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UNLABELLED The aim of this first-in-man study was to demonstrate the feasibility, safety, and tolerability, as well as provide dosimetric data and evaluate the imaging properties, of the bombesin analogue BAY 864367 for PET/CT in a small group of patients with primary and recurrent prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS Ten patients with biopsy-proven PCa (5 with(More)
Silicon chemistry has only recently been discovered by radiochemists as a straightforward tool for the introduction of (18)F into biomolecules for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. (18)F-labeled PET tracers must be stable towards defluorination under physiological conditions, but it is known that the hydrolytic stability of the silicon-fluorine(More)
Early uptake of [(11)C]-Pittsburgh Compound B (ePiB, 0-6 minutes) estimates cerebral blood flow. We studied ePiB in 13 PiB-negative and 10 PiB-positive subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI, n = 23) and 11 PiB-positive and 74 PiB-negative cognitively healthy elderly control subjects (HCS, n = 85) in 6 bilateral volumes of interest: posterior(More)
Metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) are G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR), which activate intracellular secondary messenger systems when bound by the physiological ligand glutamate. Modulation of mGluR5s has potential for the treatment of variety of psychiatric and neurological diseases such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and Parkinson's(More)
UNLABELLED Large neutral l-amino acids are substrates of system L amino acid transporters. The level of one of these, LAT1, is increased in many tumors. Aromatic l-amino acids may also be substrates of aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC), the level of which is enhanced in endocrine tumors. Increased amino acid uptake and subsequent decarboxylation(More)
The gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPr) is overexpressed on various human tumors. The goal of our study was the synthesis of new 18F-labeled bombesin analogues for the PET imaging of GRPr expression in prostate tumor using a silicon-based one-step n. c. a. radiolabeling method. The silicon-containing building blocks were efficiently coupled to the(More)
There is a high demand for tumor specific PET tracers in oncology imaging. Besides glucose, certain amino acids also serve as energy sources and anabolic precursors for tumors. Therefore, (18)F-labeled amino acids are interesting probes for tumor specific PET imaging. As glutamine and glutamate play a key role in the adapted intermediary metabolism of(More)
UNLABELLED Bombesin is a peptide exhibiting high affinity for the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPr), which is highly overexpressed on prostate cancer cells. In the present study, we developed an (18)F-labeled bombesin analog, (18)F-BAY 86-4367, which is currently being clinically tested for use in PET of prostate cancer. METHODS In vitro(More)
The gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) is overexpressed on a number of human tumors and has been targeted with radiolabeled bombesin analogues for the diagnosis and therapy of these cancers. Seven bombesin analogues containing various linkers and peptide sequences were designed, synthesized, radiolabeled with (18)F, and characterized in vitro and in(More)