Detection of DT-diaphorase Enzyme with a ParaCEST MRI Contrast Agent

Iman Daryaei, Kyle M. Jones, Mark D. Pagel

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A responsive magnetic resonance (MRI) contrast agent has been developed that can detect the enzyme activity of DT-diaphorase. The agent produced different chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI signals before and after incubation with the enzyme, NADH, and GSH at different pH values whereas it showed good stability in a reducing environment without enzyme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6514-6517
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number27
StatePublished - May 11 2017


  • NQO1
  • dt-diaphorase
  • molecular imaging
  • trimethyl lock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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