||Radiosynthesis and evaluation of 5-methyl-N-(4-[(11)C]methylpyrimidin-2-yl)-4-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)thiazol-2-amine ([(11)C]ADX88178) as a novel radioligand for imaging of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 4 (mGluR4).
Fujinaga, Masayuki ,
Yamasaki, Tomoteru ,
Nengaki, Nobuki ,
Ogawa, Masanao ,
Kumata, Katsushi ,
Shimoda, Yoko ,
Yui, Joji ,
Xie, Lin ,
Zhang, Yiding ,
Kawamura, KazunoriMing-Rong, Zhang
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
374 , 2016-01 , Elsevier Science Ltd
ADX88178 (1) has been recently developed as a potent positive allosteric modulator for metabotropic glutamate receptor 4 (mGluR4). The aim of this study was to develop [(11)C]1 as a novel positron emission tomography ligand and to evaluate its binding ability for mGluR4. Using stannyl precursor 3, [(11)C]1 was efficiently synthesized by introducing an [(11)C]methyl group into a pyrimidine ring via C-(11)C coupling and deprotection reactions, in 16±6% radiochemical yield (n=10). At the end of synthesis, 0.54-1.10GBq of [(11)C]1 was acquired with >98% radiochemical purity and 90-120GBq/μmol of specific activity. In vitro autoradiography and ex vivo biodistribution study in rat brains showed specific binding of [(11)C]1 in the cerebellum, striatum, thalamus, cerebral cortex, and medulla oblongata, which showed dose-dependent decreases by administration with multi-dose of unlabeled 1.