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A useful EGFR-TK ligand for tumor diagnosis with SPECT: development of radioiodinated 6-(3-morpholinopropoxy)-7-ethoxy-4-(3'-iodophenoxy)quinazoline.

Hirata M, Kanai Y, Naka S, Yoshimoto M, Kagawa S, Matsumuro K, Katsuma H, Yamaguchi H, Magata Y, Ohmomo Y - Ann Nucl Med (2013)

Bottom Line: Six quinazoline derivatives were designed and synthesized, and among these, 6a-d were found to have relatively high EGFR-TK inhibitory potency.In contrast, [(125)I]PYK was rapidly cleared from peripheral tissues, resulting in a high tumor-to-tissue ratio 24 h after injection.Moreover, the EGFR-TK selectivity of [(125)I]PYK was confirmed by pretreatment experiments with specific EGFR-TK inhibitors.

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Affiliation: Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4-20-1 Nasahara, Osaka, Takatsuki 569-1094, Japan.

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Objective: Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase (EGFR-TK) represents an attractive target for tumor diagnosis agents. Previously, radioiodinated 4-(3-iodophenoxy)-6,7-diethoxyquinazoline (PHY) was reported to possess good characteristics as a tumor imaging agent. We have explored the feasibility of developing tumor diagnosis ligands superior to radioiodinated PHY.

Methods: New phenoxyquinazoline derivatives were designed with various side chains introduced to the 6th position of PHY. The IC50 values of the new derivatives to interrupt EGFR-TK phosphorylation were evaluated and compared to well-known EGFR-TK inhibitors. Tumor uptake studies of the new (125)I-labeled derivatives were conducted with A431 tumor-bearing mice. Selectivity and binding characteristics were analyzed by in vitro blocking studies and a binding assay. Furthermore, SPECT/CT scans were performed using A431 tumor-bearing mice.

Results: Six quinazoline derivatives were designed and synthesized, and among these, 6a-d were found to have relatively high EGFR-TK inhibitory potency. In tumor uptake studies, [(125)I]6a ([(125)I]PYK) was found to have the highest tumor uptake and longest retention in tumors. In contrast, [(125)I]PYK was rapidly cleared from peripheral tissues, resulting in a high tumor-to-tissue ratio 24 h after injection. Moreover, the EGFR-TK selectivity of [(125)I]PYK was confirmed by pretreatment experiments with specific EGFR-TK inhibitors. Furthermore, [(125)I]PYK provided clear SPECT images of tumors.

Conclusions: Radioiodinated PYK, one of the newly synthesized quinazoline derivatives, was found to be a desirable ligand for EGFR-TK SPECT imaging. [(125)I]PYK showed high tumor accumulation and selective EGFR-TK binding and also succeeded in delivering high contrast imaging of tumors. These favorable characteristics of [(125)I]PYK suggest that the (123)I-labeled counterpart, [(123)I]PYK, would have great potential for diagnostic SPECT tumor imaging.

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Mentions: 4-(3-Iodophenoxy)-6,7-diethoxyquinazoline derivatives were designed and synthesized by the reaction scheme outlined in scheme 1. 4-Chloro-6,7-diethoxyquinazoline (1) was synthesized according to a modified procedure of Van Brocklin et al. [25]. Treatment with methanesulphonic acid in the presence of methionine dealkylated only the ethoxy group at the 6th position of 1. The resulting free phenolic function of compound 2 was protected using acetic anhydride in the presence of pyridine to give compound 3. Halogenation yielding the 4-chloro-compound 4 was performed with phosphoryl chloride according to the method of Rewcastle et al. [26]. Subsequently, reaction of 4 with 3-iodophenol in the presence of KOH yielded compound 5 following the method of Morley et al. [27]. Next, various side chains were introduced to the 6th position of the quinazoline (6a–f, 38.1–88.6 %).Scheme 1


A useful EGFR-TK ligand for tumor diagnosis with SPECT: development of radioiodinated 6-(3-morpholinopropoxy)-7-ethoxy-4-(3'-iodophenoxy)quinazoline.

Hirata M, Kanai Y, Naka S, Yoshimoto M, Kagawa S, Matsumuro K, Katsuma H, Yamaguchi H, Magata Y, Ohmomo Y - Ann Nucl Med (2013)

Synthesis of new quinazoline derivatives
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Sch1: Synthesis of new quinazoline derivatives
Mentions: 4-(3-Iodophenoxy)-6,7-diethoxyquinazoline derivatives were designed and synthesized by the reaction scheme outlined in scheme 1. 4-Chloro-6,7-diethoxyquinazoline (1) was synthesized according to a modified procedure of Van Brocklin et al. [25]. Treatment with methanesulphonic acid in the presence of methionine dealkylated only the ethoxy group at the 6th position of 1. The resulting free phenolic function of compound 2 was protected using acetic anhydride in the presence of pyridine to give compound 3. Halogenation yielding the 4-chloro-compound 4 was performed with phosphoryl chloride according to the method of Rewcastle et al. [26]. Subsequently, reaction of 4 with 3-iodophenol in the presence of KOH yielded compound 5 following the method of Morley et al. [27]. Next, various side chains were introduced to the 6th position of the quinazoline (6a–f, 38.1–88.6 %).Scheme 1

Bottom Line: Six quinazoline derivatives were designed and synthesized, and among these, 6a-d were found to have relatively high EGFR-TK inhibitory potency.In contrast, [(125)I]PYK was rapidly cleared from peripheral tissues, resulting in a high tumor-to-tissue ratio 24 h after injection.Moreover, the EGFR-TK selectivity of [(125)I]PYK was confirmed by pretreatment experiments with specific EGFR-TK inhibitors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4-20-1 Nasahara, Osaka, Takatsuki 569-1094, Japan.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase (EGFR-TK) represents an attractive target for tumor diagnosis agents. Previously, radioiodinated 4-(3-iodophenoxy)-6,7-diethoxyquinazoline (PHY) was reported to possess good characteristics as a tumor imaging agent. We have explored the feasibility of developing tumor diagnosis ligands superior to radioiodinated PHY.

Methods: New phenoxyquinazoline derivatives were designed with various side chains introduced to the 6th position of PHY. The IC50 values of the new derivatives to interrupt EGFR-TK phosphorylation were evaluated and compared to well-known EGFR-TK inhibitors. Tumor uptake studies of the new (125)I-labeled derivatives were conducted with A431 tumor-bearing mice. Selectivity and binding characteristics were analyzed by in vitro blocking studies and a binding assay. Furthermore, SPECT/CT scans were performed using A431 tumor-bearing mice.

Results: Six quinazoline derivatives were designed and synthesized, and among these, 6a-d were found to have relatively high EGFR-TK inhibitory potency. In tumor uptake studies, [(125)I]6a ([(125)I]PYK) was found to have the highest tumor uptake and longest retention in tumors. In contrast, [(125)I]PYK was rapidly cleared from peripheral tissues, resulting in a high tumor-to-tissue ratio 24 h after injection. Moreover, the EGFR-TK selectivity of [(125)I]PYK was confirmed by pretreatment experiments with specific EGFR-TK inhibitors. Furthermore, [(125)I]PYK provided clear SPECT images of tumors.

Conclusions: Radioiodinated PYK, one of the newly synthesized quinazoline derivatives, was found to be a desirable ligand for EGFR-TK SPECT imaging. [(125)I]PYK showed high tumor accumulation and selective EGFR-TK binding and also succeeded in delivering high contrast imaging of tumors. These favorable characteristics of [(125)I]PYK suggest that the (123)I-labeled counterpart, [(123)I]PYK, would have great potential for diagnostic SPECT tumor imaging.

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