Koon Yan Pak

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BACKGROUND Similar to other 99mTc-based infarct-avid agents, 99mTc-glucarate localizes in myocardial infarcts. Whether severely ischemic viable myocytes sequester 99mTc-glucarate is uncertain. To assess the infarct specificity, in vitro and in vivo studies were performed. METHODS AND RESULTS H9C2 embryonic rat cardiocytes cultured under normoxia (N) or(More)
Infection is ubiquitous and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The most reliable method for localizing infection requires radiolabeling autologous white blood cells ex vivo. A compound that can be injected directly into a patient and can selectively image infectious foci will eliminate the drawbacks. The resolution of infection is associated with(More)
Diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) was conjugated with a practical concentration (300 micrograms/ml) of antibody to human albumin (Ab) and 1083 17-1A monoclonal colorectal antibody (MAb-17-1A) via an acylation reaction using cyclic DTPA anhydride (cDTPAA). The conjugation reaction was favored as pH increased. Bicarbonate buffer at pH 8.2 was chosen(More)
BACKGROUND 99mTc glucarate has recently been reported to be an infarct-avid agent. The feasibility of imaging with 99mTc glucarate was evaluated for the early diagnosis of nonreperfused and reperfused myocardial infarction and compared with localization of simultaneously administered 111In anti-myosin. METHODS AND RESULTS Four groups of six rabbits each(More)
Four major carcinoembryonic antigen-related glycopeptides (Mr 180,000, 160,000, 50,000, and 40,000) were detected in SW948 colon carcinoma cells and in colon adenocarcinoma tissue using a monoclonal antibody (C(4)20-32) generated by immunizing mice with SW1222 human colon carcinoma cells. Only the Mr 50,000 polypeptide was immunoprecipitated from normal(More)
The aim of this study was the development of (⁹⁹m)Tc labeled bis(zinc(II)-dipicolylamine) (Zn²⁺-DPA) coordination complexes, and the in vivo evaluation of their usefulness as radiotracers for the detection of cell death. DPA ligand 1 was labeled with (⁹⁹m)Tc via the (⁹⁹m)Tc-tricarbonyl core ([(⁹⁹m)Tc(CO)₃-1]³⁺) or via HYNIC ((⁹⁹m)Tc-HYNIC-1) in good(More)
We investigated the usefulness of [99mTc]duramycin for monitoring early response to cancer therapy in mice, with an eye towards clinical translation. [99mTc]Duramycin was injected in healthy CD1−/− mice to estimate human [99mTc]duramycin radiation dose. [99mTc]Duramycin single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of apoptosis was evaluated in(More)
Molecular imaging of apoptosis is frequently discussed for monitoring cancer therapies. Here, we compare the low molecular weight phosphatidylserine-targeting ligand zinc2+-dipicolylamine (Zn2+-DPA) with the established but reasonably larger protein annexin V. Molecular apoptosis imaging with the fluorescently labelled probes annexin V (750 nm, 36 kDa) and(More)
The Lewis a antigen (Lea)- and Lewis b antigen (Leb)-active glycolipids and glycoproteins in normal colon mucosa, colon carcinoma tumors, and gastrointestinal tumor cell lines were studied by using monoclonal antibodies against Lewis determinants in solid-phase radioimmunoassay, chromatogram binding assay, and immunoprecipitation/PAGE. Lea-5 was a major(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAb) and their F(ab')2 fragments to human colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and human melanoma-associated antigens were conjugated to diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) via an acylation reaction using cyclic DTPA dianhydride. Relative immunoreactivity of the F(ab')2 fragments was as high as 70% when an average of only 0.7 DTPA(More)