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Ralph Weissleder, Ph.D., M.D.

Co-Author

This page shows the publications co-authored by Ralph Weissleder and Elena Aikawa.
Connection Strength

3.686
  1. Aikawa E, Aikawa M, Libby P, Figueiredo JL, Rusanescu G, Iwamoto Y, Fukuda D, Kohler RH, Shi GP, Jaffer FA, Weissleder R. Arterial and aortic valve calcification abolished by elastolytic cathepsin S deficiency in chronic renal disease. Circulation. 2009 Apr 07; 119(13):1785-94.
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    Score: 0.445
  2. Aikawa E, Nahrendorf M, Figueiredo JL, Swirski FK, Shtatland T, Kohler RH, Jaffer FA, Aikawa M, Weissleder R. Osteogenesis associates with inflammation in early-stage atherosclerosis evaluated by molecular imaging in vivo. Circulation. 2007 Dec 11; 116(24):2841-50.
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    Score: 0.406
  3. Aikawa E, Nahrendorf M, Sosnovik D, Lok VM, Jaffer FA, Aikawa M, Weissleder R. Multimodality molecular imaging identifies proteolytic and osteogenic activities in early aortic valve disease. Circulation. 2007 Jan 23; 115(3):377-86.
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    Score: 0.383
  4. Panizzi P, Nahrendorf M, Figueiredo JL, Panizzi J, Marinelli B, Iwamoto Y, Keliher E, Maddur AA, Waterman P, Kroh HK, Leuschner F, Aikawa E, Swirski FK, Pittet MJ, Hackeng TM, Fuentes-Prior P, Schneewind O, Bock PE, Weissleder R. In vivo detection of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis by targeting pathogen-specific prothrombin activation. Nat Med. 2011 Aug 21; 17(9):1142-6.
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    Score: 0.132
  5. Hjortnaes J, Gottlieb D, Figueiredo JL, Melero-Martin J, Kohler RH, Bischoff J, Weissleder R, Mayer JE, Aikawa E. Intravital molecular imaging of small-diameter tissue-engineered vascular grafts in mice: a feasibility study. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2010 Aug; 16(4):597-607.
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    Score: 0.122
  6. Hjortnaes J, Butcher J, Figueiredo JL, Riccio M, Kohler RH, Kozloff KM, Weissleder R, Aikawa E. Arterial and aortic valve calcification inversely correlates with osteoporotic bone remodelling: a role for inflammation. Eur Heart J. 2010 Aug; 31(16):1975-84.
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    Score: 0.122
  7. Nahrendorf M, Keliher E, Panizzi P, Zhang H, Hembrador S, Figueiredo JL, Aikawa E, Kelly K, Libby P, Weissleder R. 18F-4V for PET-CT imaging of VCAM-1 expression in atherosclerosis. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Oct; 2(10):1213-22.
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    Score: 0.115
  8. Nahrendorf M, Waterman P, Thurber G, Groves K, Rajopadhye M, Panizzi P, Marinelli B, Aikawa E, Pittet MJ, Swirski FK, Weissleder R. Hybrid in vivo FMT-CT imaging of protease activity in atherosclerosis with customized nanosensors. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009 Oct; 29(10):1444-51.
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    Score: 0.114
  9. Kelly KA, Shaw SY, Nahrendorf M, Kristoff K, Aikawa E, Schreiber SL, Clemons PA, Weissleder R. Unbiased discovery of in vivo imaging probes through in vitro profiling of nanoparticle libraries. Integr Biol (Camb). 2009 Apr; 1(4):311-7.
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    Score: 0.110
  10. Breckwoldt MO, Chen JW, Stangenberg L, Aikawa E, Rodriguez E, Qiu S, Moskowitz MA, Weissleder R. Tracking the inflammatory response in stroke in vivo by sensing the enzyme myeloperoxidase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 25; 105(47):18584-9.
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    Score: 0.109
  11. Jaffer FA, Vinegoni C, John MC, Aikawa E, Gold HK, Finn AV, Ntziachristos V, Libby P, Weissleder R. Real-time catheter molecular sensing of inflammation in proteolytically active atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2008 Oct 28; 118(18):1802-9.
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    Score: 0.108
  12. Rusanescu G, Weissleder R, Aikawa E. Notch signaling in cardiovascular disease and calcification. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2008 Aug; 4(3):148-56.
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    Score: 0.106
  13. Nahrendorf M, Sosnovik D, Chen JW, Panizzi P, Figueiredo JL, Aikawa E, Libby P, Swirski FK, Weissleder R. Activatable magnetic resonance imaging agent reports myeloperoxidase activity in healing infarcts and noninvasively detects the antiinflammatory effects of atorvastatin on ischemia-reperfusion injury. Circulation. 2008 Mar 04; 117(9):1153-60.
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    Score: 0.103
  14. Nahrendorf M, Aikawa E, Figueiredo JL, Stangenberg L, van den Borne SW, Blankesteijn WM, Sosnovik DE, Jaffer FA, Tung CH, Weissleder R. Transglutaminase activity in acute infarcts predicts healing outcome and left ventricular remodelling: implications for FXIII therapy and antithrombin use in myocardial infarction. Eur Heart J. 2008 Feb; 29(4):445-54.
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    Score: 0.103
  15. Chen JW, Breckwoldt MO, Aikawa E, Chiang G, Weissleder R. Myeloperoxidase-targeted imaging of active inflammatory lesions in murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Brain. 2008 Apr; 131(Pt 4):1123-33.
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    Score: 0.103
  16. Nahrendorf M, Zhang H, Hembrador S, Panizzi P, Sosnovik DE, Aikawa E, Libby P, Swirski FK, Weissleder R. Nanoparticle PET-CT imaging of macrophages in inflammatory atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2008 Jan 22; 117(3):379-87.
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    Score: 0.102
  17. Jaffer FA, Kim DE, Quinti L, Tung CH, Aikawa E, Pande AN, Kohler RH, Shi GP, Libby P, Weissleder R. Optical visualization of cathepsin K activity in atherosclerosis with a novel, protease-activatable fluorescence sensor. Circulation. 2007 May 01; 115(17):2292-8.
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    Score: 0.097
  18. Nahrendorf M, Sosnovik DE, Waterman P, Swirski FK, Pande AN, Aikawa E, Figueiredo JL, Pittet MJ, Weissleder R. Dual channel optical tomographic imaging of leukocyte recruitment and protease activity in the healing myocardial infarct. Circ Res. 2007 Apr 27; 100(8):1218-25.
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    Score: 0.097
  19. Nahrendorf M, Jaffer FA, Kelly KA, Sosnovik DE, Aikawa E, Libby P, Weissleder R. Noninvasive vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 imaging identifies inflammatory activation of cells in atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2006 Oct 03; 114(14):1504-11.
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    Score: 0.094
  20. Swirski FK, Pittet MJ, Kircher MF, Aikawa E, Jaffer FA, Libby P, Weissleder R. Monocyte accumulation in mouse atherogenesis is progressive and proportional to extent of disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jul 05; 103(27):10340-10345.
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    Score: 0.092
  21. Jaffer FA, Nahrendorf M, Sosnovik D, Kelly KA, Aikawa E, Weissleder R. Cellular imaging of inflammation in atherosclerosis using magnetofluorescent nanomaterials. Mol Imaging. 2006 Apr-Jun; 5(2):85-92.
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    Score: 0.091
  22. Fukuda D, Aikawa E, Swirski FK, Novobrantseva TI, Kotelianski V, Gorgun CZ, Chudnovskiy A, Yamazaki H, Croce K, Weissleder R, Aster JC, Hotamisligil GS, Yagita H, Aikawa M. Notch ligand delta-like 4 blockade attenuates atherosclerosis and metabolic disorders. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 03; 109(27):E1868-77.
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    Score: 0.035
  23. Su HS, Nahrendorf M, Panizzi P, Breckwoldt MO, Rodriguez E, Iwamoto Y, Aikawa E, Weissleder R, Chen JW. Vasculitis: molecular imaging by targeting the inflammatory enzyme myeloperoxidase. Radiology. 2012 Jan; 262(1):181-90.
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    Score: 0.033
  24. Vinegoni C, Botnaru I, Aikawa E, Calfon MA, Iwamoto Y, Folco EJ, Ntziachristos V, Weissleder R, Libby P, Jaffer FA. Indocyanine green enables near-infrared fluorescence imaging of lipid-rich, inflamed atherosclerotic plaques. Sci Transl Med. 2011 May 25; 3(84):84ra45.
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    Score: 0.032
  25. Chang K, Francis SA, Aikawa E, Figueiredo JL, Kohler RH, McCarthy JR, Weissleder R, Plutzky J, Jaffer FA. Pioglitazone suppresses inflammation in vivo in murine carotid atherosclerosis: novel detection by dual-target fluorescence molecular imaging. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010 Oct; 30(10):1933-9.
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    Score: 0.031
  26. Panizzi P, Swirski FK, Figueiredo JL, Waterman P, Sosnovik DE, Aikawa E, Libby P, Pittet M, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M. Impaired infarct healing in atherosclerotic mice with Ly-6C(hi) monocytosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Apr 13; 55(15):1629-38.
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    Score: 0.030
  27. Panizzi P, Nahrendorf M, Wildgruber M, Waterman P, Figueiredo JL, Aikawa E, McCarthy J, Weissleder R, Hilderbrand SA. Oxazine conjugated nanoparticle detects in vivo hypochlorous acid and peroxynitrite generation. J Am Chem Soc. 2009 Nov 04; 131(43):15739-44.
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    Score: 0.029
  28. Sosnovik DE, Garanger E, Aikawa E, Nahrendorf M, Figuiredo JL, Dai G, Reynolds F, Rosenzweig A, Weissleder R, Josephson L. Molecular MRI of cardiomyocyte apoptosis with simultaneous delayed-enhancement MRI distinguishes apoptotic and necrotic myocytes in vivo: potential for midmyocardial salvage in acute ischemia. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Nov; 2(6):460-7.
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    Score: 0.029
  29. Sosnovik DE, Nahrendorf M, Panizzi P, Matsui T, Aikawa E, Dai G, Li L, Reynolds F, Dorn GW, Weissleder R, Josephson L, Rosenzweig A. Molecular MRI detects low levels of cardiomyocyte apoptosis in a transgenic model of chronic heart failure. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Nov; 2(6):468-75.
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    Score: 0.029
  30. Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M, Etzrodt M, Wildgruber M, Cortez-Retamozo V, Panizzi P, Figueiredo JL, Kohler RH, Chudnovskiy A, Waterman P, Aikawa E, Mempel TR, Libby P, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ. Identification of splenic reservoir monocytes and their deployment to inflammatory sites. Science. 2009 Jul 31; 325(5940):612-6.
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    Score: 0.029
  31. Smith A, Blois J, Yuan H, Aikawa E, Ellson C, Figueiredo JL, Weissleder R, Kohler R, Yaffe MB, Cantley LC, Josephson L. The antiproliferative cytostatic effects of a self-activating viridin prodrug. . 2009 Jun; 8(6):1666-75.
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    Score: 0.028
  32. Christen T, Nahrendorf M, Wildgruber M, Swirski FK, Aikawa E, Waterman P, Shimizu K, Weissleder R, Libby P. Molecular imaging of innate immune cell function in transplant rejection. Circulation. 2009 Apr 14; 119(14):1925-32.
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    Score: 0.028
  33. McCann CM, Waterman P, Figueiredo JL, Aikawa E, Weissleder R, Chen JW. Combined magnetic resonance and fluorescence imaging of the living mouse brain reveals glioma response to chemotherapy. Neuroimage. 2009 Apr 01; 45(2):360-9.
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    Score: 0.027
  34. Niedre MJ, de Kleine RH, Aikawa E, Kirsch DG, Weissleder R, Ntziachristos V. Early photon tomography allows fluorescence detection of lung carcinomas and disease progression in mice in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 09; 105(49):19126-31.
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    Score: 0.027
  35. Garanger E, Aikawa E, Reynolds F, Weissleder R, Josephson L. Simplified syntheses of complex multifunctional nanomaterials. Chem Commun (Camb). 2008 Oct 21; (39):4792-4.
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    Score: 0.027
  36. Nahrendorf M, Swirski FK, Aikawa E, Stangenberg L, Wurdinger T, Figueiredo JL, Libby P, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ. The healing myocardium sequentially mobilizes two monocyte subsets with divergent and complementary functions. J Exp Med. 2007 Nov 26; 204(12):3037-47.
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    Score: 0.025
  37. Sosnovik DE, Nahrendorf M, Deliolanis N, Novikov M, Aikawa E, Josephson L, Rosenzweig A, Weissleder R, Ntziachristos V. Fluorescence tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial macrophage infiltration in infarcted myocardium in vivo. Circulation. 2007 Mar 20; 115(11):1384-91.
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    Score: 0.024
  38. Swirski FK, Libby P, Aikawa E, Alcaide P, Luscinskas FW, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ. Ly-6Chi monocytes dominate hypercholesterolemia-associated monocytosis and give rise to macrophages in atheromata. J Clin Invest. 2007 Jan; 117(1):195-205.
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    Score: 0.024
  39. Deguchi JO, Aikawa M, Tung CH, Aikawa E, Kim DE, Ntziachristos V, Weissleder R, Libby P. Inflammation in atherosclerosis: visualizing matrix metalloproteinase action in macrophages in vivo. Circulation. 2006 Jul 04; 114(1):55-62.
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    Score: 0.023
  40. Pande AN, Kohler RH, Aikawa E, Weissleder R, Jaffer FA. Detection of macrophage activity in atherosclerosis in vivo using multichannel, high-resolution laser scanning fluorescence microscopy. J Biomed Opt. 2006 Mar-Apr; 11(2):021009.
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    Score: 0.023
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.