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  • 1.
    Abouzayed, Ayman
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Yim, Cheng-Bin
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Synthesis and Preclinical Evaluation of Radio-Iodinated GRPR/PSMA Bispecific Heterodimers for the Theranostics Application in Prostate Cancer2019Inngår i: Pharmaceutics, ISSN 1999-4923, E-ISSN 1999-4923, Vol. 11, nr 7, artikkel-id 358Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) and prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) are overexpressed in most prostate cancers. GRPR expression is higher in early stages while PSMA expression increases with progression. The possibility of targeting both markers with a single theranostics radiotracer could improve patient management. Three GRPR/PSMA-targeting bispecific heterodimers (urea derivative PSMA-617 and bombesin-based antagonist RM26 linked via X-triazolyl-Tyr-PEG2, X = PEG2 (BO530), (CH2)(8) (BO535), none (BO536)) were synthesized by solid-phase peptide synthesis. Peptides were radio-iodinated and evaluated in vitro for binding specificity, cellular retention, and affinity. In vivo specificity for all heterodimers was studied in PC-3 (GRPR-positive) and LNCaP (PSMA-positive) xenografts. [I-125]I-BO530 was evaluated in PC-3pip (GRPR/PSMA-positive) xenografts. Micro single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (microSPECT/CT) scans were acquired. The heterodimers were radiolabeled with high radiochemical yields, bound specifically to both targets, and demonstrated high degree of activity retention in PC-3pip cells. Only [I-125]I-BO530 demonstrated in vivo specificity to both targets. A biodistribution study of [I-125]I-BO530 in PC-3pip xenografted mice showed high tumor activity uptake (30%-35%ID/g at 3 h post injection (pi)). Activity uptake in tumors was stable and exceeded all other organs 24 h pi. Activity uptake decreased only two-fold 72 h pi. The GRPR/PSMA-targeting heterodimer [I-125]I-BO530 is a promising agent for theranostics application in prostate cancer.

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  • 2.
    Altai, Mohamed
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Schulga, Alexey
    Russian Acad Sci, Shemyakin Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Moscow, Russia.
    Deyev, Sergey
    Russian Acad Sci, Shemyakin Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Moscow, Russia;Natl Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Tomsk, Russia;Sechenov Univ, Ctr BioMed Engn, Moscow, Russia.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Natl Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Tomsk, Russia.
    On the prevention of kidney uptake of radiolabeled DARPins2020Inngår i: EJNMMI Research, ISSN 2191-219X, E-ISSN 2191-219X, Vol. 10, artikkel-id 7Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Designed ankyrin repeat proteins (DARPins) are small engineered scaffold proteins (14-18 kDa) that demonstrated promising tumor-targeting properties in preclinical studies. However, high renal accumulation of activity for DARPins labeled with residualizing labels is a limitation for targeted radionuclide therapy. A better understanding of the mechanisms behind the kidney uptake of DARPins could aid the development of strategies to reduce it. In this study, we have investigated whether the renal uptake of [Tc-99m]Tc(CO)(3)-G3 DARPin could be reduced by administration of compounds that act on various parts of the reabsorption system in the kidney.

    Results: Co-injection of lysine or Gelofusine was not effective for the reduction of kidney uptake of [Tc-99m]Tc(CO)(3)-G3. Administration of sodium maleate before the injection of [Tc-99m]Tc(CO)(3)-G3 reduced the kidney-associated activity by 60.4 +/- 10.3%, while administration of fructose reduced it by 46.9 +/- 7.6% compared with the control. The decrease in the kidney uptake provided by sodium maleate was also observed for [Tc-99m]Tc(CO)(3)-9_29 DARPin. Preinjection of colchicine, probenecid, mannitol, or furosemide had no effect on the kidney uptake of [Tc-99m]Tc(CO)(3)-G3. Kidney autoradiography showed mainly cortical accumulation of activity for all studied groups.

    Conclusion: Common clinical strategies were not effective for the reduction of kidney uptake of [Tc-99m]Tc(CO)(3)-G3. Both fructose and maleate lower the cellular ATP level in the proximal tubule cells and their reduction of the kidney reuptake indicates the involvement of an ATP-driven uptake mechanism. The decrease provided by maleate for both G3 and 9_29 DARPins indicates that their uptake proceeds through a mechanism independent of DARPin structure and binding site composition.

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  • 3.
    Altai, Mohamed
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi.
    Leitao, Charles Dahlsson
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Atterby, Christina
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Ståhl, Stefan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Löfblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Influence of Molecular Design on the Targeting Properties of ABD-Fused Mono- and Bi-Valent Anti-HER3 Affibody Therapeutic Constructs2018Inngår i: CELLS, ISSN 2073-4409, Vol. 7, nr 10, artikkel-id 164Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor type 3 (HER3) is associated with tumour cell resistance to HER-targeted therapies. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting HER3 are currently being investigated for treatment of various types of cancers. Cumulative evidence suggests that affibody molecules may be appropriate alternatives to mAbs. We previously reported a fusion construct (3A3) containing two HER3-targeting affibody molecules flanking an engineered albumin-binding domain (ABD 035) included for the extension of half-life in circulation. The 3A3 fusion protein (19.7 kDa) was shown to delay tumour growth in mice bearing HER3-expressing xenografts and was equipotent to the mAb seribantumab. Here, we have designed and explored a series of novel formats of anti-HER3 affibody molecules fused to the ABD in different orientations. All constructs inhibited heregulin-induced phosphorylation in HER3-expressing BxPC-3 and DU-145 cell lines. Biodistribution studies demonstrated extended the half-life of all ABD-fused constructs, although at different levels. The capacity of our ABD-fused proteins to accumulate in HER3-expressing tumours was demonstrated in nude mice bearing BxPC-3 xenografts. Formats where the ABD was located on the C-terminus of affibody binding domains (3A, 33A, and 3A3) provided the best tumour targeting properties in vivo. Further development of these promising candidates for treatment of HER3-overexpressing tumours is therefore justified.

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  • 4.
    Altai, Mohamed
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Liu, Hao
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ding, Haozhong
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Edqvist, Per-Henrik D
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Experimentell och klinisk onkologi.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Gräslund, Torbjorn
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Affibody-derived drug conjugates: Potent cytotoxic molecules for treatment of HER2 over-expressing tumors2018Inngår i: Journal of Controlled Release, ISSN 0168-3659, E-ISSN 1873-4995, Vol. 288, s. 84-95Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Patients with HER2-positive tumors often suffer resistance to therapy, warranting development of novel treatment modalities. Affibody molecules are small affinity proteins which can be engineered to bind to desired targets. They have in recent years been found to allow precise targeting of cancer specific molecular signatures such as the HER2 receptor. In this study, we have investigated the potential of an affibody molecule targeting HER2, Z(HER2:2891), conjugated with the cytotoxic maytansine derivate MC-DM1, for targeted cancer therapy. Z(HER2:2891) was expressed as a monomer (Z(HER2:2891)), dimer ((Z(HER2:2891)) 2) and dimer with an albumin binding domain (ABD) for half-life extension ((Z(HER2:2891)) 2-ABD). All proteins had a unique C-terminal cysteine that could be used for efficient and site-specific conjugation with MC-DM1. The resulting affibody drug conjugates were potent cytotoxic molecules for human cells over-expressing HER2, with sub-nanomolar IC50-values similar to trastuzumab emtansine, and did not affect cells with low HER2 expression. A biodistribution study of a radiolabeled version of (Z(HER2:2891))(2)-ABD-MC-DM1, showed that it was taken up by the tumor. The major site of off-target uptake was the kidneys and to some extent the liver. (Z(HER2:2891)) 2-ABD-MC-DM1 was found to have a half-life in circulation of 14 h. The compound was tolerated well by mice at 8.5 mg/kg and was shown to extend survival of mice bearing HER2 over-expressing tumors. The findings in this study show that affibody molecules are a promising class of engineered affinity proteins to specifically deliver small molecular drugs to cancer cells and that such conjugates are potential candidates for clinical evaluation on HER2-overexpressing cancers.

  • 5.
    Bondza, Sina
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Ridgeview Instruments AB.
    Buijs, Jos
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Degree of Bivalent Binding correlates with C1q Binding Strength for CD20 Antibodies Rituximab, Ofatumumab, and Obinituzumab.Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 6.
    Bondza, Sina
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Ridgeview Instruments AB.
    ten Broeke, Toine
    Center for Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    Nestor, Marika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper, Öron-, näs- och halssjukdomar. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Leusen, Jeanette
    Center for Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    Buijs, Jos
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Bivalent Binding on Cells varies between CD20 Antibodies and is Dose-dependentManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 7.
    Dahlsson Leitao, Charles
    et al.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Andersson, Ken G.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Ståhl, Stefan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Löfblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Molecular Design of HER3-Targeting Affibody Molecules: Influence of Chelator and Presence of HEHEHE-Tag on Biodistribution of 68Ga-Labeled Tracers2019Inngår i: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, ISSN 1422-0067, E-ISSN 1422-0067, Vol. 20, nr 5, artikkel-id 1080Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Affibody-based imaging of HER3 is a promising approach for patient stratification. We investigated the influence of a hydrophilic HEHEHE-tag ((HE)3-tag) and two different gallium-68/chelator-complexes on the biodistribution of Z08698 with the aim to improve the tracer for PET imaging. Affibody molecules (HE)3-Z08698-X and Z08698-X (X = NOTA, NODAGA) were produced and labeled with gallium-68. Binding specificity and cellular processing were studied in HER3-expressing human cancer cell lines BxPC-3 and DU145. Biodistribution was studied 3 h p.i. in Balb/c nu/nu mice bearing BxPC-3 xenografts. Mice were imaged 3 h p.i. using microPET/CT. Conjugates were stably labeled with gallium-68 and bound specifically to HER3 in vitro and in vivo. Association to cells was rapid but internalization was slow. Uptake in tissues, including tumors, was lower for (HE)3-Z08698-X than for non-tagged variants. The neutral [68Ga]Ga-NODAGA complex reduced the hepatic uptake of Z08698 compared to positively charged [68Ga]Ga-NOTA-conjugated variants. The influence of the chelator was more pronounced in variants without (HE)3-tag. In conclusion, hydrophilic (HE)3-tag and neutral charge of the [68Ga]Ga-NODAGA complex promoted blood clearance and lowered hepatic uptake of Z08698. [68Ga]Ga-(HE)3-Z08698-NODAGA was considered most promising, providing the lowest blood and hepatic uptake and the best imaging contrast among the tested variants.

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  • 8.
    Deyev, Sergey M.
    et al.
    Russian Acad Sci, Mol Immunol Lab, Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Moscow, Russia;Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Res Sch Chem & Appl Biomed Sci, Tomsk, Russia;Sechenov Univ, Ctr Biomed Engn, Moscow, Russia.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Res Sch Chem & Appl Biomed Sci, Tomsk, Russia.
    Schulga, Alexey
    Russian Acad Sci, Mol Immunol Lab, Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Moscow, Russia;Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Res Sch Chem & Appl Biomed Sci, Tomsk, Russia.
    Abouzayed, Ayman
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Günther, Tyran
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Konovalova, Elena
    Russian Acad Sci, Mol Immunol Lab, Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Moscow, Russia.
    Ding, Haozhong
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Graslund, Torbjorn
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Res Sch Chem & Appl Biomed Sci, Tomsk, Russia.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Res Sch Chem & Appl Biomed Sci, Tomsk, Russia.
    Effect of a radiolabel biochemical nature on tumor-targeting properties of EpCAM-binding engineered scaffold protein DARPin Ec12020Inngår i: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, ISSN 0141-8130, E-ISSN 1879-0003, Vol. 145, s. 216-225Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Radionuclide-based imaging of molecular therapeutic targets might facilitate stratifying patients for specific biotherapeutics. New type of imaging probes, based on designed ankyrin repeat proteins (DARPins), have demonstrated excellent contrast of imaging of human epidermal growth factor type 2 (HER2) expression in preclinical models. We hypothesized that labeling approaches, which result in lipophilic radiometabolites (non-residualizing labels), would provide the best imaging contrast for DARPins that internalize slowly after binding to cancer cells. The hypothesis was tested using DARPin Ec1 that binds to epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM). EpCAM is a promising therapeutic target. Ec1 was labeled with I-125 using two methods to obtain the non-residualizing labels, while residualizing labels were obtained by labeling it with Tc-99m. All labeled Ec1 variants preserved target specificity and picomolar binding affinity to EpCAM-expressing pancreatic adenocarcinoma BxPC-3 cells. In murine models, all the variants provided similar tumor uptake. However, I-125-PIB-H-6-Ec1 had noticeably lower retention in normal tissues, which provided appreciably higher tumor-to-organ ratios. Furthermore, I-125-PIB-H-6-Ec1 demonstrated the highest imaging contrast in preclinical models than any other EpCAM-imaging agent tested so far. In conclusion, DARPin Ec1 in combination with a non-residualizing label is a promising probe for imaging EpCAM expression a few hours after injection.

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  • 9.
    Deyev, Sergey
    et al.
    Russian Acad Sci, Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Mol Immunol Lab, Moscow, Russia;Natl Res Tomsk Polytech Univ, Tomsk, Russia;Natl Res Nucl Univ MEPhI, Inst Engn Phys Biomed PhysBio, Bionanophoton Lab, Moscow, Russia.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Schulga, Alexey
    Russian Acad Sci, Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Mol Immunol Lab, Moscow, Russia.
    Proshkina, Galina
    Russian Acad Sci, Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Inst Bioorgan Chem, Mol Immunol Lab, Moscow, Russia.
    Guler, Rezan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lofblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Altai, Mohamed
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Buijs, Jos
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Chernov, Vladimir
    Russian Acad Sci, Canc Res Inst, Nucl Med Dept, Tomsk Natl Res Med Ctr, Tomsk, Russia.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi.
    Comparative Evaluation of Two DARPin Variants: Effect of Affinity, Size, and Label on Tumor Targeting Properties2019Inngår i: Molecular Pharmaceutics, ISSN 1543-8384, E-ISSN 1543-8392, Vol. 16, nr 3, s. 995-1008Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Designed ankyrin repeat proteins (DARPins) are small engineered scaffold proteins that can be selected for binding to desirable molecular targets. High affinity and small size of DARPins render them promising probes for radionuclide molecular imaging. However, detailed knowledge on many factors influencing their imaging properties is still lacking. We have evaluated two human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-specific DARPins with different size and binding properties. DARPins 9_29-H-6 and G3-H-6 were radiolabeled with iodine-125 and tricarbonyl technetium-99m and evaluated in vitro. A side-by-side comparison of biodistribution and tumor targeting was performed. HER2-specific tumor accumulation of G3-H-6 was demonstrated. A combination of smaller size and higher affinity resulted in a higher tumor uptake of G3-H-6 in comparison to 9_29-H6. Technetium-99m labeled G3-H-6 demonstrated a better biodistribution profile than 9_29-H-6, with several-fold lower uptake in liver. Radioiodinated G3-H-6 showed the best tumor-to-organ ratios. The combined effect of affinity, molecular weight, scaffold composition, and nonresidualizing properties of iodine label provided radioiodinated G3-H-6 with high clinical potential for imaging of HER2.

  • 10.
    Ding, Haozhong
    et al.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Altai, Mohamed
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Gräslund, Torbjorn
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Incorporation of a Hydrophilic Spacer Reduces Hepatic Uptake of HER2-Targeting Affibody-DM1 Drug Conjugates2019Inngår i: Cancers, ISSN 2072-6694, Vol. 11, nr 8, artikkel-id 1168Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Affibody molecules are small affinity-engineered scaffold proteins which can be engineered to bind to desired targets. The therapeutic potential of using an affibody molecule targeting HER2, fused to an albumin-binding domain (ABD) and conjugated with the cytotoxic maytansine derivate MC-DM1 (AffiDC), has been validated. Biodistribution studies in mice revealed an elevated hepatic uptake of the AffiDC, but histopathological examination of livers showed no major signs of toxicity. However, previous clinical experience with antibody drug conjugates have revealed a moderateto high-grade hepatotoxicity in treated patients, which merits efforts to also minimize hepatic uptake of the AffiDCs. In this study, the aim was to reduce the hepatic uptake of AffiDCs and optimize their in vivo targeting properties. We have investigated if incorporation of hydrophilic glutamate-based spacers adjacent to MC-DM1 in the AffiDC, (Z(HER2:2891))(2) -ABD-MC-DM1, would counteract the hydrophobic nature of MC-DM1 and, hence, reduce hepatic uptake. Two new AffiDCs including either a triglutamate-spacer-, (Z(HER2:2891))(2)-ABD-E-3-MC-DM1, or a hexaglutamate-spacer-, (Z(HER2:2891))(2)-ABD-E-6-MC-DM1 next to the site of MC-DM1 conjugation were designed. We radiolabeled the hydrophilized AffiDCs and compared them, both in vitro and in vivo, with the previously investigated (Z(HER2:2891))(2)-ABD-MC-DM1 drug conjugate containing no glutamate spacer. All three AffiDCs demonstrated specific binding to HER2 and comparable in vitro cytotoxicity. A comparative biodistribution study of the three radiolabeled AffiDCs showed that the addition of glutamates reduced drug accumulation in the liver while preserving the tumor uptake. These results confirmed the relation between DM1 hydrophobicity and liver accumulation. We believe that the drug development approach described here may also be useful for other affinity protein-based drug conjugates to further improve their in vivo properties and facilitate their clinical translatability.

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  • 11.
    Elksnis, Andris
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk cellbiologi.
    Martinell, Mats
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap, Allmänmedicin och preventivmedicin.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Espes, Daniel
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk cellbiologi. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper.
    Heterogeneity of Metabolic Defects in Type 2 Diabetes and Its Relation to Reactive Oxygen Species and Alterations in Beta-Cell Mass2019Inngår i: Frontiers in Physiology, ISSN 1664-042X, E-ISSN 1664-042X, Vol. 10, artikkel-id 107Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a complex and heterogeneous disease which affects millions of people worldwide. The classification of diabetes is at an interesting turning point and there have been several recent reports on sub-classification of T2D based on phenotypical and metabolic characteristics. An important, and perhaps so far underestimated, factor in the pathophysiology of T2D is the role of oxidative stress and reactive oxygen species (ROS). There are multiple pathways for excessive ROS formation in T2D and in addition, beta-cells have an inherent deficit in the capacity to cope with oxidative stress. ROS formation could be causal, but also contribute to a large number of the metabolic defects in T2D, including beta-cell dysfunction and loss. Currently, our knowledge on beta-cell mass is limited to autopsy studies and based on comparisons with healthy controls. The combined evidence suggests that beta-cell mass is unaltered at onset of T2D but that it declines progressively. In order to better understand the pathophysiology of T2D, to identify and evaluate novel treatments, there is a need for in vivo techniques able to quantify beta-cell mass. Positron emission tomography holds great potential for this purpose and can in addition map metabolic defects, including ROS activity, in specific tissue compartments. In this review, we highlight the different phenotypical features of T2D and how metabolic defects impact oxidative stress and ROS formation. In addition, we review the literature on alterations of beta-cell mass in T2D and discuss potential techniques to assess beta-cell mass and metabolic defects in vivo.

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  • 12.
    Engen, Karin
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Reddy Vanga, Sudarsana
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Biologiska sektionen, Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi, Beräkningsbiologi och bioinformatik.
    Lundbäck, Thomas
    Karolinska Inst, Chem Biol Consortium Sweden, Sci Life Lab, Dept Med Biochem & Biophys, SE-17165 Solna, Sweden ; AstraZeneca, Mechanist Biol & Profiling, Discovery Sci, R&D, SE-43183 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Agalo, Faith
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Konda, Vivek
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Läkemedelsdesign och läkemedelsutveckling.
    Jensen, Annika Jenmalm
    Karolinska Inst, Chem Biol Consortium Sweden, Sci Life Lab, Dept Med Biochem & Biophys, SE-17165 Solna, Sweden.
    Åqvist, Johan
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Biologiska sektionen, Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi, Beräkningsbiologi och bioinformatik.
    Gutiérrez-de-Terán, Hugo
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Biologiska sektionen, Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi, Beräkningsbiologi och bioinformatik. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Hallberg, Mathias
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för farmaceutisk biovetenskap.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Synthesis, Evaluation and Proposed Binding Pose of Substituted Spiro-Oxindole Dihydroquinazolinones as IRAP Inhibitors2020Inngår i: ChemistryOpen, ISSN 2191-1363, Vol. 9, nr 3, s. 325-337Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Insulin‐regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP) is a new potential macromolecular target for drugs aimed for treatment of cognitive disorders. Inhibition of IRAP by angiotensin IV (Ang IV) improves the memory and learning in rats. The majority of the known IRAP inhibitors are peptidic in character and suffer from poor pharmacokinetic properties. Herein, we present a series of small non‐peptide IRAP inhibitors derived from a spiro‐oxindole dihydroquinazolinone screening hit (pIC50 5.8). The compounds were synthesized either by a simple microwave (MW)‐promoted three‐component reaction, or by a two‐step one‐pot procedure. For decoration of the oxindole ring system, rapid MW‐assisted Suzuki‐Miyaura cross‐couplings (1 min) were performed. A small improvement of potency (pIC50 6.6 for the most potent compound) and an increased solubility could be achieved. As deduced from computational modelling and MD simulations it is proposed that the S‐configuration of the spiro‐oxindole dihydroquinazolinones accounts for the inhibition of IRAP.

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  • 13.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Antaros Med AB, Molndal, Sweden.
    GPR44 as a Target for Imaging Pancreatic Beta-Cell Mass2019Inngår i: Current Diabetes Reports, ISSN 1534-4827, E-ISSN 1539-0829, Vol. 19, nr 8, artikkel-id 49Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose of Review Quantitative markers for beta-cell mass (BCM) in human pancreas are currently lacking. Medical imaging using positron emission tomography (PET) markers for beta-cell restricted targets may provide an accurate and non-invasive measurement of BCM, to assist diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disease. GPR44 was recently discovered as a putative marker for beta cells and this review summarizes the developments so far. Recent Findings Several small molecule binders targeting GPR44 have been radiolabeled for PET imaging and evaluated in vitro and in small and large animal models. C-11-AZ12204657 and C-11-MK-7246 displayed a dose-dependent and GPR44-mediated binding to beta cells both in vitro and in vivo, with negligible uptake in exocrine pancreas. Summary GPR44 represents an attractive target for visualization of BCM. Further progress in radioligand development including clinical testing is expected to clarify the role of GPR44 as a surrogate marker for BCM in humans.

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  • 14.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Non-invasive imaging methodologies for assessment of Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy damage to bone marrow and kidneyInngår i: Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 15.
    Eriksson, Olof
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Johnström, Peter
    Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Cselenyi, Zsolt
    Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Jahan, Mahabuba
    Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Selvaraju, Ram kumar
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Plattformen för Preklinisk PET-MRI.
    Jensen-Waern, Marianne
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Takano, Akihiro
    Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Sörhede Winzell, Maria
    AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal, Sweden.
    Halldin, Christer
    6Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
    Skrtic, Stanko
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden .
    Korsgren, Olle
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Klinisk immunologi.
    In Vivo Visualization of beta-Cells by Targeting of GPR442018Inngår i: Diabetes, ISSN 0012-1797, E-ISSN 1939-327X, Vol. 67, nr 2, s. 182-192Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    GPR44 expression has recently been described as highly beta-cell selective in the human pancreas and constitutes a tentative surrogate imaging biomarker in diabetes. A radiolabeled small-molecule GPR44 antagonist, [C-11]AZ12204657, was evaluated for visualization of beta-cells in pigs and non-human primates by positron emission tomography as well as in immunodeficient mice transplanted with human islets under the kidney capsule. In vitro autoradiography of human and animal pancreatic sections from subjects without and with diabetes, in combination with insulin staining, was performed to assess beta-cell selectivity of the radiotracer. Proof of principle of in vivo targeting of human islets by [C-11]AZ12204657 was shown in the immunodeficient mouse transplantation model. Furthermore, [C-11]AZ12204657 bound by a GPR44-mediated mechanism in pancreatic sections from humans and pigs without diabetes, but not those with diabetes. In vivo [C-11]AZ12204657 bound specifically to GPR44 in pancreas and spleen and could be competed away dose-dependently in nondiabetic pigs and nonhuman primates. [C-11]AZ12204657 is a first-in-class surrogate imaging biomarker for pancreatic beta-cells by targeting the protein GPR44.

  • 16.
    Eriksson, Olof
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Selvaraju, Ram Kumar
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Plattformen för Preklinisk PET-MRI.
    Eriksson, Barbro
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Endokrin tumörbiologi.
    Velikyan, Irina
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Species differences in pancreatic binding of DO3A-VS-Cys40-Exendin42017Inngår i: Acta Diabetologica, ISSN 0940-5429, E-ISSN 1432-5233, Vol. 54, nr 11, s. 1039-1045Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    AIMS: Radiolabeled Exendin-4 has been proposed as suitable imaging marker for pancreatic beta cell mass quantification mediated by Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R). However, noticeable species variations in basal pancreatic uptake as well as uptake reduction degree due to selective beta cell ablation were observed.

    METHODS: -Exendin4 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the same species. In vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo data formed the basis for calculating the theoretical in vivo contribution of each pancreatic compartment.

    RESULTS: -Exendin4.

    CONCLUSIONS: IPR as well as the exocrine GLP-1R density is the main determinants of the species variability in pancreatic uptake. Thus, the IPR in human is an important factor for assessing the potential of GLP-1R as an imaging biomarker for pancreatic beta cells.

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  • 17.
    Espes, Daniel
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk cellbiologi. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Transplantation och regenerativ medicin.
    Manell, Elin
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Rydén, Anneli
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Carlbom, Lina
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper, Radiologi.
    Weis, Jan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper, Radiologi.
    Jensen-Waern, Marianne
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Jansson, Leif
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk cellbiologi.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Pancreatic perfusion and its response to glucose as measured by simultaneous PET/MRI2019Inngår i: Acta Diabetologica, ISSN 0940-5429, E-ISSN 1432-5233, Vol. 56, nr 10, s. 1113-1120Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    AIMS: Perfusion of the pancreas and the islets of Langerhans is sensitive to physiological stimuli and is dysregulated in metabolic disease. Pancreatic perfusion can be assessed by both positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but the methods have not been directly compared or benchmarked against the gold-standard microsphere technique.

    METHODS: Pigs (n = 4) were examined by [15O]H2O PET and intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MRI technique simultaneously using a hybrid PET/MRI scanner. The pancreatic perfusion was measured both at basal conditions and after intravenous (IV) administration of up to 0.5 g/kg glucose.

    RESULTS: Pancreatic perfusion increased by 35%, 157%, and 29% after IV 0.5 g/kg glucose compared to during basal conditions, as assessed by [15O]H2O PET, IVIM MRI, and microspheres, respectively. There was a correlation between pancreatic perfusion as assessed by [15O]H2O PET and IVIM MRI (r = 0.81, R2 = 0.65, p < 0.01). The absolute quantification of pancreatic perfusion (ml/min/g) by [15O]H2O PET was within a 15% error of margin of the microsphere technique.

    CONCLUSION: Pancreatic perfusion by [15O]H2O PET was in agreement with the microsphere technique assessment. The IVIM MRI method has the potential to replace [15O]H2O PET if the pancreatic perfusion is sufficiently large, but not when absolute quantitation is required.

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  • 18.
    Garousi, Javad
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Huizing, Fokko J.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Dept Radiat Oncol, Med Ctr, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Andersson, Ken G.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Leitao, Charles Dahlsson
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Frejd, Fredrik Y.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Löfblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Bussink, Johan
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Dept Radiat Oncol, Med Ctr, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Heskamp, Sandra
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, Med Ctr, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Comparative evaluation of affibody- and antibody fragments-based CAIX imaging probes in mice bearing renal cell carcinoma xenografts2019Inngår i: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 9, artikkel-id 14907Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a cancer-associated molecular target for several classes of therapeutics. CAIX is overexpressed in a large fraction of renal cell carcinomas (RCC). Radionuclide molecular imaging of CAIX-expression might offer a non-invasive methodology for stratification of patients with disseminated RCC for CAIX-targeting therapeutics. Radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies and their fragments are actively investigated for imaging of CAIX expression. Promising alternatives are small non-immunoglobulin scaffold proteins, such as affibody molecules. A CAIX-targeting affibody ZCAIX:2 was re-designed with the aim to decrease off-target interactions and increase imaging contrast. The new tracer, DOTA-HE3-ZCAIX:2, was labeled with In-111 and characterized in vitro. Tumor-targeting properties of [In-111]In-DOTA-HE3-ZCAIX:2 were compared head-to-head with properties of the parental variant, [(99)mTc]Tc(CO)(3)-HE3-ZCAIX:2, and the most promising antibody fragment-based tracer, [In-111]In-DTPA-G250(Fab')(2), in the same batch of nude mice bearing CAIX-expressing RCC xenografts. Compared to the (99)mTc-labeled parental variant, [In-111]In-DOTA-HE3-ZCAIX:2 provides significantly higher tumor-to-lung, tumor-to-bone and tumor-to-liver ratios, which is essential for imaging of CAIX expression in the major metastatic sites of RCC. [In-111]In-DOTA-HE3-ZCAIX:2 offers significantly higher tumor-to-organ ratios compared with [In-111]In-G250(Fab']2. In conclusion, [In-111]In-DOTA-HE3-ZCAIX:2 can be considered as a highly promising tracer for imaging of CAIX expression in RCC metastases based on our results and literature data.

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  • 19.
    Garousi, Javad
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Lindbo, S.
    Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Hober, S.
    Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Selection of the most optimal ADAPT6-based probe for imaging of HER2 using PET and SPECT2018Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, s. S77-S78Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 20.
    Garousi, Javad
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Lindbo, Sarah
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Technol, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Borin, Jesper
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Technol, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    von Witting, Emma
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Technol, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Buijs, Jos
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Hober, Sophia
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Technol, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Comparative evaluation of dimeric and monomeric forms of ADAPT scaffold protein for targeting of HER2-expressing tumours2019Inngår i: European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, ISSN 0939-6411, E-ISSN 1873-3441, Vol. 134, s. 37-48Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    ADAPTs are small engineered non-immunoglobulin scaffold proteins, which have demonstrated very promising features as vectors for radionuclide tumour targeting. Radionuclide imaging of human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) expression in vivo might be used for stratification of patients for HER2-targeting therapies. ADAPT6, which specifically binds to HER2, has earlier been shown to have very promising features for in vivo targeting of HER2 expressing tumours. In this study we tested the hypothesis that dimerization of ADAPT6 would increase the apparent affinity to HER2 and accordingly improve tumour targeting. To find an optimal molecular design of dimers, a series of ADAPT dimers with different linkers, -SSSG- (DiADAPT6L1), -(SSSG)(2)- (DiADAPT6L2), and -(SSSG)(3)- (DiADAPT6L3) was evaluated. Dimers in combination with optimal linker lengths demonstrated increased apparent affinity to HER2. The best variants, DiADAPT6L2 and DiADAPT6L3 were site-specifically labelled with In-111 and I-125, and compared with a monomeric ADAPT6 in mice bearing HER2-expressing tumours. Despite higher affinity, both dimers had lower tumour uptake and lower tumour-to-organ ratios compared to the monomer. We conclude that improved affinity of a dimeric form of ADAPT does not compensate the disadvantage of increased size. Therefore, increase of affinity should be obtained by affinity maturation and not by dimerization.

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  • 21.
    Gotthardt, Martin
    et al.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, POB 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Eizirik, Decio L.
    Univ Libre Bruxelles, Fac Med, ULB Ctr Diabet Res, Brussels, Belgium.
    Aanstoot, Henk-Jan
    Ctr Pediat & Adolescent Diabet Care & Res, Diabeter, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    Korsgren, Olle
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Klinisk immunologi.
    Mul, Dick
    Ctr Pediat & Adolescent Diabet Care & Res, Diabeter, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    Martin, Frank
    JDRF, New York, NY USA.
    Boss, Marti
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, POB 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Jansen, Tom J. P.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, POB 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    van Lith, Sanne A. M.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, POB 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Buitinga, Mijke
    Univ Leuven, Clin & Expt Endocrinol, Leuven, Belgium.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Cnop, Miriam
    Univ Libre Bruxelles, Fac Med, ULB Ctr Diabet Res, Brussels, Belgium;Univ Libre Bruxelles, Erasmus Hosp, Div Endocrinol, Brussels, Belgium.
    Brom, Maarten
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, POB 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Detection and quantification of beta cells by PET imaging: why clinical implementation has never been closer2018Inngår i: Diabetologia, ISSN 0012-186X, E-ISSN 1432-0428, Vol. 61, nr 12, s. 2516-2519Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In this issue of Diabetologia, Alavi and Werner (10.1007/s00125-018-4676-1) criticise the attempts to use positron emission tomography (PET) for in vivo imaging of pancreatic beta cells, which they consider as futile'. In support of this strong statement, they point out the limitations of PET imaging, which they believe render beta cell mass impossible to estimate using this method. In our view, the Alavi and Werner presentation of the technical limitations of PET imaging does not reflect the current state of the art, which leads them to questionable conclusions towards the feasibility of beta cell imaging using this approach. Here, we put forward arguments in favour of continuing the development of innovative technologies enabling in vivo imaging of pancreatic beta cells and concisely present the current state of the art regarding putative technical limitations of PET imaging. Indeed, far from being a futile' effort, we demonstrate that beta cell imaging is now closer than ever to becoming a long-awaited clinical reality.

  • 22.
    Honarvar, Hadis
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper, Radiologi.
    Calce, Enrica
    CNR, Inst Biostruct & Bioimaging, Naples, Italy..
    Doti, Nunzianna
    CNR, Inst Biostruct & Bioimaging, Naples, Italy..
    Langella, Emma
    CNR, Inst Biostruct & Bioimaging, Naples, Italy..
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Buijs, Jos
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    D'Amato, Valentina
    Univ Naples Federico II, Dept Clin Med & Surg, Naples, Italy..
    Bianco, Roberto
    Univ Naples Federico II, Dept Clin Med & Surg, Naples, Italy..
    Saviano, Michele
    CNR, Inst Crystallog, Bari, Italy..
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    De Luca, Stefania
    CNR, Inst Biostruct & Bioimaging, Naples, Italy..
    Evaluation of HER2-specific peptide ligand for its employment as radiolabeled imaging probe2018Inngår i: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 8, artikkel-id 2998Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    HER2 transmembrane receptor is an important target in immunotherapy treatment of breast and gastroesophageal cancer. Molecular imaging of HER2 expression may provide essential prognostic and predictive information concerning disseminated cancer and aid in selection of an optimal therapy. Radiolabeled low molecular weight peptide ligands are particularly attractive as probes for molecular imaging, since they reach and bind to the target and clear from non-target organs and blood stream faster than bulky antibodies. In this study, we evaluated a potential HER2-imaging probe, an A9 nonapeptide, derived from the trastuzumab-Fab portion. Its cellular uptake was investigated by mass spectrometry analysis of the cytoplasmic cellular extracts. Moreover, based on in-silico modeling, DTPA chelator was conjugated to N-terminus of A9. In-111-labeled A9 demonstrated nanomolar affinity to HER2-expressing BT474 cells and favorable biodistribution profile in NMRI mice. This study suggests that the peptide A9 represents a good lead candidate for development of molecular probe, to be used for imaging purposes and for the delivery of cytotoxic agents.

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  • 23. Jahan, Mahabuba
    et al.
    Johnström, Peter
    Selvaraju, Ramkumar
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Plattformen för Preklinisk PET-MRI. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Svedberg, Marie
    Winzell, Maria Sörhede
    Bernström, Jenny
    Kingston, Lee
    Schou, Magnus
    Jia, Zhisheng
    Skrtic, Stanko
    Johansson, Lars
    Korsgren, Olle
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Klinisk immunologi.
    Farde, Lars
    Halldin, Christer
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    The development of a GPR44 targeting radioligand [11C]AZ12204657 for in vivo assessment of beta cell mass.2018Inngår i: EJNMMI Research, ISSN 2191-219X, E-ISSN 2191-219X, Vol. 8, artikkel-id 113Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The G-protein-coupled receptor 44 (GPR44) is a beta cell-restricted target that may serve as a marker for beta cell mass (BCM) given the development of a suitable PET ligand.

    METHODS: The binding characteristics of the selected candidate, AZ12204657, at human GPR44 were determined using in vitro ligand binding assays. AZ12204657 was radiolabeled using 11C- or 3H-labeled methyl iodide ([11C/3H]CH3I) in one step, and the conversion of [11C/3H]CH3I to the radiolabeled product [11C/3H]AZ12204657 was quantitative. The specificity of radioligand binding to GPR44 and the selectivity for beta cells were evaluated by in vitro binding studies on pancreatic sections from human and non-human primates as well as on homogenates from endocrine and exocrine pancreatic compartments.

    RESULTS: The radiochemical purity of the resulting radioligand [11C]AZ12204657 was > 98%, with high molar activity (MA), 1351 ± 575 GBq/μmol (n = 18). The radiochemical purity of [3H]AZ12204657 was > 99% with MA of 2 GBq/μmol. Pancreatic binding of [11C/3H]AZ12204657 was co-localized with insulin-positive islets of Langerhans in non-diabetic individuals and individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The binding of [11C]AZ12204657 to GPR44 was > 10 times higher in islet homogenates compared to exocrine homogenates. In human islets of Langerhans GPR44 was co-expressed with insulin, but not glucagon as assessed by co-staining and confocal microscopy.

    CONCLUSION: We radiolabeled [11C]AZ12204657, a potential PET radioligand for the beta cell-restricted protein GPR44. In vitro evaluation demonstrated that [3H]AZ12204657 and [11C]AZ12204657 selectively target pancreatic beta cells. [11C]AZ12204657 has promising properties as a marker for human BCM.

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  • 24. Krasniqi, Ahmet
    et al.
    D'Huyvetter, Matthias
    Devoogdt, Nick
    Frejd, Fredrik Y.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Affibody AB, Solna, Sweden.
    Sörensen, Jens
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper, Radiologi.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Keyaerts, Marleen
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Same-day imaging using small proteins: Clinical experience and translational prospects in oncology.2018Inngår i: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, ISSN 0161-5505, E-ISSN 1535-5667, Vol. 59, nr 6, s. 885-891Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Imaging of expression of therapeutic targets may enable patients' stratification for targeted treatments. The use of small radiolabeled probes based on the heavy-chain variable region of heavy-chain-only immunoglobulins or non-immunoglobulin scaffolds permits rapid localization of radiotracers in tumors and rapid clearance from normal tissues. This makes high-contrast imaging possible on the day of injection. This mini-review focuses on small proteins for radionuclide-based imaging that would allow same-day imaging, with the emphasis on clinical applications and promising preclinical developments within the field of oncology.

  • 25.
    Lahesmaa, Minna
    et al.
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland;Turku Univ Hosp, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Abo Akad Univ, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Gnad, Thorsten
    Univ Bonn, Inst Pharmacol & Toxicol, Bonn, Germany.
    Oikonen, Vesa
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Bucci, Marco
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Hirvonen, Jussi
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland;Univ Turku, Dept Radiol, Turku, Finland.
    Koskensalo, Kalle
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland;Turku Univ Hosp, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Teuho, Jarmo
    Turku Univ Hosp, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Niemi, Tarja
    Turku Univ Hosp, Dept Plast & Gen Surg, Turku, Finland.
    Taittonen, Markku
    Turku Univ Hosp, Dept Anesthesiol, Turku, Finland.
    Lahdenpohja, Salla
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Din, Mueez U.
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Haaparanta-Solin, Merja
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland;Univ Turku, Med Res Labs, Turku, Finland.
    Pfeifer, Alexander
    Univ Bonn, Inst Pharmacol & Toxicol, Bonn, Germany.
    Virtanen, Kirsi A.
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland;Turku Univ Hosp, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland.
    Nuutila, Pirjo
    Univ Turku, Turku PET Ctr, Turku, Finland;Turku Univ Hosp, Dept Endocrinol, Turku, Finland.
    Cannabinoid Type 1 Receptors Are Upregulated During Acute Activation of Brown Adipose Tissue2018Inngår i: Diabetes, ISSN 0012-1797, E-ISSN 1939-327X, Vol. 67, nr 7, s. 1226-1236Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Activating brown adipose tissue (BAT) could provide a potential approach for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disease in humans. Obesity is associated with upregulation of the endocannabinoid system, and blocking the cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1R) has been shown to cause weight loss and to decrease cardiometabolic risk factors. These effects may be mediated partly via increased BAT metabolism, since there is evidence that CB1R antagonism activates BAT in rodents. To investigate the significance of CB1R in BAT function, we quantified the density of CB1R in human and rodent BAT using the positron emission tomography radioligand [F-18]FMPEP-d(2) and measured BAT activation in parallel with the glucose analog [F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose. Activation by cold exposure markedly increased CB1R density and glucose uptake in the BAT of lean men. Similarly, 3-receptor agonism increased CB1R density in the BAT of rats. In contrast, overweight men with reduced BAT activity exhibited decreased CB1R in BAT, reflecting impaired endocannabinoid regulation. Image-guided biopsies confirmed CB1R mRNA expression in human BAT. Furthermore, CB1R blockade increased glucose uptake and lipolysis of brown adipocytes. Our results highlight that CB1Rs are significant for human BAT activity, and the CB1Rs provide a novel therapeutic target for BAT activation in humans.

  • 26.
    Lindbo, Sarah
    et al.
    School of Engineering in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Division of Protein Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Hober, Sophia
    School of Engineering in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Division of Protein Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Optimized Molecular Design of ADAPT-Based HER2-Imaging Probes Labeled with 111In and 68Ga2018Inngår i: Molecular Pharmaceutics, ISSN 1543-8384, E-ISSN 1543-8392, Vol. 15, nr 7, s. 2674-2683Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Radionuclide molecular imaging is a promising tool for visualization of cancer associated molecular abnormalities in vivo and stratification of patients for specific therapies. ADAPT is a new type of small engineered proteins based on the scaffold of an albumin binding domain of protein G. ADAPTs have been utilized to select and develop high affinity binders to different proteinaceous targets. ADAPT6 binds to human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) with low nanomolar affinity and can be used for its in vivo visualization. Molecular design of 111In-labeled anti-HER2 ADAPT has been optimized in several earlier studies. In this study, we made a direct comparison of two of the most promising variants, having either a DEAVDANS or a (HE)3DANS sequence at the N-terminus, conjugated with a maleimido derivative of DOTA to a GSSC amino acids sequence at the C-terminus. The variants (designated DOTA-C59-DEAVDANS-ADAPT6-GSSC and DOTA-C61-(HE)3DANS-ADAPT6-GSSC) were stably labeled with 111In for SPECT and 68Ga for PET. Biodistribution of labeled ADAPT variants was evaluated in nude mice bearing human tumor xenografts with different levels of HER2 expression. Both variants enabled clear discrimination between tumors with high and low levels of HER2 expression. 111In-labeled ADAPT6 derivatives provided higher tumor-to-organ ratios compared to 68Ga-labeled counterparts. The best performing variant was DOTA-C61-(HE)3DANS-ADAPT6-GSSC, which provided tumor-to-blood ratios of 208 ± 36 and 109 ± 17 at 3 h for 111In and 68Ga labels, respectively.

  • 27.
    Liu, Hao
    et al.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lindbo, Sarah
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ding, Haozhong
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Altai, Mohamed
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Hober, Sophia
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Graslund, Torbjorn
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Roslagstullsbacken 21, S-11417 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Potent and specific fusion toxins consisting of a HER2-binding, ABD-derived affinity protein, fused to truncated versions of Pseudomonas exotoxin A2019Inngår i: International Journal of Oncology, ISSN 1019-6439, Vol. 55, nr 1, s. 309-319Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Fusion toxins consisting of an affinity protein fused to toxic polypeptides derived from Pseudomonas exotoxin A (ETA) are promising agents for targeted cancer therapy. In this study, we examined whether fusion toxins consisting of an albumin binding domain-derived affinity protein (ADAPT) interacting with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), coupled to the ETA-derived polypeptides PE38X8 or PE25, with or without an albumin binding domain (ABD) for half-life extension, can be used for specific killing of HER2-expressing cells. The fusion toxins could easily be expressed in a soluble form in Escherichia coli and purified to homogeneity. All constructs had strong affinity for HER2 (K-D 10 to 26 nM) and no tendency for aggregation could be detected. The fusion toxins including the ABD showed strong interaction with human and mouse serum albumin [equilibrium dissociation constant (K-D) 1 to 3 nM and 2 to 10 nM, respectively]. The in vitro investigation of the cytotoxic potential revealed IC50-values in the picomolar range for cells expressing high levels of HER2. The specificity was also demonstrated, by showing that free HER2 receptors on the target cells are required for fusion toxin activity. In mice, the fusion toxins containing the ABD exhibited an appreciably longer time in circulation. The uptake was highest in liver and kidney. Fusion with PE25 was associated with the highest hepatic uptake. Collectively, the results suggest that fusion toxins consisting of ADAPTs and ETA-derivatives are promising agents for targeted cancer therapy.

  • 28.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala University.
    Prostate cancer theranostics using GRPR antagonist RM262019Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The malignant transformation of cells is often associated with an alteration of their molecular phenotype, resulting in overexpression of several cell surface proteins. Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) and prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) are examples of such pro-teins that are expressed at a high density in prostate cancer. GRPR is primarily expressed in earlier stages of prostate cancer and tends to decrease with disease progression. This expression pattern indicates that GRPR could be a promising target for imaging and treatment of oligometa-static prostate cancer, an early step in prostate cancer progression characterized by limited meta-static spread. In contrast, the expression of PSMA increases with cancer progression and is significantly upregulated as tumors dedifferentiate into higher grade, in androgen-insensitive and metastatic lesions.

    This thesis is based on five original articles (papers I-V) and focuses on the preclinical de-velopment of radiotracers for imaging and treatment of prostate cancer. The work can be divided into three distinct parts: (1) the development and optimization of GRPR-antagonist RM26 for high contrast PET and SPECT imaging of oligometastatic prostate cancer (papers I-III), (2) the preclinical evaluation of 177Lu-labeled RM26 as a potential candidate for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) in GRPR-expressing tumors, alone or in combination with anti-HER2 antibody trastuzumab (paper IV), and (3) the development of a bispecific heterodimer targeting both PSMA and GRPR in prostate cancer (paper V).

    We have demonstrated that the in vitro and in vivo properties of GRPR antagonist RM26 are strongly influenced by the choice of chelator-radionuclide complex and that long-lived radionuclides are desirable for high-contrast imaging. Furthermore, our data indicate that 55Co-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 has remarkable potential for next-day high-contrast PET imaging of GRPR-expressing tumors. Experimental PRRT using 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 resulted in a pronounced inhibition of tumor growth and a significantly longer median survival. Interestingly, survival was further improved when trastuzumab was co-injected with 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26. These data indicate that blocking HER2 with trastuzumab decreased the repairing ability of irradiated cells. Finally, we developed a heterodimer (NOTA-DUPA-RM26) for imaging GRPR and PSMA expression in prostate cancer shortly after administration.

    In conclusion, we have successfully developed and preclinically evaluated radioconjugates for GRPR-directed theranostics in oligometastatic prostate cancer using the bombesin antagonistic analog RM26.

    Delarbeid
    1. The effect of macrocyclic chelators on the targeting properties of the 68Ga-labeled gastrin releasing peptide receptor antagonist PEG2-RM26
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The effect of macrocyclic chelators on the targeting properties of the 68Ga-labeled gastrin releasing peptide receptor antagonist PEG2-RM26
    Vise andre…
    2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: Nuclear Medicine and Biology, ISSN 0969-8051, E-ISSN 1872-9614, Vol. 42, nr 5, s. 446-454Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction

    Overexpression of gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPR) has been reported in several cancers. Bombesin (BN) analogs are short peptides with a high affinity for GRPR. Different BN analogs were evaluated for radionuclide imaging and therapy of GRPR-expressing tumors. We have previously investigated an antagonistic analog of BN (D-Phe-Gln-Trp-Ala-Val-Gly-His-Sta-Leu-NH2, RM26) conjugated to NOTA via a PEG2 spacer (NOTA-PEG2-RM26) labeled with 68Ga, 111In and Al18F. 68Ga-labeled NOTA-PEG2-RM26 showed high tumor-to-organ ratios.

    Methods

    The influence of different macrocyclic chelators (NOTA, NODAGA, DOTA and DOTAGA) on the targeting properties of 68Ga-labeled PEG2-RM26 was studied in vitro and in vivo.

    Results

    All conjugates were labeled with generator-produced 68Ga with high yields and demonstrated high stability and specific binding to GRPR. The IC50 values of natGa-X-PEG2-RM26 (X = NOTA, DOTA, NODAGA, DOTAGA) were 2.3 ± 0.2, 3.0 ± 0.3, 2.9 ± 0.3 and 10.0 ± 0.6 nM, respectively. The internalization of the conjugates by PC-3 cells was low. However, the DOTA-conjugated analog demonstrated a higher internalization rate compared to other analogs. GRPR-specific uptake was found in receptor-positive normal tissues and PC-3 xenografts for all conjugates. The biodistribution of the conjugates was influenced by the choice of the chelator moiety. Although all radiotracers cleared rapidly from the blood, [68Ga]Ga-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 showed significantly lower uptake in lung, muscle and bone compared to the other analogs. The uptake in tumors (5.40 ± 1.04 %ID/g at 2 h p.i.) and the tumor-to-organ ratios (25 ± 3, 157 ± 23 and 39 ± 4 for blood, muscle and bone, respectively) were significantly higher for the NOTA-conjugate than the other analogs.

    Conclusions

    Chelators had a clear influence on the biodistribution and targeting properties of 68Ga-labeled antagonistic BN analogs. Positively charged [68Ga]Ga-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 provided a low kidney radioactivity uptake, high affinity, high tumor uptake and high image contrast.

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    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232120 (URN)10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2014.12.009 (DOI)000353369000005 ()25684649 (PubMedID)
    Forskningsfinansiär
    Swedish Cancer SocietySwedish Research Council
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2014-09-12 Laget: 2014-09-12 Sist oppdatert: 2019-07-17bibliografisk kontrollert
    2. Selection of optimal chelator improves the contrast of GRPR imaging using bombesin analogue RM26.
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Selection of optimal chelator improves the contrast of GRPR imaging using bombesin analogue RM26.
    Vise andre…
    2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: International journal of oncology, ISSN 1791-2423, Vol. 48, nr 5, s. 2124-2134Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Bombesin (BN) analogs bind with high affinity to gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) that are up-regulated in prostate cancer and can be used for the visualization of prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of radionuclide-chelator complexes on the biodistribution pattern of the 111In-labeled bombesin antagonist PEG2-D-Phe-Gln-Trp-Ala-Val-Gly-His-Sta-Leu-NH2 (PEG2-RM26) and to identify an optimal construct for SPECT imaging. A series of RM26 analogs N-terminally conjugated with NOTA, NODAGA, DOTA and DOTAGA via a PEG2 spacer were radiolabeled with 111In and evaluated both in vitro and in vivo. The conjugates were successfully labeled with 111In with 100% purity and retained binding specificity to GRPR and high stability. The cellular processing of all compounds was characterized by slow internalization. The IC50 values were in the low nanomolar range, with lower IC50 values for positively charged natIn-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 (2.6±0.1 nM) and higher values for negatively charged natIn-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 (4.8±0.5 nM). The kinetic binding studies showed KD values in the picomolar range that followed the same pattern as the IC50 data. The biodistribution of all compounds was studied in BALB/c nu/nu mice bearing PC-3 prostate cancer xenografts. Tumor targeting and biodistribution studies displayed rapid clearance of radioactivity from the blood and normal organs via kidney excretion. All conjugates showed similar uptake in tumors at 4 h p.i. The radioactivity accumulation in GRPR-expressing organs was significantly lower for DOTA- and DOTAGA-containing constructs compared to those containing NOTA and NODAGA. 111In-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 with a positively charged complex showed the highest initial uptake and the slowest clearance of radioactivity from the liver. At 4 h p.i., DOTA- and DOTAGA-coupled analogs showed significantly higher tumor-to-organ ratios compared to NOTA- and NODAGA-containing variants. The NODAGA conjugate demonstrated the best retention of radioactivity in tumors, and, at 24 h p.i., had the highest contrast to blood, muscle and bones.

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    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281358 (URN)10.3892/ijo.2016.3429 (DOI)000372568600037 ()26983776 (PubMedID)
    Forskningsfinansiär
    Swedish Cancer SocietySwedish Research Council
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-03-23 Laget: 2016-03-23 Sist oppdatert: 2019-07-17bibliografisk kontrollert
    3. High Contrast PET Imaging of GRPR Expression in Prostate Cancer Using Cobalt-Labeled Bombesin Antagonist RM26
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>High Contrast PET Imaging of GRPR Expression in Prostate Cancer Using Cobalt-Labeled Bombesin Antagonist RM26
    Vise andre…
    2017 (engelsk)Inngår i: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1555-4309, E-ISSN 1555-4317, artikkel-id UNSP 6873684Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    High gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) expression is associated with numerous cancers including prostate and breast cancer. The aim of the current study was to develop a Co-55-labeled PET agent based on GRPR antagonist RM26 for visualization of GRPR-expressing tumors. Labeling with Co-57 and Co-55, stability, binding specificity, and in vitro and in vivo characteristics of Co-57-NOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 were studied. NOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 was successfully radiolabeled with Co-57 and Co-55 with high yields and demonstrated high stability. The radiopeptide showed retained binding specificity to GRPR in vitro and in vivo. Co-57-NOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 biodistribution in mice was characterized by rapid clearance of radioactivity from blood and normal non-GRPR-expressing organs and low hepatic uptake. The clearance was predominantly renal with a low degree of radioactivity reabsorption. Tumor-to-blood ratios were approximately 200 (3 h pi) and 1000 (24 h pi). The favorable biodistribution of cobalt-labeled NOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 translated into high contrast preclinical PET/CT (using Co-55) and SPECT/CT (using Co-57) images of PC-3 xenografts. The initial biological results suggest that Co-55-NOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 is a promising tracer for PET visualization of GRPR-expressing tumors.

    Emneord
    Positron-Emission-Tomography, Receptor-Positive Tumors, In-Vivo Evaluation, Radiolabeled Peptides, Analog; Agonists, Visualization, Proteins, Affinity, Therapy.
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-334114 (URN)10.1155/2017/6873684 (DOI)000408099300001 ()
    Forskningsfinansiär
    Swedish Cancer Society, CAN2014/474; CAN2015/350Swedish Research Council, 2015-02509; 2015-02353Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationScience for Life Laboratory - a national resource center for high-throughput molecular bioscience
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-11-24 Laget: 2017-11-24 Sist oppdatert: 2019-07-17bibliografisk kontrollert
    4. Trastuzumab cotreatment improves survival of mice with PC-3 prostate cancer xenografts treated with the GRPR antagonist 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Trastuzumab cotreatment improves survival of mice with PC-3 prostate cancer xenografts treated with the GRPR antagonist 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26
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    2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0020-7136, E-ISSN 1097-0215, Vol. 145, nr 12, s. 3347-3358Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) are overexpressed in prostate cancer and are suitable for targeted radionuclidetherapy (TRT). We optimized the bombesin-derived GRPR-antagonist PEG2-RM26 for labeling with 177Lu and further determinedthe effect of treatment with 177Lu-labeled peptide alone or in combination with the anti-HER2 antibody trastuzumab in amurine model. The PEG2-RM26 analog was coupled to NOTA, NODAGA, DOTA and DOTAGA chelators. The peptide-chelatorconjugates were labeled with 177Lu and characterized in vitro and in vivo. A preclinical therapeutic study was performed in PC-3xenografted mice. Mice were treated with intravenous injections (6 cycles) of (A) PBS, (B) DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26, (C) 177LuDOTAGA-PEG2-RM26, (D) trastuzumab or (E) 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 in combination with trastuzumab. 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 demonstrated quantitative labeling yield at high molar activity (450 GBq/μmol), high in vivo stability (5 min pi >98% ofradioligand remained when coinjected with phosphoramidon), high affinity to GRPR (KD = 0.4 0.2 nM), and favorablebiodistribution (1 hr pi tumor uptake was higher than in healthy tissues, including the kidneys). Therapy with 177Lu-DOTAGAPEG2-RM26 induced a significant inhibition of tumor growth. The median survival for control groups was significantly shorterthan for treated groups (Group C 66 days, Group E 74 days). Trastuzumab together with radionuclide therapy significantlyimproved survival. No treatment-related toxicity was observed. In conclusion, based on in vitro and in vivo characterization ofthe four 177Lu-labeled PEG2-RM26 analogs, we concluded that 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 was the most promising analog forTRT. Radiotherapy using 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 effectively inhibited tumor growth in vivo in a murine prostate cancermodel. Anti-HER2 therapy additionally improved survival.

    Emneord
    radionuclide therapy, GRPR, HER2, prostate cancer, lutetium-177
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389561 (URN)10.1002/ijc.32401 (DOI)000491231500016 ()31077356 (PubMedID)
    Forskningsfinansiär
    Swedish Cancer Society, CAN2014-474Swedish Cancer Society, CAN 2018/436Swedish Cancer Society, CAN2015/350Swedish Cancer Society, CAN 2017/425Swedish Research Council, 2015-02509Swedish Research Council, 2015-02353
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-07-17 Laget: 2019-07-17 Sist oppdatert: 2019-11-08bibliografisk kontrollert
    5. Bispecific GRPR-antagonistic anti-PSMA/GRPR heterodimer for PET and SPECT diagnostic imaging of prostate cancer
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Bispecific GRPR-antagonistic anti-PSMA/GRPR heterodimer for PET and SPECT diagnostic imaging of prostate cancer
    Vise andre…
    2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Cancers, ISSN 2072-6694, Vol. 11, nr 9, artikkel-id 1371Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Simultaneous targeting of the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) could improve the diagnostic accuracy in prostate cancer (PCa). The aim of this study was to develop a PSMA/GRPR-targeting bispecific heterodimer for SPECT and positron emission tomography (PET) diagnostic imaging of PCa. The heterodimer NOTA-DUPA-RM26 was produced by manual solid-phase peptide synthesis. NOTA-DUPA-RM26 was labeled with 111In and 68Ga, with yields >98%, and demonstrated a high stability and binding specificity to PSMA and GRPR. IC50 values for natIn-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 were 4 ± 1 nM towards GRPR and 824 ± 230 nM towards PSMA. An in vivo binding specificity 1 h pi of 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 in PC3-PIP-xenografted mice demonstrated partially blockable tumor uptake when co-injected with an excess of PSMA- or GRPR-targeting agents. Simultaneous co-injection of both agents induced pronounced blocking. The biodistribution of 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 and 68Ga-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 revealed fast activity clearance from the blood and normal organs via the kidneys. Tumor uptake exceeded normal organ uptake for both analogs 1 h pi. 68Ga-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 had a significantly lower tumor uptake (8 ± 2%ID/g) compared to 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 (12 ± 2%ID/g) 1 h pi. Tumor-to-organ ratios increased 3 h pi, but decreased 24 h pi, for 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26. MicroPET/CT and microSPECT/CT scans confirmed biodistribution data, suggesting that 68Ga-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 and 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 are suitable candidates for the imaging of GRPR and PSMA expression in PCa shortly after administration. 

    Emneord
    PSMA, GRPR, molecular imaging, prostate cancer
    HSV kategori
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    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389562 (URN)10.3390/cancers11091371 (DOI)000489719000156 ()31540122 (PubMedID)
    Forskningsfinansiär
    Swedish Cancer Society, CAN 2017/425Swedish Research Council, 2015-02509
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    Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-07-17 Laget: 2019-11-08 Sist oppdatert: 2020-05-18bibliografisk kontrollert
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  • 29.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Andersson, Ken Gosta
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lindström, Elin
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Rosestedt, Maria
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Stahl, Stefan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Löfblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Affibody-mediated imaging of EGFR expression in prostate cancer using radiocobalt-labeled DOTA-Z(EGFR:2377)2019Inngår i: Oncology Reports, ISSN 1021-335X, E-ISSN 1791-2431, Vol. 41, nr 1, s. 534-542Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is often overexpressed during prostate cancer (PCa) progression towards androgen-independence after hormone therapy, but the overexpression is lower than in other types of cancers. Despite the low expression, EGFR has emerged as a promising therapeutic target for patients with castration-resistant PCa. Non-invasive methods for determination of EGFR expression in PCa can serve for patient stratification and therapy response monitoring. Radionuclide imaging probes based on affibody molecules (7 kDa) provide high contrast imaging of cancer-associated molecular targets. We hypothesized that the anti-EGFR affibody molecule DOTA-Z(EGFR:2377) labeled with Co-55 (positron-emitter, T1/2=17.5 h) would enable imaging of EGFR expression in PCa xenografts. The human PCa cell line DU-145 was used for in vitro and in vivo experiments and Co-57 was used as a surrogate for Co-55 in the present study. Binding of Co-57-DOTA-Z(EGFR:2377) to EGFR-expressing xenografts was saturable with anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody cetuximab, which would motivate the use of this tracer for monitoring the receptor occupancy during treatment. A significant dose-dependent difference in radioactivity accumulation in tumors and normal organs was observed when the biodistribution was studied 3 h after the injection of 10 and 35 mu g of Co-57-DOTA-Z(EGFR:2377): At lower doses the tumor uptake was 2-fold higher although tumor-to-organ ratios were not altered. For clinically relevant organs for PCa, tumor-to-organ ratios increased with time, and at 24 h pi were 2.2 +/- 0.5 for colon, 7 +/- 2 for muscle, and 4.0 +/- 0.7 for bones. Small animal SPECT/CT images confirmed the capacity of radiocobalt labeled DOTA-Z(EGFR:2377) to visualize EGFR expression in PCa. In conclusion, the present study demonstrated the feasibility of using the radiocobalt labeled anti-EGFR affibody conjugate Z(EGFR:2377) as an imaging agent for in vivo visualization of low EGFR-expressing tumors, like PCa, and for monitoring of receptor occupancy during cetuximab therapy as well as the importance of optimal dosing in order to achieve higher sensitivity molecular imaging.

  • 30.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Rosestedt, Maria
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Lindström, Elin
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper, Radiologi.
    Andersson, K. G.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ståhl, S.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Löfblom, J.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Radiocobalt-labeled anti-HER1 affibody molecule DOTA-Z(EGFR:2377) for imaging of low HER1 expression in prostate cancer pre-clinical model2017Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 44, s. S145-S145Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 31.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Guler, R.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Roche, Francis P.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Vaskulärbiologi. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Lindström, Elin
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper, Radiologi.
    Selvaraju, Ramkumar
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Plattformen för Preklinisk PET-MRI.
    Heetwood, F.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Claesson-Welsh, Lena
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Vaskulärbiologi.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Ståhl, S.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Löfblom, J.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Novel high affinity affibody for radionuclide imaging of VEGFR2 in glioma vasculature: proof-of-principle in murine model2017Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 44, s. S239-S239Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 32.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Güler, Rezan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Roche, Francis P.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Vaskulärbiologi.
    Lindström, Elin
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Selvaraju, Ramkumar
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Plattformen för Preklinisk PET-MRI. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Fleetwood, Filippa
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Claesson-Welsh, Lena
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Vaskulärbiologi. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Vaskulärbiologi.
    Ståhl, Stefan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Löfblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Radionuclide imaging of VEGFR2 in glioma vasculature using biparatopic affibody conjugate: proof-of-principle in a murine model2018Inngår i: Theranostics, ISSN 1838-7640, E-ISSN 1838-7640, Vol. 8, nr 16, s. 4462-4476Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR2) is a key mediator of angiogenesis and therefore a promising therapeutic target in malignancies including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Molecular imaging of VEGFR2 expression may enable patient stratification for antiangiogenic therapy. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the capacity of the novel anti-VEGFR2 biparatopic affibody conjugate (Z(VEGFR2)-Bp(2)) for in vivo visualization of VEGFR2 expression in GBM.

    Methods: Z(VEGFR2)-Bp(2) coupled to a NODAGA chelator was generated and radiolabeled with indium-111. The VEGFR2-expressing murine endothelial cell line MS1 was used to evaluate in vitro binding specificity and affinity, cellular processing and targeting specificity in mice. Further tumor targeting was studied in vivo in GL261 glioblastoma orthotopic tumors. Experimental imaging was performed.

    Results: [In-111]In-NODAGA-Z(VEGFR2)-Bp(2) bound specifically to VEGFR2 (K-D=33 +/- 18 pM). VEGFR2-mediated accumulation was observed in liver, spleen and lungs. The tumor-to-organ ratios 2 h post injection for mice bearing MS1 tumors were approximately 11 for blood, 15 for muscles and 78 for brain. Intracranial GL261 glioblastoma was visualized using SPECT/CT. The activity uptake in tumors was significantly higher than in normal brain tissue. The tumor-to-cerebellum ratios after injection of 4 mu g [In-111]In-NODAGA-Z(VEGFR2)-Bp(2) were significantly higher than the ratios observed for the 40 mu g injected dose and for the non-VEGFR2 binding size-matched conjugate, demonstrating target specificity. Microautoradiography of cryosectioned CNS tissue was in good agreement with the SPECT/CT images.

    Conclusion: The anti-VEGFR2 affibody conjugate [In-111]In-NODAGA-Z(VEGFR2)-Bp(2) specifically targeted VEGFR2 in vivo and visualized its expression in a murine GBM orthotopic model. Tumor-to-blood ratios for [In-111]In-NODAGA-Z(VEGFR2)-Bp(2) were higher compared to other VEGFR2 imaging probes. [In-111]In-NODAGA-Z(VEGFR2)-Bp(2) appears to be a promising probe for in vivo noninvasive visualization of tumor angiogenesis in glioblastoma.

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  • 33.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Azamy, F.
    Uppsala universitet.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Altai, Mohamed
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Konijnenberg, M.
    Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    Maina-Nock, T.
    NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece.
    Nock, B. A.
    NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala Univ, Uppsala, Sweden.
    GRPR-targeted radiotherapy using the Lu-177-labeled GRPR-antagonist DOTAGA-PEG(2)-RM262018Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, s. S29-S30Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 34.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Konijnenberg, Mark W.
    Erasmus MC, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    Maina, Theodosia
    NCSR Demokritos, INRASTES, Mol Radiopharm, Athens, Greece.
    Nock, Berthold A.
    NCSR Demokritos, INRASTES, Mol Radiopharm, Athens, Greece.
    Altai, Mohamed
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    de Jong, Marion
    Erasmus MC, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Trastuzumab cotreatment improves survival of mice with PC-3 prostate cancer xenografts treated with the GRPR antagonist 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM262019Inngår i: International Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0020-7136, E-ISSN 1097-0215, Vol. 145, nr 12, s. 3347-3358Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) are overexpressed in prostate cancer and are suitable for targeted radionuclidetherapy (TRT). We optimized the bombesin-derived GRPR-antagonist PEG2-RM26 for labeling with 177Lu and further determinedthe effect of treatment with 177Lu-labeled peptide alone or in combination with the anti-HER2 antibody trastuzumab in amurine model. The PEG2-RM26 analog was coupled to NOTA, NODAGA, DOTA and DOTAGA chelators. The peptide-chelatorconjugates were labeled with 177Lu and characterized in vitro and in vivo. A preclinical therapeutic study was performed in PC-3xenografted mice. Mice were treated with intravenous injections (6 cycles) of (A) PBS, (B) DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26, (C) 177LuDOTAGA-PEG2-RM26, (D) trastuzumab or (E) 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 in combination with trastuzumab. 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 demonstrated quantitative labeling yield at high molar activity (450 GBq/μmol), high in vivo stability (5 min pi >98% ofradioligand remained when coinjected with phosphoramidon), high affinity to GRPR (KD = 0.4 0.2 nM), and favorablebiodistribution (1 hr pi tumor uptake was higher than in healthy tissues, including the kidneys). Therapy with 177Lu-DOTAGAPEG2-RM26 induced a significant inhibition of tumor growth. The median survival for control groups was significantly shorterthan for treated groups (Group C 66 days, Group E 74 days). Trastuzumab together with radionuclide therapy significantlyimproved survival. No treatment-related toxicity was observed. In conclusion, based on in vitro and in vivo characterization ofthe four 177Lu-labeled PEG2-RM26 analogs, we concluded that 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 was the most promising analog forTRT. Radiotherapy using 177Lu-DOTAGA-PEG2-RM26 effectively inhibited tumor growth in vivo in a murine prostate cancermodel. Anti-HER2 therapy additionally improved survival.

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  • 35.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Thisgaard, H.
    Ctr Single Particle Sci & Engn, Odense, Denmark.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi.
    Azamy, F.
    Uppsala universitet.
    Dam, J.
    Odense Univ Hosp, Odense, Denmark.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Selection of optimal macrocyclic chelator for high contrast PET imaging of gastrin releasing peptide receptor using cobalt-labeled bombesin antagonist RM262018Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, s. S672-S673Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 36.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Thisgaard, Helge
    Odense Univ Hosp, Dept Nucl Med, PET & Cyclotron Unit, Odense, Denmark;Univ Southern Denmark, Dept Clin Res, Odense, Denmark.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Dam, Johan Hygum
    Odense Univ Hosp, Dept Nucl Med, PET & Cyclotron Unit, Odense, Denmark;Univ Southern Denmark, Dept Clin Res, Odense, Denmark.
    Azami, Frishta
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Selection of an optimal macrocyclic chelator improves the imaging of prostate cancer using cobalt-labeled GRPR antagonist RM262019Inngår i: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 9, artikkel-id 17086Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) are promising targets in oligometastatic prostate cancer. We have recently used 55Co (T1/2 = 17.5 h) as a label for next day PET imaging of GRPR expression obtaining high imaging contrast. The radionuclide-chelator combination can significantly influence the biodistribution of radiopeptides. Therefore, in this study, we hypothesized that the properties of 55Co-labeled PEG2-RM26 can be improved by identifying the optimal macrocyclic chelator. All analogues (X-PEG2-RM26, X = NOTA,NODAGA,DOTA,DOTAGA) were successfully labeled with radiocobalt with high yields and demonstrated high stability. The radiopeptides bound specifically and with picomolar affinity to GRPR and their cellular processing was characterized by low internalization. The best binding capacity was found for DOTA-PEG2-RM26. Ex vivo biodistribution in PC-3 xenografted mice was characterized by rapid blood clearance via renal excretion. Tumor uptake was similar for all conjugates at 3 h pi, exceeding the uptake in all other organs. Higher kidney uptake and longer retention were associated with N-terminal negative charge (DOTAGA-containing conjugate). Tumor-to-organ ratios increased over time for all constructs, although significant chelator-dependent differences were observed. Concordant with affinity measurements, DOTA-analog had the best retention of activity in tumors, resulting in the highest tumor-to-blood ratio 24 h pi, which translated into high contrast PET/CT imaging (using 55Co).

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  • 37.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Varasteh, Zohreh
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi. Klinikum Rechts Isar TUM, Dept Nucl Med, D-81675 Munich, Germany.
    Abouzayed, Ayman
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Puuvuori, Emmi
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Translationell avbildning med PET.
    De Rosa, Maria
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi. RiMED Fdn, Drug Discovery Unit, I-90133 Palermo, Italy.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Bispecific GRPR-antagonistic anti-PSMA/GRPR heterodimer for PET and SPECT diagnostic imaging of prostate cancer2019Inngår i: Cancers, ISSN 2072-6694, Vol. 11, nr 9, artikkel-id 1371Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Simultaneous targeting of the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) could improve the diagnostic accuracy in prostate cancer (PCa). The aim of this study was to develop a PSMA/GRPR-targeting bispecific heterodimer for SPECT and positron emission tomography (PET) diagnostic imaging of PCa. The heterodimer NOTA-DUPA-RM26 was produced by manual solid-phase peptide synthesis. NOTA-DUPA-RM26 was labeled with 111In and 68Ga, with yields >98%, and demonstrated a high stability and binding specificity to PSMA and GRPR. IC50 values for natIn-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 were 4 ± 1 nM towards GRPR and 824 ± 230 nM towards PSMA. An in vivo binding specificity 1 h pi of 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 in PC3-PIP-xenografted mice demonstrated partially blockable tumor uptake when co-injected with an excess of PSMA- or GRPR-targeting agents. Simultaneous co-injection of both agents induced pronounced blocking. The biodistribution of 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 and 68Ga-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 revealed fast activity clearance from the blood and normal organs via the kidneys. Tumor uptake exceeded normal organ uptake for both analogs 1 h pi. 68Ga-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 had a significantly lower tumor uptake (8 ± 2%ID/g) compared to 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 (12 ± 2%ID/g) 1 h pi. Tumor-to-organ ratios increased 3 h pi, but decreased 24 h pi, for 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26. MicroPET/CT and microSPECT/CT scans confirmed biodistribution data, suggesting that 68Ga-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 and 111In-NOTA-DUPA-RM26 are suitable candidates for the imaging of GRPR and PSMA expression in PCa shortly after administration. 

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  • 38.
    Monazzam, Azita
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Endokrin tumörbiologi.
    Lau, Joey
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk cellbiologi.
    Velikyan, Irina
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Li, Su-Chen
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Endokrin tumörbiologi.
    Razmara, Masoud
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Endokrin tumörbiologi.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Skogseid, Britt
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Endokrin tumörbiologi.
    Increased Expression of GLP-1R in Proliferating Islets of Men1 Mice is Detectable by [Ga-68]Ga-DO3A-VS-Cys(40)- Exendin-4/PET2018Inngår i: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 8, artikkel-id 748Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an endocrine tumor syndrome caused by heterozygous mutations in the MEN1 tumor suppressor gene. The MEN1 pancreas of the adolescent gene carrier frequently contain diffusely spread pre-neoplasias and microadenomas, progressing to macroscopic and potentially malignant pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (P-NET), which represents the major death cause in MEN1. The unveiling of the molecular mechanism of P-NET which is not currently understood fully to allow the optimization of diagnostics and treatment. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) pathway is essential in islet regeneration, i.e. inhibition of β-cell apoptosis and enhancement of β-cell proliferation, yet involvement of GLP-1 in MEN1 related P-NET has not yet been demonstrated. The objective of this work was to investigate if normal sized islets of Men1 heterozygous mice have increased Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) expression compared to wild type islets, and if this increase is detectable in vivo with positron emission tomography (PET) using [68Ga]Ga-DO3A-VS-Cys40-Exendin-4 (68Ga-Exendin-4). 68Ga-Exendin-4 showed potential for early lesion detection in MEN1 pancreas due to increased GLP1R expression.

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  • 39.
    Orlova, Anna
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Bass, Tarek Z.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Leitao, Charles Dahlsson
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rosestedt, Maria
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Atterby, Christina
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Gudmundsdotter, Lindvi
    Affibody AB, Solna, Sweden.
    Frejd, Fredrik Y.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Affibody AB, Solna, Sweden.
    Löfhlom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Ståhl, Stefan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Evaluation of the Therapeutic Potential of a HER3-Binding Affibody Construct TAM-HER3 in Comparison with a Monoclonal Antibody, Seribantumab2018Inngår i: Molecular Pharmaceutics, ISSN 1543-8384, E-ISSN 1543-8392, Vol. 15, nr 8, s. 3394-3403Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Human epidermal growth factor receptor type 3 (HER3) is recognized to be involved in resistance to HER targeting therapies. A number of HER3-targeting monoclonal antibodies are under clinical investigation as potential cancer therapeutics. Smaller high-affinity scaffold proteins are attractive non-Fc containing alternatives to antibodies. A previous study indicated that anti-HER3 affibody molecules could delay the growth of xenografted HER3-positive tumors. Here, we designed a second-generation HER3-targeting construct (TAM-HER3), containing two HER3-specific affibody molecules bridged by an albumin-binding domain (ABD) for extension of blood circulation. Receptor blocking activity was demonstrated in vitro. In mice bearing BxPC-3 xenografts, the therapeutic efficacy of TAM-HER3 was compared to the HER3-specific monoclonal antibody seribantumab (MM-121). TAM-HER3 inhibited heregulin-induced phosphorylation in a panel of HER3-expressing cancer cells and was found to be equally as potent as seribantumab in terms of therapeutic efficacy in vivo and with a similar safety profile. Median survival times were 60 days for TAM-HER3, 54 days for seribantumab, and 41 days for the control group. No pathological changes were observed in cytopathological examination. The multimeric HER3-binding affibody molecule in fusion to ABD seems promising for further evaluation as candidate therapeutics for treatment of HER3-overexpressing tumors.

  • 40.
    Orlova, Anna
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Maina, T.
    INRASTES NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece.
    Nock, B. A.
    INRASTES NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    GRPR-Targeted Radiotherapy: Influence of Chelator on Labeling and Biodistribution of Four Lu-177-Labeled Analogues of the GRPR-Antagonist PEG2-RM262017Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 44, s. S295-S296Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 41.
    Orlova, Anna
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rosestedt, Maria
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Andersson, K. G.
    Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Löfblom, J.
    Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Imaging contrast of HER3 expression using monomeric affibody-based imaging probe can be improved by co-injection of affibody trimer2018Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, nr Supplement 1, s. S673-S673Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 42.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Abouzayed, Ayman
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Lundmark, Fanny
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Preparativ läkemedelskemi.
    Evaluation of Tumor-Targeting Properties of an Antagonistic Bombesin Analogue RM26 Conjugated with a Non-Residualizing Radioiodine Label Comparison with a Radiometal-Labelled Counterpart2019Inngår i: Pharmaceutics, ISSN 1999-4923, E-ISSN 1999-4923, Vol. 11, nr 8, artikkel-id 380Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Radiolabelled antagonistic bombesin analogues are successfully used for targeting of gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPR) that are overexpressed in prostate cancer. Internalization of antagonistic bombesin analogues is slow. We hypothesized that the use of a non-residualizing radioiodine label might not affect the tumour uptake but would reduce the retention in normal organs, where radiopharmaceutical would be internalized. To test this hypothesis, tyrosine was conjugated via diethylene glycol linker to N-terminus of an antagonistic bombesin analogue RM26 to form Tyr-PEG(2)-RM26. [In-111]In-DOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 was used as a control with a residualizing label. Tyr-PEG(2)-RM26 was labelled with I-125 with 95% radiochemical purity and retained binding specificity to GRPR. The IC50 values for Tyr-PEG(2)-RM26 and DOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 were 1.7 +/- 0.3 nM and 3.3 +/- 0.5 nM, respectively. The cellular processing of [I-125]I-Tyr-PEG(2)-RM26 by PC-3 cells showed unusually fast internalization. Biodistribution showed that uptake in pancreas and tumour was GRPR-specific for both radioconjugates. Blood clearance of [I-125]I-Tyr-PEG(2)-RM26 was appreciably slower and activity accumulation in all organs was significantly higher than for [In-111]In-DOTA-PEG(2)-RM26. Tumor uptake of [In-111]In-DOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 was significantly higher than for [I-125]I-Tyr-PEG(2)-RM26, resulting in higher tumour-to-organ ratio for [In-111]In-DOTA-PEG(2)-RM26 at studied time points. Incorporation of amino acids with hydrophilic side-chains next to tyrosine might overcome the problems associated with the use of tyrosine as a prosthetic group for radioiodination.

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  • 43.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Anderson, K. G.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Altai, Mohamed
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Steinhardt, X.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Ståhl, S.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Löfblom, J.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Influence of composition of cysteine-containing peptide based chelators on biodistribution of Tc-99m-labelled anti-EGFR affibody molecules2017Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 44, s. S347-S348Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 44.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Andersson, Ken G.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Steinhardt, Xenia
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Altai, Mohamed
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Löfblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Influence of composition of cysteine-containing peptide-based chelators on biodistribution of 99mTc-labeled anti-EGFR affibody molecules2018Inngår i: Amino Acids, ISSN 0939-4451, E-ISSN 1438-2199, Vol. 50, nr 8, s. 981-994Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in a number of cancers and is the molecular target for several anti-cancer therapeutics. Radionuclide molecular imaging of EGFR expression should enable personalization of anti-cancer treatment. Affibody molecule is a promising type of high-affinity imaging probes based on a non-immunoglobulin scaffold. A series of derivatives of the anti-EGFR affibody molecule ZEGFR:2377, having peptide-based cysteine-containing chelators for conjugation of Tc-99m, was designed and evaluated. It was found that glutamate-containing chelators Gly-Gly-Glu-Cys (GGEC), Gly-Glu-Glu-Cys (GEEC) and Glu-Glu-Glu-Cys (EEEC) provide the best labeling stability. The glutamate containing conjugates bound to EGFR-expressing cells specifically and with high affinity. Specific targeting of EGFR-expressing xenografts in mice was demonstrated. The number of glutamate residues in the chelator had strong influence on biodistribution of radiolabeled affibody molecules. Increase of glutamate content was associated with lower uptake in normal tissues. The Tc-99m-labeled variant containing the EEEC chelator provided the highest tumor-to-organ ratios. In conclusion, optimizing the composition of peptide-based chelators enhances contrast of imaging of EGFR-expression using affibody molecules.

  • 45.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Andersson, K.
    Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Löfblom, J.
    Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala Univ, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Comparative evaluation of anti-EFGR affibody molecules labelled with gallium-68 and zirconium-89 using desferrioxamine B as a chelator2018Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, nr Supplement 1, s. S674-S675Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 46.
    Oroujeni, Maryam
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Garousi, Javad
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Andersson, Ken G.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lofblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics. Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Preclinical Evaluation of [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377: A Promising Affibody-Based Probe for Noninvasive PET Imaging of EGFR Expression in Tumors2018Inngår i: CELLS, E-ISSN 2073-4409, Vol. 7, nr 9, artikkel-id 141Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Radionuclide imaging of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression in tumors may stratify patients for EGFR-targeting therapies and predict response or resistance to certain treatments. Affibody molecules, which are nonimmunoglobulin scaffold proteins, have a high potential as probes for molecular imaging. In this study, maleimido derivative of desferrioxamine B (DFO) chelator was site-specifically coupled to the C-terminal cysteine of the anti-EGFR affibody molecule ZEGFR:2377, and the DFO-ZEGFR:2377 conjugate was labeled with the generator-produced positron-emitting radionuclide Ga-68. Stability, specificity of binding to EGFR-expressing cells, and processing of [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377 by cancer cells after binding were evaluated in vitro. In vivo studies were performed in nude mice bearing human EGFR-expressing A431 epidermoid cancer xenografts. The biodistribution of [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377 was directly compared with the biodistribution of [Zr-89]Zr-DFO-ZEGFR:2377. DFO-ZEGFR:2377 was efficiently (isolated yield of 73 +/- 3%) and stably labeled with Ga-68. Binding of [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377 to EGFR-expressing cells in vitro was receptor-specific and proportional to the EGFR expression level. In vivo saturation experiment demonstrated EGFR-specific accumulation of [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377 in A431 xenografts. Compared to [Zr-89]Zr-DFO-ZEGFR:2377, [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377 demonstrated significantly (p < 0.05) higher uptake in tumors and lower uptake in spleen and bones. This resulted in significantly higher tumor-to-organ ratios for [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377. In conclusion, [Ga-68]Ga-DFO-ZEGFR:2377 is a promising probe for imaging of EGFR expression.

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  • 47.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Leitao, Charles Dahlsson
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Gentry, Joshua
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Abouzayed, Ayman
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Ståhl, Stefan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Löfblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Increase in negative charge of 68Ga/chelator complex reduces unspecific hepatic uptake but does not improve imaging properties of HER3-targeting affibody molecules2019Inngår i: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 9, artikkel-id 17710Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Upregulation of the human epidermal growth factor receptor type 3 (HER3) is a common mechanism to bypass HER-targeted cancer therapy. Affibody-based molecular imaging has the potential for detecting and monitoring HER3 expression during treatment. In this study, we compared the imaging properties of newly generated Ga-68-labeled anti-HER3 affibody molecules (HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-DOTA and (HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-DOTAGA with previously reported [Ga-68]Ga-(HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-NODAGA. We hypothesized that increasing the negative charge of the gallium-68/chelator complex would reduce hepatic uptake, which could lead to improved contrast of anti-HER3 affibody-based PET-imaging of HER3 expression. (HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-X (X = DOTA, DOTAGA) were produced and labeled with gallium-68. Binding of the new conjugates was specific in HER3 expressing BxPC-3 and DU145 human cancer cells. Biodistribution and in vivo specificity was studied in BxPC-3 xenograft bearing Balb/c nu/nu mice 3 h pi. DOTA- and DOTAGA-containing conjugates had significantly higher concentration in blood than [Ga-68]Ga-(HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-NODAGA. Presence of the negatively charged Ga-68-DOTAGA complex reduced the unspecific hepatic uptake, but did not improve overall biodistribution of the conjugate. [Ga-68]Ga-(HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-DOTAGA and [Ga-68]Ga-(HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-NODAGA had similar tumor-to-liver ratios, but [Ga-68]Ga-(HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-NODAGA had the highest tumor uptake and tumor-to-blood ratio among the tested conjugates. In conclusion, [Ga-68] Ga-(HE)(3)-Z(HER3)-NODAGA remains the favorable variant for PET imaging of HER3 expression.

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  • 48.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Leitao, Charles Dahlsson
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Bass, Tarek Z.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Andersson, Ken G.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Stahl, Stefan
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lofblom, John
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Engn Sci Chem Biotechnol & Hlth, Dept Prot Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Optimization of HER3 expression imaging using affibody molecules: Influence of chelator for labeling with indium-1112019Inngår i: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 9, artikkel-id 655Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Radionuclide molecular imaging of human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3) expression using affibody molecules could be used for patient stratification for HER3-targeted cancer therapeutics. We hypothesized that the properties of HER3-targeting affibody molecules might be improved through modification of the radiometal-chelator complex. Macrocyclic chelators NOTA (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N,N',N ''-triacetic acid), NODAGA (1-(1,3-carboxypropyl)-4,7-carboxymethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane), DOTA (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraaceticacid), and DOTAGA (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododececane, 1-(glutaric acid)-4,7,10-triacetic acid) were conjugated to the C-terminus of anti-HER3 affibody molecule Z(08698) and conjugates were labeled with indium-111. All conjugates bound specifically and with picomolar affinity to HER3 in vitro. In mice bearing HER3-expressing xenografts, no significant difference in tumor uptake between the conjugates was observed. Presence of the negatively charged In-111-DOTAGA-complex resulted in the lowest hepatic uptake and the highest tumor-to-liver ratio. In conclusion, the choice of chelator influences the biodistribution of indium-111 labeled anti-HER3 affibody molecules. Hepatic uptake of anti-HER3 affibody molecules could be reduced by the increase of negative charge of the radiometal-chelator complex on the C-terminus without significantly influencing the tumor uptake.

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  • 49.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Leitao, C. Dahlsson
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ståhl, S.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Löfblom, J.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Optimization of affibody molecule for imaging of HER3 expression: negatively charged metal-chelator complex increases imaging contrast2017Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 44, s. S539-S540Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 50.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Vorobyeva, Anzhelika
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Leitao, C. Dahlsson
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Andersson, K.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Löfblom, J.
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Medicinsk strålningsvetenskap. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Farmaceutiska fakulteten, Institutionen för läkemedelskemi, Theranostics.
    Optimization of molecular design of Ga-68-labeled affibody molecule for PET imaging of HER3 expression2018Inngår i: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, nr Supplement 1, s. S109-S109Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
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