High-yield synthesis of a [3H]ethylenediamine ditetrodotoxin derivative.


[3H]Tetrodotoxin [( 3H]TTX) and a [3H]ethylenediamine derivative of TTX are the most widely used ligands for the study of the Na channel. The former ligand presents a low specific radioactivity (1 Ci/mmol) while the latter is highly labeled (30 Ci/mmol). However, its two-step synthesis, i.e., mild oxidation followed by coupling of [3H]ethylenediamine, has… (More)