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Radiolabeled first-generation anti-tumor-associated glycoprotein-72 (TAG-72) monoclonal antibody (MAb), B72.3, has proven useful in detecting primary and secondary colorectal carcinoma. It has been anticipated that the development of second-generation, higher affinity, anti-TAG-72 MAbs, CC49 and CC83, would be of greater use in cancer detection and of value(More)
The thin layer chromatographic (TLC) method for determining the radiochemical purity of 99Tcm-sestamibi suggested by the manufacturer of the kit is slow and inconvenient. In this study a more rapid reversed phase chromatography (Sep-Pak) technique is compared with the TLC method for measurement of the radiochemical purity of 99Tcm-sestamibi. The levels of(More)
Pretargeted tumour imaging was performed in nude mice bearing subcutaneous LS174T human colon cancer xenografts with streptavidin-CC49 monoclonal antibody and 111In-DTPA-biocytin. Mice were administered 250 micrograms of streptavidin-CC49, followed 6 or 9 days later by 40 ng (250 microCi) of 111In-DTPA-biocytin. Tumors were visualized at 24 h postinjection(More)
Sixteen patients with colorectal cancer were administered 37-74 MBq (1 mg) of radioiodinated B72.3 monoclonal antibody. Pharmacokinetic analysis was carried out on plasma and urine samples. Elimination from the plasma was biexponential with a mean T1/2 alpha of 3.7 h and T1/2 beta of 62.4 h. The plasma clearance was fit to a two-compartmental model. This(More)
Monoclonal antibody CC83 is a second-generation high-affinity antibody directed against the TAG-72 antigen in colorectal cancer. Our objectives were to evaluate the biodistribution, pharmacokinetics and imaging properties of CC83 labelled with 99Tcm via a modified Schwartz technique. The immunological integrity of 99Tcm-CC83 was evaluated by size-exclusion(More)
We performed radioimmunoscintigraphy (RIS) and/or pharmacokinetic (PCK) studies in 12 patients with primary or metastatic colorectal carcinoma, utilizing an intravenous administration of 1-4 mCi (1 mg) of 131I-B72.3 monoclonal antibody. Metastatic lesions were correctly identified in 4/8 patients by RIS. Two patients with small lesions (> 2 cm diameter) had(More)
Streptavidin was conjugated to the second-generation TAG-72 monoclonal antibody CC49 at lysine amino acids, oxidized carbohydrates or reduced disulfides on the immunoglobulin. The streptavidin immunoconjugates were radiolabelled with 111In-DTPA-biocytin and their immunological characteristics evaluated in vitro and in vivo. FPLC analysis showed a single(More)
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