To establish a strategy for developing 111In- diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (111In-DTPA)-octreotide, a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical agent for tumors, with reduced non-specific renal radio-accumulation, the compounds having D-glutamic acid (Glu) or γ-carboxy-D-glutamic acid (carboxy-Glu) as the N-terminal amino acid were examined for in vivo radio-distribution. Compounds carrying Glu and carboxy-Glu containing one and two negative charges, respectively, showed lower renal radio-accumulation than that carrying D-phenylalanine. It was revealed that the introduction of a negative charge reduces the renal radio-accumulation independently from the number of negative charges. The present result can be a clue for the development of 111In-DTPA-octreotides with reduced the renal radio-accumulation.
- In-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid-octreotide
- Negative charge
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- Pharmaceutical Science