Tsui-Jung Chang

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UNLABELLED 2-Deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-d-glucose ([(18)F]FDG), [(18)F]fluoroacetate ([(18)F]FAc) and [(18)F]fluoromisonidazole ([(18)F]FMISO) were all considered to be positron emission tomography (PET) probes for tumor diagnosis, though based on different rationale of tissue uptake. This study compared the biodistribution, pharmacokinetics and imaging of these(More)
The mechanisms by which insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) cooperates with membrane ion transport system to modulate epithelial cell motility and proliferation remain poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of electroneutral KCl cotransport (KCC), in IGF-1-dependent invasiveness and proliferation of cervical and ovarian cancer cells. IGF-1(More)
Nanoliposomes are useful carriers in drug delivery. Radiolabeled nanoliposomes have potential applications in radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging. In this study, the biodistribution and pharmacokinetics of 188Re-BMEDA-labelled pegylated liposomes (RBLPL) and unencapsulated 188Re-BMEDA administered by the i.v. route in murine C26-colon tumour-bearing mice(More)
BACKGROUND Nanoliposomes are designed as carriers capable of packaging drugs through passive targeting tumor sites by enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effects. In the present study the biodistribution, pharmacokinetics, micro single-photon emission computed tomography (micro-SPECT/CT) image, dosimetry, and therapeutic efficacy of (188)Re-labeled(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant human factor IX (rhFIX) is a 56 kDa glycoprotein with full biological activity providing a guarantee of freedom from blood-borne viral contamination in the therapy of hemophilia B, but no data are available on the distribution of transgenic pig-produced rhFIX post injection (p.i.). Therefore, an 131I-radiolabeled rhFIX was developed(More)
The effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (5-androsten-3beta-ol-17-one; DHEA) and related steroids on the capsaicin receptor-mediated current were studied in acutely dissociated rat dorsal root ganglion neurons using the whole-cell voltage-clamp technique. DHEA rapidly and reversibly inhibited the capsaicin-induced current in a concentration-dependent manner,(More)
Nanocarriers can selectively target cancer sites and carry payloads, thereby improving diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness and reducing toxicity. The objective of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of a new co-delivery radiochemotherapeutics of (188)Re-N,N-bis (2-mercaptoethyl)-N',N'-diethylethylenediamine (BMEDA)-labeled pegylated(More)
Liposomes can selectively target cancer sites and carry payloads, thereby improving diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness and reducing toxicity. To evaluate therapeutic strategies, it is essential to use animal models reflecting important safety aspects before clinical application. The objective of this study was to investigate acute radiotoxicity of(More)
UNLABELLED A dosimetric analysis was performed to evaluate nanoliposomes as carriers of radionuclides ((188)Re-liposomes) and radiochemotherapeutic drugs [(188)Re-doxorubicin (DXR)-liposomes] in internal radiotherapy for colon carcinoma, as evaluated in mice. METHODS Pharmacokinetic data for (188)Re-N, N-bis (2-mercaptoethyl)-N',N'-diethylethylenediamine(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of a radioisotope with a chemotherapeutic agent in a liposomal carrier (ie, Indium-111-labeled polyethylene glycol pegylated liposomal vinorelbine, [(111)In-VNB-liposome]) has been reported to show better therapeutic efficiency in tumor growth suppression. Nevertheless, the challenge remains as to whether this therapeutic effect(More)