Efficient bioconjugation of 5-fluoro-5-deoxy-ribose (FDR) to RGD peptides for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of α(v)β(3) integrin receptor

Sergio Dall'Angelo, Qingzhi Zhang, Ian N Fleming, Monica Piras, Lutz F Schweiger, David O'Hagan, Matteo Zanda
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2013 July 21, 11 (27): 4551-8
The utility of 5-fluoro-5-deoxyribose (FDR) as an efficient bioconjugation agent for radiolabelling of the RGD peptides c(RGDfK) and c(RGDfC) is demonstrated. The bioconjugation is significantly superior to that achieved with 2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) and benefits from the location of the fluorine at C-5, and that ribose is a 5-membered ring sugar rather than a 6-membered ring. Both features favour ring opening to the aldehydic form of the sugar to promote smooth oxime ligation with aminooxy ether functionalised peptides. [(18)F]FDR was prepared in this study by synthesis from fluoride-18 using an automated synthesis protocol adapting that used routinely for [(18)F]FDG. c(RGDfK) was functionalised with an aminooxyacetyl group (Aoa) via its lysine terminus, while c(RGDfC) was functionalised with an aminooxyhexylmaleimide (Ahm) through a cysteine-maleimide conjugation. Bioconjugation of [(18)F]FDR to c(RGDfC)-Ahm proved to be more efficient than c(RGDfK)-Aoa (92% versus 65%). The unlabelled ((19)F) bioconjugates c(RGDfK)-Aoa-FDR and c(RGDfC)-Ahm-FDR were prepared and their in vitro affinity to purified integrin αvβ3 was determined. c(RGDfK)-Aoa-FDR showed the greater affinity. Purified "hot" bioconjugates c(RGDfK)-Aoa-[(18)F]FDR and c(RGDfC)-Ahm-[(18)F]FDR were assayed by incubation with MCF7, LNCaP and PC3 cell lines. In both cases the conjugated RGD peptides showed selectivity for PC3 cells, which express αvβ3 integrin, with the c(RGDfK)-Aoa-[(18)F]FDR demonstrating better binding, consistent with its higher in vitro affinity. The study demonstrates that [(18)F]FDR is an efficient bioconjugation ligand for RGD bioactive peptides.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"