Molecular Imaging Center, University of Southern California

The Molecular Imaging Center focuses on the development of novel tracers (peptides, proteins, growth factors, antibodies, and antibody fragments-based) for near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence, MRI, SPECT, and PET imaging of small animal tumor xenografts and, potentially, of cancer patients.

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  1. Liu S, Li Z-B, Yep LP, Huang CW, Park R, Conti PS. â??Efficient preparation and biological evaluation of a novel multivalency bifunctional chelator for 64Cu radiopharmaceuticalsâ?, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2011;17(37):10222-5.
  2. Liu S, Li D, Huang CW, Yap LP, Park R, Shan H, Li ZB*, Conti PS*. â??Efficient Construction of PET/Fluorescence Probe Based on Sarcophagine Cage: an Opportunity to Integrate Diagnosis with Treatmentâ?, Mol Imaging Biol, 2012, 14(6):718-24.
  3. Cai H-C, Li Z-B, Park R, Conti PS. â??64Cu Labeled AmBaSar-RGD2 for micro-PET Imaging of Integrin αvβ3 Expressionâ?, Current Radiopharmaceuticals, 2011, 4, 68-74.
  4. Cai H-C, Li Z-B, Huang C-W, Shahinian AH, Wang H, Park R, Conti PS. â??Evaluation of Copper-64 Labeled AmBaSar Conjuagated Cyclic RGD Peptide for Improved MicroPET Imaging of Integrin αvβ3 Expressionâ?. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2010, 21, 1417-24.
  5. Cai H-C, Li Z-B, Huang C-W, Park R, Shahinian AH, Conti PS. â??An improved synthesis and biological evaluation of a new caged-like bifunctional chelator 4-((8-amino-3, 6, 10, 13, 16, 19- hexaazabicyclo [6.6.6] icosane-1-ylamino) methyl) benzoic acid (AmBaSar) for 64Cu-radiopharmaceuticalsâ?. Nucl Med Biol, 2010, 37, 57-6.