Site-Specific Radioiodination of HER2-Targeting Affibody Molecules using 4-Iodophenethylmaleimide Decreases Renal Uptake of Radioactivity
2015 (English)In: ChemistryOpen, ISSN 2191-1363, Vol. 4, no 2, 174-182 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Affibody molecules are small scaffold-based affinity proteins with promising properties as probes for radionuclide-based molecular imaging. However, a high reabsorption of radiolabeled Affibody molecules in kidneys is an issue. We have shown that the use of I-125-3-iodo-((4-hydroxyphenyl)ethyl)maleimide (IHPEM) for site-specific labeling of cysteine-containing Affibody molecules provides high tumor uptake but low radioactivity retention in kidneys. We hypothesized that the use of 4-iodophenethylmaleimide (IPEM) would further reduce renal retention of radioactivity because of higher lipophilicity of radiometabolites. An anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor type2 (HER2) Affibody molecule (Z(HER2:2395)) was labeled using I-125-IPEM with an overall yield of 45 +/- 3%. I-125-IPEM-Z(HER2:2395) bound specifically to HER2-expressing human ovarian carcinoma cells (SKOV-3 cell line). In NMRI mice, the renal uptake of I-125-IPEM-Z(HER2:2395) (24 +/- 2 and 5.7 +/- 0.3%IAg(-1)at 1 and 4 h after injection, respectively) was significantly lower than uptake of I-125-IHPEM-Z(HER2:2395) (50 +/- 8 and 12 +/- 2%IAg(-1)at 1 and 4 h after injection, respectively). In conclusion, the use of a more lipophilic linker for the radioiodination of Affibody molecules reduces renal radioactivity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 4, no 2, 174-182 p.
affibody molecules, drug design, iodophenethylmaleimide, radiolabeling, radiopharmaceuticals
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253262DOI: 10.1002/open.201402097ISI: 000353653800014PubMedID: 25969816OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-253262DiVA: diva2:814329