44/47 Scandium labelled cholecystokinin derivative for cancer theragnostics


Author(s): Eun-ha Cho*, Jae-cheong Lim, So-young Lee, Ul-jae Park

The Cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors are known to overexpress in various types of tumors. Through a previous study, a cyclic CCK analogue, DOTA-[Nle]-cCCK, was confirmed to have high in vivo stability and the tumor target ability of DOTA-[Nle]-cCCK capable of binding to the CCK receptor was confirmed through Lu-177 labeling. In this study, DOTA-[Nle]-cCCK was labeled with the pair-isotope, Sc44/47, to confirm a technology that possibly could be applicable to radiopharmaceutical. First, we confirmed that the CCK receptor was overexpressed in AR42J, a cancer cell overexpressed in cancer tissue, and measured the binding ability of the receptor and DOTA-[Nle]-cCCK. We established the labeling method of radioactive scandium, and we confirmed that the Sc-44 labeled DOTA-[Nle]-cCCK administered to mice remained mostly in the bladder within an hour. Cell experiments with Sc-47 labeled DOTA-[Nle]-cCCK confirmed that more than half of the cancer cells were killed at a concentration of 5 MBq/ml. Through this study, we were able to confirm the diagnostic/therapeutic applicability of the DOTA-[Nle]-cCCK label with pair-isotope Sc-44/47.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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