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Noninvasive imaging strategies will be critical for defining the temporal characteristics of angiogenesis and assessing efficacy of angiogenic therapies. The alphavbeta3 integrin is expressed in angiogenic vessels and represents a potential novel target for imaging myocardial angiogenesis. We demonstrated the localization of an indium-111-labeled(More)
UNLABELLED Several radiolabeled chemotactic peptides have been tested for their suitability to show infection and inflammation. Leukotriene B(4) (LTB(4)) receptor-binding ligands could be useful agents for revealing neutrophilic infiltrations because the LTB(4) receptor is abundantly expressed on neutrophils after an inflammatory stimulus. In this study, we(More)
90Y-TA138 is a (90)Y-labeled nonpeptide integrin alpha(v)beta(3) receptor antagonist that binds with high affinity and specificity to integrin alpha(v)beta(3) receptors overexpressed on both endothelial and tumor cells. (90)Y-TA138 has demonstrated significant therapeutic effects in several preclinical tumor-bearing animal models. Since (90)Y is a pure(More)
Reversible inactivation of the cortex by surface cooling is a powerful method for studying the function of a particular area. Implanted cooling cryoloops have been used to study the role of individual cortical areas in auditory processing of awake-behaving cats. Cryoloops have also been used in rodents for reversible inactivation of the cortex, but recently(More)
The alpha(v)beta(3) integrin is expressed on proliferating endothelial cells such as those present in growing tumors, as well as on tumor cells of various origin. Tumor-induced angiogenesis can be blocked in vivo by antagonizing the alpha(v)beta(3) integrin with small peptides containing the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) amino acid sequence. This tripeptidic sequence,(More)
BACKGROUND Time-dependent activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) after myocardial infarction (MI) contributes to adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling; however, noninvasive methods to monitor this process serially are needed. METHODS AND RESULTS MMP-targeted radiotracers were developed that displayed selective binding kinetics to the active MMP(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the feasibility of noninvasive detection of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity in experimental atherosclerosis using technetium-99m-labeled broad matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MPI) and to determine the effect of dietary modification and statin treatment on MMP activity. BACKGROUND The MMP activity in(More)
The alpha v beta 3 integrin, a transmembrane heterodimeric protein expressed on sprouting endothelial cells, binds to the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) amino acid sequence of extracellular matrix proteins such as vitronectin. Growing malignant tumors continuously require angiogenesis. As a result, alpha v beta 3 is preferentially expressed in growing(More)
The (90)Y and (177)Lu complexes (RP697 and RP688, respectively) of a DOTA-conjugated vitronectin receptor antagonist (SU015: 2-(1,4,7,10-tetraaza-4,7,10-tris(carboxymethyl)-1-cyclododecyl)acetyl-Glu(cyclo[Lys-Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Phe])-cyclo[Lys-Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Phe]) were prepared by reacting SU015 with the radiometal chloride in ammonium acetate buffer (pH > 7.2)(More)