Mark S Jacobson

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BACKGROUND 3'-18F-fluoro-3'-deoxy-fluorothymidine (18F-FLT), a nucleoside analog, could monitor effects of molecularly targeted therapeutics on tumor proliferation. METHODS We tested whether (18)F-FLT positron emission tomography (PET) uptake changes are associated with antitumor effects of erlotinib in A431 xenografts or cetuximab in SCC1 xenografts. (More)
To understand the anti-atherosclerotic mechanism of the steroid dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the effect of DHEA on rat peritoneal macrophage superoxide generation was studied. Dehydroepiandrosterone (12.5 to 50 microM) inhibited digitonin-stimulated superoxide production in a dose-dependent manner, with 100% inhibition achieved at 50 microM.(More)
UNLABELLED Abnormalities of zinc homeostasis are indicated in many human diseases. A noninvasive imaging method for monitoring zinc in the body would be useful to understand zinc dynamics in health and disease. To provide a PET imaging agent for zinc, we have investigated production of (63)Zn (half-life, 38.5 min) via the (63)Cu(p,n)(63)Zn reaction using(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Suspensory ligament (SL) desmitis is a common source of lameness. The results of this study will determine if blood-derived products stimulate SL matrix synthesis and have potential as regenerative therapies for SL desmitis OBJECTIVES To determine if various blood-based biological products including plasma, blood, PRP,(More)
N-Acylethanolamines are lipid signaling molecules found throughout the plant and animal kingdoms. The best-known mammalian compound of this class is anandamide, N-arachidonoylethanolamine, one of the endogenous ligands of cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors. Signaling by N-acylethanolamines is terminated by release of the ethanolamine moiety by hydrolyzing(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of this research is to determine whether there are significant differences in the (18)F-FDG produced by either the phosphate or the citrate buffer cassettes in the FASTlab synthesizer. METHODS Forty batches of (18)F-FDG were produced with each cassette and analyzed retrospectively. The analysis consisted of determining the mean(More)
The objectives of the Mayo positron emission tomography (PET) radiochemistry facility are the production of PET drugs for clinical service of our in-house patients, commercial distribution of PET drug products, and development of new PET drugs. The factors foremost in the planning and design phases were the current regulatory climate for PET drug(More)
Radiolysis is the process by which radioactively labeled compounds degrade. Many positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceuticals produced with high radioactive concentrations and specific activities exhibit low radiochemical purity because of radiolysis. Little data exist that describe the radiolytic decomposition of(More)
OBJECTIVES In chemical quality control tests for 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG), gel time is inversely related to endotoxin concentration. Solutions for positive product control (PPC) and positive water control (PWC) should contain a highly concentrated endotoxin level. The aims of our study were to derive an endotoxin concentration that causes(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of our study was to determine the concentration of ethanol, a known radiolytic stabilizer, needed to maintain stability for 12 h at an (18)F-FDG concentration of 19.7-22.6 GBq/mL (533-610 mCi/mL) at the end of synthesis (EOS). METHODS (18)F(-) was formed by the (18)O(p, n)(18)F reaction using 16.5-MeV protons on a cyclotron.(More)