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Maxime Gauberti, Antoine P Fournier, Fabian Docagne, Denis Vivien, Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo
Endothelial cells of the central nervous system over-express surface proteins during neurological disorders, either as a cause, or a consequence, of the disease. Since the cerebral vasculature is easily accessible by large contrast-carrying particles, it constitutes a target of choice for molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this review, we highlight the most recent advances in molecular MRI of brain endothelial activation and focus on the development of micro-sized particles of iron oxide (MPIO) targeting adhesion molecules including intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), P-Selectin and E-Selectin...
2018: Theranostics
Maxime Gauberti, Antoine P Fournier, Denis Vivien, Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo
Molecular magnetic resonance imaging (mMRI) enables the detection of a protein of interest in vivo, in a noninvasive manner. The general concept of mMRI is to target a contrast agent to a protein of interest, and to perform a contrast-sensitive MRI sequence. Typically, contrast agents are made of a "contrastophore" (the part of the construct responsible for the contrast on the images) and a targeting moiety ("pharmacophore"). Recently, the development of a new family of contrastophore carrying a high payload of iron oxide (micro-sized particles of iron oxide, MPIO) has led to a dramatic increase in the sensitivity of mMRI...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Joyce M S Chan, Claudia Monaco, Marzena Wylezinska-Arridge, Jordi L Tremoleda, Jennifer E Cole, Michael Goddard, Maggie S H Cheung, Kishore K Bhakoo, Richard G J Gibbs
OBJECTIVE: Identification of patients with high-risk asymptomatic carotid plaques remains an elusive but essential step in stroke prevention. Inflammation is a key process in plaque destabilization and a prelude to clinical sequelae. There are currently no clinical imaging tools to assess the inflammatory activity within plaques. This study characterized inflammation in atherosclerosis using dual-targeted microparticles of iron oxide (DT-MPIO) as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) probe...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Martin Kluge, Annekatrin Leder, Karl H Hillebrandt, Benjamin Struecker, Dominik Geisel, Timm Denecke, Rebeka D Major, Anja Reutzel-Selke, Peter Tang, Steffen Lippert, Christian Schmidt, Johann Pratschke, Igor M Sauer, Nathanael Raschzok
INTRODUCTION: Labeling using iron oxide particles enables cell tracking through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the magnetic field can affect the particle-labeled cells. Here, we investigated the effects of a clinical MRI system on primary human hepatocytes labeled using micrometer-sized iron oxide particles (MPIOs). METHODS: HuH7 tumor cells were incubated with increasing concentrations of biocompatible, silica-based, micrometer-sized iron oxide-containing particles (sMPIOs; 40-160 particles/cell)...
June 23, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
Dimitra Houhoula, Joseph Papaparaskevas, Katerina Zatsou, Nikolaos Nikolaras, Hanan I Malkawi, Marie-Paule Mingenot-Leclercq, Spyros Konteles, Stamatis Koussisis, Athanassios Tsakris, Ekatherina Charvalos
This paper evaluated magnetic nanoparticle-enhanced PCR for the detection and identification of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enteritidis. Two different types of magnetic nanoparticles designated MPIO (iron concentration 2.5 mg/ml, size 1 µm) and NP (iron concentration 8.7 mg/ml, size 60 nm), both conjugated with S. aureus or S. enteritidis antibodies were evaluated as an enrichment procedure for PCR-detection of the pathogens in Trypticase Soy Broth, milk, blood and meat broth. Bacterial suspensions (1...
July 2017: New Microbiologica
Lisette H Deddens, Geralda A F van Tilborg, Kajo van der Marel, Hedi Hunt, Annette van der Toorn, Max A Viergever, Helga E de Vries, Rick M Dijkhuizen
Molecular MRI allows in vivo detection of vascular cell adhesion molecules expressed on inflamed endothelium, which enables detection of specific targets for anti-neuroinflammatory treatment. We explored to what extent MR contrast agent targeted to intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) could detect endothelial- and leukocyte-associated ICAM-1 expression at different stages after experimental stroke. Furthermore, we assessed potential interfering effects of ICAM-1-targeted contrast agent on post-stroke lesion growth...
May 16, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
Mohamed Salama, Mahmoud Sobh, Mahmoud Emam, Ahmed Abdalla, Dina Sabry, Mohamed El-Gamal, Ahmed Lotfy, Mahmoud El-Husseiny, Mohamed Sobh, Ali Shalash, Wael My Mohamed
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It affects the locomotor system, leading to a final severe disability through degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Despite several therapeutic approaches used, no treatment has been proven to be effective; however, cell therapy may be a promising therapeutic method. In addition, the use of the intranasal (IN) route has been advocated for delivering various therapies to the brain. In the present study, the IN route was used for administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in a mouse model of PD, with the aim to evaluate IN delivery as an alternative route for cell based therapy administration in PD...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Francisco Perez-Balderas, Sander I van Kasteren, Alaa A A Aljabali, Kim Wals, Sébastien Serres, Andrew Jefferson, Manuel Sarmiento Soto, Alexandre A Khrapitchev, James R Larkin, Claire Bristow, Seung Seo Lee, Guillaume Bort, Filippo De Simone, Sandra J Campbell, Robin P Choudhury, Daniel C Anthony, Nicola R Sibson, Benjamin G Davis
Ligand-conjugated microparticles of iron oxide (MPIO) have the potential to provide high sensitivity contrast for molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the accumulation and persistence of non-biodegradable micron-sized particles in liver and spleen precludes their clinical use and limits the translational potential of MPIO-based contrast agents. Here we show that ligand-targeted MPIO derived from multiple iron oxide nanoparticles may be coupled covalently through peptide linkers that are designed to be cleaved by intracellular macrophage proteases...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
Carles Justicia, Angélica Salas-Perdomo, Isabel Pérez-de-Puig, Lisette H Deddens, Geralda A F van Tilborg, Clara Castellví, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Ángel Chamorro, Anna M Planas
Hyperglycemia at stroke onset is associated with poor long-term clinical outcome in numerous studies. Hyperglycemia induces intracellular acidosis, lipid peroxidation, and peroxynitrite production resulting in the generation of oxidative and nitrosative stress in the ischemic tissue. Here, we studied the effects of acute hyperglycemia on in vivo intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression, neutrophil recruitment, and brain damage after ischemia/reperfusion in mice and tested whether the natural antioxidant uric acid was protective...
June 2017: Translational Stroke Research
Ding Gao, Xiu-Ping Lin, Zhi-Ping Zhang, Wei Li, Dong Men, Xian-En Zhang, Zong-Qiang Cui
UNLABELLED: Cellular delivery is an important concern for the efficiency of medicines and sensors for disease diagnoses and therapy. However, this task is quite challenging. Self-assembly virus capsid proteins might be developed as building blocks for multifunctional cellular delivery vehicles. In this work, we found that SV40 VP1 (Simian virus 40 major capsid protein) could function as a new cell-penetrating protein. The VP1 protein could carry foreign proteins into cells in a pentameric structure...
February 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Fei Yan, Wei Yang, Xiang Li, Hongmei Liu, Xiang Nan, Lisi Xie, Dongliang Zhou, Guoxi Xie, Junru Wu, Bensheng Qiu, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng
The goal of this study is to investigate the feasibility of using CD81- (Cluster of Differentiation 81 protein-) targeted microparticles of iron oxide (CD81-MPIO) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the murine atherosclerosis. CD81-MPIO and IgG- (Immunoglobulin G-) MPIO were prepared by covalently conjugating, respectively, with anti-CD81 monoclonal and IgG antibodies to the surface of the tosyl activated MPIO. The relevant binding capability of the MPIO was examined by incubating them with murine bEnd...
2015: BioMed Research International
N Patel, B A Duffy, A Badar, M F Lythgoe, E Årstad
Upregulation of cell adhesion molecules on endothelial cells is a hallmark of inflammation and an early feature of several neurological conditions. Here, we describe bimodal in vivo imaging of this inflammatory event in the brain using functionalized micron-sized particles of iron oxide. The particles were conjugated to anti-VCAM-1 antibodies and subsequently labeled with iodine-125. Radiolabeling of the antibody-coated particles was straightforward and proceeded in high radiochemical yields using commercially available iodination tubes...
August 19, 2015: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Yuanwei Yan, Sébastien Sart, Fabian Calixto Bejarano, Megan E Muroski, Geoffrey F Strouse, Samuel C Grant, Yan Li
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an effective approach to track labeled pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived neural progenitor cells (NPCs) for neurological disorder treatments after cell labeling with a contrast agent, such as an iron oxide derivative. Cryopreservation of pre-labeled neural cells, especially in three-dimensional (3D) structure, can provide a uniform cell population and preserve the stem cell niche for the subsequent applications. In this study, the effects of cryopreservation on PSC-derived multicellular NPC aggregates labeled with micron-sized particles of iron oxide (MPIO) were investigated...
March 2015: Biotechnology Progress
Abby E Deans, Youssef Zaim Wadghiri, Orlando Aristizábal, Daniel H Turnbull
A prominent feature of the developing mammalian brain is the widespread migration of neural progenitor (NP) cells during embryogenesis. A striking example is provided by NP cells born in the ventral forebrain of mid-gestation stage mice, which subsequently migrate long distances to their final positions in the cortex and olfactory bulb. Previous studies have used two-dimensional histological methods, making it difficult to analyze three-dimensional (3D) migration patterns. Unlike histology, magnetic resonance microimaging (micro-MRI) is a non-destructive, quantitative and inherently 3D imaging method for analyzing mouse embryos...
July 1, 2015: NeuroImage
Dwayne R Roach, Wesley M Garrett, Glenn Welch, Thomas J Caperna, Neil C Talbot, Erik M Shapiro
Pig hepatocytes are an important investigational tool for optimizing hepatocyte transplantation schemes in both allogeneic and xenogeneic transplant scenarios. MRI can be used to serially monitor the transplanted cells, but only if the hepatocytes can be labeled with a magnetic particle. In this work, we describe culture conditions for magnetic cell labeling of cells from two different pig hepatocyte cell sources; primary pig hepatocytes (ppHEP) and stem cell-derived hepatocytes (PICM-19FF). The magnetic particle is a micron-sized iron oxide particle (MPIO) that has been extensively studied for magnetic cell labeling for MRI-based cell tracking...
2015: PloS One
Stavros Melemenidis, Andrew Jefferson, Neil Ruparelia, Asim M Akhtar, Jin Xie, Danny Allen, Alastair Hamilton, James R Larkin, Francisco Perez-Balderas, Sean C Smart, Ruth J Muschel, Xiaoyuan Chen, Nicola R Sibson, Robin P Choudhury
Angiogenesis is an essential component of tumour growth and, consequently, an important target both therapeutically and diagnostically. The cell adhesion molecule α(v)β(3) integrin is a specific marker of angiogenic vessels and the most prevalent vascular integrin that binds the amino acid sequence arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD). Previous studies using RGD-targeted nanoparticles (20-50 nm diameter) of iron oxide (NPIO) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of tumour angiogenesis, have identified a number of limitations, including non-specific extravasation, long blood half-life (reducing specific contrast) and low targeting valency...
2015: Theranostics
Ignace Mpio, Christine Cleaud, Walid Arkouche, Maurice Laville
INTRODUCTION: Undernutrition (UN) in chronic hemodialysis (CHD) is a recurrent complication and constitutes a major public health problem. This work aims to evaluate the effects of our nutritional strategy (NS) developed among malnourished patients (pts) in CHD. This is a prospective observational study conducted for 12 months (M) in a cohort of 132 pts in CHD including 49 women, mean age 66 ± 16 years and the dialysis vintage 72 ± 74 months. This NS is based on the action of a multidisciplinary team; it provides for moderate UN pts one first phase of an optimization of protein and energy intake in the daily meals; then depending on the clinical course a second phase of oral supplementation at home...
April 2015: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Anthony G Christodoulou, Yijen L Wu, T Kevin Hitchens, Chien Ho, Zhi-Pei Liang
Super-paramagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles can magnetically label immune cells in circulation; the accumulation of labeled cells can then be detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This has enormous potential for imaging inflammatory responses in the heart, but it has been difficult to do in vivo using conventional free-breathing, ungated cardiac imaging. Subspace imaging with temporal navigation and sparse sampling of (k, t)-space has previously been used to accelerate several cardiac imaging applications, conventionally alternating between acquiring navigator data and sparse data every other TR...
2014: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Sébastien Sart, Fabian Calixto Bejarano, Michelle A Baird, Yuanwei Yan, Jens T Rosenberg, Teng Ma, Samuel C Grant, Yan Li
BACKGROUND AIMS: Pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived neural progenitor cells (NPCs) represent an unlimited source for the treatment of various neurological disorders. NPCs are usually derived from PSCs through the formation of embryoid body (EB), an aggregate structure mimicking embryonic development. This study investigated the effect of labeling multicellular EB-NPC aggregates with micron-sized particles of iron oxide (MPIO) for cell tracking using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Intact and dissociated EB-NPC aggregates were labeled with various concentrations of MPIOs (0, 2...
January 2015: Cytotherapy
Maxime Gauberti, Axel Montagne, Aurélien Quenault, Denis Vivien
Although the blood-brain barrier (BBB) was thought to protect the brain from the effects of the immune system, immune cells can nevertheless migrate from the blood to the brain, either as a cause or as a consequence of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, thus contributing to their evolution and outcome. Accordingly, as the interface between the CNS and the peripheral immune system, the BBB is critical during neuroinflammatory processes. In particular, endothelial cells are involved in the brain response to systemic or local inflammatory stimuli by regulating the cellular movement between the circulation and the brain parenchyma...
2014: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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