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A paramagnetic contrast agent with myeloperoxidase-sensing properties

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Abstract

Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is an essential component of inflammatory response in norm and pathology. With an ultimate goal of non-invasive imaging of MPO we used a gadolinium-chelating bis(5-hydroxytrytamide) derivative of diethylenetetraamine pentaacetic acid (L1–Gd3+salt) as a paramagnetic sensor of enzymatic activity. We tested whether L1–Gd3+ is active in reducing the oxidized form of myeloperoxidase, generated as a result of hydrogen peroxide reduction by the enzyme. We expected that upon activation by MPO/H2O2 L1–Gd3+ would not only oligomerise but also bind to other macromolecules present in the media and that the overall process will give rise to a net T1-weighted MRI signal increase.

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The article was received on 01 Feb 2006, accepted on 16 Mar 2006 and first published on 12 Apr 2006


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B601540A
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006,4, 1887-1895

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    A paramagnetic contrast agent with myeloperoxidase-sensing properties

    M. Querol, J. W. Chen and A. A. Bogdanov, Jr., Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 1887
    DOI: 10.1039/B601540A

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