Comparing two TAG-72 binding peptides previously identified by phage display as potential imaging agents
Hnatowich, Donald J.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine
KeywordsAmino Acid Sequence
Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
Molecular Sequence Data
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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AbstractAIM: To evaluate the targeting property in vitro and in vivo of two tumor-associated glycoprotein 72 (TAG-72) binding peptides, previously identified in this laboratory by phage selection using different elution conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The peptides GGVSCMQTSPVCENNL (A2-6) and NPGTCKDKWEICLLNGG (A3-10) were radiolabeled with technetium-99m ((99m)Tc) using N-hydroxysuccinimidyl-S-acetyl-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (NHS-MAG(3)) as a chelator or were biotinylated. The specificity of the two peptides for the TAG-72 positive LS-174T cancer cells was demonstrated in vitro both by flow cytometry analysis using the biotinylated peptides and by competitive binding using the (99m)Tc-labeled peptides. The in-vivo biodistributions of the peptides were evaluated in TAG-72 positive LS-174T tumor-bearing mice by small-animal single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography imaging. RESULTS: As evidence of specific binding, both peptides showed a significant increase in percentage binding with increasing peptide concentration by flow cytometry analysis to LS-174T cells, but not to TAG-72 negative HT-29 cells. The (99m)Tc-labeled A2-6 peptide bound LS-174T cells with an inhibition constant at 50% of 46.5 nmol/l compared with 420 nmol/l for the A3-10 peptide. In mice, accumulation of both peptides was highest in kidneys and gallbladder. Tumors were clearly visible by single photon emission computed tomography imaging for both (99m)Tc-labeled peptides through 60 min, although the tumor accumulation was higher for the A3-10 peptide. CONCLUSION: The A3-10 peptide, with lower, yet reasonable binding affinity compared with the A2-6 peptide, showed sufficiently favorable specific binding and tumor accumulation to be considered further as a potential imaging agent for TAG-72 positive cancers.
SourceNucl Med Commun. 2011 Oct;32(10):920-4. doi: 10.1097/MNM.0b013e328348fc64. Link to article on publisher's site
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