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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326355/18f-fedac-as-a-targeting-agent-for-activated-macrophages-in-dba-1-mice-with-collagen-induced-arthritis-comparison-with-18f-fdg
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301931/translocator-protein-as-an-imaging-marker-of-macrophage-and-stromal-activation-in-ra-pannus
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297157/astroglial-responses-to-amyloid-beta-progression-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275475/imaging-the-tumor-microenvironment
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274431/trajectory-of-inflammatory-and-microglial-activation-markers-in-the-postnatal-rabbit-brain-following-intrauterine-endotoxin-exposure
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215415/epstein-barr-virus-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-mimicking-lymphoma-on-fdg-pet-ct
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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...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207673/comparison-among-conventional-and-advanced-mri-18f-fdg-pet-ct-phenotype-and-genotype-in-glioblastoma
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186373/ccr2-expression-on-circulating-monocytes-is-associated-with-arterial-wall-inflammation-assessed-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-patients-at-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
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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
Aim: 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...
November 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157383/18f-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-pet-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-lung-cancer-in-populations-with-high-prevalence-of-tuberculosis-and-other-granulomatous-disease
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142352/localized-pontine-uptake-in-fluorine-18-fuorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-a-case-of-hyponatremia-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100308/integration-of-genomic-transcriptomic-and-functional-profiles-of-aggressive-osteosarcomas-across-multiple-species
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Lara E Davis, Sophia Jeng, Matthew N Svalina, Elaine Huang, Janét Pittsenbarger, Emma L Cantor, Noah Berlow, Bernard Seguin, Atiya Mansoor, Shannon K McWeeney, Charles Keller
In complex, highly unstable genomes such as in osteosarcoma, targeting aberrant checkpoint processes (metabolic, cell cycle or immune) may prove more successful than targeting specific kinase or growth factor signaling pathways. Here, we establish a comparative oncology approach characterizing the most lethal osteosarcomas identified in a biorepository of tumors from three different species: human, mouse and canine. We describe the development of a genetically-engineered mouse model of osteosarcoma, establishment of primary cell cultures from fatal human tumors, and a biorepository of osteosarcoma surgical specimens from pet dogs...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076908/aids-related-central-nervous-system-toxoplasmosis-with-increased-18f-fluoroethyl-l-tyrosine-amino-acid-pet-uptake-due-to-lat1-2-expression-of-inflammatory-cells
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Markus Hutterer, Elisabeth Bumes, Markus J Riemenschneider, Jirka Grosse, Dirk Hellwig, Norbert Galldiks, Karl-Josef Langen, Peter Hau
We report the case of a 40-year-old woman with a progressive right-sided hemiparesis. Standard MRI revealed a contrast-enhancing brain lesion within the left basal ganglia. Ffluoroethyl-L-tyrosine (F-FET) PET showed a distinct tracer uptake (lesion-to-brain ratio [LBR]: LBRmax = 2.03, LBRmean = 1.68) with a significant larger metabolic lesion volume than contrast-enhancement in MRI, indicating cerebral glioma. Surprisingly, histopathologic analysis demonstrated central nervous system toxoplasmosis with pronounced inflammatory reaction (reactive astrogliosis, microglia activation, macrophage, and T-lymphocyte infiltration), which was associated with strong LAT1/LAT2/CD98 expression...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057249/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-and-survivin-peptide-vaccine-combined-with-temozolomide-in-metastatic-melanoma
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Nikolaj Juul Nitschke, Jon Bjoern, Trine Zeeberg Iversen, Mads Hald Andersen, Inge Marie Svane
BACKGROUND: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and survivin have been identified as potential targets for cancer vaccination. In this phase II study a vaccine using the peptides Sur1M2 and IDO5 was combined with the chemotherapy temozolomide (TMZ) for treatment of metastatic melanoma patients. The aim was to simultaneously target several immune inhibiting mechanisms and the highly malignant cells expressing survivin. METHODS: HLA-A2 positive patients with advanced malignant melanoma were treated biweekly with 150 mg/m(2) TMZ daily for 7 days followed by subcutaneous vaccination with 250 µg of each peptide in 500 µL Montanide solution at day 8...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053775/neuroinflammation-and-its-relationship-to-changes-in-brain-volume-and-white-matter-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Gourab Datta, Alessandro Colasanti, Eugenii A Rabiner, Roger N Gunn, Omar Malik, Olga Ciccarelli, Richard Nicholas, Eline Van Vlierberghe, Wim Van Hecke, Graham Searle, Andre Santos-Ribeiro, Paul M Matthews
Brain magnetic resonance imaging is an important tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple sclerosis patients. However, magnetic resonance imaging alone provides limited information for predicting an individual patient's disability progression. In part, this is because magnetic resonance imaging lacks sensitivity and specificity for detecting chronic diffuse and multi-focal inflammation mediated by activated microglia/macrophages. The aim of this study was to test for an association between 18 kDa translocator protein brain positron emission tomography signal, which arises largely from microglial activation, and measures of subsequent disease progression in multiple sclerosis patients...
November 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968465/the-macrophage-marker-translocator-protein-tspo-is-down-regulated-on-pro-inflammatory-m1-human-macrophages
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Nehal Narayan, Harpreet Mandhair, Erica Smyth, Stephanie Georgina Dakin, Serafim Kiriakidis, Lisa Wells, David Owen, Afsie Sabokbar, Peter Taylor
The translocator protein (TSPO) is a mitochondrial membrane protein, of as yet uncertain function. Its purported high expression on activated macrophages, has lent utility to TSPO targeted molecular imaging in the form of positron emission tomography (PET), as a means to detect and quantify inflammation in vivo. However, existing literature regarding TSPO expression on human activated macrophages is lacking, mostly deriving from brain tissue studies, including studies of brain malignancy, and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956073/effect-of-pioglitazone-on-inflammation-and-calcification-in-atherosclerotic-rabbits-an-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-vivo-imaging-study
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J Xu, M Nie, J Li, Z Xu, M Zhang, Y Yan, T Feng, X Zhao, Q Zhao
BACKGROUND: We developed an atherosclerotic rabbit model and tested pioglitazone as a drug intervention for early vascular calcification. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was used to evaluate inflammation and therapeutic effects. METHODS: We randomly divided 20 male New Zealand white rabbits into a pioglitazone-treated group (n = 10) and a control group (n = 10). Atherosclerosis was induced via a high-cholesterol diet and endothelial denudation...
September 27, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953647/predictive-value-of-brain-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-macrophagic-myofasciitis-a-case-report
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Axel Van Der Gucht, Mukedaisi Abulizi, Paul Blanc-Durand, Mehdi Aoun-Sebaiti, Berivan Emsen, Romain K Gherardi, Antoine Verger, François-Jérôme Authier, Emmanuel Itti
RATIONALE: Although several functional studies have demonstrated that positron emission tomography/computed tomography with F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG PET/CT) appears to be efficient to identify a cerebral substrate in patients with known macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF), the predictive value of this imaging technique for MMF remains unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented data and images of a 46-year-old woman. DIAGNOSES: The patient was referred to our center for suspected MMF due to diffuse arthromyalgias and cognitive disorder (involving an impairment of visual selective attention and a weakness in executive functions revealed by neuropsychological assessment) which occurred few years after last vaccine injections...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932900/-68ga-pentixafor-pet-mri-for-the-detection-of-chemokine-receptor-4-expression-in-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Xiang Li, Daniel Heber, Tatjana Leike, Dietrich Beitzke, Xia Lu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yongxiang Wei, Markus Mitterhauser, Wolfgang Wadsak, Saskia Kropf, Hans J Wester, Christian Loewe, Marcus Hacker, Alexander R Haug
PURPOSE: The expression of chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) was found co-localized with macrophages on the atherosclerotic vessel wall and participated in the initial emigration of leukocytes. Gallium-68 [(68)Ga]Pentixafor has recently been introduced for the imaging of atherosclerosis by targeting CXCR4. We sought to evaluate human atherosclerotic lesions using [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MRI. METHODS: Thirty-eight oncology patients underwent [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MR imaging at baseline...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895584/effects-of-lobeglitazone-a-novel-thiazolidinedione-on-adipose-tissue-remodeling-and-brown-and-beige-adipose-tissue-development-in-db-db-mice
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G Kim, Y-H Lee, M R Yun, J-Y Lee, E G Shin, B-W Lee, E S Kang, B-S Cha
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effect of long-term treatment with lobeglitazone, a novel thiazolidinedione-based activator of PPARγ, on adipose tissue (AT), focusing on its effects on insulin resistance in obese db/db mice. METHODS: Seven-week-old male db/db mice were assigned to either a vehicle-treated (n=8) or lobeglitazone-treated (n=8) group. Lobeglitazone (1 mg/kg daily) was injected intraperitoneally for 20 weeks. RESULTS: Lobeglitazone treatment for 20 weeks resulted in a remarkably improved glycemic index, including significantly decreased glucose levels, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and preserved pancreatic beta cells...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853261/-expression-and-assembly-of-chimeric-flagellins-in-escherichia-coli-bl21-de3-and-salmonella
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Maozhi Hu, Zhiming Pan, Yun Yang, Chuang Meng, Lei Zhang, Shizhong Geng, Xin'an Jiao
Flagellin can be expressed in monomeric or polymeric form based on assembly. The difference of these two forms of flagellin is less studied. In this experiment, recombinant plasmid pET-fliC/M2e2 was transferred into Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) and Salmonella SL5928 to express chimeric flagellin, mfliC/M and pfliC/M, respectively, and then their assembly characteristics were analyzed. Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis results indicated that the two recombinant bacteria could successfully express chimeric flagellin...
August 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
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