Matthias Bauwens

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BACKGROUND (18)F-fluorocholine ((18)F-FCH) uptake is associated with cell proliferation and activity in tumor patients. We hypothesized that (18)F-FCH could similarly be a valuable imaging tool to identify vulnerable plaques and associated intraplaque inflammation and atheroma cell proliferation. METHODS AND RESULTS Ten consecutive stroke patients (90%(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates energy stored in triglycerides as heat via the uncoupling protein UCP-1 and is a promising target to combat hyperlipidemia and obesity. BAT is densely innervated by the sympathetic nervous system, which increases BAT differentiation and activity upon cold exposure. Recently, Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7(More)
OBJECTIVES (68)Ga-Dotatoc has become the PET radiopharmaceutical of choice for the diagnosis and treatment follow-up of neuroendocrine tumours. (68)Ga-Dotatoc is prepared on-site through a so-called magisterial preparation. The use of an appropriate buffer during the radiolabelling step is essential to maximize the labelling yield and the specific activity.(More)
We used the single cell gel electrophoresis assay (comet assay) to study ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced DNA damage in pigment cells. This assay detects DNA damage, mainly DNA strand breaks and alkali labile sites in the DNA molecule. We studied the effect of biologically relevant doses (comparable to 2-3 MED (minimal erythemal dose) for in vivo irradiated(More)
In vitro in the R1M cell model and in vivo in the R1M tumour-bearing athymic model, both [123I]-2-iodo-L-phenylalanine and [123I]-2-iodo-D-phenylalanine have shown promising results as tumour diagnostic agents for SPECT. In order to compare these two amino acid analogues and to examine whether the observed characteristics could be generalised, both isomers(More)
Evasion of apoptosis is one of the hallmarks of cancer and any effective therapy primarily attempts to induce apoptosis. The evaluation of the degree of success of cancer therapy is currently mainly based on clinical and laboratory parameters and in a later stage on tumor shrinkage. However, none of these parameters provide an objective and early analysis(More)
In this study, we unravel a molecular imaging marker correlated with the known reduction of cardiovascular events (most commonly related to vulnerable plaques) in morbidly obese patients after bariatric surgery (BaS).We prospectively imaged 10 morbidly obese subjects with F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography before(More)
PURPOSE Several authors have shown in animal studies that D-enantiomeric amino acid analogues can have better tumour imaging properties compared to their L-analogues. In our group, the D and L isomers of 2-[I]iodo-phenylalanine were identified as tumour-specific tracers in rat and mouse tumour models, with an advantage for the D-isomer. Here we compare,(More)
To study whether formulation influences biodistribution, necrosis avidity and tumoricidal effects of the radioiodinated hypericin, a necrosis avid agent for a dual-targeting anticancer radiotherapy. Iodine-123- and 131-labeled hypericin (123I-Hyp and 131I-Hyp) were prepared with Iodogen as oxidant, and formulated in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)/PEG400(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate therapeutic effects of annexin A1 (anxA1) on atherogenesis in LDLR-/- mice. METHODS Human recombinant annexin A1 (hr-anxA1) was produced by a prokaryotic expression system, purified and analysed on phosphatidylserine (PS) binding and formyl peptide receptor (FPR) activation. Biodistribution of 99mTechnetium-hr-anxA1 was determined(More)