Chuangyan Zhai

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Over the last years Gallium-68 ((68)Ga) has received tremendous attention for labeling of radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET). (68)Ga labeling of biomolecules is currently based on bifunctional chelators containing aminocarboxylates (mainly DOTA and NOTA). We have recently shown that cyclic peptide siderophores have very good(More)
Within the last years (89)Zr has attracted considerable attention as long-lived radionuclide for positron emission tomography (PET) applications. So far desferrioxamine B (DFO) has been mainly used as bifunctional chelating system. Fusarinine C (FSC), having complexing properties comparable to DFO, was expected to be an alternative with potentially higher(More)
PURPOSE Some [(68)Ga]siderophores show promise in specific and sensitive imaging of infection. Here, we compare the in vitro and in vivo behaviour of selected Ga-68 and Zr-89 labelled siderophores. PROCEDURES Radiolabelling was performed in HEPES or sodium acetate buffer systems. Radiochemical purity of labelled siderophores was determined using(More)
Fusarinine C (FSC), a siderophore-based chelator coupled with the model peptide c(RGDfK) (FSC(succ-RGD)3), revealed excellent targeting properties in vivo using positron emission tomography (PET). Here, we report the details of radiolabeling conditions and specific activity as well as selectivity for (68)Ga. (68)Ga labeling of FSC(succ-RGD)3 was optimized(More)
PURPOSE Multimeric arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptides have advantages for imaging integrin αvβ3 expression. Here, we compared the in vitro and in vivo behavior of three different Ga-68-labeled multimeric Fusarinine C-RGD (FSC-RGD) conjugates, whereby RGD was coupled directly, via a succinic acid or PEG linker (FSC(RGDfE)3, FSC(succ-RGD)3,(More)
This review covers publications on siderophores applied for molecular imaging applications, mainly for radionuclide-based imaging. Siderophores are low molecular weight chelators produced by bacteria and fungi to scavenge essential iron. Research on these molecules has a continuing history over the past 50 years. Many biomedical applications have been(More)
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