Giovanni Valbusa

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Tumor angiogenesis is a degenerate process regulated by a complex network of proangiogenic factors. Existing antiangiogenic drugs used in clinic are characterized by selectivity for specific factors. Antiangiogenic properties might be improved in drugs that target multiple factors and thereby address the inherent mechanistic degeneracy in angiogenesis.(More)
The aim of this study is to describe the synthesis of, relaxometric characterization of, pharmacokinetic properties of, and animal imaging experiments with a new, low molecular weight gadolinium complex with high binding affinity toward serum albumin. The gadolinium(III) chelate (B25716/1) is based on the structure of the heptadentate ligand(More)
Alzheimer's disease is experimentally modeled in transgenic (Tg) mice overexpressing mutated forms of the human amyloid precursor protein either alone or combined with mutated presenilins and tau. In the present study, we developed a systematic approach to compare double (TASTPM) and triple (APP/PS2/Tau) Tg mice by serial magnetic resonance imaging and(More)
The selective delivery of bioactive agents to tumors reduces toxicity and enhances the efficacy of anticancer therapies. In this study, we show that the antibody F8, which recognizes perivascular and stromal EDA-fibronectin (EDA-Fn), when conjugated to interleukin-2 (F8-IL2) can effectively inhibit the growth of EDA-Fn-expressing melanomas in combination(More)
Tumor angiogenesis is a degenerate process regulated by a complex network of proangiogenic factors. Existing antiangiogenic drugs used in clinic are characterized by selectivity for specific factors. Antiangiogenic properties might be improved in drugs that target multiple factors and thereby address the inherent mechanistic degeneracy in angiogenesis.(More)
Purpose Development of new, non-invasive, diagnostic tools aimed to detect the occurrence of atherosclerotic plaques is a primary task in medical research, due to the impact of atherosclerosis-induced diseases, such as myocardial infarction or stroke, on the world population health. MRI contrast agents (CA) with a long persisting time in blood may,(More)
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