(18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging detects therapy efficacy of anti-EMMPRIN antibody and gemcitabine in orthotopic pancreatic tumor xenografts.

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  • PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic response to a novel monoclonal antibody targeting human extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) in combination with gemcitabine in a pancreatic-tumor xenograft murine model by sequential 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomgraphy (PET/CT) imaging. PROCEDURES: Four groups of SCID mice bearing orthotopic pancreatic tumor xenografts were injected with phosphate-buffered saline, gemcitabine (120 mg/kg BW), anti-EMMPRIN antibody (0.2 mg), or combination, respectively, twice weekly for 2 weeks, while (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging was performed weekly for 3 weeks. Changes in mean standardized uptake value (SUV(mean)) of (18)F-FDG and volume of tumors were determined. RESULTS: The tumor SUV(mean) change in the group receiving combination therapy was significantly lower than those of the other groups. Tumor-volume changes of groups treated with anti-EMMPRIN monotherapy or combined therapy were significantly lower than that of the control group. CONCLUSIONS: These data provide support for clinical studies of anti-EMMPRIN therapy with gemcitabine for pancreatic cancer treatment.
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  • Adenosine Triphosphate, Animals, Antibodies, Neoplasm, Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols, Basigin, Cell Death, Cell Line, Tumor, Contrast Media, Deoxycytidine, Female, Fluorodeoxyglucose F18, Humans, Injections, Intravenous, Mice, Mice, SCID, Multimodal Imaging, Pancreatic Neoplasms, Positron-Emission Tomography, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Treatment Outcome, Xenograft Model Antitumor Assays
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    Pubmed Id

  • 26730609
  • Author List

  • Shah N; Zhai G; Knowles JA; Stockard CR; Grizzle WE; Fineberg N; Zhou T; Zinn KR; Rosenthal EL; Kim H
  • Start Page

  • 237
  • End Page

  • 244
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 2