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Radioactive decay of some radionuclides produces a shower of Auger electrons, potent ionizing radiation within a very short range in living tissue (typically ca. 100 nm). Therefore, they must be brought to DNA-containing cell compartments and preferentially directly to DNA to be fully biologically effective. They may be used for a triple-targeting approach(More)
It is demonstrated that glycogen as a biodegradable and inexpensive material coming from renewable resources can be used as a carrier for the construction of in vivo imaging nanoagents. The model system considered is composed of glycogen modified with gadolinium and fluorescent labels. Systematic studies of properties of these nanocarriers by a variety of(More)
In this study, we demonstrate the preparation of a macroporous monolithic column containing anchored silver nanoparticles and its use for the elimination of excess radioiodine from the radiolabeled pharmaceutical. The poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) monolith was first functionalized with cystamine and the free thiol groups liberated(More)
Brachytherapy is of increasing popularity in clinical oncology for the local therapy of solid tumors due to high radiation doses delivered to malignant tissue while keeping the whole-body radiation burden low. Pronounced dose-dependent tumor growth reduction was achieved by single dose of injectable intratumoral brachytherapy with iodine-131-labeled(More)
We describe a novel thermoresponsive polymeric drug delivery system based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with isotopically labellable end groups [l-tyrosinamide or diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA)] designed for local radiotherapy. The polymers are readily soluble in isotonic aqueous sodium chloride at room temperature and the phase separation is(More)
The alpha emitter 211At is a prospective radionuclide for the therapy of smaller tumours and metastases. However, the chemical properties of 211At together with the fact that it is available only in trace amounts, makes the labelling of prospective astatine carriers rather complicated. In this context we have studied a new class of possible astatine(More)
We synthesized statistical poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline-co-2-butyl-2-oxazolines) (POXs) that are molecularly dissolved below their cloud point temperature in aqueous milieu and are incorporated into micellar nanoparticles of biocompatible Pluronic F127 (F127) after heating their solution above transition temperature, T(tr). A functional comonomer(More)
Novel polymer micelles, prepared by self-assembling thermoresponsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-graft-poly[N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide] copolymers with hydrolytically degradable N-glycosylamine groups between the polymer blocks are proposed for delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides into solid tumors. The micelles are formed by fast(More)
Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder caused by a malfunction of ATPase 7B that leads to high accumulation of copper in the organism and consequent toxic effects. We propose a gentle therapy to eliminate the excessive copper content with oral administration of insoluble non-resorbable polymer sorbents containing selective chelating groups for copper(II).(More)