Articles by Shih-Ting Hsu in JoVE
Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Rat Common Carotid Artery Shao-Chieh Chiu1, Shih-Ting Hsu1, Chiun-Wei Huang1, Wu-Chung Shen2, Shin-Lei Peng2 1Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging and Translation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 2Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science, China Medical University The overall goal of this procedure is to measure the blood flow in the rat common carotid artery by using noninvasive phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging.
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Evaluation of Prognostic Integrin α2β1 PET Tracer and Concurrent Targeting Delivery Using Focused Ultrasound for Brain Glioma Detection Molecular Pharmaceutics. Nov, 2014 | Pubmed ID: 25153169 The ability to early detect and assess the treatment response of recurrent and/or disseminated metastatic glioblastoma is critical for the effective management of this group of patients. Accumulating experimental evidence indicates that integrin α2β1 might be a prognostic biomarker for advanced phenotype of cancers. In this study, a novel (68)Ga-labeled integrin α2β1-targeted PET tracer (68)Ga-NOTA-PEG4-cyclo (GDGEAyK) ((68)Ga-A2B1) was designed and evaluated for the potential prognostic imaging of glioblastoma tumor in preclinical model. To prospectively verify the prognostic value of integrin α2β1, the in vitro Western blot and flow cytometry studies were performed to validate the integrin expression level of human glioblastoma (U87MG) cells. Extremely high expression level of integrin α2β1 justifies its role as a potential targeting marker. Thus, (68)Ga-A2B1 positron emission tomography was performed in subcutaneous U87MG tumor bearing athymic mice at 15 min postinjection after injection of 7-8MBq tracers. The receptor targeting specificity was confirmed in a competition blocking experiment. The tumor uptake of (68)Ga-A2B1 in the control and blockage groups was 1.57 ± 0.13 %ID/g (n = 3) and 0.96 ± 0.23 %ID/g** (n = 3), respectively. However, because of the quick renal washout rate and labile nature of peptide tracers in circulation conditions, the focus ultrasound (FUS) mediated delivery method was adopted to enhance tumor uptake and retention of tracers. To test the FUS delivery efficacy in vivo, three experimental arms were designed as follows: tumor bearing mice were administrated with (68)Ga-A2B1 only or microbubbles (MBs) with FUS treatment ((68)Ga-A2B1 + FUS + MBs) or embedded (68)Ga-A2B1-microbubbles ((68)Ga-A2B1-MBs + FUS) followed with FUS sonication. The average radioactivity accumulation within a tumor was quantified from the multiple region of interest volumes using the %ID/g value and was analyzed in accordance with the ex vivo autoradiographic and pathologic data. The significant tumor uptake in (68)Ga-A2B1 + FUS +MBs group (n = 6) and (68)Ga-A2B1-MBs + FUS group (n = 4) following FUS treatment were calculated as 2.25 ± 0.50 %ID/g* and 2.6 ± 0.49 %ID/g**, comparing with (68)Ga-A2B1 only group 1.48 ± 0.42 %ID/g (n = 10). These results suggest that there is significant difference in (68)Ga-A2B1 tumor uptake by FUS treatment either with or without tracer integration with microbubbles, which demonstrate a promising delivery strategy and critical multimodal setting for phenotyping imaging of aggressive glioma tumor. In conclusion, (68)Ga labeled (68)Ga-A2B1 allows noninvasive imaging of tumor-associated α2β1 expression and can be embedded in MB lipid shell for enhanced delivery and controlled release by sonoporation.
The Use of PET Imaging for Prognostic Integrin αβ Phenotyping to Detect Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Monitor Drug Resistance Responses Theranostics. 2017 | Pubmed ID: 29109795 Growing evidence has demonstrated that aberrant expression of integrin α2β1 might contribute to the invasion, metastasis and drug resistance of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thus, the integrin α2β1 targeting Ga-DOTA-A2B1 tracer was validated in NSCLC in contrast to accumulation of the clinically used F-FDG PET tracer to see if Ga-DOTA-A2B1-PET imaging can offer a valuable and critical diagnostic imaging criterion for the identification of phenotypes of aggressive lung cancer.