Alex J Poot

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With the emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria, it is imperative to develop new intervention strategies. Current antibiotics typically target pathogen rather than host-specific biochemical pathways. Here we have developed kinase inhibitors that prevent intracellular growth of unrelated pathogens such as Salmonella typhimurium and Mycobacterium(More)
The discovery and increased understanding of tumor targets has led to the development and approval of 12 small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Despite tremendous efforts in TKI development, treatment efficacies with these therapeutics are still too low and improvements require a personalized medicine approach. Positron emission tomography (PET)(More)
During the last decade, the discovery of critical tumor targets has boosted the design of targeted therapeutic agents with monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) receiving most of the attention. Immuno-positron emission tomography (immuno-PET) and TKI-PET, the in vivo tracking and quantification of mAbs and TKIs biodistribution(More)
Modification through beta-elimination has proven to be a reliable first step in the approach for enrichment of serine/threonine-phopshorylated (Ser-/Thr) peptides. However, under harsh basic conditions, Ser-/Thr-glycosylated peptides are susceptible to beta-elimination as well. Therefore, we have optimized these conditions to achieve a beta-elimination that(More)
INTRODUCTION Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are very attractive targeted drugs, although a large portion of patients remains unresponsive. PET imaging with EGFR targeting TKIs ([(11)C]erlotinib and [(18)F]afatinib) showed promise in identifying treatment sensitive tumors. The aim of this study was to synthesize two anti-angiogenic TKI tracers,(More)
All clinical 89Zr-immuno-PET studies are currently performed with the chelator desferrioxamine (DFO). This chelator provides hexadentate coordination to zirconium, leaving two coordination sites available for coordination with, e.g., water molecules, which are relatively labile ligands. The unsaturated coordination of DFO to zirconium has been suggested to(More)
INTRODUCTION Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) like sorafenib are important anticancer therapeutics with thus far limited treatment response rates in cancer patients. Positron emission tomography (PET) could provide the means for selection of patients who might benefit from TKI treatment, if suitable PET tracers would be available. The aim of this study was(More)
INTRODUCTION Afatinib is an irreversible ErbB family blocker that was approved for the treatment of EGFR mutated non-small cell lung cancer in 2013. Positron emission tomography (PET) with fluorine-18 labeled afatinib provides a means to obtain improved understanding of afatinib tumor disposition in vivo. PET imaging with [(18)F]afatinib may also provide a(More)
BACKGROUND Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have experienced a tremendous boost in the last decade, where more than 15 small molecule TKIs have been approved by the FDA. Unfortunately, despite their promising clinical successes, a large portion of patients remain unresponsive to these targeted drugs. For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the(More)