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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
#1
Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141019/exploring-the-relationship-between-video-game-expertise-and-fluid-intelligence
#2
Athanasios V Kokkinakis, Peter I Cowling, Anders Drachen, Alex R Wade
Hundreds of millions of people play intellectually-demanding video games every day. What does individual performance on these games tell us about cognition? Here, we describe two studies that examine the potential link between intelligence and performance in one of the most popular video games genres in the world (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas: MOBAs). In the first study, we show that performance in the popular MOBA League of Legends' correlates with fluid intelligence as measured under controlled laboratory conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129050/metal-free-cycloaddition-chemistry-driven-pretargeted-radioimmunotherapy-using-%C3%AE-particle-radiation
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Manan Shah, Xiuli Zhang, Raffaella Rossin, Marc S Robillard, Darrell Fisher, Tyler Bueltmann, Freek J M Hoeben, Thomas Quinn
The pretargeted radioimmunotherapy approach (PRIT) decouples the administration of tumor targeting monoclonal antibodies (mAb) from that of the radiolabeled ligand. This multi-step strategy allows delivery of high doses of radiation to tumor cells while minimizing non-specific normal tissue irradiation. In this study, we evaluated the potential of pretargeted α-particle radioimmunotherapy based on inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction (IEDAA) between trans-cyclooctene (TCO) and tetrazine (Tz). Two tetrazine based chelators, DOTA-Tz and TCMC-Tz, were synthesized and compared for their radiolabeling efficiency with 212Pb, radiochemical stability and in-vivo pharmacokinetics...
November 12, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126465/facile-synthesis-of-magnetic-metal-organic-frameworks-for-highly-efficient-proteolytic-digestion-used-in-mass-spectrometry-based-proteomics
#4
Rui Zhai, Yifeng Yuan, Fenglong Jiao, Feiran Hao, Xiang Fang, Yangjun Zhang, Xiaohong Qian
Mass spectrometry (MS) based bottom-up strategy is now the first choice for proteomics analysis. In this process, highly efficient and complete enzymatic degradation of protein samples is extremely important to achieve in-depth protein coverage and high-throughput protein profiling. However, conventional in-solution digestion suffer from long digestion time and enzyme autolysis that limit the protein sample processing throughput and identification accuracy. Here, we developed a novel type of magnetic metal organic frameworks (MOFs)-based immobilized enzyme reactor, Fe3O4@DOTA-ZIF-90-trypsin...
November 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122662/remote-loading-of-liposomes-with-manganese-52-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-stabilities-of-52-mn-dota-and-64-cu-dota-using-radiolabelled-liposomes-and-pet-imaging
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Andreas I Jensen, Gregory W Severin, Anders E Hansen, Frederikke P Fliedner, Rasmus Eliasen, Ladan Parhamifar, Andreas Kjær, Thomas L Andresen, Jonas R Henriksen
Liposomes are nanoparticles used in drug delivery that distribute over several days in humans and larger animals. Radiolabeling with long-lived positron emission tomography (PET) radionuclides, such as manganese-52 ((52)Mn, T½=5.6days), allow the imaging of this biodistribution. We report optimized protocols for radiolabeling liposomes with (52)Mn, through both remote-loading and surface labeling. For comparison, liposomes were also remote-loaded and surface labeled with copper-64 ((64)Cu, T½=12.7h) through conventional means...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116215/comparative-evaluation-of-tumor-targeting-using-the-anti-her2-adapt-scaffold-protein-labeled-at-the-c-terminus-with-indium-111-or-technetium-99m
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Javad Garousi, Sarah Lindbo, Bogdan Mitran, Jos Buijs, Anzhelika Vorobyeva, Anna Orlova, Vladimir Tolmachev, Sophia Hober
ABD-Derived Affinity Proteins (ADAPTs) is a novel class of engineered scaffold proteins derived from an albumin-binding domain of protein G. The use of ADAPT6 derivatives as targeting moiety have provided excellent preclinical radionuclide imaging of human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) tumor xenografts. Previous studies have demonstrated that selection of nuclide and chelator for its conjugation has an appreciable effect on imaging properties of scaffold proteins. In this study we performed a comparative evaluation of the anti-HER2 ADAPT having an aspartate-glutamate-alanine-valine-aspartate-alanine-asparagine-serine (DEAVDANS) N-terminal sequence and labeled at C-terminus with (99m)Tc using a cysteine-containing peptide based chelator, glycine-serine-serine-cysteine (GSSC), and a similar variant labeled with (111)In using a maleimido derivative of 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA) chelator...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109795/the-use-of-pet-imaging-for-prognostic-integrin-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-phenotyping-to-detect-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-monitor-drug-resistance-responses
#7
Chiun-Wei Huang, Wen-Chuan Hsieh, Shih-Ting Hsu, Yi-Wen Lin, Yi-Hsiu Chung, Wen-Chi Chang, Han Chiu, Yun Han Lin, Chung-Pu Wu, Tzu-Chen Yen, Feng-Ting Huang
PURPOSE: Growing evidence has demonstrated that aberrant expression of integrin α2β1 might contribute to the invasion, metastasis and drug resistance of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thus, the integrin α2β1 targeting (68)Ga-DOTA-A2B1 tracer was validated in NSCLC in contrast to accumulation of the clinically used (18)F-FDG PET tracer to see if (68)Ga-DOTA-A2B1-PET imaging can offer a valuable and critical diagnostic imaging criterion for the identification of phenotypes of aggressive lung cancer...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104818/design-and-synthesis-of-new-sulfur-containing-hyperbranched-polymer-and-theranostic-nanomaterials-for-bimodal-imaging-and-treatment-of-cancer
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Blaze Heckert, Tuhina Banerjee, Shoukath Sulthana, Shuguftha Naz, Riyadh Alnasser, Deaven Thompson, Guillaume Normand, Jan Grimm, J Manuel Perez, Santimukul Santra
In this study, we have synthesized a new hyperbranched polyester polymer containing sulfur-pendants (HBPE-S) in the branching points. This HBPE-S polymer is composed of spherical shaped, aliphatic three-dimensional architecture with carboxylic acid groups on the surface. The presence of sulfur pendants in the polymeric cavities demonstrated important role in the effective encapsulation of Bi-DOTA complexes ([Bi] = 5.21 μM), when compared to the previously reported polymer without sulfur pendants (HBPE, [Bi] = 1...
March 21, 2017: ACS Macro Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100521/dce-mri-of-patient-derived-xenograft-models-of-uterine-cervix-carcinoma-associations-with-parameters-of-the-tumor-microenvironment
#9
Anette Hauge, Catherine S Wegner, Jon-Vidar Gaustad, Trude G Simonsen, Lise Mari K Andersen, Einar K Rofstad
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in the tumor microenvironment are associated with resistance to treatment, aggressive growth, and poor clinical outcome in patients with advanced cervical cancer. The potential of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI to assess the microvascular density (MVD), interstitial fluid pressure (IFP), and hypoxic fraction of patient-derived cervical cancer xenografts was investigated in the present study. METHODS: Four patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix (BK-12, ED-15, HL-16, and LA-19) were subjected to Gd-DOTA-based DCE-MRI using a 7...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097943/correlation-of-somatostatin-receptor-2-expression-with-gallium-68-dota-tate-uptake-in-neuroblastoma-xenograft-models
#10
Libo Zhang, Douglass C Vines, Deborah A Scollard, Trevor McKee, Teesha Komal, Milan Ganguly, Trevor Do, Bing Wu, Natasha Alexander, Reza Vali, Amer Shammas, Travis Besanger, Sylvain Baruchel
Peptide-receptor imaging and therapy with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs such as (68)Ga-DOTA-TATE and (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE have become an effective treatment option for SSTR-positive neuroendocrine tumors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of somatostatin receptor-2 (SSTR2) expression with (68)Ga-DOTA-TATE uptake and (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE therapy in neuroblastoma (NB) xenograft models. We demonstrated variable SSTR2 expression profiles in eight NB cell lines. From micro-PET imaging and autoradiography, a higher uptake of (68)Ga-DOTA-TATE was observed in SSTR2 high-expressing NB xenografts (CHLA-15) compared to SSTR2 low-expressing NB xenografts (SK-N-BE(2))...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097938/labelling-of-90-y-and-177-lu-dota-bioconjugates-for-targeted-radionuclide-therapy-a-comparison-among-manual-semiautomated-and-fully-automated-synthesis
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Michele Iori, Pier C Capponi, Sara Rubagotti, Luca Rosario Esposizione, Johanna Seemann, Riccardo Pitzschler, Thorsten Dreger, Debora Formisano, Elisa Grassi, Federica Fioroni, Annibale Versari, Mattia Asti
In spite of the hazard due to the radiation exposure, preparation of (90)Y- and (177)Lu-labelled radiopharmaceuticals is still mainly performed using manual procedures. In the present study the performance of a commercial automatic synthesizer based on disposable cassettes for the labelling of (177)Lu- and (90)Y-DOTA-conjugated biomolecules (namely, DOTATOC and PSMA-617) was evaluated and compared to a manual and a semiautomated approach. The dose exposure of the operators was evaluated as well. More than 300 clinical preparations of both (90)Y- and (177)Lu-labelled radiopharmaceuticals have been performed using the three different methods...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096521/imaging-of-folate-receptor-expressing-macrophages-in-the-rat-groove-model-of-osteoarthritis-using-a-new-dota-folate-conjugate
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Huub M de Visser, Nicoline M Korthagen, Cristina Müller, Ruud M Ramakers, Gerard C Krijger, Floris P J G Lafeber, Freek J Beekman, Simon C Mastbergen, Harrie Weinans
Objective To evaluate the presence and localization of folate receptor expressing macrophages in the rat groove model of osteoarthritis and determine the suitability of a new folate conjugate with albumin-binding entity (cm09) for in vivo SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) analysis. Design In male Wistar rats, local cartilage damage was induced in addition to a standard ( n = 10) or high-fat diet ( n = 6). After 12 weeks, (111)In labeled folate conjugates were administered, and SPECT/CT (computed tomography) imaging was performed after 24 hours...
November 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094733/acceleration-of-metal-ligand-complexation-kinetics-by-electrospray-ionization
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Morgan P Kelley, Austen Davis, Brian Clowers, Aurora E Clark, Sue B Clark
Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) is a valuable and frequently used analytical technique across nearly all branches of chemistry, and has recently seen increasing use in the study of metal-ligand solution equilibria. Despite its prevalence, the method by which ESI produces gas-phase ions from solutions containing metal-ligand complexes is not fully understood, with recent reports showing significant changes to solution equilibria during ESI analysis. This study examines perturbations to the formation kinetics of metal-ligand complexes during the ESI process, showing how quickly new equilibria - reflective of the ionization process and not solution - can be established...
November 2, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080264/derivatizations-of-sgc8-c-aptamer-to-prepare-metallic-radiopharmaceuticals-as-imaging-diagnostic-agents-syntheses-isolations-and-physicochemical-characterizations
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Estefanía Sicco, Jessica Báez, Jimena Margenat, Fernanda García, Manuel Ibarra, Pablo Cabral, María Moreno, Hugo Cerecetto, Victoria Calzada
Aptamers, oligonucleotides with the capability to bind to a target through non-covalent bonds with high affinity and specificity, have a great number of advantages as scaffold to prepare molecular imaging agents. In this sense, we have performed post-SELEX modifications of a truncated aptamer, Sgc8-c, which bind to protein tyrosine kinase 7 to obtain a specific molecular targeting probe for in vivo-diagnosis and -therapy. Herein, we describe the synthetic efforts to prepare conjugates between Sgc8-c and different metallic ions chelator-moieties in short times, high purities, and adequate yields...
October 27, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076910/optimizing-somatostatin-receptor-imaging-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-the-impact-of-99mtc-hynictoc-spect-spect-ct-versus-68ga-dotatate-pet-ct-upon-clinical-management
#15
Jolanta Kunikowska, Valerie Lewington, Leszek Krolicki
AIM: The presence of somatostatin receptors in neuroendocrine tumors allows visualization with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs in vivo. The aim of this prospective study was to compare somatostatin receptor imaging using Tc-HYNICTOC with Ga-DOTATATE (DOTA-DPhe1,Tyr3-octreotate) with respect to sensitivity, specificity, and impact upon clinical decision making. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients (30 men, 38 women; aged 56.4 ± 13.5 years) with disseminated, histologically proven neuroendocrine tumor were enrolled...
December 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076898/68ga-dota-tate-pet-ct-for-molecular-imaging-of-somatostatin-receptor-expression-in-extra-adrenal-paraganglioma-in-a-case-of-complete-carney-triad
#16
Thorsten Derlin, Dagmar Hartung, Katja Hueper
Carney triad is a very rare syndrome characterized by the synchronous or metachronous occurrence of gastrointestinal stromal tumors, pulmonary chondroma, and extra-adrenal paraganglioma. We present the case of a 36-year-old woman with complete Carney triad who underwent a Ga-DOTA-TATE PET/CT scan for restaging of metastasizing extra-adrenal paraganglioma and for evaluation of targeted radionuclide therapy potential. On the Ga-DOTA-TATE PET scan, increased tracer accumulation was observed in paraganglioma metastases...
December 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072093/the-utility-of-68-ga-dotatate-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-management-follow-up-and-prognosis-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#17
Amit Tirosh, Electron Kebebew
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms that emerge mainly from the GI tract, pancreas and respiratory tract. The incidence of NETs has increased more than sixfold in the last decades. NETs typically express somatostatin receptors on their cell surface, which can be targeted by 'cold' somatostatin analogs for therapy or by 'hot' radiolabeled somatostatin analogs for tumor localization and treatment. 68-Gallium-DOTA peptides (DOTATATE, DOTATOC, DOTANOC) positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a highly accurate imaging modality for NETs that has been found to be more sensitive for NET detection than other imaging modalities...
October 26, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070853/evaluation-of-ga-dota-d-asp-n-as-bone-imaging-agents-d-aspartic-acid-peptides-as-carriers-to-bone
#18
Kazuma Ogawa, Atsushi Ishizaki, Kenichiro Takai, Yoji Kitamura, Akira Makino, Takashi Kozaka, Yasushi Kiyono, Kazuhiro Shiba, Akira Odani
(67)Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)11 and (67)Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)14, which have been developed as bone imaging agents, showed a high accumulation in bone and a rapid blood clearance in mice. However, peptides composed of D-amino acids are more stable in vivo than those composed of their L-equivalents. In this study, (67)Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)n (n = 2, 5, 8, 11, or 14) were synthesized using the Fmoc-based solid-phase methodology and evaluated. In hydroxyapatite binding assay, binding of (67)Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)n tended to increase with increasing length of the amino acid chain...
October 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064000/-1-h-15-n-13-c-backbone-resonance-assignment-of-the-c-terminal-domain-of-enzyme-i-from-thermoanaerobacter-tengcongensis
#19
Rochelle Rea Dotas, Vincenzo Venditti
Phosphoenolpyruvate binding to the C-terminal domain (EIC) of enzyme I of the bacterial phosphotransferase system (PTS) initiates a phosphorylation cascade that results in sugar translocation across the cell membrane and controls a large number of essential pathways in bacterial metabolism. EIC undergoes an expanded to compact conformational equilibrium that is regulated by ligand binding and determines the phosphorylation state of the overall PTS. Here, we report the backbone (1)H, (15)N and (13)C chemical shift assignments of the 70 kDa EIC dimer from the thermophilic bacterium Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis...
October 24, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055836/assessment-of-psma-targeting-ligands-bearing-novel-chelates-with-application-to-theranostics-stability-and-complexation-kinetics-of-68-ga-3-111-in-3-177-lu-3-and-225-ac-3
#20
James M Kelly, Alejandro Amor-Coarasa, Anastasia Nikolopoulou, Dohyun Kim, Clarence Williams, Shankar Vallabhajosula, John W Babich
INTRODUCTION: Recent successes in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPCa) by systemic endoradiotherapy has sparked renewed interest in developing small molecule ligands targeting prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and chelators capable of stable complexation of metal radionuclides for imaging and therapy. As the size and coordination number of metals for imaging, such as (68)Ga(3+), and for targeted therapy, such as (177)Lu(3+) and (225)Ac(3+), are substantially different, they may show a preference for macrocycles of different denticity...
October 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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