Meta-[211At]astatobenzylguanidine: further evaluation of a potential therapeutic agent.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Meta-[211At]astatobenzylguanidine ([211At]MABG) is an astatinated analogue of meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) that could be of value for therapeutic applications. The initial goal of this study was to determine whether [211At]MABG is taken up, like MIBG, by a specific uptake-I mechanism. Norepinephrine and desipramine (DMI) decreased [211At]MABG uptake in SK-N-SH human neuroblastoma cells. This uptake was found to be energy-dependent: In mice, pre-treatment with DMI reduced uptake of [211At]MABG at 1 hr post-injection in the adrenal and in the heart. Tetrabenazine at a dose of 40 mg/kg reduced uptake of [211At]MABG in the mouse heart in vivo (69% of control) whereas up to 100 microM of tetrabenazine did not affect the in vitro uptake of [211At]MABG in SK-N-SH cells. In SK-N-SH cells, 53% and 38%, respectively, of the initial uptake of [211At]MABG was retained at 4 hr and 6 hr. For no-carrier-added (n.c.a.) [131I]MIBG these values were similar, 60% and 48%. The ability of SK-N-SH cells to incorporate [3H]thymidine was reduced to less than 50% of control values when treated with as little as 3.2 nCi of [211At]MABG. In contrast, no significant reduction in the thymidine uptake was observed, even with 80 nCi of n.c.a. MIBG.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vaidyanathan, G; Strickland, DK; Zalutsky, MR

Published Date

  • June 15, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 908 - 913

PubMed ID

  • 8206683

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ijc.2910570622


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States