The wonderful world of metal ions: Manganese as a possible solution. | LE STUDIUM
June 2, 2016 : 16H00

The wonderful world of metal ions: Manganese as a possible solution.

The wonderful world of metal ions: Manganese as a possible solution.

Speaker

Dr Ferenc Kàlmàn, LE STUDIUM RESEARCH FELLOW 
FROM : University of Debrecen, Hungary
IN RESIDENCE AT: Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire  UPR4301 - CNRS - Orléans, France

Abstract

Recently there is a growing interest in the field of manganese coordination chemistry using paramagnetic Mn(II) complexes as alternatives to Gd(III) in MRI. The potentially fatal disease Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, triggered by the Gd(III) released from Gd(III)-based contrast agents used in vivo, has triggered research to replace Gd(III) complexes. The development of a new family of Mn(II) contrast agents tracing the journey from the idea to the patent and the possibilities of molecular imaging by “smart” contrast agents to visualize bioactive molecules and ions or to monitor the physico-chemical parameters (such as pH) of tissues and organs will be discussed.

The fate of MRI contrast agents, when science meets art.

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