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High-Resolution Optical Mapping of Inflammatory Macrophages Following Endovascular Arterial Injury.
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PMID:  23090852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Inflammation following arterial injury mediates vascular restenosis, a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity. Here we utilize intravital microscopy (IVM) and a dextran-coated nanosensor to spatially map inflammatory macrophages in vivo following endovascular injury of murine carotid arteries. PROCEDURES: C57Bl/6 mice (n = 23) underwent endovascular guidewire carotid arterial injury. At day 14 or day 28 post-injury, mice underwent fluorescence IVM, 24 h after injection with the near-infrared fluorescent macrophage nanosensor CLIO-VT680. Adventitial collagen was concomitantly imaged using second harmonic generation (SHG) IVM. Correlative fluorescence microscopy and immunohistochemistry were performed. RESULTS: Two-plane IVM reconstructions detected macrophage inflammation in the arterial wall that was elevated at day 14 compared to day 28 animals (P < 0.05). SHG-based collagen imaging of the outer arterial wall facilitated analysis of the macrophage-rich, inflamed neointima. Histological analyses and fluorescence microscopy data demonstrated increased macrophage infiltration in day 14 compared to day 28 neointima. CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrate that the macrophage response to arterial injury can be imaged in vivo using IVM-based molecular imaging, and shows a higher macrophage influx at day 14 compared to day 28 post-injury.
Amit Saxena; Chase W Kessinger; Brian Thompson; Jason R McCarthy; Yoshiko Iwamoto; Charles P Lin; Farouc A Jaffer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-23
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Title:  Molecular imaging and biology : MIB : the official publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1860-2002     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol Imaging Biol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101125610     Medline TA:  Mol Imaging Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Room 3206, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.
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