PMID: 8683294Jun 1, 1996

Preclinical evaluation of technetium-99m-labeled somatostatin receptor-binding peptides

Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
S VallabhajosulaR T Dean


We report here the results of studies on the in vitro receptor binding affinity, in vivo tumor uptake and biodistribution of two 99m-Tc-labeled peptides. Peptides P587 and P829 were synthesized by N-alpha-Fmoc peptide chemistry, purified by reversed-phase HPLC and characterized by fast-atom bombardment mass spectrometry. The peptides were labeled with 99mTc by ligand exchange from 99mTc-glucoheptonate. In vitro somatostatin receptors (SSTR)-binding affinities of P587, P829 and their oxorhenium complexes, [DTPA]octreotide and In-[DTPA]octreotide were determined in an inhibition assay using AR42J rat pancreatic tumor cell membranes and 125I-[Tyr3]somatostatin-14 as the probe. In vivo single- and dual-tracer studies of 99mTc peptides and 111In-[DTPA]octreotide were carried out using Lewis rats bearing CA20948 rat pancreatic tumor implants. Technetium-99m-P587 and 99mTc-P829 of high-specific activity (>60 Ci (2.2 TBq)/mmole) were prepared in >90% radiochemical yield. P587 and P829 had a Ki = 2.5 nM and 10 nM, respectively. [ReO]P587 and [ReO]P829, representing the 99mTc complexes, had Ki = 0.15 nM and 0.32 nM, respectively. In comparison, [DTPA]octreotide and In-[DTPA]octreotide had Ki = 1.6 and 1.2 nM, respectively. In vivo tumor ...Continue Reading

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