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Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-6-(2-[18F]fluoroethoxy)benzothiazole ([18F]FEDBT) for PET imaging of breast cancer

Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-6-(2-[18F]fluoroethoxy)benzothiazole ([18F]FEDBT) for PET imaging of breast cancer
Given the ever-present demand for improved PET radiotracer in oncology imaging, we have synthesized 2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-6-(2-[18F]fluoroethoxy)benzothiazole ([18F]FEDBT), a fluorine-18-containing fluoroethylated benzothiazole to explore its utility as a PET imaging tracer. [18F]FEDBT was prepared via kryptofix-mediated nucleophilic substitution of the tosyl group precursor. Fractionated ethanol-based solid-phase (SPE cartridge-based) purification afforded [18F]FEDBT in 60% radiochemical yield (EOB), with radiochemical purity in excess of 98% and the specific activity was 35GBq/μmol. The radiotracer displayed clearly higher cellular uptake ratio in various breast cancer cell lines MCF7, MDA-MB-468 and MDA-MB-231. However, both biodistribution and microPET studies have showed an higher abdominal accumulation of [18F]FEDMBT and the tumor/muscle ratio of 1.8 was observed in the MDA-MB-231 xenograft tumors mice model. Further the lipophilic improvement is needed for the reducement of hepatobilliary accumulation and to promote the tumor uptake for PET imaging of breast cancer.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0960894X17305772

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