Roger Schibli

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Slow-clearing, tumor-targeting proteins such as monoclonal antibodies typically exhibit high tumor accumulation but low tissue contrast, whereas intermediate-sized proteins such as scFvs show faster clearance but only moderate tumor accumulation. For both, tumor targeting does not seem to improve further above an optimal affinity. We show here that with(More)
PURPOSE A novel [(68)Ga]-labeled DOTA-4-amino-1-carboxymethyl-piperidine-D-Phe-Gln-Trp-Ala-Val-Gly-His-Sta-Leu-NH2 peptide (BAY86-7548) having high affinity to bombesin receptor subtype II to detect primary and metastatic prostate carcinoma using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was synthesized and evaluated for prostate cancer. (More)
Recent progress in the synthesis of water-soluble phosphine ligand systems and their corresponding 99mTc complexes prompted the development of a new bifunctional chelating agent (BFCA) based on a tetradentate dithiadiphosphine framework (P2S2-COOH). The detailed synthesis of this new BFCA is described here. The corresponding 99mTc complex, 99mTc-P2S2-COOH,(More)
UNLABELLED A new peptide labeling method that uses the organometallic aquaion [99mTc(H2O)3(CO)3]+ has been developed. METHODS A selection of amino acids was labeled at different concentrations with the organometallic aquaion, and the labeling yield was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. This investigation has shown histidine to be a(More)
The folate receptor (FR) is highly expressed on most epithelial cancer cells, while normal cells show only restricted expression of FR. As a result, the FR is an ideal target for receptor-based molecular imaging and therapy of cancer and has become a promising target in oncology. To date, several folate-based chemotherapeutics and imaging probes such as(More)
The cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor plays an important role in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease and is therefore a very promising target for therapeutic approaches as well as for imaging. Based on the literature, we identified one 4-oxoquinoline(More)
Human cytosolic thymidine kinase (hTK1) has proven to be a suitable target for noninvasive imaging of cancer cell proliferation using radiolabeled substrates such as [ (18)F]fluorothymidine ([ (18)F]FLT). However, a thymidine tracer useful for single photon emission tomography (SPECT) based on the inexpensive radionuclide technetium-99m would be of(More)
UNLABELLED In recent years, implementation of (68)Ga-radiometalated peptides for PET imaging of cancer has attracted the attention of clinicians. Herein, we propose the use of (44)Sc (half-life = 3.97 h, average β(+) energy [Eβ(+)av] = 632 keV) as a valuable alternative to (68)Ga (half-life = 68 min, Eβ(+)av = 830 keV) for imaging and dosimetry before(More)
Animal models are believed to be predictive for drug development in human health care. While LD50 studies of drug candidates have always been performed in animals like rodents or dogs, efficacy and adverse effect studies using animals as a model for humans were prompted only in the late 1950s, as a consequence of the thalidomide scandal, where thousands of(More)