11C-Labeling of a Potent Hydroxyethylamine BACE-1 Inhibitor and Evaluation in vitro and in vivo
2014 (English)In: Nuclear Medicine and Biology, ISSN 0969-8051, E-ISSN 1872-9614, Vol. 41, no 6, 536-543 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Introduction: The enzyme beta-secretase 1 (BACE-1) is associated with the catalytic cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) which leads to the production of amyloid-p, an amyloidogenic peptide that forms insoluble fibrils and is linked to neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease (AD). A PET-radioligand for the quantification of BACE-1 would be useful for the understanding of AD. In this report, we describe the synthesis and carbon-11 radiolabeling of a potent hydroxyethylamine BACE-1 enzyme inhibitor (BSI-IV) and its evaluation in vitro and in vivo. Methods: (11)[C]-N-1-((2S,3R)-4-(cyclopropylamino)-3-hydroxy-1-phenylbutan-2-y1)-5-(N-methylmethylsulfonamido)-N-3-((R)-1-phenylethyl)isophthalamide, a p-secretase inhibitor, denoted here as [C-11]BSIIV was synthesized through a palladium-mediated aminocarbonylation with an aryl halide precursor (I or Br) and [C-11]CO. The effect of different palladium/ligand-complexes on radiochemical yield in the carbonylative reaction was investigated. The binding of the labeled compound to BACE-1 enzyme was studied in vitro by frozen section autoradiography from brains of healthy rats. Dynamic small animal PET-CT studies and ex vivo biodistribution were performed in male rats. Results: The halide precursors were synthesized in six steps starting from methyl-3-nitrobenzoate with an overall yield of 21-26%. [C-11]BSI-IV was obtained in 29 +/- 12% decay corrected radiochemical yield (n = 12) with a specific activity of 790 +/- 155 GBq/umol at the end of synthesis with a radiochemical purity of >99%. The predinical studies showed that [C-11]BSI-IV has a rapid metabolism in rat with excretion to the small intestines. Conclusion: [C-11]BSI-IV was obtained in sufficient amount and purity to enable predinical investigation. The predinical studies showed low specific binding in vitro and fast clearance in vivo and a low uptake in the brain. These findings suggests that [C-11]BSI-IV has limited use as a PET-ligand for the study of BACE-1 or AD.
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2014. Vol. 41, no 6, 536-543 p.
Organic Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213860DOI: 10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2014.03.024ISI: 000336946400014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213860DiVA: diva2:683587