Fabienne Perin

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Although several approaches already exist for the imaging of inflammatory foci, new specific strategies providing functional data on the lesions are required to determine the extent of the disease and also to assess anti-inflammatory treatment. In our study, we investigated the scintigraphic potential of 99mTc-J001X, an agent developed for the targeting of(More)
The assessment of the efficacy of skin improvement treatments could be obtained by several different instrumental tests. In parallel to these techniques, a visual evaluation more closely related to the consumer's considerations would be of value for the assessment of slimming treatments efficacy. A method of macrorelief scoring of skin has been developed as(More)
J001, an acylated poly-(1,3)-galactoside purified from the membrane ofKlebsiella pneumoniae, associates selectively with macrophages via the binding to CD11b and CD14 molecules. Inflammatory foci known to recruit macrophages could thus be imaged with technetium-99m labelled J001. This study aims to define the optimal scintigraphic protocol for99mTc-J001(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we assess the effectiveness of inhaled doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic displaying matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) inhibitory effects to prevent allergen-induced inflammation, hyperresponsiveness and remodeling. MMPs play key roles in the complex cascade of events leading to asthmatic phenotype. METHODS Doxycycline was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE J001 scintigraphy is a new approach, based on macrophage targeting, developed for tumor and inflammation imaging. J001, a non-pyrogenic acylated poly(1,3)galactoside purified from the membrane of a non-encapsulated strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae associates selectively with macrophages via binding to CD11b and CD14 molecules. Since(More)
We report the development and validation of a 99mTc-labelling technique of bacteria, applied to Salmonella abortusovis. The radioactive labelling is obtained using a pre-tinning step of the cells followed by direct incubation of S. abortusovis suspension with 99mTc-pertechnetate. Several procedures with different amounts of stannous tin (SnF2 or SnCl2) were(More)
We previously performed MRI studies of HCC (hepatocellular carcinomas) in mice showing the feasibility of measuring a carbogen effect. In the present study carbogen response of the whole tumour was compared with growth characteristics during longitudinal follow-up. HCC were chemically induced. The imaging protocol at 4.7 T comprised a fast spin-echo(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the occurrence of natural variations in thigh and abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness related to the phases of the menstrual cycle, to assess the value of ultrasonography as a reliable method for monitoring subcutaneous fat thickness changes and to evaluate their amplitudes. METHODS This study included 10 women (19-39 years) who(More)
The potential of scintigraphy with technetium 99m-labelled J001 (99mTc-J001) to detect synovitis was studied in 15 rabbits with osteoarthritis (OA) of the right knee (section of cruciate ligaments), in five sham-operated rabbits and in four non-operated rabbits. J001 is a non-pyrogenic, acylated poly (1,3) galactoside isolated from the membrane of a(More)
The potential of 99m-Tc-J001 for the investigation of inflammatory lesions via the targeting of recruited macrophages (M phi) has already been documented in several experimental models and in human diseases. To achieve a functional imaging of inflammation via M phi targeting, minimal labeled colloid content and high in vivo stability of 99mTc-J001 are(More)