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(18)F-click labeling of a bombesin antagonist with an alkyne-(18)F-ArBF(3) (-): in vivo PET imaging of tumors expressing the GRP-receptor}

Title(18)F-click labeling of a bombesin antagonist with an alkyne-(18)F-ArBF(3) (-): in vivo PET imaging of tumors expressing the GRP-receptor}
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi, Y, Liu, Z, Harwig, CW, Pourghiasian, M, Lau, J, Lin, KS, Schaffer, P, Benard, F, Perrin, DM
JournalAm J Nucl Med Mol Imaging
Volume3
Pagination57–70
Abstract

A clickable alkyne-modified arylborimidine is rapidly converted in 15 minutes to a highly polar (18)F-aryltrifluoroborate anion ((18)F-ArBF(3) (-)) at high specific activity. Following labeling, the alkyne-(18)F-ArBF(3) (-) was conjugated to the peptide bombesin (BBN) within 25 minutes in a second step without need for prior work-up making this one-pot-two-step method easy, user-friendly, and generally applicable. Bombesin was chosen to provide functional PET images of prostate cancer xenografts in mice of which there are few. Whereas BBN is labeled to provide some of the first in vivo tumor images based on this technique, click-labeling is recognized for its generality and broad substrate scope. Hence these results are likely to be useful for click labeling most peptides and other biomolecules.