Identification of type IV collagen exposure as a molecular imaging target for early detection of thoracic aortic dissection

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Xu, Ke; Xu, Chen; Zhang, Yanzhenzi; Qi, Feiran; Yu, Bingran; Li, Ping; Jia, Lixin; Li, Yulin; Xu, Fu-jian; Du, Jie;
(2018)
  • Publisher: Ivyspring International Publisher
  • Journal: Theranostics,volume 8,issue 2,pages437-449 (eissn: 1838-7640)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5743559, doi: 10.7150/thno.22467
  • Subject: Thoracic aortic dissection | Early diagnosis | Magnetic resonance imaging | Risk prediction | Fluorescence imaging. | Research Paper

Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) is an aggressive and life-threatening vascular disease and there is no effective means of early diagnosis of dissection. Type IV collagen (Col-IV) is a major component of the sub-endothelial basement membrane, which is initially exposed ... View more
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