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Iodination and Stability of Somatostatin Analogues: Comparison of Iodination Techniques. A Practical Overview

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 23 ]


Erik de Blois, Ho Sze Chan and Wouter A.P. Breeman   Pages 2668 - 2676 ( 9 )


For iodination (125/127I) of tyrosine-containing peptides, chloramin-T, Pre-Coated Iodo-Gen® tubes and Iodo- Beads® (Pierce) are commonly used for in vitro radioligand investigations and there have been reliant vendors hereof for decades. However, commercial availability of these radio-iodinated peptides is decreasing. For continuation of our research in this field we investigated and optimized (radio-)iodination of somatostatin analogues. In literature, radioiodination using here described somatostatin analogues and iodination techniques are described separately. Here we present an overview, including High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) separation and characterisation by mass spectrometry, to obtain mono- and di-iodinated analogues. Reaction kinetics of 125/127I iodinated somatostatin analogues were investigated as function of reaction time and concentration of reactants, including somatostatin analogues, iodine and oxidizing agent. To our knowledge, for the here described somatostatin analogues, no 127I iodination and optimization are described. (Radio-)iodinated somatostatin analogues could be preserved with a >90% radiochemical purity for 1 month after reversed phase HPLC-purification.


iodination, radio-iodination, 127I, 125I, chloramin-T, stability, radiolysis, somatostatin, octreotide


Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Department of Nuclear Medicine,‘s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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