New Radiolabeled Tracer Can Make Imaging Of Brain Injury Faster

New Radiolabeled Tracer Can Make Imaging Of Brain Injury Faster

Published: 30-Oct-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

A team from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)has recently found a novel radiolabeled tracerwhich integrated with imaging tests can helppreciselyidentify and typify brain injury. Thetracerhasrecently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be tested in the humans. The molecule named [18F]3F4AP is a tracer that is fabricated to attach to potassium channels and the attached radiolabel makes visualizationthrough positron emission tomography (PET) imaging possible. In majority of the neurodegenerative conditions, the potassium channels located in the neurons of the brain are exposed the time demyelination of the neurons or the protective coating is lost.

The increase in expression and accessibility of the potassium channels upon demyelination gives tracer a potential for imaging multiple sclerosis and other diseases likestroke,traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and Alzheimer's disease. The brain imaging, penetration into the brain, rapid washout, and faster reproducibility are the major properties that makes [18F]3F4AP a potential tracer. Furthermore, the tracer possessed resistance to metabolic degradation and least binding to blood proteins. When compared to PET tracers, the new tracer detected brain injuries faster.

After receiving approval from the FDA, the team is now no doubt waiting start the human trial. Even though many tracers have earlier been developed and tested in animals it is for the first time that a tracer will be tested on humans. This study is thus an important achievement.[18F]3F4AP is believed to have many promising applications. The researchers are working toward carrying out in-depth study to help provide easy diagnosis to consider the necessary treatment.

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