Specific and stable labeling of antibodies with technetium-99m with a diamide dithiolate chelating agent.

Technetium-99m labeling of antibodies has been suboptimal because of low affinity adventitious binding, nonspecific labeling, and loss of immunoreactivity. The diamide dithiolate ligand system (N2S2) forms highly stable, well-defined tetradentate complexes with Tc(V). Antibodies and their fragments have been labeled by conjugation of preformed 99mTc-4,5-bis… CONTINUE READING