Marcel L. Janssen

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A reliable method for in vivo quantification of pancreatic beta cell mass (BCM) could lead to further insight into the pathophysiology of diabetes. The glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor, abundantly expressed on beta cells, may be a suitable target for imaging. We investigated the potential of radiotracer imaging with the GLP-1 analogue exendin labelled with(More)
The alpha v beta 3 integrin, a transmembrane heterodimeric protein expressed on sprouting endothelial cells, binds to the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) amino acid sequence of extracellular matrix proteins such as vitronectin. Growing malignant tumors continuously require angiogenesis. As a result, alpha v beta 3 is preferentially expressed in growing(More)
Despite debulking surgery and multidrug chemotherapy, advanced stage ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate. Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) is a treatment modality using specific, radiolabeled antibodies that guide cytotoxic radionuclides to cancer cells. In the present study, the therapeutic efficacy of RIT with murine monoclonal antibody HMFG1 labeled with(More)
The v 3 integrin is expressed on proliferating endothelial cells such as those present in growing tumors, as well as on tumor cells of various origin. Tumor-induced angiogenesis can be blocked in vivo by antagonizing the v 3 integrin with small peptides containing the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) amino acid sequence. This tripeptidic sequence, naturally present in(More)
Arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptides preferentially bind to alphavbeta3 integrin, an integrin expressed on newly formed endothelial cells and on various tumor cells. When labeled with beta-emitting radionuclides, these peptides can be used for peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy of malignant tumors. These studies aimed to investigate whether(More)
The alpha(v)beta(3) integrin is expressed on proliferating endothelial cells such as those present in growing tumors, as well as on tumor cells of various origin. Tumor-induced angiogenesis can be blocked in vivo by antagonizing the alpha(v)beta(3) integrin with small peptides containing the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) amino acid sequence. This tripeptidic sequence,(More)
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