Andrei Iagaru

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  • Positron Emission Tomography of Cu-64-DOTA-Rituximab in a Transgenic Mouse Model Expressing Human CD20 for Clinical Translation to Image NHL MOLECULAR IMAGING AND BIOLOGY Natarajan, A., Gowrishankar, G., Nielsen, C. H., Wang, S., Iagaru, A., Goris, M. L., Gambhir, S. S. 2012; 14 (5): 608-616

    Abstract:

    This study aims to evaluate (64)Cu-DOTA-rituximab (PETRIT) in a preclinical transgenic mouse model expressing human CD20 for potential clinical translation.(64)Cu was chelated to DOTA-rituximab. Multiple radiolabeling, quality assurance, and imaging experiments were performed. The human CD20 antigen was expressed in B cells of transgenic mice (CD20TM). The mice groups studied were: (a) control (nude mice, n?=?3) that received 7.4 MBq/dose, (b) with pre-dose (CD20TM, n?=?6) received 2 mg/kg pre-dose of cold rituximab prior to PETRIT of 7.4 MBq/dose, and (c) without pre-dose (CD20TM, n?=?6) PETRIT alone received 7.4 MBq/dose. Small animal PET was used to image mice at various time points (0, 1, 2, 4, 24, 48, and 72 h). The OLINDA/EXM software was used to determine the human equivalent dose for individual organs.PETRIT was obtained with a specific activity of 545?±?38.91 MBq/nmole, radiochemical purity >95%, and immunoreactivity >75%. At 24 h, spleenic uptake of PETRIT%ID/g (mean?±?STD) with and without pre-dose was 1.76?±?0.43% and 16.5?±?0.45%, respectively (P value?=?0.01). Liver uptake with and without pre-dose was 0.41?±?0.51% and 0.52?±?0.17% (P value?=?0.86), respectively. The human equivalents of highest dose organs with and without pre-dose are osteogenic cells at 30.8?±?0.4 ?Sv/MBq and the spleen at 99?±?4 ?Sv/MBq, respectively.PET imaging with PETRIT in huCD20 transgenic mice provided human dosimetry data for eventual applications in non-Hodgkins lymphoma patients.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11307-011-0537-8

    View details for Web of Science ID 000308819300011

    View details for PubMedID 22231277

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