Martha Pedraza-López

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BACKGROUND Bombesin is a peptide that was initially isolated from frog skin and which belongs to a large group of neuropeptides with many biological functions. The human equivalent is gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), whose receptors are over-expressed in a variety of malignant tumours. AIM To prepare a HYNIC-[Lys 3]-bombesin analogue that could be easily(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Approximately 85% of patients with cancer suffer severe metastatic bone pain for which radionuclide therapy has been employed for pain palliation. We undertook this study to evaluate the pain relief effect of (153)Sm-EDTMP in Mexican patients with severe and painful bone metastases from mainly prostate, breast, and renal cancer and other(More)
BACKGROUND Therapies using Y-anti-CD20 or I-anti-CD20 have demonstrated their efficacy in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Re is a radionuclide useful for radioimmunotherapy. AIM To develop a procedure for efficient labelling of anti-CD20 with Re from lyophilized formulations to achieve high radiochemical yield, high specific activity and(More)
Peptides based on the cyclic Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequence have been designed to antagonize the function of alpha(v)beta(3) integrin, thereby inhibiting angiogenesis. The conjugation of RGD peptides to radiolabeled gold nanoparticles (AuNP) produces biocompatible and stable multimeric systems with target-specific molecular recognition. The aim of this research(More)
Radiation synovectomy is an effective treatment in patients suffering from inflammatory-rheumatoid and degenerative joint diseases. The aim of this work was to examine the feasibility of preparing dysprosium-166 (166Dy)/holmium-166(166Ho) hydroxide macroaggregates ([166Dy]Dy/166Ho-HM) as an in vivo generator for radiation synovectomy evaluating whether the(More)
UNLABELLED Fever of unknown origin (FUO) represents a challenge to clinical medicine, and bacterial cultures have been considered the 'gold standard' in discriminating between fevers resulting from bacterial infection and sterile inflammations. In nuclear medicine, a synthetic radiolabeled antimicrobial peptide (Tc-UBI) is used to image the molecular(More)
99mTc-UBI 29-41 is an antimicrobial peptide fragment that directly radiolabeled with 99mTc shows high in vitro and in vivo stability, rapid background clearance, minimal accumulation in non-target tissues and rapid detection of infection sites. Molecular mechanics (MM) calculation has been an essential tool in explaining experimental results associated with(More)
The gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRP-r) is over-expressed in various human tumors. Recently, (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-Lys(3)-bombesin ((99m)Tc-BN) was reported as a radiopharmaceutical with specific cell GRP-r binding and images in breast cancer patients demonstrated distinct radioactivity accumulation in malignant tissue. The HIV Tat-derived peptide has(More)
Infarct-avid radiopharmaceuticals are necessary for rapid and timely diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. The animal model used to produce infarction implies artery ligation but chemical induction can be easily obtained with isoproterenol. A new infarct-avid radiopharmaceutical based on glucaric acid was prepared in the hospital radiopharmacy of the(More)
A direct labeling technique via EHDP for the preparation of 188Re-somatostatin analogue peptide beta-(2-naphthyl)-D-Ala-Cys-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val-Cys-Thr-amide complex was developed. The influence of reaction conditions such as pH, temperature, weak ligand concentration and stannous chloride concentration were investigated. Methods of analysis were also(More)