Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Endothelial Activation in the Central Nervous System.

Le 27 Oct 2021

Auteur : Gauberti M, Fournier AP, Docagne F, Vivien D, Martinez de Lizarrondo S

Année : 2018

Journal : Theranostics 1838-7640

PubMed Id : 29507614

Endothelial cells of the central nervous system over-express surface proteins during neurological disorders, either as a cause, or a consequence, of the disease. Since the cerebral vasculature is easily accessible by large contrast-carrying particles, it constitutes a target of choice for molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this review, we highlight the most recent advances in molecular MRI of brain endothelial activation and focus on the development of micro-sized particles of iron oxide (MPIO) targeting adhesion molecules including intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), P-Selectin and E-Selectin. We also discuss the perspectives and challenges for the clinical application of this technology in neurovascular disorders (ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diabetes mellitus), neuroinflammatory disorders (multiple sclerosis, brain infectious diseases, sepsis), neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, aging) and brain cancers (primitive neoplasms, metastasis).