111In-benzyl-DTPA-ZHER2:342, an affibody-based conjugate for in vivo imaging of HER2 expression in malignant tumors
2006 (English)In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, ISSN 0161-5505, Vol. 47, no 5, 846-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Data on expression of the HER2 (erbB-2) receptor in breast carcinoma make it possible to select the most efficient treatment. There are strong indications that HER2 expression possesses prognostic and predictive values in ovarian, prostate, and lung carcinomas as well. Visualization of HER2 expression using radionuclide targeting can provide important diagnostic information. The Affibody Z(HER2:342) is a short (approximately 7 kDa) phage-display-selected protein that binds HER2 with an affinity of 22 pmol/L. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether (111)In-labeled HER2:342 can be used for imaging of HER2 overexpression in vivo. METHODS: Z(HER2:342) was labeled with (111)In via isothiocyanate-benzyl-DTPA (DTPA is diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid) and the conjugate was characterized in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: (111)In-Benzyl-DTPA-Z(HER2:342) preserved the capacity to bind living HER2-expressing cells specifically. The affinity of In-benzyl-DTPA-Z(HER2:342) to HER2 was 21 pmol/L according to surface plasmon resonance measurements. In nude mice bearing HER2-expressing SKOV-3 xenografts, a tumor uptake of 12% +/- 3% injected activity per gram and a tumor-to-blood ratio of about 100 were obtained 4 h after injection. Tumor uptake in vivo was receptor specific, as it could be blocked with an excess of nonlabeled Z(HER2:342). HER2-expressing xenografts were clearly imaged 4 h after injection using a gamma-camera. CONCLUSION: (111)In-Benzyl-DTPA-Z(HER2:342) is a promising candidate for visualization of HER2 expression in carcinomas, using the single-photon detection technique.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 47, no 5, 846-53 p.
Affibody, HER2, tumor targeting, 111In, benzyl-DTPA
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-104521PubMedID: 16644755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-104521DiVA: diva2:219905