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Molecules 2010, 15(12), 8723-8733; doi:10.3390/molecules15128723

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Pyrazolo[1,5-a]-pyrimidine-containing 99mTc Nitrido Radiopharmaceuticals as Imaging Agents for Tumors

Key Laboratory of Radiopharmaceuticals, College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Received: 1 November 2010 / Revised: 15 November 2010 / Accepted: 24 November 2010 / Published: 30 November 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
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Abstract

The compound 5-((2-aminoethylamino)methyl)-7-(4-bromoanilino)-3-cyano-pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine (ABCPP) was synthesized and conjugated with N-mercapto-acetylglycine (MAG), N-mercaptoacetylphenylalanine (MAF) and N-mercaptoacetylvaline (MAA), respectively. These three compounds were labeled successfully with [99mTcN]2+ intermediate in high radiochemical purities. Biodistribution in tumor-bearing mice demonstrated that the three new complexes showed tumor accumulation, high tumor-to-muscle (T/M) ratios and fast clearance from blood and muscle. Among them, the 99mTcN-MAG-ABCPP showed the most favorable characteristics, with tumor/blood and tumor/ muscle ratios reaching 1.51 and 2.97 at 30 min post-injection, 1.84 and 2.49 at 60 min post-injection, suggesting it could be further studied as potential tumor imaging agent for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
Keywords: pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine; tumor imaging; [99mTcN]2+ complex pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine; tumor imaging; [99mTcN]2+ complex
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Ding, R.; He, Y.; Xu, J.; Liu, H.; Wang, X.; Feng, M.; Qi, C.; Zhang, J. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Pyrazolo[1,5-a]-pyrimidine-containing 99mTc Nitrido Radiopharmaceuticals as Imaging Agents for Tumors. Molecules 2010, 15, 8723-8733.

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