Imperial College London

Prof. Ramon Vilar

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry



+44 (0)20 7594 1967r.vilar Website




301HMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus






BibTex format

author = {Cowell, S and Carroll, L and Lavdas, I and Aboagye, E and Vilar, Compte R},
doi = {10.1039/C7DT03108D},
journal = {Dalton Transactions},
pages = {1530--1534},
title = {Towards an MMP-2-activated molecular agent for cancer imaging},
url = {},
volume = {47},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been identified as biomarkers for cancer, offering prognostic potential; however, non-invasive detection protocols are currently lacking. Herein, we describe the synthesis of a DOTA-containing peptide sequence that can be radiolabelled easily with 68Gallium or can be incorporated with gadolinium for possible MRI applications with clear selectivity for MMP-2 over other members of the MMP family, giving MMP-2 selective cleavage of the labelled peptides.
AU - Cowell,S
AU - Carroll,L
AU - Lavdas,I
AU - Aboagye,E
AU - Vilar,Compte R
DO - 10.1039/C7DT03108D
EP - 1534
PY - 2017///
SN - 1477-9234
SP - 1530
TI - Towards an MMP-2-activated molecular agent for cancer imaging
T2 - Dalton Transactions
UR -
UR -
VL - 47
ER -