PMID: 7931673Oct 1, 1994Paper

Cationic technetium-99m complexes of N-substituted pyridoxal derivatives as renal function agents

Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Y KarubeJ Takata


New cationic technetium-chelating agents containing a pyridinium group have been synthesized and evaluated as potential renal radiopharmaceuticals. The pyridinium compounds used in the study are N-methyl pyridoxal chloride, N-ethyl pyridoxal chloride, N-propyl pyridoxal chloride, 1-methyl-3-hydroxy-4-formylpyridinium chloride, 1-methyl-2-formyl-3-hydroxypyridinium chloride and the Schiff's bases of N-methyl pyridoxal chloride with amino acid, amino acid ester and amino acid amide. Complexes of these chelating agents with 99mTc were prepared using a Na2S2O4 or a SnCl2 solution as a reducing agent. The purity of the 99mTc complexes was determined by paper electrophoresis in 0.1 M tris buffer. Electrophoresis indicates slightly positive-charged species. The log P values of these complexes showed a hydrophilic nature. Urinary excretion of the 99mTc N-alkylated pyridoxal derivatives, 99mTc-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid, 99mTc-mercaptoacetylglycylglycylglycine (MAG3) and 131I-O-iodohippurate were determined in mice and rats at different time intervals. In a rat model, the pyridoxal-derived 99mTc complexes are rapidly excreted in urine and provide clear renal scintigrams. Hepatobiliary excretion was negligible, reducing scan inte...Continue Reading

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