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Develoment of a reliable remote-controlled synthesis of beta-[C-11]-5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan on a Zymark robotic system

Neels, O. C., Jager, P. L., Koopmans, K. P., Eriks, E., de Vries, E. G. E., Kema, I. P. & Elsinga, P. H., Sep-2006, In : JOURNAL OF LABELLED COMPOUNDS & RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS. 49, 10, p. 889-895 7 p.

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Precise staging of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) using positron emission tomography (PET) tracers visualizing their specific metabolic activity is of interest. Besides [F-18]FDOPA, staging NET with carbon-11 labeled 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is reported in recent literature. We implemented the multi-enzymatic synthesis of enantiomerically pure [C-11]-L-5-HTP on a Zymark robotic system to compare both tracers in patient studies. [C-11]-5-HTP can be synthesized in up to 24% radiochemical yields (EOB). Average specific activity is 44000 GBq/mmol in ca. 50 min from [C-11]methyl iodide in radiochemical purities > 99 %. The synthesis of 5-HTP is difficult due to its multi-enzymatic reaction steps but typical yields can be achieved of ca. 400 MBq. [C-11]-5-HTP is now reliably used in ongoing studies for staging NET. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-895
Number of pages7
JournalJOURNAL OF LABELLED COMPOUNDS & RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS
Volume49
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2006

    Keywords

  • POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, CARCINOID-TUMORS, L-TRYPTOPHAN, 5-HYDROXY-L-TRYPTOPHAN, ACIDS

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