Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent agent for in vivo imaging and other applications.
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MMPSense 680 is a protease activatable fluorescent in vivo imaging agent that is activated by key matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) including MMP-2, -3, -9 and -13. MMPSense 680 is optically silent in its unactivated state and becomes highly fluorescent following protease-mediated activation.
MMP activity is involved in many disease-related processes including cancer progression, invasion and metastasis, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary diseases and areas of cardiovascular disease. MMPSense 680 may be used to monitor the progression of these diseases or to evaluate the potential therapeutic efficacy of drugs targeting the underlying mechanisms involved in these diseases.
|Fluorescent Agent Type||Activatable|
|Optical Imaging Classification||Fluorescence Imaging|
|Product Brand Name||MMPSense|
|Quantity in a Package Amount||1.0 Units|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Therapeutic Area||Atherosclerosis, Arthritis, Inflammation, Oncology/Cancer|
|Unit Size||1 Vial (10 doses)|
|Wave Length||680 nm|
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We have demonstrated the ability of our Fluorescence Tomography (FMT 2500) in vivo imaging system and ProSense 680 to non-invasively visualize and quantify inflammation in the lung in a robust and validated manner. The consistency of the quantitative tomography, as well as its excellent correlation with BAL assessment of eosinophilia, provide a powerful toolkit for quantifying the therapeutic efficacy of dexamethasone treatment. Utilizing new and existing imaging agents, FMT imaging in asthma research provides useful, non-invasive tools for understanding pulmonary inflammation and for developing new therapeutics in vivo.