After injection of radiometal labeled antibodies, the radionuclide accumulates in the liver. This might be altered by a metabolizable linkage between metal chelate and antibody. Four benzyl-EDTA chelating agents were synthesized and conjugated to mouse monoclonal antibody Lym-1. Liver uptake of 111In in nontumored mice 72 h after injection was 2.2, 13.4, 7.6 and 20% for disulfide, thioether, thiourea or peptide linkages, respectively. 111In excreted in the urine was still in the benzyl-EDTA chelate form, as shown by binding to a specific anti-chelate antibody.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation.|
|State||Published - 1989|