We studied an original radiolabeled complex of antimicrobial peptides UBI29-41 and UBI18-35, ubiquicidin derivatives, for distinguishing between bacterial and aseptic inflammation. For radiolabeling of the peptides with technetium-99m, a bifunctional chelating agent succinimide-1-yl 6-(bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amino)hexanoate was used. The obtained complexes 99mТс-DPAH-UBI29-41 and 99mТс-DPAH-UBI18-35 had radiolabeling yield >80% and radiochemical purity >96%. Accumulation of the complexes in the focus of bacterial inflammation in bone structures and the absence of this complex in the site of aseptic inflammation was confirmed in a rat model of traumatic osteomyelitis by single-photon emission computed tomography.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)