Peptides for In Vivo Target-Specific Cancer Imaging

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

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 10 , Issue 1 , 2010

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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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Year: 2010
Page: [87 - 97]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/138955710791112596

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