Zinc as an Imaging Biomarker of Prostate Cancer

Su Tang Lo, André F. Martins, Veronica Clavijo Jordan, A. Dean Sherry

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Abstract

Zinc has long been the focus of many biological investigations because of its essential role in biology including a catalytic role in many enzymes, a structural role in the many zinc finger proteins, and a physiological role in many secretory cell processes. Divalent zinc is known to be highly abundant in healthy prostate tissues and lower in prostate cancer (PCa). Given the need for newer diagnostic methods for detection of prostate cancer, zinc-responsive probes of various types have been considered as imaging tools for detecting tissue levels of zinc. Among them, recent zinc-responsive MRI probes show great promise for non-invasive detection of zinc ion secretion from the prostate and other tissues invivo. In this review, we summarize the need for new diagnostic tools and demonstrate how responsive zinc probes and MRI could satisfy this unmet need.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Keywords

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Zinc

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  • Chemistry(all)

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Zinc as an Imaging Biomarker of Prostate Cancer. / Lo, Su Tang; Martins, André F.; Jordan, Veronica Clavijo; Sherry, A. Dean.

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Lo, Su Tang ; Martins, André F. ; Jordan, Veronica Clavijo ; Sherry, A. Dean. / Zinc as an Imaging Biomarker of Prostate Cancer. In: Israel Journal of Chemistry. 2017.
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