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Amir Jalilian, Nima Rostampour, Pejman Rowshanfarzad, Kamaleddin Shafaii, Mohsen Kamali-Dehghan and Mehdi Akhlaghi

Preclinical studies of [61Cu]ATSM as a PET radiopharmaceutical for fibrosarcoma imaging

[61Cu]diacetyl-bis(N4-methylthiosemicarbazone) ([61Cu] ATSM) was prepared using in house-made diacetyl-bis(N4-methylthiosemicarbazone) (ATSM) ligand and [61Cu]CuCl2 produced via the natZn(p, x)61Cu (180 μA proton irradiation, 22 MeV, 3.2 h) and purified by a ion chromatography method. [61Cu]ATSM radiochemical purity was >98 %, as shown by HPLC and RTLC methods. [61Cu]ATSM was administered into normal and tumor bearing rodents for up to 210 minutes, followed by biodistribution and co-incidence imaging studies. Significant tumor/non-tumor accumulation was observed either by animal sacrification or imaging. [61Cu]ATSM is a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for tumor hypoxia imaging.

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Amir Jalilian, Mohammad Khoshdel, Javad Garousi, Hassan Yousefnia, Mohammad Hosseini, Saeed Rajabifar and Daryoush Sardari

Development of a radiolabeled β-human chorionic gonadotropin

β-Human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) was successively labeled with [67Ga]-gallium chloride after conjugation with freshly prepared diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid dianhydride (ccDTPA). After solid phase purification of the radiolabeled hormone, high performance liquid chromatography showed radiochemical purity higher than 95 % under optimized conditions (specific activity = 22-23 TBq mM-1, labeling efficiency 80 %). Preliminary in vivo studies (ID g-1, %) in male wild-type rats showed marked gonadal uptake of the tracer after 240 minutes in agreement with the biodistribution studies and reported β-hCG receptors. Target to blood ratios were 5.1 and 15.2 after 3 and 24 hours, respectively, while target to muscle ratios were 35 and 40 after 3 and 24 hours, respectively.