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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

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ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Peptides for In Vivo Target-Specific Cancer Imaging

Author(s): G. Ferro-Flores, F. de M. Ramirez, L. Melendez-Alafort and C. L. Santos-Cuevas

Volume 10, Issue 1, 2010

Page: [87 - 97] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/138955710791112596

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Abstract

Molecular imaging comprises non-invasive monitoring of functional and spatiotemporal processes at molecular and cellular levels in living systems. Advanced imaging techniques can monitor such processes. Peptide receptors over-expressed in tumours can be targeted by peptides conjugated to radionuclides, near-infrared fluorochromes, metallic nanoparticles or quantum dots for target-specific cancer imaging.

Keywords: Peptides, molecular imaging, quantum-dots, nanoparticles

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