Efstratios Chiotellis

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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 (IC(50)=0.13 n M) and(More)
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, [(99m)Tc]Demobesin 1, formed in nearly quantitative yields and with high specific activities. Both unlabelled and labelled peptide demonstrated(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)
PURPOSE To check the influence of structural characteristics on their permeation through the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a set of radioactive [99mTc]chelates bearing amine groups was synthesized and tested in vitro as well as in vivo. METHODS Compounds with different log P and pKa values were obtained by complex forming reactions of [99mTc]pertechnetate(More)
A series of neutral, lipophilic 99mTc mixed-ligand complexes of the general formula 99mTcOL1L2, where L1H2 is an N-substituted bis-(2-mercaptoethyl)amine, [X-CH2CH2N(CH2CH2SH)2], [SNS], and L2H is a monodentate thiol (RSH), [S], has been synthesized and evaluated in rodents for potential use in brain blood flow imaging. The complexes were prepared by ligand(More)
The synthesis, radiochemical analysis and biological characteristics of some 1,8-diamine-3,6-dithiaoctane derivatives labelled with Tc-99m are reported. Analysis by HPLC shows that most of the 99mTc-chelates are multicomponent. Furthermore, almost all 99mTc-complexes isolated by HPLC are lipophilic and stable in vitro. The biodistributions of the most(More)
Two series of [99mTc](SNS/S) mixed ligand complexes each carrying the N-diethylaminoethyl or the N-ethyl-substituted bis(2-mercaptoethyl)amine ligand (SNS) are produced at tracer level using tin chloride as reductant and glucoheptonate as transfer ligand. The identity of [99mTc](SNS/S) complexes is established by high-performance liquid chromatographic(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)
The present paper deals with the synthesis and structural characterization of novel neutral oxorhenium(V) complexes of the general formula ReO[SNO][NN]. The simultaneous action of the tridentate SNO ligand, N-(2-mercaptoacetyl)glycine (1), and the bidentate NN ligand, N-phenylpyridine-2-aldimine (2), on ReOCl3(PPh3)2 leads to the formation of two isomers 4a(More)