Jessica Gaetjens

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Our aim was to prospectively compare two post-processing techniques for dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound and to evaluate their impact for monitoring antiangiogenic therapy. Thus, mice with epidermoid carcinoma xenografts were examined during administration of polybutylcyanoacrylate-microbubbles using a small animal ultrasound system (40 MHz). Cine loops(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound (US) imaging are widely used diagnostic modalities for various experimental and clinical applications. In this study, iron oxide nanoparticle-embedded polymeric microbubbles were designed as multi-modal contrast agents for hybrid MR-US imaging. These magnetic nano-in-micro imaging probes were prepared via a one-pot(More)
One of the most puzzling questions of manganese and iron superoxide dismutases (SODs) is what is the basis for their metal-specificity. This review summarizes our findings on the Mn(II) electronic structure of SODs and related synthetic models using high-field high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR), a technique that is able to achieve a very(More)
Riboflavin is an essential vitamin for cellular metabolism and is highly upregulated in metabolically active cells. Consequently, targeting the riboflavin carrier protein (RCP) may be a promising strategy for labeling cancer and activated endothelial cells. Therefore, Ultrasmall SuperParamagnetic Iron Oxide nanoparticles (USPIO) were adsorptively coated(More)
Riboflavin (Rf) and its metabolic analogs flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) are essential for normal cellular growth and function. Their intracellular transport is regulated by the riboflavin carrier protein (RCP), which has been shown to be over-expressed by metabolically active cancer cells. Therefore, FAD-decorated(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were the development and preclinical evaluation of clinically translatable E-selectin-specific ultrasound contrast agents based on a peptide ligand with the recognition sequence IELLQAR. MATERIALS AND METHODS The E-selectin-specific peptide was synthesized through solid phase peptide synthesis and covalently attached(More)
Stabilized microbubbles with a size between 1-5 µm are used as ultrasound contrast agents in the clinical routine. They have shown convincing results for the vascular characterization of tissues as well as in echocardiography. Due to their size, microbubbles strictly remain intravascular where they can be detected with high sensitivity and specificity. This(More)
A high-field electron paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR) study of oxalate decarboxylase (OxdC) is reported. OxdC breaks down oxalate to carbon dioxide and formate and possesses two distinct manganese(II) binding sites, referred to as site-1 and -2. The Mn(II) zero-field interaction was used to probe the electronic state of the metal ion and to examine(More)
We aimed to develop and characterize poly n-butylcyanoacrylate (PBCA) microbubbles (MBs) with a narrow size distribution. MBs were synthesized by established emulsion polymerization techniques, size-isolated by centrifugation and functionalized for molecular imaging by coating their surface with streptavidin. The physical and acoustic properties of the(More)
Here, we present a detailed characterisation of rhodamine B-containing magnetoliposomes (FLU-ML), emphasising the dependence of their fluorescence properties on the presence of iron oxide cores, and the molar fraction of the fluorophore. The magnetoliposome types used exist as colloidally stable, negatively charged clusters with an average hydrodynamic(More)