Effects of dextranation on the pharmacokinetics of short peptides: A PETstudy on mEGF
1999 (English)In: Bioconjugate chemistry, ISSN 1043-1802, E-ISSN 1520-4812, Vol. 10, no 6, 938-946 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effects of dextranation on the biodistribution of mouse epidermal growth factor (mEGF, 6 kDa) were assessed. By reductive amination, mEGF was coupled to 13 and 46 kDa dextran. The two dextranated conjugates and free mEGF were labeled with the positron-emitting nuclide (76)Br (T(1/2) = 16 h). After intravenous administration to Sprague Dawley rats, the radioactivity biodistribution was evaluated by positron emission tomography (PET) and by measurements of dissected tissues. The dextranation prolonged the retention time in blood, especially when the dextran chain was long. [(76)Br]mEGF-dextran conjugates were shown to have significantly, more than 5 times, lower kidney accumulation than the nonconjugated [(76)Br]mEGF. In conclusion, dextranation affects the biodistribution of mEGF in vivo giving a prolonged circulation time, a decreased uptake in kidney, and an increased spleen accumulation.
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1999. Vol. 10, no 6, 938-946 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-63153DOI: 10.1021/bc990011lPubMedID: 10563762OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-63153DiVA: diva2:91064