Kazuko Kaneda-Nakashima, Yoshifumi Shirakami, Yuichiro Kadonaga, Tadashi Watabe, Kazuhiro Ooe, Xiaojie Yin, Hiromitsu Haba, Kenji Shirasaki, Hidetoshi Kikunaga, Kazuaki Tsukada, Atsushi Toyoshima, Jens Cardinale, Frederik L. Giesel, Koichi Fukase

Comparison of Nuclear Medicine Therapeutics Targeting PSMA among Alpha-Emitting Nuclides

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine
  • Catalysis

Currently, targeted alpha therapy (TAT) is a new therapy involving the administration of a therapeutic drug that combines a substance of α-emitting nuclides that kill cancer cells and a drug that selectively accumulates in cancer cells. It is known to be effective against cancers that are difficult to treat with existing methods, such as cancer cells that are widely spread throughout the whole body, and there are high expectations for its early clinical implementation. The nuclides for TAT, including 149Tb, 211At, 212/213Bi, 212Pb (for 212Bi), 223Ra, 225Ac, 226/227Th, and 230U, are known. However, some nuclides encounter problems with labeling methods and lack sufficient preclinical and clinical data. We labeled the compounds targeting prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) with 211At and 225Ac. PSMA is a molecule that has attracted attention as a theranostic target for prostate cancer, and several targeted radioligands have already shown therapeutic effects in patients. The results showed that 211At, which has a much shorter half-life, is no less cytotoxic than 225Ac. In 211At labeling, our group has also developed an original method (Shirakami Reaction). We have succeeded in obtaining a highly purified labeled product in a short timeframe using this method.

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