The Cypate-Bombesin Peptide Analogue Conjugate (Cybesin) was used as a prostate tumor receptor-targeted contrast agent. The absorption and fluorescence spectra of Cybesin were measured and shown to exist in the NIR tissue "optical window". The spectral polarization imaging of Cybesin-stained prostate cancerous and normal tissues shows that prostate cancerous tissue takes-up more Cybesin than that of prostate normal tissue, making Cybesin a potential marker of prostate cancer.
- And Fluorescence
- Contrast agent
- Peptide analogue conjugate
- Prostate cancer
- Spectral polarization imaging