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The αvβ6 integrin is an attractive therapeutic target for several cancers due to its role in metastasis and its negligible expression in normal tissues. We previously identified a peptide from a phage-displayed peptide library that binds specifically to αvβ6. The tetrameric version of the peptide has higher affinity for its cellular targets than the(More)
The development of non-invasive imaging methods for early diagnosis of beta cell associated metabolic diseases, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes (T1D and T2D), has recently drawn interest from the molecular imaging community and clinical investigators. Due to the challenges imposed by the location of the pancreas, the sparsely dispersed beta cell(More)
UNLABELLED Tumor hypoxia is often associated with resistance to chemotherapy. Multidrug resistance type 1 (MDR1) protein is a member of the adenosine triphosphate binding cassette (ABC) proteins, some of which are involved in the multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype in tumors. Many studies have focused on the role of these proteins in modulating drug(More)
UNLABELLED The ability to monitor tumor responses during prodrug activation gene therapy and other anticancer gene therapies is critical for their translation into clinical practice. Previously, we demonstrated the feasibility of noninvasive in vivo imaging with 131I-5-iodo-2'-fluoro-1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyluracil (131I-FIAU) for monitoring herpes simplex(More)
Novel ligands, NBEA, NBPA, NETA, NE3TA, and NE3TA-Bn, were synthesized and evaluated as potential chelators of copper radioisotopes for use in targeted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging or radiation therapy. The new ligands were radiolabeled with (64)Cu, and in vitro stability of the radiolabeled complexes was assessed in rat serum. Serum stability(More)
The α(v)β(6) integrin is an attractive therapeutic target for several cancers due to its role in metastasis and its negligible expression in normal tissues. We previously identified a peptide from a phage-displayed peptide library that binds specifically to α(v)β(6). The tetrameric version of the peptide has higher affinity for its cellular targets than the(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent advances in the design of MRI contrast agents have rendered the lanthanide complexes of DOTA-tetraamide ligands of considerable interest, both as responsive MR agents and paramagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer agents. The potential utility of these complexes for in vivo applications is contingent upon them being well tolerated(More)
A hybrid compound (DO3A-BP) featuring a radiometal bifunctional chelator (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclotetradecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid, DOTA) and an osteoclast-targeting moiety (bisphosphonate) was designed and synthesized. The (111)In-labeled complex of DO3A-BP showed significantly elevated uptake in osteoclasts compared to the undifferentiated(More)
The use of lanthanide-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging has become an integral component of this important diagnostic modality. These inert chelates typically possess high thermodynamic stability constants that serve as a predictor for in vivo stability and low toxicity. Recently, a new class of contrast agents was reported having a(More)
Interest in using (89)Zr is rapidly increasing for immuno-PET applications due to its unique characteristics and increased availability. The focus of this study was to develop an optimized semi-automated methodology for producing (89)Zr-oxalate/(89)Zr-chloride, and evaluate the potential application of (89)Zr-chloride for radiopharmaceutical compounding.(More)
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