Synthesis and biological evaluation of 99mTc, Re-monoamine-monoamide conjugated to 2-(4-aminophenyl)benzothiazole as potential probes for beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.

The benzothiazole aniline (BTA) conjugated with monoamine-monoamide (MAMA) was synthesized and then labeled with (99m)Tc. Its corresponding rhenium analogue was synthesized, and the fluorescent staining was performed in brain sections of both Tg mouse and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patient. The fluorescent rhenium complex Re-MAMA-BTA selectively bound to the… (More)