Selective localization of radioiodinated alkylphosphocholine derivatives in tumors

Kathleen P. Plotzke, Terushi Haradahira, Louis Stancato, Norman M. Olken, Scott Skinner, Milton D. Gross, Richard L. Wahl, Raymond E. Counsell

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We have designed and synthesized two radioiodinated analogs of hexadecylphosphocholine in order to evaluate their tumor imaging potential. 12-(m[125I]iodophenyl)dodecyl phosphocholine (NM-324) and hexadecyl-2-[N,N-dimethyl-N-(m[125I]iodobenzyl-ammonium]ethyl phosphate (NM-326) demonstrated the ability of such compounds to localize in and thereby visualize the Walker 256 tumor in rats. However, the tumor avidity of NM-324 was far superior to NM-326. In addition, NM-324 showed excellent tumor localization in athymic mice bearing subcutaneous human tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-773
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation.
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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