Synthetic affibody molecules: a novel class of affinity ligands for molecular imaging of HER2-expressing malignant tumors
2007 (English)In: Cancer Research, ISSN 0008-5472, E-ISSN 1538-7445, Vol. 67, no 5, 2178-2186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Affibody molecule Z(HER2:342-pep2), site-specifically and homogeneously conjugated with a 1,4,7,10-tetra-azacylododecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid (DOTA) chelator, was produced in a single chemical process by peptide synthesis. DOTA-Z(HER2:342-pep2) folds spontaneously and binds HER2 with 65 pmol/L affinity. Efficient radiolabeling with >95% incorporation of (111)In was achieved within 30 min at low (room temperature) and high temperatures (up to 90 degrees C). Tumor uptake of (111)In-DOTA-Z(HER2:342-pep2) was specific for HER2-positive xenografts. A high tumor uptake of 23% injected activity per gram tissue, a tumor-to-blood ratio of >7.5, and high-contrast gamma camera images were obtained already 1 h after injection. Pretreatment with Herceptin did not interfere with tumor targeting, whereas degradation of HER2 using the heat shock protein 90 inhibitor 17-allylamino-geldanamycin before administration of (111)In-DOTA-Z(HER2:342-pep2) obliterated the tumor image. The present results show that radiolabeled synthetic DOTA-Z(HER2:342-pep2) has the potential to become a clinically useful radiopharmaceutical for in vivo molecular imaging of HER2-expressing carcinomas.
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2007. Vol. 67, no 5, 2178-2186 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17047DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-06-2887ISI: 000244738100038PubMedID: 17332348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17047DiVA: diva2:44818