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Specificity of translocator protein-targeted positron emission tomography in inflammatory joint disease (2020)
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Helo, Y., Searle, G. E., Borghese, F., Abraham, S., & Saleem, A. (2020). Specificity of translocator protein-targeted positron emission tomography in inflammatory joint disease. EJNMMI Research, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13550-020-00736-9

© 2020, The Author(s). Objective: Expression of the translocator protein (TSPO) on inflammatory cells has facilitated imaging of synovitis with TSPO-targeted positron emission tomography (PET). We aimed to quantitatively assess the specificity of the... Read More about Specificity of translocator protein-targeted positron emission tomography in inflammatory joint disease.

Advanced imaging for quantification of abnormalities in the salivary glands of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (2020)
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Jimenez-Royo, P., Bombardieri, M., Ciurtin, C., Kostapanos, M., Tappuni, A. R., Jordan, N., …Tarzi, R. (in press). Advanced imaging for quantification of abnormalities in the salivary glands of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keaa624

Objectives To assess non-invasive imaging for detection and quantification of gland structure, inflammation and function in patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) using PET-CT with 11C-Methionine (11C-MET; radiolabelled amino acid), and 18F-... Read More about Advanced imaging for quantification of abnormalities in the salivary glands of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome.

A positron emission tomography imaging study to confirm target engagement in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis following a single dose of a novel inhaled αvβ6 integrin inhibitor (2020)
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Maher, T. M., Simpson, J. K., Porter, J. C., Wilson, F. J., Chan, R., Eames, R., …Vahdati-Bolouri, M. (2020). A positron emission tomography imaging study to confirm target engagement in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis following a single dose of a novel inhaled αvβ6 integrin inhibitor. Respiratory Research, 21(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12931-020-01339-7

© 2020 The Author(s). Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive lung disease with poor prognosis and a significant unmet medical need. This study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and target engagement in the... Read More about A positron emission tomography imaging study to confirm target engagement in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis following a single dose of a novel inhaled αvβ6 integrin inhibitor.

Integrin αvβ6 Positron Emission Tomography Imaging in Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Pulmonary Radiation Therapy (2020)
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Saleem, A., Helo, Y., Win, Z., Dale, R., Cook, J., Searle, G. E., & Wells, P. (2020). Integrin αvβ6 Positron Emission Tomography Imaging in Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Pulmonary Radiation Therapy. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 107(2), 370-376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.02.014

© 2020 Elsevier Inc. Purpose: Post radiation therapy (RT) lung fibrosis is a major barrier to improved cure rate in lung cancer. Integrin αvβ6 plays a key role in fibrogenesis by activating transforming growth factor-β. Positron emission tomography (... Read More about Integrin αvβ6 Positron Emission Tomography Imaging in Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Pulmonary Radiation Therapy.

Clinical quantification of the integrin αvβ6 by [18F]FB-A20FMDV2 positron emission tomography in healthy and fibrotic human lung (PETAL Study) (2019)
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Lukey, P. T., Coello, C., Gunn, R., Parker, C., Wilson, F. J., Saleem, A., …Marshall, R. P. (2020). Clinical quantification of the integrin αvβ6 by [18F]FB-A20FMDV2 positron emission tomography in healthy and fibrotic human lung (PETAL Study). European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 47(4), 967-979. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-019-04586-z

© 2019, The Author(s). Purpose: The RGD-integrin, αvβ6, plays a role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis through activation of transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ). This study sought to quantify expression of αvβ6 in the lungs of healthy huma... Read More about Clinical quantification of the integrin αvβ6 by [18F]FB-A20FMDV2 positron emission tomography in healthy and fibrotic human lung (PETAL Study).

A Microdose PET Study of the Safety, Immunogenicity, Biodistribution, and Radiation Dosimetry of 18F-FBA20FMDV2 for Imaging the Integrin αvβ6 (2018)
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Keat, N., Kenny, J., Chen, K., Onega, M., Garman, N., Slack, R. J., …Lukey, P. T. (2018). A Microdose PET Study of the Safety, Immunogenicity, Biodistribution, and Radiation Dosimetry of 18F-FBA20FMDV2 for Imaging the Integrin αvβ6. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 46(2), 136-143. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.117.203547

The αvβ6 integrin is involved in the pathogenesis of cancer and fibrosis. A radiolabeled 20-amino-acid αvβ6-binding peptide, derived from the foot and mouth virus (NAVPNLRGDLQVLAQKVART [A20FMDV2]), has been developed to image αvβ6 levels preclinicall... Read More about A Microdose PET Study of the Safety, Immunogenicity, Biodistribution, and Radiation Dosimetry of 18F-FBA20FMDV2 for Imaging the Integrin αvβ6.

Translocator protein as an imaging marker of macrophage and stromal activation in rheumatoid arthritis pannus (2018)
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Narayan, N., Owen, D. R., Mandhair, H., Smyth, E., Carlucci, F., Saleem, A., …Taylor, P. C. (2018). Translocator protein as an imaging marker of macrophage and stromal activation in rheumatoid arthritis pannus. Journal of nuclear medicine, 59(7), 1125-1132. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.117.202200

PET radioligands targeted to translocator protein (TSPO) offer a highly sensitive and specific means of imaging joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Through high expression of TSPO on activated macrophages, TSPO PET has been widely report... Read More about Translocator protein as an imaging marker of macrophage and stromal activation in rheumatoid arthritis pannus.

Clinical translation of a click-labeled 18F-octreotate radioligand for imaging neuroendocrine tumors (2016)
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Dubash, S. R., Nicholas Keat, , Mapelli, P., Twyman, F., Carroll, L., Kozlowski, K., …Aboagye, E. O. (2016). Clinical translation of a click-labeled 18F-octreotate radioligand for imaging neuroendocrine tumors. Journal of nuclear medicine, 57(8), 1207-1213. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.115.169532

© 2016 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Inc. We conducted the first-in-human study of 18F-fluoroethyl triazole [Tyr3] octreotate (18F-FET-βAG-TOCA) in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to evaluate biodistribution, do... Read More about Clinical translation of a click-labeled 18F-octreotate radioligand for imaging neuroendocrine tumors.