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Gadolinium-conjugated PLA-PEG nanoparticles as liver targeted molecular MRI contrast agent.
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PMID:  21091273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A nanoparticle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent targeted to liver was developed by conjugation of gadolinium (Gd) chelate groups onto the biocompatible poly(l-lactide)-block-poly (ethylene glycol) (PLA-PEG) nanoparticles. PLA-PEG conjugated with diethylenetriaminopentaacetic acid (DTPA) was used to formulate PLA-PEG-DTPA nanoparticles by solvent diffusion method, and then Gd was loaded onto the nanoparticles by chelated with the unfolding DTPA on the surface of the PLA-PEG-DTPA nanoparticles. The mean size of the nanoparticles was 265.9 ± 6.7 nm. The relaxivity of the Gd-labeled nanoparticles was measured, and the distribution in vivo was evaluated in rats. Compared with conventional contrast agent (Magnevist), the Gd-labeled PLA-PEG nanoparticles showed significant enhancement both on liver targeting ability and imaging signal intensity. The T(1) and T(2) relaxivities per [Gd] of the Gd-labeled nanoparticles was 18.865 mM(-1) s(-1) and 24.863 mM(-1) s(-1) at 3 T, respectively. In addition, the signal intensity in vivo was stronger comparing with the Gd-DTPA and the T(1) weight time was lasting for 4.5 h. The liver targeting efficiency of the Gd-labeled PLA-PEG nanoparticles in rats was 14.57 comparing with Magnevist injection. Therefore, the Gd-labeled nanoparticles showed the potential as targeting molecular MRI contrast agent for further clinical utilization.
Zhijin Chen; Dexin Yu; Chunxi Liu; Xiaoyan Yang; Na Zhang; Chunhong Ma; Jibin Song; Zaijun Lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of drug targeting     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1029-2330     ISO Abbreviation:  J Drug Target     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312476     Medline TA:  J Drug Target     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Pharmaceutical Science, Shandong University, Ji'nan, People's Republic of China.
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