Université de Fribourg

Fibroblast surface-associated FGF-2 promotes contact-dependent colorectal cancer cell migration and invasion through FGFR-SRC signaling and integrin αvβ5-mediated adhesion

Knuchel, Sarah ; Anderle, Pascale ; Werfelli, Patricia ; Diamantis, Eva ; Rüegg, Curzio

In: Oncotarget, 2015, vol. 6, no. 16, p. 14300–14317

Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts were reported to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) invasion by secreting motility factors and extracellular matrix processing enzymes. Less is known whether fibroblasts may induce CRC cancer cell motility by contact- dependent mechanisms. To address this question we characterized the interaction between fibroblasts and SW620 and HT29 colorectal cancer cells in 2D...

Université de Fribourg

68Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK for αvβ3 integrin PET imaging : Preclinical investigation and dosimetry

Buchegger, F. ; Viertl, D. ; Baechler, Sébastien ; Dunet, V. ; Kosinski, M. ; Poitry-Yamate, C. ; Rüegg, Curzio ; Prior, J. O.

In: Nuklearmedizin, 2011, vol. 50, no. 6, p. 221-246

Aim: To visualize neovasculature and/or tumour integrin αvβ3 we selected the binding moiety Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Tyr-Lys (RGDyK) coupled to NODAGA for labeling with 68Ga. Methods: NODAGA-RGDyK (ABX) was labeled with the 68Ga eluate from the 68Ge generator IGG100 using the processor unit PharmTracer. Biodistribution was measured in female Hsd mice sacrificed 10, 30, 60 and 90 min after i.v. injection...