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Synthesis and radiopharmacological characterization of [11C]AL-438 as a nonsteroidal ligand for imaging brain glucocorticoid receptors
Wüst, F.; Knieß, T.; Bergmann, R.; Henry, B.; Pietzsch, J.
The radiosynthesis and the radiopharmacological characterization of [11C]AL-438 as a nonsteroidal ligand for the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is described. Radiolabelling of the corresponding desmethyl precursor 10 with [11C]MeI gave [11C]AL-438 in decay-corrected radiochemical yields of 30±4% (based upon [11C]CO2) within 35 min at a specific radioactivity of 10-15 GBq/µmol at the end-of-synthesis. The radiopharmacological evaluation of [11C]AL-438 involved biodistribution and small animal PET imaging in rats, and autoradiography studies using rat brain sections.
Biodistribution studies were performed in male Wistar rats and demonstrated high radio-activity uptake in pituitary and brain. However, the inability of high dose corticosterone to block binding would suggest that the radioactivity accumulation in the brain was not receptor-mediated.
- Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 17(2007), 4035-4039