Mohan R Aruva

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UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of PET imaging of oncogene VPAC1 receptors overexpressed in human breast cancer cells. METHODS Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) analog (TP3982) was synthesized to harbor a carboxy-terminus lysine (Lys) residue separated from VIP-asparagine (Asn(28)) by 4-aminobutyric acid (Aba) as a(More)
UNLABELLED A pentapeptide, Gly-Pro-Arg-Pro-Pro, with high affinity for alpha-chain-fibrin was labeled with (99m)Tc ((99m)Tc-TP850) and evaluated in swine to image experimental venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis [DVT]) and pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS Scatchard analysis was performed to determine fibrin affinity for TP850 and the number of(More)
Localization of infection is critical for both diagnosis and treatment. Several radioactive compounds such as (67)Gallium citrate, (111I)ndium and (99m)Technetium-labeled leukocytes, peptides and antibodies have been used to localize sites of bacterial infection and phlegmons when anatomical imaging techniques failed. With labeled leukocytes the major(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide have high affinity for VPAC1, VPAC2 and PAC1 receptors overexpressed on human cancer cells. Four potent analogues of these peptides, TP3939, TP3982, TP4200 and TP3805 were labeled with (64)Cu and evaluated ex vivo and in vivo to asses their biological activity and receptor(More)
OBJECTIVES To prepare 99m technetium (99mTc)-labeled neurotensin (NT) peptide and to evaluate the feasibility of imaging oncogene NT receptors overexpressed in human small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) cells. METHODS The NT analogue (Nalpha-His)Ac-NT(8-13) was synthesized such that histidine was attached at the N-terminus. The analogue was labeled with(More)
UNLABELLED Detection of a new or recurrent breast cancer lesion relies on physical examination and imaging studies, primarily mammography, followed by histopathologic evaluation of biopsy tissue for morphologic confirmation. Approximately 66%-85% of detected lesions are not malignant. Therefore, biopsies are unnecessary for at least two thirds of patients.(More)
In 2005, breast cancer will kill approximately 40,410 women in the U.S., and pancreatic cancer will kill approximately 31,800 men and women in the U.S. Clinical examination and mammography, the currently accepted breast cancer screening methods, miss almost half of breast cancers in women younger than 40 years, approximately one-quarter of cancers in women(More)
95% of patients with ductal pancreatic cancer carry 12th codon activating mutations in their KRAS2 oncogenes. Early whole body imaging of mutant KRAS2 mRNA activation in pancreatic cancer would contribute to disease management. Scintigraphic hybridization probes to visualize gene activity in vivo constitute a new paradigm in molecular imaging. We have(More)
There is a compelling need to image pancreas cancer at an early stage. Human pancreas cancer cells display elevated levels of KRAS protein due to high copy numbers of KRAS mRNA, and elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) due to overexpression of IGF1R mRNA. Therefore we hypothesized that pancreas cancer could be detected in vivo(More)
UNLABELLED Among U.S. men, prostate cancer (PC) accounts for 29% of all newly diagnosed cancers. A reliable scintigraphic agent to image PC and its metastatic or recurrent lesions and to determine the effectiveness of its treatment will contribute to the management of this disease. All PC overexpresses VPAC1 receptors. This investigation evaluated a probe(More)