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Antitumor necrosis factor- antibody-coupled gold nanorods as nanoprobes for molecular optoacoustic imaging in arthritis

 
: Fournelle, M.; Bost, W.; Tarner, I.H.; Lehmberg, T.; Weiß, E.; Lemor, R.; Dinser, R.

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Nanomedicine. Nanotechnology, biology and medicine 8 (2012), Nr.3, S.346-354
ISSN: 1549-9642
ISSN: 1549-9634
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IBMT ()

Abstract
Optoacoustic molecular imaging can provide spatially resolved information about the presence of molecular markers in vivo. We synthesized elongated gold nanorods having an absorption maximum in the range of 1064 nm modified with the antibodies infliximab and certolizumab for targeting TNF- to detect inflammation in arthritic mouse knees. We showed an differential enhancement of optoacoustic signal amplitudes after the injection of infliximab-, but not certolizumab-modified and PEGylated control particles on arthritic and healthy control mice by using a fast-scanning optoacoustic imaging platform based on a pulsed Nd:YAG laser and a single focused ultrasound transducer. The excellent photoacoustic properties of the gold nanorods confirmed the overexpression of TNF- in arthritic knees. Due to the uncomplicated coupling chemistry and the scalability of ultrasound-based imaging approaches, these results potentially allow a transfer to various preclinical and clinical appl ications. From the Clinical Editor: Gold nanorods were modified with TNF- targeting antibodies and used to detect inflammation in arthritic mouse knees via optoaoustic imaging. A fast-scanning optoacoustic imaging platform based on a pulsed Nd:YAG laser and a single focused ultrasound transducer was utilized for imaging. The excellent photoacoustic properties of these gold nanorods confirmed the overexpression of TNF-, paving the way towards further preclinical and future clinical applications.

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