Synthesis, Characterization and Radiolabeling of Bortezomib with 99mTC
European Journal of Biophysics
Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015, Pages: 11-14
Received: Apr. 30, 2015;
Accepted: May 1, 2015;
Published: Jul. 14, 2015
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Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Department of Biophysics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India; Centre for Nuclear Medicine, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Devinder Kumar Dhawan, Centre for Nuclear Medicine, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Anshoo Malhotra, Department of Biophysics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
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The development of new specific diagnostic radiopharmaceutical is the need of the hour for the timely management of cancer patients. At present, available radiopharmaceuticals are not much specific for tumor imaging. The present study was conducted to radiolabel bortezomib with technetium-99m ([99m]Tc). Labelling was performed by both direct as well as indirect methods and the developed radiotracer was subjected to quality control tests. The labelling efficiency of [99m]Tc-bortezomib was estimated to be more than 39%. with direct method. On the other hand, indirect method using protein albumin as ligand resulted in net binding of 41 %. The present study resulted in successfully labelling of target specific anticancer drug Bortezomib by both direct as well as indirect methods. This newly developed radiotracer has promising avenues for early detection of deadly disease of cancer. The radiotracer, however, needs further validation through animal experimentation and clinical studies.
Bortezomib, Albumin, Direct Labelling, Indirect Labelling, 99mTC
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Ravi Ranjan Kumar,
Devinder Kumar Dhawan,
Synthesis, Characterization and Radiolabeling of Bortezomib with 99mTC, European Journal of Biophysics. Special Issue:Recent Perspectives in Biophysics.
Vol. 3, No. 3-1,
2015, pp. 11-14.
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