MRI Reporter Genes for Noninvasive Molecular Imaging
AbstractMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most important imaging technologies used in clinical diagnosis. Reporter genes for MRI can be applied to accurately track the delivery of cell in cell therapy, evaluate the therapy effect of gene delivery, and monitor tissue/cell-specific microenvironments. Commonly used reporter genes for MRI usually include genes encoding the enzyme (e.g., tyrosinase and β-galactosidase), the receptor on the cells (e.g., transferrin receptor), and endogenous reporter genes (e.g., ferritin reporter gene). However, low sensitivity limits the application of MRI and reporter gene-based multimodal imaging strategies are common including optical imaging and radionuclide imaging. These can significantly improve diagnostic efficiency and accelerate the development of new therapies. View Full-Text
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Yang, C.; Tian, R.; Liu, T.; Liu, G. MRI Reporter Genes for Noninvasive Molecular Imaging. Molecules 2016, 21, 580.
Yang C, Tian R, Liu T, Liu G. MRI Reporter Genes for Noninvasive Molecular Imaging. Molecules. 2016; 21(5):580.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Caixia; Tian, Rui; Liu, Ting; Liu, Gang. 2016. "MRI Reporter Genes for Noninvasive Molecular Imaging." Molecules 21, no. 5: 580.
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