Gadolinium-Deferasirox-D-Glucosamine: Novel Anti-Tumor and MR Molecular (Theranostic) Imaging Agent
Ahmad Molaei Rad,
Seyed Ali Delbaz,
Seyed Esmaeil Sadat Ebrahimi,
Amir x Amir Javidi,
Ali Jabbari Arabzadeh,
Mehdi Shafiee Ardestani.
Target and purpose: Cancer and heart disease are hard maladies in human communities. To recognize these kinds of diseases
in primary states can help for remission and decreasing the expenses. One of the best techniques for recognizing is
imaging of the tissue.
Methods: The main reason of this study is to survey the design of molecules Gd3+ - Defrasirox - DG as a type of glucose
labeled with gadolinium to capture more specific cancer tissue and heart by MRI instrument as a technique extremely accurate
and sensitive not too costly and lack of radioactive half-life compared with radioactive 18FDGas competing compound.
Result: In this research, glucose is combined with Deferasirox for making complexes with gadolinium. With replacing the
new compound of advanced imaging technology, it transferred from nuclear medicine to Radiology and the results were
evaluated in vitro and in vivo that indicated the success in imaging of the heart and cancer in animal tumor model.
Conclusion: The mechanism of cancer cells death is through activation of TNF-α system. At present, due to the lack of
radiation and radioactive half-life and low production cost and high access to MRI compared with PET, this compound
can be considered as 18FDG opponent in the near future as the new MRI successor agent.
Keywords: Contrast agents, Defrasirox, cancerous tissue, MRI.
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