Journal article

Synthesis and validation of [F-18]mBPET-1, a fluorine-18 labelled mTOR inhibitor derivative based on a benzofuran backbone

Christian W Wichmann, Yit Wooi Goh, Adam C Parslow, Angela Rigopoulos, Nancy Guo, Andrew M Scott, Uwe Ackermann, Jonathan M White

EJNMMI RADIOPHARMACY AND CHEMISTRY | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Targeted therapy of HER2 positive breast cancer has led to clinical success in some cases with primary and secondary resistance being major obstacles. Due to the substantial involvement of mTOR kinase in cell growth and proliferation pathways it is now targeted in combination treatments to counteract HER2 targeted therapy resistance. However, the selection of receptive patient populations for a specific drug combination is crucial. This work aims to develop a molecular probe capable of identifying patients with tumour populations which are receptive to RAD001 combination therapy. Based on the structure of a mTOR inhibitor specific for mTORC1, we designed, synthesised and characte..

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