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Imaging hypoxia in vivo by controlling the electrochemistry of copper radionuclide complexes

Blower, Philip J., Went, Michael J., Martin, Kath E., Smith, Gareth E. (2007) Imaging hypoxia in vivo by controlling the electrochemistry of copper radionuclide complexes. Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, 50 (5-6). pp. 354-359. ISSN 0362-4803. (doi:10.1002/jlcr.1195) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:2025)

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Tissue hypoxia is a feature of cancer, heart disease and stroke, and imaging it may become clinically important. Copper-ATSM (ATSMH(2) = 2,3-butanedione bis(N-methyl)thiosemicarb-azone), labelled With (CU)-C-60, (CU)-C-62 or (CU)-C-64, is selectively taken up in hypoxic cells in vitro and in vivo by a bioreductive mechanism, and is a prototype hypoxia. imaging agent amenable to improvement. In vitro studies with several differently alkylated analogues of CuATSM show that hypoxia. selectivity is a general property of complexes with two alkyl groups at the diketone backbone, offering a range of pharmacokinetic proper-ties while retaining hypoxia. selectivity. This pharmacokinetic control affords a route to development of second-generation hypoxia imaging agents With optimized properties for different clinical applications. Combinatorial synthesis of these analogues, including asymmetric ones, is possible by combining several diketones with several thiosemicarbazides and separating the products chromatographically.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/jlcr.1195
Uncontrolled keywords: copper; hypoxia; PET; imaging
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Stephen Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:40 UTC
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