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Details for Patent: 6,017,512

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Details for Patent: 6,017,512

Title: Radiolabeled peptides
Abstract:This invention relates to therapeutic reagents and peptides, including radiotherapeutic reagents and peptides, radiodiagnostic reagents and peptides, and methods for producing labeled radiodiagnostic agents. Specifically, the invention relates to cyclic peptide derivatives and analogs of somatostatin, and embodiments of such peptides radiolabeled with a radioisotope, as well as methods and kits for making, radiolabeling and using such peptides for radiodiagnostic and radiotherapeutic purposes. The invention specifically relates to cyclic peptide derivatives and analogues of somatostatin radiolabeled with technetium-99m and uses thereof as scintigraphic imaging agents. The invention also specifically relates to cyclic peptide derivatives and analogues of somatostatin radiolabeled with cytotoxic radioisotopes such as rhenium-186 (.sup.186 Re) and rhenium-188 (.sup.188 Re) for use as radiotherapeutic agents. Methods and kits for making, radiolabeling and using such peptides diagnostically and therapeutically in a mammalian body are also provided.
Inventor(s): Dean; Richard T. (Bedford, NH), McBride; William (Summit, NJ), Lister-James; John (Bedford, NH)
Assignee: Diatide, Inc. (Londonderry, NH)
Filing Date:Sep 15, 1997
Application Number:08/931,095
Claims:1. A reagent comprising:

a) a somatostatin receptor-binding peptide having a formula:

wherein

B.sup.1 is D-Tyr or L-Tyr;

B.sup.2 is D-Trp or L-Trp;

B.sup.3 is D-Lys or L-Lys;

B.sup.4 is Val;

C.sup.4 is L-Lys;

A.sup.4 is a lipophilic L-(.alpha.-N-alkyl) amino acid;

wherein A.sup.4 and C.sup.4 are covalently linked through an amino terminus of A.sup.4 and a carboxyl terminus of C.sup.4 to form a cyclic peptide; and

b) a radiolabel-binding moiety covalently linked to C.sup.4.

2. A composition comprising a peptide having a formula selected from the group consisting of:

cyclo-(N--CH.sub.3)FYW.sub.D KV.K; and

cyclo-(N--CH.sub.3)FYW.sub.D KV.K.(BAT).
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