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Impact of Hydrostatic Pressure on Phase-Change Contrast Agent Activation by Pulsed Ultrasound
(Acoustical Society of America, 2019-06-14)
A phase-change contrast agent (PCCA) can be activated from a liquid (nanodroplet) state using pulsed ultrasound (US) energy to form a larger highly echogenic microbubble (MB). PCCA activation is dependent on the ambient ...
Novel Method for the Formation of Monodisperse Superheated Perfluorocarbon Nanodroplets as Activatable Ultrasound Contrast Agents
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018-08-20)
Microbubble (MB) contrast agents have positively impacted the clinical ultrasound (US) community worldwide. Their use in molecular US imaging applications has been hindered by their limited distribution to the vascular ...
Hyposialylated IgG Activates Endothelial IgG Receptor FcγRIIB to Promote Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance
(American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2018-11-05)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a common complication of obesity. Here, we have shown that activation of the IgG receptor FcγRIIB in endothelium by hyposialylated IgG plays an important role in obesity-induced insulin ...