Improving the tumor uptake of 99mTc-labeled neuropeptides using stabilized peptide analogues.


Two neuropeptides, bombesin (BBS) and neurotensin (NT) and their radiolabeled analogues, have great potential for tumour targeting, either for diagnosis (e.g., with 99mTc) or therapy (e.g., with 90Y or 188Re). In this study, we investigated NT(8-13) and BBS(7-14) analogues with Nalpha-histidinyl acetate linked to the N-terminus of the peptide. This His… (More)