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Interaction of Biphenyl-Functionalized Eu(2+)-Containing Cryptate with Albumin: Implications to Contrast Agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Inorganica Chim Acta. 2012 Dec 1;393:324-327

Authors: Garcia J, Allen MJ


The influence of albumin on the efficacy of a Eu(2+)-containing complex capable of interacting with human serum albumin (HSA) was investigated at different field strengths (1.4, 3, 7, 9.4, and 11.7 T). Relaxometric measurements indicated that the presence of albumin at higher field strengths (>3 T) did not result in an increase in the relaxivity of the Eu(2+) complex, but a relaxation enhancement of 171 ± 11% was observed at 1.4 T. Titration experiments using different percentages (2, 4.5, 6, 10, 15, and 25% w/v) of HSA and variable-temperature (17)O NMR measurements were performed to understand the effect of albumin on the molecular properties of the biphenyl-functionalized Eu(2+) complex that are relevant to magnetic resonance imaging.

PMID: 23162162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]