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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614187/translational-pain-assessment-could-natural-animal-models-be-the-missing-link
#1
Mary P Klinck, Jeffrey S Mogil, Maxim Moreau, B Duncan X Lascelles, Paul A Flecknell, Thierry Poitte, Eric Troncy
Failure of analgesic drugs in clinical development is common. Along with the current "reproducibility crisis" in pain research, this has led some to question the use of animal models. Experimental models tend to comprise genetically homogeneous groups of young, male rodents in restricted and unvarying environments, and pain-producing assays that may not closely mimic the natural condition of interest. In addition, typical experimental outcome measures using thresholds or latencies for withdrawal may not adequately reflect clinical pain phenomena pertinent to human patients...
June 9, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588582/nanoparticle-based-magnetic-resonance-imaging-on-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Natalie J Serkova
The inflammatory response, mediated by tissue-resident or newly recruited macrophages, is an underlying pathophysiological condition for many diseases, including diabetes, obesity, neurodegeneration, atherosclerosis, and cancer. Paradoxically, inflammation is a double-edged sword in oncology. Macrophages are, generally speaking, the major drivers of inflammatory insult. For many solid tumors, high density of cells expressing macrophage-associated markers have generally been found in association with a poor clinical outcome, characterized by inflamed microenvironment, a high level of dissemination and resistance to conventional chemotherapies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480192/localized-irradiation-of-mouse-legs-using-an-image-guided-robotic-linear-accelerator
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Markus Kufeld, Helena Escobar, Andreas Marg, Diana Pasemann, Volker Budach, Simone Spuler
BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential of human satellite cells in muscle regeneration small animal models are useful to evaluate muscle regeneration. To suppress the inherent regeneration ability of the tibialis muscle of mice before transplantation of human muscle fibers, a localized irradiation of the mouse leg should be conducted. We analyzed the feasibility of an image-guided robotic irradiation procedure, a routine treatment method in radiation oncology, for the focal irradiation of mouse legs...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445362/effect-of-human-fat-graft-on-breast-cancer-metastasis-in-a-murine-model
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Roberto Moltó-García, Virina González-Alonso, María Eloísa Villaverde-Doménech, Edurne Novella-Maestre
BACKGROUND: Isolated adipose stem cells have been reported to encourage migration and early metastasis of breast cancer. Mimicking a surgical situation, the authors developed a human breast cancer model to evaluate in vivo whether human adipose tissue promotes tumor growth and invasion. METHODS: Human adipose tissue was obtained from four patients. The MDA-MB-468 cell line was cultured with a lentiviral vector encoding a puromycin resistance gene and mCherry fluorescent protein...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378237/successful-ablation-of-lymph-nodes-using-irreversible-electroporation-ire-in-a-porcine-survival-model
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Stefan Fritz, Christof M Sommer, Thomas Longerich, Clemens Kuhn-Neureuther, Boris Radeleff, Jens Werner, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE), a nonthermal injury ablation technique, has been shown to be effective and safe in various organs, such as in the kidney, liver, prostate, or in pancreas. In contrast to radiofrequency or microwave ablation, IRE is also effective in the neighborhood of major vessels. Many human cancers reveal lymphatic spread. The present study aimed to evaluate technical feasibility and safety of IRE in lymphatic tissue. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing successful IRE of lymph nodes in a standardized porcine survival model...
May 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114956/near-infrared-fluorescent-imaging-of-brain-tumor-with-ir780-dye-incorporated-phospholipid-nanoparticles
#6
Shihong Li, Jennifer Johnson, Anderson Peck, Qian Xie
BACKGROUND: Near-IR fluorescence (NIRF) imaging is becoming a promising approach in preclinical tumor detection and clinical image-guided oncological surgery. While heptamethine cyanine dye IR780 has excellent tumor targeting and imaging potential, its hydrophobic property limits its clinical use. In this study, we developed nanoparticle formulations to facilitate the use of IR780 for fluorescent imaging of malignant brain tumor. METHODS: Self-assembled IR780-liposomes and IR780-phospholipid micelles were prepared and their NIRF properties were characterized...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053523/anti-muc1-nano-aptamers-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer-imaging-by-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-inducted-animals-initial-considerations
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Fagner Santos do Carmo, Eduardo Ricci-Junior, Cristal Cerqueira-Coutinho, Marta de Souza Albernaz, Emerson Soares Bernardes, Sotiris Missailidis, Ralph Santos-Oliveira
The early and specific detection of tumors remains a barrier in oncology, especially in cases such as the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). To address this gap, aptamers have found an important application in the recognition of tumor biomarkers such as mucin 1 (MUC1). However, there are still some difficulties in the use of aptamer, as their rapid biological clearance makes their use as drugs limited. In this study, the anti-MUC1 aptamer was used as a drug delivery system (DDS) for a radioactive polymeric nanoparticle (NP) in the imaging of TNBCs...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050749/evaluation-of-18-f-cp18-as-a-substrate-based-apoptosis-imaging-agent-for-the-assessment-of-early-treatment-response-in-oncology
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Sara Rapic, Christel Vangestel, Filipe Elvas, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Tim Van den Wyngaert, Leonie Wyffels, Patrick Pauwels, Steven Staelens, Sigrid Stroobants
PURPOSE: The substrate-based positron emission tomography (PET) tracer [(18)F]CP18 is capable of detecting the activity of caspase-3/7, two key executioner proteases in the apoptosis pathway, through selective cleavage of the ligand by the activated proteases and subsequent accumulation in apoptotic cells. Using an in vitro and in vivo model of colorectal cancer (CRC), we investigated whether [(18)F]CP18 tracer accumulation provides a measure for apoptosis and reliably reflects early treatment response to chemotherapeutics...
August 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046380/we-fg-202-06-the-use-of-hybrid-pet-mri-for-identifying-the-presence-of-cardiac-inflammation-following-external-beam-irradiation
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O El-Sherif, I Xhaferllari, J Sykes, J Butler, J Battista, G Wisenberg, F Prato, S Gaede
PURPOSE: To monitor the evolution of radiation-induced cardiac inflammation in a canine model using hybrid positron emission tomography (PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Research ethics approval was obtained for a longitudinal imaging study of 5 canines after cardiac irradiation. Animals were imaged at baseline, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months post cardiac irradiation using a hybrid PET-MRI system (Biograph mMR, Siemens Healthcare). The imaging protocol was designed to assess changes in cardiac inflammation using (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) F-FDG) PET tracer...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040598/radiolabeled-bombesin-derivatives-for-preclinical-oncological-imaging
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REVIEW
Carolina de Aguiar Ferreira, Leonardo Lima Fuscaldi, Danyelle M Townsend, Domenico Rubello, André Luís Branco de Barros
Despite efforts, cancer is still one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Among the strategies to reduce cancer progression and improving its management, implementing early detection technologies is crucial. Based on the fact that several types of cancer cells overexpress surface receptors, small molecule ligands, such as peptides, have been developed to allow tumor identification at earlier stages...
March 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867722/feasibility-of-spatial-frequency-domain-imaging-sfdi-for-optically-characterizing-a-preclinical-oncology-model
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Syeda Tabassum, Yanyu Zhao, Raeef Istfan, Junjie Wu, David J Waxman, Darren Roblyer
Determination of chemotherapy efficacy early during treatment would provide more opportunities for physicians to alter and adapt treatment plans. Diffuse optical technologies may be ideally suited to track early biological events following chemotherapy administration due to low cost and high information content. We evaluated the use of spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI) to characterize a small animal tumor model in order to move towards the goal of endogenous optical monitoring of cancer therapy in a controlled preclinical setting...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858704/comparison-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-zones-in-an-in-vivo-porcine-model-correlation-of-histology-and-gross-pathological-findings
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Ole Gemeinhardt, Franz G M Poch, Bernhard Hiebl, Urte Kunz-Zurbuchen, Giuliano M Corte, Stefan F Thieme, Janis L Vahldiek, Stefan M Niehues, Martin E Kreis, Robert Klopfleisch, Kai S Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Continuing research ex vivo and in vivo with animal models is performed to advance the oncological safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors. In these experiments, frequently imaging modalities (e.g. MRI or CT) or macro-morphological measurements are used to determine the full extent of the different ablation zones inside of RFA lesions. However, no systematic study has been performed so far, which verified the accuracy of the macro-morphological findings. Therefore, the present study aimed to correlate histological and gross pathological findings of bipolar radiofrequency ablation zones of porcine livers with regard to cell viability in vivo...
2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858408/preclinical-imaging-in-oncology-advances-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Francesca Iommelli, Viviana DE Rosa, Cristina Terlizzi, Silvana Del Vecchio
Preclinical imaging with radiolabeled probes became an integral part of the complex translational process that moves a newly developed compound from laboratory to clinical application. Imaging studies in animal tumor models may be undertaken to test a newly synthesized tracer, a newly developed drug or to interrogate, in the living organism, specific molecular and biological processes underlying tumor growth and progression. The aim of the present review is to outline the current knowledge and future perspectives of preclinical imaging in oncology by providing examples from recent literature...
March 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858404/advances-in-multimodal-molecular-imaging
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REVIEW
Luigi Auletta, Matteo Gramanzini, Sara Gargiulo, Sandra Albanese, Marco Salvatore, Adelaide Greco
Preclinical molecular imaging is an emerging field. Improving the ability of scientists to study the molecular basis of human pathology in animals is of the utmost importance for future advances in all fields of human medicine. Moreover, the possibility of developing new imaging techniques or of implementing old ones adapted to the clinic is a significant area. Cardiology, neurology, immunology and oncology have all been studied with preclinical molecular imaging. The functional techniques of photoacoustic imaging (PAI), fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT), positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in association with each other or with the anatomic reference provided by computed tomography (CT) as well as with anatomic and functional information provided by magnetic resonance (MR) have all been proficiently applied to animal models of human disease...
March 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745815/reproducibility-of-parenchymal-blood-volume-measurements-using-an-angiographic-c-arm-ct-system
#15
Kerstin Mueller, Rebecca Fahrig, Michael Manhart, Yu Deuerling-Zheng, Jarrett Rosenberg, Teri Moore, Arundhuti Ganguly, Nishita Kothary
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Intra-procedural measurement of hepatic perfusion following liver embolization continues to be a challenge. Blood volume imaging before and after interventional procedures would allow identifying the treatment end point or even allow predicting treatment outcome. Recent liver oncology studies showed the feasibility of parenchymal blood volume (PBV) imaging using an angiographic C-arm system. This study was done to evaluate the reproducibility of PBV measurements using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) before and after embolization of the liver in a swine model...
October 10, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698938/optical-imaging-of-mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-factor-met-for-enhanced-detection-and-characterization-of-primary-and-metastatic-hepatic-tumors
#16
Shadi A Esfahani, Pedram Heidari, Sun A Kim, Shuji Ogino, Umar Mahmood
Purpose: To assess optical imaging of Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition factor (MET) for delineation and characterization of intrahepatic models of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), and thereby demonstrate its potential use in precision oncology. Materials and Methods: MET expression in human CRC and HCC was assessed in tissue microarrays. We used GE-137, a modified cyanine 5-tagged peptide for MET targeting. HepG2 and Huh-7 (HCC) and HT-29 (CRC) cells with MET overexpression, and LNCaP cells (negative control) with minimal MET expression were incubated with the probe...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612010/tumour-and-normal-tissue-radiobiology-in-mouse-models-how-close-are-mice-to-mini-humans
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REVIEW
Bridget F Koontz, Frank Verhaegen, Dirk De Ruysscher
Animal modelling is essential to the study of radiobiology and the advancement of clinical radiation oncology by providing preclinical data. Mouse models in particular have been highly utilized in the study of both tumour and normal tissue radiobiology because of their cost effectiveness and versatility. Technology has significantly advanced in preclinical radiation techniques to allow highly conformal image-guided irradiation of small animals in an effort to mimic human treatment capabilities. However, the biological and physical limitations of animal modelling should be recognized and considered when interpreting preclinical radiotherapy (RT) studies...
January 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609789/68ga-177lu-neobomb1-a-novel-radiolabeled-grpr-antagonist-for-theranostic-use-in-oncology
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Simone U Dalm, Ingrid L Bakker, Erik de Blois, Gabriela N Doeswijk, Mark W Konijnenberg, Francesca Orlandi, Donato Barbato, Mattia Tedesco, Theodosia Maina, Berthold A Nock, Marion de Jong
Because overexpression of the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) has been reported on various cancer types, for example, prostate cancer and breast cancer, targeting this receptor with radioligands might have a significant impact on staging and treatment of GRPR-expressing tumors. NeoBOMB1 is a novel DOTA-coupled GRPR antagonist with high affinity for GRPR and excellent in vivo stability. The purpose of this preclinical study was to further explore the use of NeoBOMB1 for theranostic application by determining the biodistribution of (68)Ga-NeoBOMB1 and (177)Lu-NeoBOMB1...
February 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566102/high-resolution-multispectral-optoacoustic-tomography-of-the-vascularization-and-constitutive-hypoxemia-of-cancerous-tumors
#19
Andrei Chekkoury, Antonio Nunes, Jerome Gateau, Panagiotis Symvoulidis, Annette Feuchtinger, Nicolas Beziere, Saak V Ovsepian, Axel Walch, Vasilis Ntziachristos
Diversity of the design and alignment of illumination and ultrasonic transducers empower the fine scalability and versatility of optoacoustic imaging. In this study, we implement an innovative high-resolution optoacoustic mesoscopy for imaging the vasculature and tissue oxygenation within subcutaneous and orthotopic cancerous implants of mice in vivo through acquisition of tomographic projections over 180° at a central frequency of 24 MHz. High-resolution volumetric imaging was combined with multispectral functional measurements to resolve the exquisite inner structure and vascularization of the entire tumor mass using endogenous and exogenous optoacoustic contrast...
August 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542255/radiofrequency-hyperthermia-promotes-the-therapeutic-effects-on-chemotherapeutic-resistant-breast-cancer-when-combined-with-heat-shock-protein-promoter-controlled-hsv-tk-gene-therapy-toward-imaging-guided-interventional-gene-therapy
#20
Jingfeng Luo, Xiaotian Wu, Fei Zhou, Yurong Zhou, Tongchun Huang, Fei Liu, Guocan Han, Luming Chen, Weixian Bai, Xia Wu, Jihong Sun, Xiaoming Yang
OBJECTIVE: Gene therapy is a frontier in modern medicine. In the present study, we explored a new technique for the effective treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) breast cancer by combining fully the advantages of multidisciplinary fields, including image-guided minimally invasive interventional oncology, radiofrequency technology, and direct intratumoral gene therapy. RESULTS: Combination treatment with PHSP-TK plus RFH resulted in significantly higher TK gene transfection/expression, as well as a lower cell proliferation rate and a higher cell apoptosis index, than those of control groups...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
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