Fabio A Gallazzi

Learn More
UNLABELLED Early detection of cutaneous melanoma is essential, as prognosis with metastatic melanoma is poor. Previous studies showed that (64)Cu-DOTA-ReCCMSH(Arg(11)) (DOTA is 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid), a cyclic analog of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH), has the potential for the detection of malignant(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to examine the profound effect of the ring size of the radiolabeled lactam bridge-cyclized alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) peptide on its melanoma-targeting properties. METHODS A novel cyclic alpha-MSH peptide, 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of the lactam bridge cyclization on melanoma targeting and biodistribution properties of the radiolabeled conjugates. Two novel lactam bridge-cyclized alpha-MSH peptide analogues, DOTA-CycMSH (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid-c[Lys-Nle-Glu-His-DPhe-Arg-Trp-Gly-Arg-Pro-Val-Asp])(More)
The B-cell lymphoma/leukemia-2 (bcl-2) proto-oncogene has been associated with the transformation of benign lesions to malignancy, disease progression, poor prognosis, reduced survival, and development of resistance to radiation and chemotherapy in many types of cancer. The objective of this work was to synthesize an antisense peptide nucleic acid (PNA)(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of DOTA (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid) position on melanoma targeting and pharmacokinetics of radiolabeled lactam bridge-cyclized alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) peptide. METHOD A novel lactam bridge-cyclized alpha-MSH peptide,(More)
The purpose of our study was to optimize melanoma tumor uptake of 188Re-CCMSH and reduce its nonspecific kidney retention. Nephrotoxicity is often a serious problem associated with targeted radiotherapy, therefore, increasing the tumor/kidney uptake ratio of 188Re-CCMSH is crucial for optimizing its therapeutic efficacy. Structural modification of the(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to determine whether Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-conjugated α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) hybrid peptide could be employed to target melanocortin-1 (MC1) receptor for potential melanoma therapy. METHODS The RGD motif {cyclic(Arg-Gly-Asp-DTyr-Asp)} was coupled to [Cys(3,4,10), DPhe(7), Arg(11)]α-MSH(3-13)(More)
The gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRP-R) is overexpressed on a number of tumors and cancer cell lines including pancreas, prostate, breast, gastrointestinal, and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Radiolabeled bombesin (BBN) analogues have exhibited high binding affinity and specificity to the GRP-R. A bombesin analogue with an antagonist targeting vector(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to examine the profound effects of the amino acid linkers on the melanoma-targeting and pharmacokinetic properties of (111)In-labeled lactam bridge-cyclized DOTA-[X]-CycMSH(hex) {1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid-[X]-c[Asp-His-dPhe-Arg-Trp-Lys]-CONH(2); X = GGNle, GENle, or NleGE; GG =(More)
Several radiolabeled alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) analogs have been studied for their abilities to target melanoma tumor cells through specific recognition and binding to the melanocortin receptor 1 (MCR1). In this work, a lactam bridgecyclized α-MSH analog was labeled with (99m) via the hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC) chelator and(More)