Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of a multifunctional HER2-specific Affibody molecule for molecular imaging
2009 (English)In: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 36, no 11, 1864-1873 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to design and evaluate a novel platform for labelling of Affibody molecules, enabling both recombinant and synthetic production and site-specific labelling with Tc-99m or trivalent radiometals. The HER2-specific Affibody molecule PEP05352 was made by peptide synthesis. The chelator sequence SECG (serine-glutamic acid-cysteine-glycine) was anchored on the C-terminal to allow Tc-99m labelling. The cysteine can alternatively serve as a conjugation site of the chelator DOTA for indium labelling. The resulting Tc-99m- and In-111-labelled Affibody molecules were evaluated both in vitro and in vivo. Both conjugates retained their capacity to bind to HER2 receptors in vitro and in vivo. The tumour to blood ratio in LS174T xenografts was 30 at 4 h post-injection for both conjugates. Biodistribution data showed that the Tc-99m-labelled Affibody molecule had a fourfold lower kidney accumulation compared with the In-111-labelled Affibody molecule while the accumulation in other organs was similar. Gamma camera imaging of the conjugates could clearly visualise the tumours 4 h after injection. Incorporation of the C-terminal SECG sequence in Affibody molecules provides a general multifunctional platform for site-specific labelling with different nuclides (technetium, indium, gallium, cobalt or yttrium) and for a flexible production (chemical synthesis or recombinant).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 36, no 11, 1864-1873 p.
HER2, Affibody molecules, Peptide synthesis, Imaging
Industrial Biotechnology Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32789DOI: 10.1007/s00259-009-1176-zISI: 000270980400017PubMedID: 19504093ScopusID: 2-s2.0-72149106173OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-32789DiVA: diva2:412848
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