Recent advances in basic science have established that inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Inflammatory cells are thought to be responsible for the transformation of a stable plaque into a vulnerable one. Lymphocytes constitute at least 20 % of infiltrating cells in these vulnerable plaques. Therefore, the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor, being overexpressed on activated T lymphocytes, may represent an attractive biomarker for plaque vulnerability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the specificity of radiolabelled IL-2 [(99m)Tc-hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC)-IL-2] for imaging the lymphocytic infiltration in carotid plaques in vivo by planar and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT imaging and ex vivo by microSPECT and autoradiography.

Glaudemans, A., Bonanno, E., Galli, F., Zeebregts, C., de Vries, E., Koole, M., et al. (2014). In vivo and in vitro evidence that ⁹⁹mTc-HYNIC-interleukin-2 is able to detect T lymphocytes in vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid artery. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING, 41(9), 1710-1719 [10.1007/s00259-014-2764-0].

In vivo and in vitro evidence that ⁹⁹mTc-HYNIC-interleukin-2 is able to detect T lymphocytes in vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid artery

BONANNO, ELENA;
2014-09

Abstract

Recent advances in basic science have established that inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Inflammatory cells are thought to be responsible for the transformation of a stable plaque into a vulnerable one. Lymphocytes constitute at least 20 % of infiltrating cells in these vulnerable plaques. Therefore, the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor, being overexpressed on activated T lymphocytes, may represent an attractive biomarker for plaque vulnerability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the specificity of radiolabelled IL-2 [(99m)Tc-hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC)-IL-2] for imaging the lymphocytic infiltration in carotid plaques in vivo by planar and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT imaging and ex vivo by microSPECT and autoradiography.
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
English
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Aged; Autoradiography; Biological Transport; Carotid Arteries; Female; Humans; Interleukin-12; Male; Middle Aged; Multimodal Imaging; Organotechnetium Compounds; Plaque, Atherosclerotic; T-Lymphocytes; Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Glaudemans, A., Bonanno, E., Galli, F., Zeebregts, C., de Vries, E., Koole, M., et al. (2014). In vivo and in vitro evidence that ⁹⁹mTc-HYNIC-interleukin-2 is able to detect T lymphocytes in vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid artery. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING, 41(9), 1710-1719 [10.1007/s00259-014-2764-0].
Glaudemans, A; Bonanno, E; Galli, F; Zeebregts, C; de Vries, E; Koole, M; Luurtsema, G; Boersma, H; Taurino, M; Slart, R; Signore, A
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