Journal Article Evaluation of Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)n as bone imaging agents: D-aspartic acid peptides as carriers to bone

Ogawa, Kazuma  ,  Ishizaki, Atsushi  ,  Takai, Kenichiro  ,  Kitamura, Yoji  ,  Makino, Akira  ,  Kozaka, Takashi  ,  Kiyono, Yasushi  ,  Shiba, Kazuhiro  ,  Odani, Akira

7 ( 1 )  , p.13971 , 2017-12-01 , Nature Publishing Group
67Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)11 and 67Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)14, which have been developed as bone imaging agents, showed a high accumulation in bone and a rapid blood clearance in mice. However, peptides composed of D-amino acids are more stable in vivo than those composed of their L-equivalents. In this study, 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)n (n = 2, 5, 8, 11, or 14) were synthesized using the Fmoc-based solid-phase methodology and evaluated. In hydroxyapatite binding assay, binding of 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)n tended to increase with increasing length of the amino acid chain. 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)11 and 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)14 caused a high accumulation of radioactivity in the bones of the mice. However, the results for 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)n and 67Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)n were comparable. In urine analyses, the proportion of intact complex after injection of 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)14 was significantly higher than that of 67Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)14. Although 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)14 was more stable than 67Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)14, the properties of 67Ga-DOTA-(D-Asp)n and 67Ga-DOTA-(L-Asp)n as bone imaging agents may be comparable. © 2017 The Author(s).

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