Efstratios Chiotellis

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Demobesin 1 is a potent new GRP-R-selective bombesin (BN) analogue containing an open chain tetraamine chelator for stable technetium-99m binding. Following a convenient labelling protocol, the radiopeptide, [99mTc]Demobesin 1, formed in nearly quantitative yields and with high specific activities. Both unlabelled and labelled peptide demonstrated(More)
Germline mutations in BRCA1 gene account for varying proportions of breast/ovarian cancer families, and demonstrate considerable variation in mutational spectra coincident with ethnic and geographical diversity. We have screened for mutations the entire coding sequence of BRCA1 in 30 breast/ovarian cancer women with family history of two or more cases of(More)
Demotate is a new tetraamine-functionalised [Tyr3]octreotate derivative that binds technetium-99m with a high efficiency under mild conditions. The resulting radioligand, [99mTc]Demotate, forms in a high purity and is stable for at least 6 h after labelling. The affinity of the unlabelled peptide for somatostatin receptors is high (IC50=0.13 nM) and(More)
In developing 99mTc complexes as potential brain-imaging agents, we investigated the coordination chemistry of ligands containing sulfur and nitrogen donor atoms with the general formula R-CH2CH2N(CH2CH2SH)2 (R = C2H5S, (C2H5)2N). These ligands act as tridentate SNS chelates to the TcO3+ core, leaving open one coordination site cis to the oxo group. In(More)
The molecule N-(2,6-dimethyl-phenyl-carbamoyl-methyl)-iminodiacetic acid (HIDA), capable of chelating reduced 99mTc, was synthesized, characterized, labeled with 99mTc, and studied in experimental animals. The results indicated that the new 99mTc-radiopharmaceutical is rapidly cleared from the blood to the liver, then rapidly removed to the gallbladder and(More)
The absorbed dose estimates of several organs after administration in humans of six new hepatobiliary agents (five 99mTc-Pyridoxal amino acid complexes and the 99mTc-HIDA) are presented in comparison with 131I-Rose-Bengal. The results indicated that the radiation doses absorbed by the total body and gonads as well as by the critical organ (upper part of the(More)
Several new 99mTc aminodithiols were prepared and evaluated comparatively in experimental animals. The ligands were diamine, triamine or tetramine dithiols. Substituents were either attached on one of the nitrogens or introduced in between the two nitrogens of diamino dithiol (DADT) backbone. 99mTc-derivatives prepared by coupling DADT to secondary amines(More)