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Radiochemists from the BioMaps unit (SHFJ) have developed and automated a new fluor-18 radiolabelling method for peptides used to characterize specific pathological molecular signatures and thus target treatments. Peptides were conjugated to a specific tag, then radiolabeled in a single step under mild conditions, making this approach an innovative solution for PET imaging of peptides labeled with fluorine-18.
Radiolabeling of peptides with fluorine-18 is hurdled by their chemical sensitivity and complicated processes. Original triflyl-pyridine intermediates afforded ammonium precursors that were radiolabeled at low temperature. From that study, a generic tag has been designed to allow a simple one-step/late-stage radiolabelling of peptides. The strategy has been transposed to an automated "on-resin" radiolabelling.
M Richard, S Specklin, M Roche, F Hinnen, B Kuhnast. Original synthesis of radiolabeling precursors for batch and on resin one-step/late stage radiofluorination of peptides. Chem.Commun., 2020 http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cc09434b
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