Collagen-targeted MRI contrast agent for liver fibrosis detection

A novel MRI gadolinium-based contrast agent designed to bind with collagen, a key component in liver fibrosis progression, provides direct quantification of collagen deposition in several preclinical liver disease models. This tool could have large implications in clinical diagnosis and drug trials.

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Fig. 1: Staging fibrosis with magnetic resonance imaging.


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Kennedy, P., Taouli, B. Collagen-targeted MRI contrast agent for liver fibrosis detection. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 17, 201–202 (2020).

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