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Theranostics publishes innovative research articles reflecting the fields of in vitro diagnostics and prognostics, in vivo molecular imaging, molecular therapeutics, image-guided therapy, biosensors, system biology and translational medicine, personalized medicine and a broad spectrum of biomedical research that can be applied to future theranostic applications.

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Research Paper
Nanogels from Metal-Chelating Crosslinkers as Versatile Platforms Applied to Copper-64 PET Imaging of Tumors and Metastases
Jacques Lux, Alexander G. White, Minnie Chan, Carolyn J. Anderson, Adah Almutairi
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 277-288. doi:10.7150/thno.10904
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Research Paper
Three-Photon Luminescence of Gold Nanorods and Its Applications for High Contrast Tissue and Deep In Vivo Brain Imaging
Shaowei Wang, Wang Xi, Fuhong Cai, Xinyuan Zhao, Zhengping Xu, Jun Qian, Sailing He
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 251-266. doi:10.7150/thno.10396
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Research Paper
PEGylated Exendin-4, a Modified GLP-1 Analog Exhibits More Potent Cardioprotection than Its Unmodified Parent Molecule on a Dose to Dose Basis in a Murine Model of Myocardial Infarction
Zhongchan Sun, Guang Tong, Tae Hyung Kim, Nan Ma, Gang Niu, Feng Cao, Xiaoyuan Chen
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 240-250. doi:10.7150/thno.10226
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Research Paper
52Mn Production for PET/MRI Tracking Of Human Stem Cells Expressing Divalent Metal Transporter 1 (DMT1)
Christina M. Lewis, Stephen A. Graves, Reinier Hernandez, Hector F. Valdovinos, Todd E. Barnhart, Weibo Cai, Mary E. Meyerand, Robert J. Nickles, Masatoshi Suzuki
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 227-239. doi:10.7150/thno.10185
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Research Paper
Quantitative Hepatitis B Core Antibody Level Is a New Predictor for Treatment Response In HBeAg-positive Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Receiving Peginterferon
Feng-Qin Hou, Liu-Wei Song, Quan Yuan, Lin-Lin Fang, Sheng-Xiang Ge, Jun Zhang, Ji-Fang Sheng, Dong-Ying Xie, Jia Shang, Shu-Huan Wu, Yong-Tao Sun, Shao-Feng Wei, Mao-Rong Wang, Mo-Bin Wan, Ji-Dong Jia, Guang-Han Luo, Hong Tang, Shu-Chen Li, Jun-Qi Niu, Wei-dong Zhou, Li Sun, Ning-Shao Xia, Gui-Qiang Wang
Theranostics 2015; 5(3): 218-226. doi:10.7150/thno.10636
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Research Paper
Ultrasound Molecular Imaging of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2 Expression for Endometrial Receptivity Evaluation
Hongmei Liu, Yihan Chen, Fei Yan, Xiaohua Han, Junru Wu, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 206-217. doi:10.7150/thno.9847
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Research Paper
Percutaneous Intramyocardial Delivery of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Induces Superior Improvement in Regional Left Ventricular Function Compared with Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells in Porcine Myocardial Infarcted Heart
Bo Tao, Mingliang Cui, Chen Wang, Sai Ma, Feng Wu, Fu Yi, Xing Qin, Junting Liu, Haichang Wang, Zhe Wang, Xiaowei Ma, Jie Tian, Yundai Chen, Jing Wang, Feng Cao
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 196-205. doi:10.7150/thno.7976
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Research Paper
In situ High Throughput Scattering Light Analysis of Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Living Cells
Zhen Gu, Chao Jing, Yi-Lun Ying, Pingang He, Yi-Tao Long
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 188-195. doi:10.7150/thno.10302
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Review
Fluorescent Sensing of Fluoride in Cellular System
Yang Jiao, Baocun Zhu, Jihua Chen, Xiaohong Duan
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 173-187. doi:10.7150/thno.9860
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Review
Macrophage Targeted Theranostics as Personalized Nanomedicine Strategies for Inflammatory Diseases
Sravan Kumar Patel, Jelena M. Janjic
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 150-172. doi:10.7150/thno.9476
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Research Paper
Insights into the Distinguishing Stress-induced Cytotoxicity of Chiral Gold Nanoclusters and the Relationship with GSTP1
Chunlei Zhang, Zhijun Zhou, Xiao Zhi, Yue Ma, Kan Wang, Yuxia Wang, Yingge Zhang, Hualin Fu, Weilin Jin, Fei Pan, Daxiang Cui
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 134-149. doi:10.7150/thno.10363
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Research Paper
ανβ3-targeted Copper Nanoparticles Incorporating an Sn 2 Lipase-Labile Fumagillin Prodrug for Photoacoustic Neovascular Imaging and Treatment
Ruiying Zhang, Dipanjan Pan, Xin Cai, Xiaoxia Yang, Angana Senpan, John S. Allen, Gregory M. Lanza, Lihong V. Wang
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 124-133. doi:10.7150/thno.10014
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Research Paper
Chitosan/siRNA Nanoparticles Targeting Cyclooxygenase Type 2 Attenuate Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction-induced Kidney Injury in Mice
Chuanxu Yang, Line Nilsson, Muhammad Umar Cheema, Yan Wang, Jørgen Frøkiær, Shan Gao, Jørgen Kjems, Rikke Nørregaard
Theranostics 2015; 5(2): 110-123. doi:10.7150/thno.9717
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Research Paper
Theranostic mRNA-loaded Microbubbles in the Lymphatics of Dogs: Implications for Drug Delivery
Heleen Dewitte, Katrien Vanderperren, Hendrik Haers, Emmelie Stock, Luc Duchateau, Myriam Hesta, Jimmy H. Saunders, Stefaan C. De Smedt, Ine Lentacker
Theranostics 2015; 5(1): 97-109. doi:10.7150/thno.10298
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Research Paper
Codon-optimized Human Sodium Iodide Symporter (opt-hNIS) as a Sensitive Reporter and Efficient Therapeutic Gene
Young-Hwa Kim, Hyewon Youn, Juri Na, Kee-Jong Hong, Keon Wook Kang, Dong Soo Lee, June-Key Chung
Theranostics 2015; 5(1): 86-96. doi:10.7150/thno.10062
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Research Paper
Copy Number Variation Analysis by Ligation-Dependent PCR Based on Magnetic Nanoparticles and Chemiluminescence
Ming Liu, Ping Hu, Gen Zhang, Yu Zeng, Haowen Yang, Jing Fan, Lian Jin, Hongna Liu, Yan Deng, Song Li, Xin Zeng, Sauli Elingarami, Nongyue He
Theranostics 2015; 5(1): 71-85. doi:10.7150/thno.10117
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Editor-in-Chief:
Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, NIBIB, NIH*
* Dr. Chen is serving in his personal capacity.
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new Impact factor is 7.827, up from the previous 7.806. Congratulation!
new NCI provides a data repository for characterized cancer nanomaterials, the cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab). Authors and readers of Theranostics are invited to learn more about the information deposited and how they can add their characterized nanomaterials data.
new Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research in NCI has publicly launched a Dialogue on Nanotechnology in Cancer public discussion forum. Readers of Theranostics are invited to participate in this dialog.
Media coverage: Dr. Chen and Theranostics journal have been featured in an article of Laser Focus World magazine, and in C&EN (Chemical and Engineering News).
Special Issue - Translational Theranostics. Guest editor: Tony Y. Hu, PhD, Cornell University.
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