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Design and evaluation of radiolabeled tracers for tumor imaging
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Protein Technology.
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Protein Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9282-0174
2013 (English)In: Biotechnology and applied biochemistry, ISSN 0885-4513, E-ISSN 1470-8744, Vol. 60, no 4, 365-383 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The growing understanding of tumor biology and the identification of tumor-specific genetic and molecular alterations, such as the overexpression of membrane receptors and other proteins, allows for personalization of patient management using targeted therapies. However, this puts stringent demands on the diagnostic tools used to identify patients who are likely to respond to a particular treatment. Radionuclide molecular imaging is a promising noninvasive method to visualize and characterize the expression of such targets. A number of different proteins, from full-length antibodies and their derivatives to small scaffold proteins and peptide receptor-ligands, have been applied to molecular imaging, each demonstrating strengths and weaknesses. Here, we discuss the concept of molecular targeting and, in particular, molecular imaging of cancer-associated targets. Additionally, we describe important biotechnological considerations and desired features when designing and developing tracers for radionuclide molecular imaging.

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2013. Vol. 60, no 4, 365-383 p.
Keyword [en]
radionuclide molecular imaging, HER2, radiotracer, cancer, protein engineering, radiolabeling
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-128496DOI: 10.1002/bab.1111ISI: 000323378600001OAI: diva2:648151
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research Swedish Research Council

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Available from: 2013-09-13 Created: 2013-09-12 Last updated: 2013-09-13Bibliographically approved

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