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PURPOSE Preclinical in vivo analyses of treatment responses are an important prerequisite to evaluate new therapeutics. Molecular in vivo imaging in the far red (FR)/near infra red (NIR) is a promising method, as it enables measurements at different time points in individual animals, thereby reducing the number of animals required, while increasing(More)
PURPOSE The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in several types of cancer and its inhibition can effectively inhibit tumour progression. The purpose of this study was to design an EGFR-specific imaging probe that combines efficient tumour targeting with rapid systemic clearance to facilitate non-invasive assessment of EGFR expression.(More)
Recombinant antibodies are promising tools for a wide range of bioanalytical and medical applications. However, the chemical modification of such molecules can be challenging, which limits their broader utilization. Here we describe a universal method for the site-specific labeling of antibody fragments and protein ligands by genetically fusing them to an(More)
Cancer cells can be killed by photosensitizing agents that induce toxic effects when exposed to nonhazardous light, but this also causes significant damage to surrounding healthy cells. The specificity of photodynamic therapy can be increased by conjugating photosensitizing agents to antibodies and antibody fragments that bind specifically to tumor cell(More)
Development of effective polymer-based nanocarriers for the successful application in cancer therapy still remains a great challenge in current research. In the present study we present a dendritic polyglycerol-based multifunctional drug immunoconjugate that specifically targets and kills cancer cell lines expressing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).(More)
We report the construction of a fusion protein comprising the extracellular domain of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) and a truncated version of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (ETA'). The chimeric immunotoxin targeted MOG-reactive B-lymphocytes by binding selectively to the appropriate receptors, leading to internalization and apoptosis of the(More)
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