A1 Journal article – refereed
Synthesis of an Alkyne-Modified Bleomycin Disaccharide Precursor, Conversion to a F-18-Labeled Radiotracer, and Preliminary in vivo-PET Imaging Studies




List of Authors: Sajal K. Maity, Cheng-Bin Yim, Satish Jadhav, Alejandra Verhassel, Johanna Tuomela, Olof Solin, Tove J. Grönroos, Pasi Virta
Publisher: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Publication year: 2019
Journal: European Journal of Organic Chemistry
Journal name in source: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Journal acronym: EUR J ORG CHEM
Issue number: 1
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 1434-193X
eISSN: 1099-0690

Abstract
The bleomycins (BLMs) are known antitumor antibiotics composed of the tumoricidal and tumor seeking domains. The peptide structure of BLMs is responsible for the cytotoxicity by selective oxidative cleavage of DNA (and RNA), while the tumor cell selectivity and internalization resides in the disaccharide moiety (i.e. BLM disaccharide). This has prompted researchers to utilize BLM disaccharide and its derivatives as constituents for the selective recognition of tumor cells, which may find further applications as new tumor imaging tools or drug delivery vehicles. In the present study a high yielding synthesis of an alkyne modified BLM disaccharide precursor that may be used as a useful agent for the click conjugation, its conversion to a F-18-labeled radiotracer, and preliminary in vivo PET imaging studies of the tracer with breast cancer (MCF-7) xenograft mouse models are described.

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