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  • 1.
    Abouzayed, Ayman
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics.
    Yim, Cheng-Bin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics.
    Mitran, Bogdan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics.
    Rinne, Sara S.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medical Radiation Science.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Orlova, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Synthesis and Preclinical Evaluation of Radio-Iodinated GRPR/PSMA Bispecific Heterodimers for the Theranostics Application in Prostate Cancer2019In: Pharmaceutics, ISSN 1999-4923, E-ISSN 1999-4923, Vol. 11, no 7, article id 358Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 2.
    Adeyemi, Ahmed
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Wetzel, Alexander
    AstraZeneca, Dept Med Chem, Cardiovasc Renal & Metab IMED Biotech Unit, Pepparedsleden 1, S-43183 Molndal, Sweden.
    Bergman, Joakim
    AstraZeneca, Dept Med Chem, Cardiovasc Renal & Metab IMED Biotech Unit, Pepparedsleden 1, S-43183 Molndal, Sweden.
    Brånalt, Jonas
    AstraZeneca, Dept Med Chem, Cardiovasc Renal & Metab IMED Biotech Unit, Pepparedsleden 1, S-43183 Molndal, Sweden.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirooxindoles via Mizoroki-Heck Coupling of Aryl Iodides2019In: Synlett: Accounts and Rapid Communications in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0936-5214, E-ISSN 1437-2096, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 82-88Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A method for highly regio- and stereoselective intramolecular Mizoroki-Heck 5- exo cyclization of aryl iodides to the corresponding spirooxindoles has been developed. Electron-rich and electron-deficient aryl iodide precursors were selectively ring-closed with high stereoselectivity and good yields. The double-bond position in the cyclopentene ring was controlled by careful choice of reaction conditions. These rare spiro compounds were further functionalized to rigidified unnatural amino acid derivatives by a subsequent gas-free Pd(0)-catalyzed alkoxycarbonylation, followed by selective O - and N -deprotections.

  • 3.
    Alhuseinalkhudhur, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Velikyan, Irina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Tolmachev, Vladimir
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medical Radiation Science.
    Frejd, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medical Radiation Science.
    Feldwisch, Joachim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medical Radiation Science.
    Lindman, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Sörensen, Jens
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Physiology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Kinetic Analysis of the HER2-binding ABY-025 Affibody Using Dynamic PET in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer2018In: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, p. S457-S457Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Bjerketorp, Joakim
    et al.
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Levenfors, Jolanta J
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Sahlberg, Christer
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Nord, Christina L
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Uppsala, Sweden; Medivir AB, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Andersson, Pierre F
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Guss, Bengt
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Öberg, Bo
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry. Ultupharma AB, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Broberg, Anders
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Antibacterial 3,6-Disubstituted 4-Hydroxy-5,6-dihydro-2H-pyran-2-ones from Serratia plymuthica MF371-22017In: Journal of natural products (Print), ISSN 0163-3864, E-ISSN 1520-6025, Vol. 80, no 11, p. 2997-3002Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bioassay-guided fractionation of culture extracts of Serratia plymuthica strain MF371-2 resulted in the isolation of two new antibacterial compounds with potent activity against Gram-positive bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus LMG 15975 (MRSA). A spectroscopic investigation, in combination with synthesis, enabled the characterization of the compounds as 3-butyryl-4-hydroxy-6-heptyl-5,6-dihydro2H-pyran-2-one (plymuthipyranone A, 1) and 3-butyry1-4-hydroxy-6-nony1-5,6-dihydro-2H-pyran-2-one (plymuthipyranone B, 2). The MIC values for 1 and 2 against S. aureus LMG 15975 were determined to be 1-2 mu g mL(-1) and 0.8 mu g mL(-1), respectively. Compound 2 was found to have potent activity against many strains of S. aureus, including several mupirocin-resistant strains, other species of Staphylococcus, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Compound 2 was slightly cytotoxic for human cells, with CC50 values between 4.7 and 40 mu g mL(-1), but the CC50/MIC ratio was >= 10 for many tested combinations of human cells and bacteria, suggesting its possible use as an antibacterial agent. Several analogues were synthesized with different alkyl groups in the 3- and 6-positions (6-13), and their biological properties were evaluated. It was concluded that the activity of the compounds increased with the lengths of the alkyl and acyl substituents.

  • 5. Chiotis, K
    et al.
    Saint-Aubert, L
    Rodriguez-Vieitez, E
    Leuzy, A
    Almkvist, O
    Savitcheva, I
    Jonasson, My
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Wall, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Nordberg, A
    Longitudinal changes of tau PET imaging in relation to hypometabolism in prodromal and Alzheimer's disease dementia2018In: Molecular Psychiatry, ISSN 1359-4184, E-ISSN 1476-5578, Vol. 23, no 7, p. 1666-1673Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The development of tau-specific positron emission tomography (PET) tracers allows imaging in vivo the regional load of tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other tauopathies. Eighteen patients with baseline investigations enroled in a 17-month follow-up study, including 16 with AD (10 had mild cognitive impairment and a positive amyloid PET scan, that is, prodromal AD, and six had AD dementia) and two with corticobasal syndrome. All patients underwent PET scans with [(18)F]THK5317 (tau deposition) and [(18)F]FDG (glucose metabolism) at baseline and follow-up, neuropsychological assessment at baseline and follow-up and a scan with [(11)C]PIB (amyloid-β deposition) at baseline only. At a group level, patients with AD (prodromal or dementia) showed unchanged [(18)F]THK5317 retention over time, in contrast to significant decreases in [(18)F]FDG uptake in temporoparietal areas. The pattern of changes in [(18)F]THK5317 retention was heterogeneous across all patients, with qualitative differences both between the two AD groups (prodromal and dementia) and among individual patients. High [(18)F]THK5317 retention was significantly associated over time with low episodic memory encoding scores, while low [(18)F]FDG uptake was significantly associated over time with both low global cognition and episodic memory encoding scores. Both patients with corticobasal syndrome had a negative [(11)C]PIB scan, high [(18)F]THK5317 retention with a different regional distribution from that in AD, and a homogeneous pattern of increased [(18)F]THK5317 retention in the basal ganglia over time. These findings highlight the heterogeneous propagation of tau pathology among patients with symptomatic AD, in contrast to the homogeneous changes seen in glucose metabolism, which better tracked clinical progression.Molecular Psychiatry advance online publication, 16 May 2017; doi:10.1038/mp.2017.108.

  • 6.
    Chow, Shiao Y.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Odell, Luke R.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Eriksson, Jonas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Low-Pressure Radical 11C-Aminocarbonylation of Alkyl Iodides through Thermal Initiation2017In: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 1434-193X, E-ISSN 1099-0690, Vol. 2017, no 8, p. 1236-1236Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Julich, Julich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England.
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Univ Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines2018In: Radiochimica Acta, ISSN 0033-8230, E-ISSN 2193-3405, Vol. 106, no 7, p. 623-625Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Forschungszentrum Julich, Julich, Germany..
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England..
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada..
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA..
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan..
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea..
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Appl Diagnost, Vienna, Austria..
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA..
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands..
    Letter to the Editor: International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines2018In: Current Radiopharmaceuticals, ISSN 1874-4710, E-ISSN 1874-4729, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 73-75Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Julich, Julich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England.
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Appl Diagnost, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Open letter to journal editors on: international consensus radiochemistry nomenclature guidelines2018In: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 2160-8407, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 70-72Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Julich, Julich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England.
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Appl Diagnost, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Open letter to journal editors on: International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines2018In: Nuclear medicine communications, ISSN 0143-3636, E-ISSN 1473-5628, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 193-195Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Jülich, Jülich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England..
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Appl Diagnost, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Open letter to journal editors on: International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines2018In: Annals of Nuclear Medicine, ISSN 0914-7187, E-ISSN 1864-6433, Vol. 32, no 3, p. 236-238Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Julich, Julich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England.
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Appl Diagnost, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD, USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Open letter to journal editors on: international consensus radiochemistry nomenclature guidelines2018In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, ISSN 0236-5731, E-ISSN 1588-2780, Vol. 315, no 3, p. 443-445Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Julich, Julich, Germany..
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England..
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada..
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA..
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan..
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea..
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Appl Diagnost, Vienna, Austria..
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA..
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands..
    Open letter to journal editors on: International consensus radiochemistry nomenclature guidelines2018In: Journal of labelled compounds & radiopharmaceuticals, ISSN 0362-4803, E-ISSN 1099-1344, Vol. 61, no 4, p. 402-404Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Julich, Julich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England.
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Univ Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Open letter to journal editors on: International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines2019In: CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL IMAGING, ISSN 2281-5872, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 61-63Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Coenen, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Res Ctr Julich, Julich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England.
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Univ Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIMH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Status of the 'consensus nomenclature rules in radiopharmaceutical sciences' initiative2019In: Nuclear Medicine and Biology, ISSN 0969-8051, E-ISSN 1872-9614, Vol. 71, p. 19-22Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Coenena, Heinz H.
    et al.
    Forschungszentrum Julich, Julich, Germany.
    Gee, Antony D.
    Kings Coll London, London, England.
    Adam, Michael
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Cutler, Cathy S.
    Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY USA.
    Fujibayashi, Yasuhisa
    Keio Univ, Tokyo, Japan.
    Jeong, Jae Min
    Seoul Natl Univ, Seoul, South Korea.
    Mach, Robert H.
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA USA.
    Mindt, Thomas L.
    Univ Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
    Pike, Victor W.
    NIH, Bldg 10, Bethesda, MD USA.
    Windhorst, Albert D.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines2018In: Nuclearmedizin, ISSN 0029-5566, Vol. 57, no 1, p. 40-41Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Elgland, Mathias
    et al.
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys Chem & Biol IFM, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Nordeman, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform.
    Fyrner, Timmy
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys Chem & Biol IFM, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys Chem & Biol IFM, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Nilsson, Peter
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Phys Chem & Biol IFM, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Synthesis of beta-configured clickable [18F]FDGs as novel 18F-fluoroglycosylation tools for PET in vivo imaging2017In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 253Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Engen, Karin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Inhibitors Targeting Insulin-Regulated Aminopeptidase (IRAP): Identification, Synthesis and Evaluation2020Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP) has emerged as a potential new therapeutic target for treatment of cognitive disorders. Inhibition of the enzymatic activity facilitates cognition in rodents. Potent and selective peptide and pseudopeptide based inhibitors have been developed, but most of them suffer from poor pharmacokinetics and blood-brain-barrier penetration. Hence, development of less-complex inhibitors with good pharmacokinetic properties are of great importance.

    The aim of this thesis was to identify and optimize new small-molecule based IRAP inhibitors for use as research tools to investigate the cognitive effects of IRAP inhibition. Adaptation of an existing enzymatic assay into a screening compatible procedure allowed the evaluation of 10,500 compounds as IRAP inhibitors. The screening campaign resulted in 23 compounds displaying more than 60% inhibition. Two of these compounds, a spiro-oxindole dihydroquinazolinone and an imidazo[1,5-α]pyridine, were further investigated in terms of structure-activity relationship, physicochemical properties, metabolic stability, and mechanism of inhibition.

    Spiro-oxindole dihydroquinazolinone based IRAP inhibitors were synthesized via fast and simple microwave-promoted reactions, either in batch or in a continuous flow approach. The most potent compounds displayed sub-µM affinity, and interestingly an uncompetitive mode of inhibition with the synthetic substrate used in the assay. Molecular modeling confirmed the possibility of simultaneous binding of the compounds and the substrate. Furthermore, the molecular modeling suggested that the S-enantiomer accounts for the inhibitory effect observed with this compound series. The compounds also proved inactive on the closely related enzyme aminopeptidase N. Unfortunately, the spiro-oxindole based inhibitors suffered from poor solubility and metabolic stability.

    Imidazo[1,5-α]pyridine based IRAP inhibitors were synthesized via a five step procedure, providing inhibitors in the low-µM range. The stereospecificity of a methyl group proved important for inhibition. The compound series displayed no inhibitory activity on aminopeptidase N. Intriguing, these compounds exhibit a noncompetitive inhibition mechanism with the model substrate. As observed for the spiro-compounds, the imidazopyridines suffered from both poor solubility and metabolic stability.  

    In summary, the work presented in this thesis provide synthetic procedures, initial structure-activity relationship, and pharmacological evaluation of two distinct inhibitors classes. The compounds are among the first non-peptidic IRAP inhibitors presented, serving as interesting starting points in the development of research tools for use in models of cognition.

    List of papers
    1. Identification of Drug-Like Inhibitors of Insulin-Regulated Aminopeptidase Through Small-Molecule Screening
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    2016 (English)In: Assay and drug development technologies, ISSN 1540-658X, E-ISSN 1557-8127, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 180-193Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Intracerebroventricular injection of angiotensin IV, a ligand of insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP), has been shown to improve cognitive functions in several animal models. Consequently, IRAP is considered a potential target for treatment of cognitive disorders. To identify nonpeptidic IRAP inhibitors, we adapted an established enzymatic assay based on membrane preparations from Chinese hamster ovary cells and a synthetic peptide-like substrate for high-throughput screening purposes. The 384-well microplate-based absorbance assay was used to screen a diverse set of 10,500 compounds for their inhibitory capacity of IRAP. The assay performance was robust with Z-values ranging from 0.81 to 0.91, and the screen resulted in 23 compounds that displayed greater than 60% inhibition at a compound concentration of 10M. After hit confirmation experiments, purity analysis, and promiscuity investigations, three structurally different compounds were considered particularly interesting as starting points for the development of small-molecule-based IRAP inhibitors. After resynthesis, all three compounds confirmed low M activity and were shown to be rapidly reversible. Additional characterization included activity in a fluorescence-based orthogonal assay and in the presence of a nonionic detergent and a reducing agent, respectively. Importantly, the characterized compounds also showed inhibition of the human ortholog, prompting our further interest in these novel IRAP inhibitors.

    National Category
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297122 (URN)10.1089/adt.2016.708 (DOI)000374641700005 ()27078680 (PubMedID)
    Funder
    The Karolinska Institutet's Research FoundationScience for Life Laboratory - a national resource center for high-throughput molecular bioscienceSwedish Research Council
    Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2020-03-07Bibliographically approved
    2. Synthesis, Evaluation and Proposed Binding Pose of Substituted Spiro-Oxindole Dihydroquinazolinones as IRAP Inhibitors
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    2020 (English)In: ChemistryOpen, ISSN 2191-1363, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 325-337Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    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.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2020
    Keywords
    enzymes, inhibitors, insulin, preclinical profiling, regulated aminopeptidases, spiro compounds
    National Category
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Research subject
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-406132 (URN)10.1002/open.201900344 (DOI)
    Available from: 2020-03-05 Created: 2020-03-05 Last updated: 2020-03-07
    3. Inhibition of Insulin-Regulated Aminopeptidase by Imidazo[1,5-α]pyridines; Synthesis and Evaluation
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    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Inhibition of Insulin-regulated Aminopeptidase (IRAP) has been shown to improve cognitive functions in several animal models. Recently, we performed a screening campaign identifying novel small-molecule based compounds acting as inhibitors of the enzymatic activity IRAP. Here we report on the chemical synthesis, structure-activity relationships (SAR) and initial characterization of physicochemical properties of a series of imidazo[1,5-α]pyridine-based inhibitors, including delineation of their mode of action as non-competitive inhibitors with a small L-leucine-based IRAP substrate. The best compound displays an pIC50 values of 6.0. We elucidate the importance of two chiral sites in these molecules and find they have little impact on the compound´s metabolic stability or physicochemical properties. The carbonyl group of a central urea moiety was initially believed to mimic substrate binding to a catalytically important Zn2+ ion in the active site, although the plausibility of this binding hypothesis is challenged by observation of excellent selectivity versus the closely related aminopeptidase N (APN). Taken together with the non-competitive inhibition pattern, we also consider an alternative model of allosteric binding.

    Keywords
    Insulin-regulated aminopeptidase, IRAP, inhibitors
    National Category
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Research subject
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-406413 (URN)
    Available from: 2020-03-07 Created: 2020-03-07 Last updated: 2020-03-07
    4. Microwave Heated Flow Synthesis of Spiro-oxindole Dihydroquinazolinone Based IRAP Inhibitors
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    2014 (English)In: Organic Process Research & Development, ISSN 1083-6160, E-ISSN 1520-586X, Vol. 18, no 11, p. 1582-1588Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    A fast and convenient synthetic route towards spiro-oxindole dihydroquinazolinones as novel and drug-like insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP) inhibitors is reported. The synthesis is performed using a MW heated continuous flow system employing 200 mm X 3 mm i MW absorbing silicon carbide (SiC) or MW transparent borosilicate tubular reactors. A three-component MW-flow reaction to build up the spiro compounds (9 examples, 4087% yield), using the SiC reactor, as well as a SuzukiMiyaura cross-coupling reaction (71%), employing the borosilicate reactor, are presented with residence times down to 168 s. The continuous MW-flow routes provide a smooth and scalable synthetic methodology towards this class of IRAP inhibitors.

    National Category
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240315 (URN)10.1021/op500237k (DOI)000345552100043 ()
    Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2020-03-07Bibliographically approved
  • 19.
    Engen, Karin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Lundbäck, Thomas
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Gising, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Jenmalm Jensen, Annika
    Hallberg, Mathias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Inhibition of Insulin-Regulated Aminopeptidase by Imidazo[1,5-α]pyridines; Synthesis and EvaluationManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Inhibition of Insulin-regulated Aminopeptidase (IRAP) has been shown to improve cognitive functions in several animal models. Recently, we performed a screening campaign identifying novel small-molecule based compounds acting as inhibitors of the enzymatic activity IRAP. Here we report on the chemical synthesis, structure-activity relationships (SAR) and initial characterization of physicochemical properties of a series of imidazo[1,5-α]pyridine-based inhibitors, including delineation of their mode of action as non-competitive inhibitors with a small L-leucine-based IRAP substrate. The best compound displays an pIC50 values of 6.0. We elucidate the importance of two chiral sites in these molecules and find they have little impact on the compound´s metabolic stability or physicochemical properties. The carbonyl group of a central urea moiety was initially believed to mimic substrate binding to a catalytically important Zn2+ ion in the active site, although the plausibility of this binding hypothesis is challenged by observation of excellent selectivity versus the closely related aminopeptidase N (APN). Taken together with the non-competitive inhibition pattern, we also consider an alternative model of allosteric binding.

  • 20.
    Engen, Karin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University.
    Reddy Vanga, Sudarsana
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
    Lundbäck, Thomas
    Agalo, Faith
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Konda, Vivek
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Jensen, Annika Jenmalm
    Åqvist, Johan
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
    Gutiérrez-de-Terán, Hugo
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Hallberg, Mathias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Synthesis, Evaluation and Proposed Binding Pose of Substituted Spiro-Oxindole Dihydroquinazolinones as IRAP Inhibitors2020In: ChemistryOpen, ISSN 2191-1363, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 325-337Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 21.
    Eriksson, Jonas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Fang, Xiaotian T.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Hultqvist, Greta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Olberg, D. E.
    Univ Oslo, Dept Pharm, Oslo, Norway.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Sehlin, Dag
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Syvänen, Stina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    [F-18]Tetrazine-trans-cyclooctene mediated labelling of antibodies for PET imaging of amyloid-beta2018In: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 45, p. S643-S643Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Eriksson, Jonas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Roy, Tamal
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Sawadjoon, Supaporn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Bachmann, Kim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Sköld, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Weis, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Selvaraju, Ram
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform.
    Korsgren, Olle
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Hematology and Immunology.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Synthesis and initial preclinical evaluation of the CRTH2 antagonist [C-11] MK-72462019In: Journal of Labelled Compounds and Pharmaceuticals, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA , 2019, Vol. 62, p. S544-S545Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Eriksson, Jonas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Roy, Tamal
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Sawadjoon, Supaporn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Bachmann, Kim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Sköld, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Larhed, Mats
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Weis, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Selvaraju, Ramkumar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform.
    Korsgren, Olle
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical Immunology.
    Eriksson, Olof
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Odell, Luke R.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Synthesis and preclinical evaluation of the CRTH2 antagonist [11C]MK-7246 as a novel PET tracer and potential surrogate marker for pancreatic beta-cell mass2019In: Nuclear Medicine and Biology, ISSN 0969-8051, E-ISSN 1872-9614, Vol. 71, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: MK-7246 is a potent and selective antagonist for chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on Th2 cells (CRTH2). Within the pancreas CRTH2 is selectively expressed in pancreatic β-cells where it is believed to play a role in insulin release. Reduction in β-cell mass and insufficient insulin secretion in response to elevated blood glucose levels is a hallmark for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Reported here is the synthesis of [11C]MK-7246 and initial preclinical evaluation towards CRTH2 imaging. The aim is to develop a method to quantify β-cell mass with PET and facilitate non-invasive studies of disease progression in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

    Methods: The precursor N-desmethyl-O-methyl MK-7246 was synthesized in seven steps and subjected to methylation with [11C]methyl iodide followed by hydrolysis to obtain [11C]MK-7246 labelled in the N-methyl position. Preclinical evaluation included in vitro radiography and immune-staining performed in human pancreatic biopsies. Biodistribution studies were performed in rat by PET-MRI and in pig by PET-CT imaging. The specific tracer uptake was examined in pig by scanning before and after administration of MK-7246 (1 mg/kg). Predicted dosimetry of [11C]MK-7246 in human males was estimated based on the biodistribution in rat.

    Results: [11C]MK-7246 was obtained with activities sufficient for the current investigations (270±120 MBq) and a radiochemical purity of 93±2%. The tracer displayed focal binding in areas with insulin positive islet of Langerhans in human pancreas sections. Baseline uptake in pig was significantly reduced in CRTH2-rich areas after administration of MK-7246; pancreas (66% reduction) and spleen (88% reduction). [11C]MK-7246 exhibited a safe human predicted dosimetry profile as extrapolated from the rat biodistribution data.

    Conclusions: Initial preclinical in vitro and in vivo evaluation of [11C]MK-7246 show binding and biodistribution properties suitable for PET imaging of CRTH2. Further studies are warranted to assess its potential in β-cell mass imaging and CRTH2 drug development.

  • 24.
    Eriksson, Olof
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Theranostics.
    Rosenström, Ulrika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Selvaraju, Ram Kumar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform.
    Eriksson, Barbro
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine Tumor Biology.
    Velikyan, Irina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Species differences in pancreatic binding of DO3A-VS-Cys40-Exendin42017In: Acta Diabetologica, ISSN 0940-5429, E-ISSN 1432-5233, Vol. 54, no 11, p. 1039-1045Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 25.
    Eriksson, Oskar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Coagulation and inflammation science. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Antaros Med AB, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Bossart, M.
    Sanofi Aventis, Frankfurt, Germany..
    Haack, T.
    Sanofi Aventis, Frankfurt, Germany..
    Laitinen, I.
    Sanofi Aventis, Frankfurt, Germany..
    Larsen, P.
    Sanofi Aventis, Frankfurt, Germany..
    Plettenburg, O.
    Helmholtz Zentrum, Munich, Germany..
    Johansson, L.
    Antaros Med AB, Molndal, Sweden..
    Pierrou, S.
    Antaros Med AB, Molndal, Sweden..
    Wagner, M.
    Sanofi Aventis, Frankfurt, Germany..
    Velikyan, Irina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala PET Ctr, Uppsala, Sweden..
    First-in-class PET tracer for the glucagon receptor2017In: Diabetologia, ISSN 0012-186X, E-ISSN 1432-0428, Vol. 60, p. S400-S400Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Fahlström, Markus
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Appel, Lieuwe
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Danfors, Torsten
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Engström, Mathias
    GE Healthcare, Applied Science Laboratory.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Kumlien, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Landtblom: Neurology.
    Wikström, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Evaluation of pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling MRI – agreement with 15O-water PET with arterial input function and use of integrated PET/MRManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Fani, Melpomeni
    et al.
    Division of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, University Hospital of Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland.
    Peitl, Petra Kolenc
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Velikyan, Irina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Current Status of Radiopharmaceuticals for the Theranostics of Neuroendocrine Neoplasms2017In: Pharmaceuticals, ISSN 1424-8247, E-ISSN 1424-8247, Vol. 10, no 1, article id E30Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nuclear medicine plays a pivotal role in the management of patients affected by neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). Radiolabeled somatostatin receptor analogs are by far the most advanced radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy (radiotheranostics) of NENs. Their clinical success emerged receptor-targeted radiolabeled peptides as an important class of radiopharmaceuticals and it paved the way for the investigation of other radioligand-receptor systems. Besides the somatostatin receptors (sstr), other receptors have also been linked to NENs and quite a number of potential radiolabeled peptides have been derived from them. The Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor (GLP-1R) is highly expressed in benign insulinomas, the Cholecystokinin 2 (CCK2)/Gastrin receptor is expressed in different NENs, in particular medullary thyroid cancer, and the Glucose-dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide (GIP) receptor was found to be expressed in gastrointestinal and bronchial NENs, where interestingly, it is present in most of the sstr-negative and GLP-1R-negative NENs. Also in the field of sstr targeting new discoveries brought into light an alternative approach with the use of radiolabeled somatostatin receptor antagonists, instead of the clinically used agonists. The purpose of this review is to present the current status and the most innovative strategies for the diagnosis and treatment (theranostics) of neuroendocrine neoplasms using a cadre of radiolabeled regulatory peptides targeting their receptors.

  • 28.
    Gonzalez, Miguel A. Cortes
    et al.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Organ Chem, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Jiang, Xingguo
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Organ Chem, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nordeman, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Szabo, Kalman J.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Organ Chem, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rhodium-mediated F-18-oxyfluorination of diazoketones using a fluorine-18-containing hypervalent iodine reagent2019In: Chemical Communications, ISSN 1359-7345, E-ISSN 1364-548X, Vol. 55, no 89, p. 13358-13361Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Geminal F-18-oxyfluorination of diazoketones was performed in the presence of rhodium mediators. The reactions were performed using a hypervalent iodine-based [F-18]fluoro-benziodoxole reagent. By this methodology various alpha-[F-18]fluoro ethers were obtained in high radiochemical yield (up to 98%) and molar activity (216 GBq mu mol(-1)).

  • 29.
    Gonzalez, Miguel A. Cortes
    et al.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Organ Chem, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nordeman, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Gomez, Antonio Bermejo
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Organ Chem, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, AstraZeneca PET Ctr, SE-17176 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Meyer, Denise N.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Organ Chem, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Schou, Magnus
    Karolinska Inst, AstraZeneca PET Ctr, SE-17176 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Szabo, Kalman J.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Organ Chem, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    [18F]fluoro-benziodoxole: a no-carrier-added electrophilic fluorinating reagent. Rapid, simple radiosynthesis, purification and application for fluorine-18 labelling2018In: Chemical Communications, ISSN 1359-7345, E-ISSN 1364-548X, Vol. 54, no 34, p. 4286-4289Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Operationally simple radiosynthesis and purification of [F-18]fluoro-benziodoxole was developed starting from a cyclotron produced [F-18]F- precursor, [F-18]TBAF, and tosyl-benziodoxole. The synthetic utility of [F-18]fluoro-benziodoxole was demonstrated by electrophilic fluorocyclization of o-styrilamides proceeding with high RCC (typically 50-90%) and high molar activity (up to 396 GBq mol(-1)).

  • 30. Heurling, Kerstin
    et al.
    Ashton, Nicholas J
    Leuzy, Antoine
    Zimmer, Eduardo R
    Blennow, Kaj
    Zetterberg, Henrik
    Eriksson, Jonas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Schöll, Michael
    Synaptic vesicle protein 2A as a potential biomarker in synaptopathies2019In: Molecular and Cellular Probes, ISSN 1044-7431, E-ISSN 1095-9327, Vol. 97, p. 34-42Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Measuring synaptic density in vivo using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging-based biomarkers targeting the synaptic vesicle protein 2A (SV2A) has received much attention recently due to its potential research and clinical applications in synaptopathies, including neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. Fluid-based biomarkers in proteinopathies have previously been suggested to provide information on pathology and disease status that is complementary to PET-based measures, and the same can be hypothesized with respect to SV2A. This review provides an overview of the current state of SV2A PET imaging as a biomarker of synaptic density, the potential role of fluid-based biomarkers for SV2A, and related future perspectives.

  • 31.
    Hjorth, Olof
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Frick, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ekselius: Psychiatry.
    Gingnell, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Reproductive Health. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ekselius: Psychiatry.
    Engman, Jonas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Björkstrand, Johannes
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Faria, Vanda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Alaie, Iman
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
    Carlbring, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Andersson, Gerhard
    Jonasson, My
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Reis, Margareta
    Wahlstedt, Kurt
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Furmark, Tomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Changes in serotonin and dopamine transporter availability after combined treatment with escitalopram and cognitive-behavioral therapy in patients with social anxiety disorderManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Hjorth, Olof
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Frick, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ekselius: Psychiatry.
    Gingnell, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Reproductive Health. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ekselius: Psychiatry.
    Motilla Hoppe, Johanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Faria, Vanda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Hultberg, Sara
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Alaie, Iman
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
    Månsson, Kristoffer N.T.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Rosén, Jörgen
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Reis, Margareta
    Wahlstedt, Kurt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Jonasson, My
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Furmark, Tomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Response expectancies shape the effect of SSRI treatment on serotonin and dopamine transporters in patients with social anxiety disorderManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Hulsart Billström, Gry
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Selvaraju, Ramkumar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform.
    Estrada, Sergio
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preclinical PET-MRI Platform.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Asplund, Veronika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
    Bergman, Kristoffer
    TERMIRA, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Marsell, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Larsson, Sune
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Antoni, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Non-invasive tri-modal visualisation via PET/SPECT/μCT of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 retention and associated bone regeneration: A proof of concept2018In: Journal of Controlled Release, ISSN 0168-3659, E-ISSN 1873-4995, Vol. 285, p. 178-186Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP's) are vital for bone and cartilage formation, where bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is acknowledged as a growth factor in osteoblast differentiation. However, uncontrolled delivery may result in adverse clinical effects. In this study we investigated the possibility for longitudinal and non-invasive monitoring of implanted [125I]BMP-2 retention and its relation to ossification at the site of implantation. A unilateral critically sized femoral defect was produced in the left limb of rats while the right femur was retained intact as a paired reference control. The defect was filled with a hyaluronan hydrogel with 25% hydroxyapatite alone (carrier control; n = 2) or combined with a mixture of [125I]BMP-2 (150 μg/ml; n = 4). Bone formation was monitored using micro computed tomography (μCT) scans at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12 weeks. The retention of [125I]BMP-2 was assessed with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and the bone healing process was followed with sodium fluoride (Na18F) using positron emission tomography (PET) at day 3 and at week 2, 4, and 6. A rapid burst release of [125I]BMP-2 was detected via SPECT. This was followed by a progressive increase in uptake levels of [18F]fluoride depicted by PET imaging that was confirmed as bone formation via μCT. We propose that this functional, non-invasive imaging method allows tri-modal visualisation of the release of BMP-2 and the following in vivo response. We suggest that the potential of this novel technique could be considered for preclinical evaluation of novel smart materials on bone regeneration.

  • 34.
    Isaksson, Rebecka
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Preparative Medicinal Chemistry.
    Ligands of the Angiotensin II Type 2 Receptor: Exploring structure and function of the AT2R ligand C382019Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) control blood-pressure regulation, exerted by the main effector peptide angiotensin II (AngII) binding the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R). While hypertension is the most known disease caused by over-activity in RAAS, several proteins in the system exhibit protective functions.

    One of these protective proteins is the GPCR angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R). After decades of research its biological role remain to be fully elucidated, exemplified by the two AT2R ligands currently in clinical trials; agonist C21 for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and antagonist EMA401 for treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain. Making a minor structural change in C21 shifted the pharmacological profile, generating the regioisomer antagonist C38. The renewed interest in AT2R antagonists as potential drugs to treat neuropathic pain make continued studies of antagonist C38 highly interesting. 

    The aim of this thesis was to continue exploring the structure-activity relationship of antagonist C38 by investigating three chemical motifs to identify compounds with better drug-like properties. Developing a new chemical method, transesterification of sulfonyl carbamates, allowed quick modification of one of the motifs. Reducing the length of the sulfonyl carbamate chain significantly increased metabolic stability in liver microsomes without losing affinity for AT2R. Using a model substrate, the transesterification reaction was applied in a microwave heated continuous-flow system.

    Adding small substituents to the central phenyl ring generated a second library of ligands with retained affinity, but with no observed increase in metabolic stability. Docking studies with this library and a recently presented crystal structure of AT2R, resulted in a proposed binding mode of C38. Replacing the imidazole head group with bicyclic amides slightly improved affinity. While metabolic stability improved compared to previously published amide analogs, the bicyclic ligands were inferior to C38. Developing an assay based on RAW264.7 macrophages allowed a new evaluation of the functional activity exhibited by C38. In contrast to previous research, C21 and C38 both display agonistic functional activity in the macrophage assay.

    In summary, the work presented in this thesis expand the structure-activity relationship of C38 and its pharmacological profile. Two new ligands were identified that could serve as tools in murine models of neuropathic pain.

    List of papers
    1. Rapid and straightforward transesterification of sulfonyl carbamates
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rapid and straightforward transesterification of sulfonyl carbamates
    2016 (English)In: Tetrahedron Letters, ISSN 0040-4039, E-ISSN 1359-8562, Vol. 57, no 13, p. 1476-1478Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    A fast and convenient method for the alkoxy exchange of sulfonyl carbamates by simply heating in a chosen alkyl alcohol is described. No catalysts or additives are required. Microwave heating at 100-120 degrees C for 20-60 min resulted in good to excellent yields (53-93%) of alkyl (arylsulfonyl)carbamates where the alkyl part originates from the alcohol solvent. The developed protocol was applied to the synthesis of an angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) ligand.

    Keywords
    Sulfonyl carbamates, O-alkyl exchange, Transesterification, Carboxylic acid bioisosteres, AT2R ligand
    National Category
    Organic Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294300 (URN)10.1016/j.tetlet.2016.02.071 (DOI)000372690800018 ()
    Funder
    EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, REGPOT-CT-2013-316149-InnovaBalt
    Available from: 2016-05-19 Created: 2016-05-18 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
    2. Microwave Promoted Transcarbamylation Reaction of Sulfonylcarbamates under Continuous-Flow Conditions
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Microwave Promoted Transcarbamylation Reaction of Sulfonylcarbamates under Continuous-Flow Conditions
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    2016 (English)In: Organic Process Research & Development, ISSN 1083-6160, E-ISSN 1520-586X, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 440-445Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Successful conditions for the transcarbamylation/transesterification reaction of sulfonylcarbamates with alcohols by microwave heating under continuous flow conditions were developed. After optimization of the processes, two series of O-alkylsulfonylcarbamates were obtained in high yields and purities using microwave transparent borosilicate tube reactors. In order to also illustrate the usefulness of the protocol in a medicinal chemistry context, the methodology was used for the synthesis of three angiotensin II type 2 receptor ligands.

    National Category
    Medical Biotechnology (with a focus on Cell Biology (including Stem Cell Biology), Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Biopharmacy) Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282387 (URN)10.1021/acs.oprd.5b00323 (DOI)000370767600033 ()
    Funder
    EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, REGPOT-CT-2013-316149-InnovaBalt
    Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
    3. A convenient transesterification method for synthesis of AT2 receptor ligands with improved stability in human liver microsomes
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>A convenient transesterification method for synthesis of AT2 receptor ligands with improved stability in human liver microsomes