A polar substituent-containing acylation agent for the radioiodination of internalizing monoclonal antibodies: N-succinimidyl 4-guanidinomethyl-3-[131I]iodobenzoate ([131I]SGMIB).

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The objective of this study was to develop an acylation agent for the radioiodination of monoclonal antibodies that would maximize retention of the label in tumor cells following receptor- or antigen-mediated internalization. The strategy taken was to add a polar substituent to the labeled aromatic ring to impede transport of labeled catabolites across lysosomal and cell membranes after antibody degradation. Preparation of unlabeled N-succinimidyl 4-guanidinomethyl-3-iodobenzoate (SGMIB) was achieved in six steps from 3-iodo-4-methylbenzoic acid. Preparation of 4-guanidinomethyl-3-[131I]iodobenzoic acid from the silicon precursor, 4-(N1,N2-bis-tert-butyloxycarbonyl)guanidinomethyl-3-trimethylsilylbenzoic acid proceeded in less than 5% radiochemical yield. A more successful approach was to prepare [131I]SGMIB directly from the tin precursor, N-succinimidyl 4-(N1,N2-bis-tert-butyloxycarbonyl)guanidinomethyl-3-trimethylstannylbenzoate, which was achieved in 60-65% radiochemical yield. A rapidly internalizing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor variant III antibody L8A4 was labeled using [131I]SGMIB in 65% conjugation efficiency and with preservation of immunoreactivity. Paired-label in vitro internalization assays demonstrated that the amount of radioactivity retained in cells after internalization for L8A4 labeled with [131I]SGMIB was 3-4-fold higher than that for L8A4 labeled with 125I using either Iodogen or [125I]SIPC. Catabolite assays documented that the increased retention of radioiodine in tumor cells for antibody labeled using [131I]SGMIB was due to positively charged, low molecular weight species. These results suggest that [131I]SGMIB warrants further evaluation as a reagent for labeling internalizing antibodies.

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Cited Authors

  • Vaidyanathan, G; Affleck, DJ; Li, J; Welsh, P; Zalutsky, MR

Published Date

  • 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 428 - 438

PubMed ID

  • 11353542

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-1802

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/bc0001490


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States