Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup

Exploring the radiosynthesis and in vitro characteristics of [68Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9

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  • Svend Borup Jensen, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Klinik Diagnostik, Klinisk Fysiologi og Nuklearmedicin, Aalborg Universitetshospital, Denmark
  • Meeri Käkelä, Finland
  • Lars Jødal, Aalborg Universitetshospital, Klinisk Fysiologi og Nuklearmedicin, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Klinik Diagnostik, Denmark
  • Olli Moisio, Finland
  • Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup
  • Sirpa Jalkanen, Finland
  • Anne Roivainen, Finland
Vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) is a leukocyte homing-associated glycoprotein, which upon inflammation rapidly translocates from intracellular sources to the endothelial cell surface. It has been discovered that the cyclic peptide residues 283-297 of sialic acid-binding IgG-like lectin 9 (Siglec-9) "CARLSLSWRGLTLCPSK" bind to VAP-1 and hence makes the radioactive analogues of this compound ([68 Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9) interesting as a non-invasive visualizing marker of inflammation. Three different approaches to the radiosynthesis of [68 Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 are presented and compared to previously published methods. A simple, robust radiosynthesis of [68 Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 with a yield of 62% (non-decay corrected) was identified, it had a radiochemical purity >98% and a specific radioactivity of 35 MBq/nmol. Furthermore, the protein binding and stability of [68 Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 were analysed in vitro in mouse, rat, rabbit, pig, and human plasma and compared to in vivo pig results. The plasma in vitro protein binding of [68 Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 was the lowest in the pig followed by rabbit, human, rat, and mouse. It was considerably higher in the in vivo pig experiments. The in vivo stability in pigs was lower than the in vitro stability. Despite considerable species differences, the observed characteristics of [68 Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 are suitable as a PET tracer.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Pages (from-to)10.1002/jlcr.3525
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2017

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