Detection of CB6 in Xenon/Oxygen Ventilated Rat
SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION PROJECT
Dr. Mitchell Albert’s lab at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute performed experiments where a rat was mechanically ventilated with an 80% Xenon and 20% Oxygen mixture after cucurbituril (CB6) cages were injected into the rat through its tail vein. As Xenon particles get trapped in the CB6 cages inside the mouse, there is less free Xenon to detect, indicating the presence of CB6 cages.
CryoDragon drew the scientific schematics to represent this process.
Citation: Hane F, Li T, Smylie P, Pellizzari R, Plata J, DeBoef B, Albert M. 2017. In vivo detection of cucurbituril, a hyperpolarized xenon contrast agent for a xenon magnetic resonance imaging biosensor. Nature: Scientific Reports, 7(41027): doi:10.1038/srep41027.