keizer, Béla Merkely, Pim de Jong, Tim Leiner, Richard A P Takx
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With this review, we aim to summarize the role of positron emission tomography (PET) and near-infrared fluorescence imaging (NIRF) in the detection of atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: 18 F-FDG is an established measure of increased macrophage activity. However, due to its low specificity, new radiotracers have emerged for more specific detection of vascular inflammation and other high-risk plaque features such as microcalcification and neovascularization...
February 12, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Nengping Zhu, Rongsheng Qin, Qin Zhang, Shaozhi Fu, Shanshan Liu, Yue Chen, Juan Fan, Yunwei Han
Metronomic chemotherapy in combination with immunotherapy is an attractive approach in cancer therapy. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the anti-tumor effect of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in combination with metronomic paclitaxel (MET PTX) on Lewis lung carcinoma transplanted in mice. In the present study, tumor-bearing mice survival time and tumor growth were monitored. The day after the end of the treatment, white blood cells were counted, and the number and maturation of dendritic cell were determined by flow cytometry...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
Hongfei Ji, Xingjian Niu, Lei Yin, Yiran Wang, Lan Huang, Qijia Xuan, Liru Li, Han Zhang, Jingtong Li, Yue Yang, Weiwei An, Qingyuan Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive disease, and is the most common type of lymphoma in adults. Although significant progress in treatment has been made using chemotherapy combinations, there exist a large amount of relapse or refractory cases. Thus, effective clinical biomarkers for DLBCL are urgently needed. Our study aims to explore the predictive significance of using the immune response to tumor burden ratio [defined as the lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR)/lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels] in 184 DLBCL patients and the potential mechanism underlying the use of the LMR to tumor burden ratio in predicting patient survival...
February 2, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Claudia Calcagno, Olivier Lairez, Julie Hawkins, Steven W Kerr, Melanie S Dugas, Thomas Simpson, Jelle Epskamp, Philip M Robson, Mootaz Eldib, Ilda Bander, Purushothaman K-Raman, Sarayu Ramachandran, Alison Pruzan, Audrey Kaufman, Venkatesh Mani, Alexander Ehlgen, Heiko G Niessen, John Broadwater, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to develop combined positron emission tomography (PET) dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to quantify plaque inflammation, permeability, and burden to evaluate the efficacy of a leukotriene A4 hydrolase (LTA4H) inhibitor in a rabbit model of atherosclerosis. BACKGROUND: Multimodality PET/MRI allows combining the quantification of atherosclerotic plaque inflammation, neovascularization, permeability, and burden by combined 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET, DCE-MRI, and morphological MRI...
February 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Dirk Van de Putte, Christelle Demarquay, Elke Van Daele, Lara Moussa, Christian Vanhove, Marc Benderitter, Wim Ceelen, Piet Pattyn, Noëlle Mathieu
Cancer patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) could develop severe late side effects that affect their quality of life. Long-term bowel complications after RT are mainly characterized by a transmural fibrosis that could lead to intestinal obstruction. Today, surgical resection is the only effective treatment. However, preoperative RT increases the risk of anastomotic leakage. In this study, we attempted to use mesenchymal stromal cells from adipose tissue (Ad-MSCs) to improve colonic anastomosis after high-dose irradiation...
December 2017: Cell Transplantation
James T Thackeray, Henri C Hupe, Yong Wang, Jens P Bankstahl, Georg Berding, Tobias L Ross, Johann Bauersachs, Kai C Wollert, Frank M Bengel
BACKGROUND: The local inflammatory tissue response after acute myocardial infarction (MI) determines subsequent healing. Systemic interaction may induce neuroinflammation as a precursor to neurodegeneration. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the influence of MI on cardiac and brain inflammation using noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET) of the heart-brain axis. METHODS: After coronary artery ligation or sham surgery, mice (n = 49) underwent serial whole-body PET imaging of the mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) as a marker of activated macrophages and microglia...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Maarten Hulsmans, Hendrik B Sager, Jason D Roh, María Valero-Muñoz, Nicholas E Houstis, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Yuan Sun, Richard M Wilson, Gregory Wojtkiewicz, Benoit Tricot, Michael T Osborne, Judy Hung, Claudio Vinegoni, Kamila Naxerova, David E Sosnovik, Michael R Zile, Amy D Bradshaw, Ronglih Liao, Ahmed Tawakol, Ralph Weissleder, Anthony Rosenzweig, Filip K Swirski, Flora Sam, Matthias Nahrendorf
Macrophages populate the healthy myocardium and, depending on their phenotype, may contribute to tissue homeostasis or disease. Their origin and role in diastolic dysfunction, a hallmark of cardiac aging and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, remain unclear. Here we show that cardiac macrophages expand in humans and mice with diastolic dysfunction, which in mice was induced by either hypertension or advanced age. A higher murine myocardial macrophage density results from monocyte recruitment and increased hematopoiesis in bone marrow and spleen...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Seock-Jin Chung, Hai-Jeon Yoon, Gi Jeong Cheon, Hyewon Youn, Mi Jeong Kim, Lin Xie, Yun-Sang Lee, Jae Min Jeong, June-Key Chung, Keon Wook Kang, Ming-Rong Zhang
Activated macrophages have been known to play pivotal roles in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 18F-FEDAC is a radiolabeled ligand for the translocator protein (TSPO), which is abundant in activated macrophages. We evaluated the feasibility of 18F-FEDAC in a murine RA model. Methods: RAW 264.7 mouse macrophages were activated by lipopolysaccharide. TSPO expression levels in activated and inactivated macrophages were measured by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blotting...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Nehal Narayan, David Owen, Harpreet Mandhair, Erica Smyth, Francesco Carlucci, Azeem Saleem, Roger Gunn, Eugenii Ilan A Rabiner, Lisa Wells, Stephanie Dakin, Afsie Sabokbar, Peter Taylor
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radioligands targeted to Translocator protein (TSPO), offer a highly sensitive and specific means of imaging joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Through high expression of TSPO on activated macrophages, TSPO PET has been widely reported in several studies of RA as a means of imaging synovial macrophages in vivo. However, this premise does not take into account the ubiquitous expression of TSPO. This study aimed to investigate TSPO expression in major cellular constituents of RA pannus; monocytes, macrophages, fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and CD4+ T lymphocytes, to more accurately interpret TSPO PET signal from RA synovium...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Malin Olsen, Ximena Aguilar, Dag Sehlin, Xiaotian T Fang, Gunnar Antoni, Anna Erlandsson, Stina Syvänen
PURPOSE: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by amyloid-beta (Aβ) deposition, hyperphosphorylation of tau, and neuroinflammation. Astrocytes, the most abundant glial cell type in the nervous system, respond to neurodegenerative disorders through astrogliosis, i.e., converting to a reactive inflammatory state. The aim of this study was to investigate how in vivo quantification of astrogliosis using positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand deuterium-L-[11C]deprenyl ([11C]DED), binding to enzyme monoamine oxidase-B (MAO-B) which is overexpressed in reactive astrocytes during AD, corresponds to expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin, i...
January 2, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Marie-Caline Z Abadjian, W Barry Edwards, Carolyn J Anderson
The tumor microenvironment consists of tumor, stromal, and immune cells, as well as extracellular milieu. Changes in numbers of these cell types and their environments have an impact on cancer growth and metastasis. Non-invasive imaging of aspects of the tumor microenvironment can provide important information on the aggressiveness of the cancer, whether or not it is metastatic, and can also help to determine early response to treatment. This chapter provides an overview on non-invasive in vivo imaging in humans and mouse models of various cell types and physiological parameters that are unique to the tumor microenvironment...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Zhi Zhang, Amar Jyoti, Bindu Balakrishnan, Monica Williams, Sarabdeep Singh, Diane C Chugani, Sujatha Kannan
BACKGROUND: Maternal infection is a risk factor for periventricular leukomalacia and cerebral palsy (CP) in neonates. We have previously demonstrated hypomyelination and motor deficits in newborn rabbits, as seen in patients with cerebral palsy, following maternal intrauterine endotoxin administration. This was associated with increased microglial activation, primarily involving the periventricular region (PVR). In this study we hypothesized that maternal intrauterine inflammation leads to a pro-inflammatory environment in the PVR that is associated with microglial activation in the first 2 postnatal weeks...
December 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
Qingqing Pan, Yaping Luo, Huanwen Wu, Yanru Ma, Fang Li
A 15-year-old boy with fever, pancytopenia, and hepatosplenomegaly was diagnosed as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). F-FDG PET/CT showed hypermetabolic foci in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, as well as multiple FDG-avid lymph nodes, which were highly suggestive of lymphoma. Specimens from splenectomy depicted a large number of macrophages/histiocytes with hemophagocytosis of erythrocytes, without evidence of malignancy. Considering increased Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in peripheral blood and positive staining for EBV-encoded RNA in the spleen, EBV-associated HLH was confirmed...
February 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Maria Consuelo Valentini, Marta Mellai, Laura Annovazzi, Antonio Melcarne, Tetyana Denysenko, Paola Cassoni, Cristina Casalone, Cristiana Maurella, Silvia Grifoni, Piercarlo Fania, Angelina Cistaro, Davide Schiffer
Glioblastoma (GB) is a highly heterogeneous tumor. In order to identify in vivo the most malignant tumor areas, the extent of tumor infiltration and the sites giving origin to GB stem cells (GSCs), we combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and conventional and advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with histology, immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics. Prior to dura opening and tumor resection, forty-eight biopsy specimens [23 of contrast-enhancing (CE) and 25 of non-contrast enhancing (NE) regions] from 12 GB patients were obtained by a frameless image-guided stereotactic biopsy technique...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
Simone L Verweij, Raphaël Duivenvoorden, Lotte C A Stiekema, Nick S Nurmohamed, Fleur M van der Valk, Miranda Versloot, Hein J Verberne, Erik S G Stroes, Matthias Nahrendorf, Siroon Bekkering, Sophie J Bernelot Moens
Aims: Circulating monocytes infiltrate the plaque and differentiate into macrophages, contributing to an inflammatory environment which is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events. Although the pivotal role of circulating monocytes in plaque inflammation has been firmly established, the search continues to identify specific monocyte subsets that may be especially atherogenic. Therefore, we evaluated the relation between monocyte phenotype, particularly surface receptor expression, and arterial wall inflammation in patients at increased cardiovascular risk...
March 1, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
Alexandre Niyonkuru, Khamis Hassan Bakari, Xiaoli Lan
Pulmonary tuberculosis infects one-third of world's population and is responsible for the high mortality and morbidity in developing countries. The presence of a high number of macrophages and lymphocytes in active tuberculosis granulomas is associated with high uptake of 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose on PET imaging mimicking lung cancer. In many cases, radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis are undistinguishable from lung cancer, which makes the diagnosis difficult. Clinical history and computed tomographic (CT) findings on a hybrid PET/CT are as important as findings on a PET in the diagnosis of lung cancer...
January 2018: PET Clinics
Thangalakshmi Sivathapandi, Shelley Simon, Indirani Elangovan
A rare acquired demyelinating lesion of the pons central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) typically occurs after rapid correction of hyponatremia. There is disruption of blood-brain barrier due to osmotic stress allowing access for inflammatory mediators in extravascular brain tissue, which most likely attracts glial cells of the brain, attracts macrophages, and activates astrocytes. We present a case of female with a known history of inflammatory bowel disease who presented with altered sensorium and hyponatremia...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
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