head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue1
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023291.4784
Published online: 27 January 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):4784-4788
Gergana Simeonova1,2ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Boyan Todorov2ORCID logo,
1) Clinic Nuclear Medicine, UMHAT “St. Marina”, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]-FDG) is known to be one of the most used radio-pharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography. [18F]-FDG allows the assessment of glycolytic activity, which is more enhanced in tumor cells than in normal cells. It is also used in the assessment of heart and neurological diseases. The aim of our work is to follow the possibility of modifying [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose and to develop an indirect radiofluorination procedure applicable under standard clinical conditions.
Material/Methods: In the clinic of nuclear medicine at the University Hospital Sta. Marina-Varna, for routine clinical purposes, [18F]-FDG is produced by the nucleophilic method of fluorination, using mannose triflate as a precursor. In addition to being used as a universal radiopharmaceutical, [18F]-FDG may be involved as a prosthetic group in biorthogonal reactions. [18F]-glycosylation by oxime or hydrazone formation is a chemoselective method for indirect radiofluorination of sensitive molecules. The process can improve the pharmacokinetics and stability of the labeled compounds in the blood. Results: We developed a method for modifying fluorine-deoxyglucose by forming a hydrazone bond with bifunctional tetrazine {3-[4-(6-phenyl-[1,2,4,5]-tetrazine-3-yl)-phenoxy]-propyl}-hydrazine) (Tz). The progress of the process and the product obtained were monitored by radio TLC. The radiolabeled tetrazine product will be used for future biorthogonal click reactions with trans-cyclooctene under physiological conditions.

Keywords: Radionuclide 18F, PET-CT, [18F]-FDG, prosthetic group, hydrazone formation, click chemistry, tetrazine, bioorthogonal reaction,

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Please cite this article as: Simeonova G, Todorov B. Modification of [18F]FDG by the formation of a hydrazone bond. J of IMAB. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):4784-4788. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022281.4784

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Gergana Simeonova, UMHAT “St. Marina”, Cl. in Nuclear Medicine, 1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvd., Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: gerimm@abv.bg

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Received: 02 August 2022
Published online: 27 January 2023

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