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Details for Patent: 6,051,206

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Details for Patent: 6,051,206

Title: Radiolabeled somatostatin-derived peptides for imaging and therapeutic uses
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 agent 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), Lister-James; John (Bedford, NH), McBride; William (Summit, NJ)
Assignee: Diatide, Inc (Londonderry, NH)
Filing Date:May 06, 1996
Application Number:08/592,323
Claims:1. A composition comprising a peptide having a formula selected from the group consisting of:

2. The composition of claim 1, wherein the peptide has the formula:

3. The composition of claim 1, wherein the peptide has the formula:

4.

4. A radiotherapeutic agent comprising the composition of claim 1, wherein the peptide is radiolabeled with a radioisotope selected from the group consisting of scandium-47, copper-67, gallium-72, yttrium-90, tin-117m, iodine-125, iodine-131, samarium-153, gadolinium-159, dysprosium-165, holmium-166, ytterbium-175, lutetium-177, rhenium-186, rhenium-188, astatine-211, and bismuth-212.

5. A method for alleviating a somatostatin-related disease in an animal, comprising the step of administering a therapeutically effective amount of the agent of claim 4 to the animal.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein the animal is a human.

7. A scintigraphic imaging agent comprising the composition of any of claims 1, 2, or 3 and a radioisotope selected from the group consisting of gallium-68, technetium-99m, indium-111, and iodine-123.

8. The agent of claim 7, wherein the radioisotope is technetium-99m.

9. A method for imaging a site within a mammalian body comprising the steps of administering an effective diagnostic amount of the agent of claim 7; and detecting the radioisotope localized at the site.

10. A method for imaging a site within a mammalian body comprising the steps of administering an effective diagnostic amount of the agent of claim 8; and detecting the radioisotope localized at the site.

11. The composition of any of claims 1, 2, or 3, further comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

12. The composition of any of claims 1, 2, or 3, further comprising a stannous ion.

13. A kit for preparing a radiopharmaceutical preparation, said kit comprising a sealed vial containing a predetermined quantity of the composition of claim 11.

14. A kit for preparing a radiopharmaceutical preparation, said kit comprising a sealed vial containing a predetermined quantity of the composition of claim 12.

15. A composition comprising a complex formed by reacting the radiotherapeutic agent of claim 4 with a non-radioactive metal.
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