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3'-Deoxy-3'-[(18)F]-fluorothymidine ([(18)F]-FLT) transport in newly diagnosed glioma: correlation with nucleoside transporter expression, vascularization, and blood-brain barrier permeability.
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PMID:  23423309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
3'-Deoxy-3'-[(18)F]-fluorothymidine ([(18)F]-FLT), a marker of cellular proliferation, has been used in positron emission tomography (PET) examination of gliomas. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the uptake of [(18)F]-FLT in glioma correlates with messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of the equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1), microvascular density (assessed by CD34 immunohistochemistry), and the blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown. A total of 21 patients with newly diagnosed glioma were examined with [(18)F]-FLT PET. Tumor lesions were identified as areas of focally increased [(18)F]-FLT uptake, exceeding that of surrounding normal tissue. Dynamic analysis of [(18)F]-FLT PET revealed correlations between the phosphorylation rate constant k (3) and ENT1 expression; however there was no correlation between the kinetic parameters and CD34 score. There was a good correlation between the gadolinium (Gd) enhancement score (evaluating BBB breakdown) and ENT1 expression, CD34 score, and Ki-67 index. This preliminary study suggests that ENT1 expression might not reflect accumulation of [(18)F]-FLT in vivo due to BBB permeability in glioma.
Aya Shinomiya; Keisuke Miyake; Masaki Okada; Takehiro Nakamura; Nobuyuki Kawai; Yoshio Kushida; Reiji Haba; Nobuyuki Kudomi; Masaaki Tokuda; Takashi Tamiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain tumor pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1861-387X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Tumor Pathol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9716507     Medline TA:  Brain Tumor Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurological Surgery, Kagawa University Faculty of Medicine, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki, Kagawa, 761-0173, Japan,
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