Aristarchos Papagiannaros

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Liposomes composed of HePC:EPC:SA 10:10:0.1 (molar ratio) (1) and EPC:SA 10:0.1 (molar ratio) (2) were prepared and were used for incorporating the doxorubicin-PAMAM complex (3:1 molar ratio) (3). The doxorubicin-PAMAM complex was attached to liposomes and the incorporation efficiency was 91 and 95% for 1 and 2, respectively. The incorporation efficiency(More)
Near-infrared (NIR) whole-body imaging is a powerful noninvasive method for the visualization of complex biological phenomena such as tumor and tumor vasculature and for whole-body studies. In this study we introduced a new NIR contrast agent in poly(ethylene glycol)-phospholipid micelle-encapsulated quantum dots (QD-Ms). QD-Ms maximally accumulated in the(More)
BACKGROUND Optical imaging is a promising method for the detection of tumors in animals, with speed and minimal invasiveness. We have previously developed a lipid coated quantum dot system that doubles the fluorescence of PEG-grafted quantum dots at half the dose. Here, we describe a tumor-targeted near infrared imaging agent composed of cancer-specific(More)
Liposomes composed of hexadecylphosphocholine/egg phosphatidylcholine/stearylamine (HePC/EPC/SA) 10:10:0.1, 10:10:0.5 and 10:10:1 (molar ratio) (1-3) were prepared and lyophilized. The liposomes were physicochemically characterized (size and zeta-potential) and they were found stable at 4 degrees C over a period of 4 weeks. In vitro, liposomes 1 and 2 were(More)
The overall goal of this study was to prepare a novel liposomal formulation of doxorubicin, composed of hexadecylphosphocholine (HePC), as a combined formulation and to study its activity against cancer cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), in terms of efficacy and toxicity. Liposomes composed of HePC/egg phosphatidylcholine/stearylamine(More)
A novel highly biocompatible near infrared nanosized contrast agent was developed and used for rapid tumor detection and quantification using planar optical imaging and analysis. With this in mind, the near infrared fluorescent dye Alexa 750 was covalently attached to polyethylene glycol-phosphatidylethanolamine (PEG-PE) conjugate, and double labeled (with(More)
Doxorubicin was encapsulated into liposomes composed of hexadecylphosphocholine:egg yolk phosphatidylcholine:stearylamine (HePC.EPC:SA) 10:10.0.1 (molar ratio) (1) and EPC:SA 10:0.1 (molar ratio) (2). Liposomal formulations 1 and 2, as well as free doxorubicin and free HePC, were tested in vitro against HCT116 human colon cancer cell lines and peripheral(More)
MR imaging of gene transcription is important as it should enable the non-invasive detection of mRNA alterations in disease. A range of MRI methods have been proposed for in vivo molecular imaging of cells based on the use of ultra-small super-paramagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticles and related susceptibility weighted imaging methods. Although(More)
Second part of the second paragraph in Discussion: This targeting allowed us to image the tumor site with a superior signal especially compared to that from the liver. The increase in the signal of 2C5 QD-M corresponds well to earlier papers from our lab, which used the anti-nucleosome 2C5 possessing broad anti-cancer specificity but not recognizing normal(More)
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