Miklos Fogarasi

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UNLABELLED Animal studies of infection imaging by a two-step protocol have shown that important improvements in target to nontarget ratios are possible. In this protocol, unlabeled streptavidin is administered and allowed sufficient time to accumulate in the lesion, probably by nonspecific processes, and to clear elsewhere. Thereafter, 111Inbiotin is(More)
As the most commonly used drug that can modulate both metabolic and immune pathways, ethanol is evaluated in this report as a regulator of tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) production in human peripheral blood monocytes (Mφ) in combination with a variety of stimuli. While acute ethanol treatment did not induce TNFα in Mφ, it was a potent down-regulator of Mφ(More)
UNLABELLED Single-stranded RNA and DNA oligonucleotides may be useful as radiopharmaceuticals for antisense and other in vivo applications if convenient methods for stably attaching radionuclides such as 99mTc can be developed. METHODS To radiolabel DNA with 99mTc, we have used the hydrazino nicotinamide (SHNH) moiety developed elsewhere. The(More)
Methods for labeling antibodies with 99mTc cannot be used without modification for radiorhenium despite the similar chemistries, in part because of a lower redox potential of rhenium and therefore a greater tendency to reoxidize. We have investigated conditions for directly labeling B72.3 IgG with 188Re via both mercaptoethanol and stannous ion antibody(More)
UNLABELLED A radioimaging approach for the detection of endocarditis has been investigated using two-step pretargeting with streptavidin and radiolabeled biotin. METHODS Hemodynamic alterations within the rat heart were induced by placing an in-dwelling catheter into the left ventricle through the aortic valves. The animals were subsequently infected with(More)
Previously, this laboratory reported that in mice pre-targeted with unlabelled streptavidin, the biodistribution of 111In administered on one biotin derivative (EB1) was superior to that of another derivative (DB2). In addition, a Scatchard analysis showed that the affinity constant of 111In-EB1 is lower by seven orders of magnitude from that of 111In-DB2.(More)
UNLABELLED Recently, a method for the direct labeling of antibodies with 99mTc was described in which sulfhydryls were reportedly generated by reduction of antibody disulfides with ascorbic acid. Thereafter, these proteins may be labeled at high efficiency with 99mTc following reduction of pertechnetate with dithionite. This investigation was initially(More)
Recent investigations have shown that transchelation to cysteine in a principal mode of in vivo instability of 99mTc-labeled antibodies. In this investigation, a cysteine challenge assay was used to measure the in vitro instability of 99mTc directly labeled to two IgG antibodies (B72.3 and C110) via two established direct labeling methods employing(More)
Consideration is now being given to the use of avidin (or streptavidin) and biotin for radiotherapy of tumor. Accordingly, the goal of this study was to radiolabel a mouse metallothionein-streptavidin fusion protein with 188Re and to compare its properties to those of the same fusion protein radiolabeled with 99mTc. A recombinant(More)
The authors summarize the recent findings obtained in the field of inflammatory cytokines with particular attention on interleukin-6 (IL-6). After a short review of the molecular biology and of the cellular effects of IL-6, the most important clinical relations of IL-6 in hepatic diseases, in non-specific inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and(More)