|Title:||Preparation of polymer-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent to visualize therapeutic angiogenesis.|
Saga, Tsuneo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7801-9316 (unconfirmed)
|Author's alias:||田畑, 泰彦|
|Publisher:||Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.|
|Journal title:||Tissue engineering. Part A|
|Abstract:||The objective of this study was to design and prepare a new contrast agent of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the evaluation of therapeutic angiogenesis. Diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) residue of a chelator was chemically introduced to dextran with a molecular weight of 74,000 (dextran-DTPA). Cyclic peptide containing an arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) sequence (cyclic RGD) with an inherent affinity for the α(v)β(3) integrin was then introduced to dextran-DTPA (Cyclic RGD-dextran-DTPA). Gd(3+) was added to cyclic RGD-dextran-DTPA to prepare a dextran-based MR contrast agent (Cyclic RGD-dextran-DTPA-Gd). Cyclic RGD-dextran-DTPA-Gd had affinity for cells expressing the α(v)β(3) integrin and showed a higher longitudinal relaxivity compared with DTPA-Gd of an MR contrast agent clinically used. Right femoral, external iliac, and deep femoral and circumflex arteries and veins were surgically ligated to prepare a mouse model of hindlimb ischemia. A laser Doppler analysis and histological evaluation confirmed that hindlimb ischemia healed naturally and was accompanied by angiogenesis, while α(v)β(3) integrin was expressed in the ischemic-angiogenic region without any treatment. Mice at 7 days after vascular ligation were used as an angiogenesis model. When intravenously injected into mice with hindlimb ischemia, cyclic RGD-dextran-DTPA accumulated in the ischemic-angiogenic region and showed the MR ability to detect the ischemic-angiogenic region. It is concluded that cyclic RGD-dextran-DTPA-Gd is a promising material for evaluation of therapeutic angiogenesis.|
|Rights:||This is a copy of an article published in the Tissue Engineering Part A.|
©2012 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
"Tissue Engineering Part A" is available online at: http://online.liebertpub.com.
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Articles|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.