Olga Reifschneider

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PURPOSE To explore the feasibility of tracking thulium (Tm)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-α,α',α'',α'''-tetramethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTMA)-labeled cells in vivo by means of highly shifted proton magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as a potential alternative to established cell-tracking methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS All animal experiments were(More)
The distribution of different chemical elements from a nanosilver-coated bone implant was visualized, combining the benefits of two complementary methods for elemental bioimaging, the nondestructive micro X-ray fluorescence (μ-XRF), and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Challenges caused by the physically inhomogeneous(More)
This work presents a quantitative bioimaging method for platinum based on laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and its application for a biomedical study concerning toxic side effects of cisplatin. To trace the histopathology back to cisplatin, platinum was localized and quantified in major functional units of testicle, cochlea,(More)
A novel quantification approach for tissue imaging using laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) based on tissue embedding in cold-curing resins (Technovit 7100) is presented. With respect to massive side effects on cisplatin, the platinum distribution at different time intervals after cisplatin treatment of mice was(More)
A new method for elemental bioimaging with laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) was developed and applied to study the uptake of manganese (Mn) in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). C. elegans is a well-established model organism in neuroscience, genetics and genomics, which has been extensively studied to decipher(More)
RATIONALE Biological functions of metals are not only specified by the element itself, but also by its chemical form and by its organ, cell and subcellular location. The developed laser ablation based setup enables spatially resolved analysis with simultaneous elemental and molecular mass spectrometry (MS) and promises therefore localization, identification(More)
In this study, the cellular uptake of the second generation photosensitizer 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(3-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin (mTHPP) was investigated using laser ablation coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) at a spatial resolution of 10 μm. To achieve high sensitivity, the photosensitizer was tagged with palladium. As a tumor(More)
Due to the fact that cellular therapies are increasingly finding application in clinical trials and promise success by treatment of fatal diseases, monitoring strategies to investigate the delivery of the therapeutic cells to the target organs are getting more and more into the focus of modern in vivo imaging methods. In order to monitor the distribution of(More)
RATIONALE The functions and properties of compounds are not only specified by their chemical structures, but also by their location inside a sample. Mass spectrometry is a powerful tool for imaging, whereby the kind of sample and compound depend on the used sampling and ionization methods. The developed laser ablation mass spectrometry method delivers high(More)
An analytical method using laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) was developed and applied to assess enrichment of 10B-containing p-boronophenylalanine-fructose (BPA-f) and its pharmacokinetic distribution in human tissues after application for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). High spatial resolution (50 μm) and limits(More)
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