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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore the feasibility of baculovirus vector-mediated sodium iodide symporter (NIS) gene delivery to monitor islet transplantation. METHODS Baculovirus vectors expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) or NIS (Bac-GFP and Bac-NIS) were established using the Bac-to-Bac baculovirus expression system. The GFP(More)
We retrospectively analyzed iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine (I-131 MIBG) scintigraphy in 320 patients (male, 108 cases; female, 211 cases; average age, 45±15 years). All patients received thyroid block before examination between 2007 and 2010 in our department. Various degrees of radioactivity were found in the thyroid glands or thyroid region after(More)
PURPOSE Radionuclide reporter gene imaging holds promise for non-invasive monitoring of transplanted stem cells. Thus, the feasibility of utilizing recombinant baculoviruses carrying the sodium iodide symporter (NIS) reporter gene in monitoring stem cell therapy by radionuclide imaging was explored in this study. METHODS Recombinant baculoviruses carrying(More)
BACKGROUND Insulinoma is a neuroendocrine tumor derived from the β cells of pancreatic islets. They are usually relatively inaccessible for surgical intervention. High expression levels of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor have been detected in insulinoma. AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential of F-radiolabeled GLP-1 analog(More)
Primary liver cancer has one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers, and the main current treatments have a poor prognosis. This study aims to examine the efficiency of baculovirus vectors for transducing target gene into liver cancer cells and to evaluate the feasibility of using baculovirus vectors to deliver the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) gene(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to analyze the focal uptake of iodine-131 (131I) in the upper pelvis superior to the urinary bladder on whole-body images of patients who underwent this treatment after thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer. METHODS Between June 2012 and March 2013, 205 patients (72 men and 133 women, with an average age of 47.9 ± 11.7(More)
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