Marion de Jong

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Dietary restriction (DR) extends lifespan and increases resistance to multiple forms of stress, including ischemia reperfusion injury to the brain and heart in rodents. While maximal effects on lifespan require long-term restriction, the kinetics of onset of benefits against acute stress is not known. Here, we show that 2-4 weeks of 30% DR improved survival(More)
On their plasma membranes, cells express receptor proteins with high affinity for regulatory peptides, such as somatostatin. Changes in the density of these receptors during disease, for example, overexpression in many tumors, provide the basis for new imaging methods. The first peptide analogues successfully applied for visualization of receptor-positive(More)
This article reviews the results of somatostatin receptor imaging (SRI) in patients with somatostatin receptor-positive neuroendocrine tumors, such as pituitary tumors, endocrine pancreatic tumors, carcinoids, gastrinomas, and paragangliomas, or other diseases in which somatostatin receptors may also be expressed, like sarcoidosis and autoimmune diseases.(More)
Somatostatin receptor imaging (SRI) with [(111)In-DTPA(0)]octreotide has proven its role in the diagnosis and staging of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEPNETs). Newer radiolabeled somatostatin analogs which can be used in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, and which have a higher affinity for the somatostatin receptor, especially(More)
Adequate dosimetry is mandatory for effective and safe peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). Besides the kidneys, the bone marrow is a potentially dose-limiting organ. The radiation dose to the bone marrow is usually calculated according to the MIRD scheme, where the accumulated activity in the bone marrow is calculated from the accumulated(More)
UNLABELLED Peptide receptor-targeted radionuclide therapy of somatostatin receptor-expressing tumors is a promising application of radiolabeled somatostatin analogs. Suitable radionuclides are (90)Y, a pure, high-energy beta-emitter (2.27 MeV), and (177)Lu, a medium-energy beta-emitter (0.5 MeV) with a low-abundance gamma. METHODS Lewis rats, each bearing(More)
UNLABELLED The kidneys are critical organs in peptide receptor radiation therapy (PRRT). Renal function loss may become apparent many years after PRRT. We analyzed the time course of decline in creatinine clearance (CLR) in patients during a follow-up of at least 18 mo after the start of PRRT with(More)
BACKGROUND Peptide receptor scintigraphy with the radioactive somatostatin analogue, [111In-DTPA0]octreotide, is a sensitive and specific technique to show in vivo the presence and abundance of somatostatin receptors on various tumours. AIM With this technique primary tumours and metastases of neuroendocrine cancers as well as of many other cancer-types(More)
In preclinical studies in rats we evaluated biodistribution and therapeutic effects of different somatostatin analogs, [(111)In-DTPA]octreotide, [(90)Y-DOTA,Tyr(3)]octreotide and [(177)Lu-DOTA,Tyr(3)]octreotate, currently also being applied in clinical radionuclide therapy studies. [Tyr(3)]octreotide and [Tyr(3)]octreotate, chelated with DTPA or DOTA, both(More)