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Homomultimer Strategy for Improvement of Radiolabeled Peptides and Antibody Fragments in Tumor Targeting

[ Vol. 29 , Issue. 29 ]


Fatemeh Ebrahimi and Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr*   Pages 4923 - 4957 ( 35 )


A homomultimeric radioligand is composed of multiple identical ligands connected to the linker and radionuclide to detect a variety of overexpressed receptors on cancer cells. Multimer strategy holds great potential for introducing new radiotracers based on peptide and monoclonal antibody (mAb) derivatives in molecular imaging and therapy. It offers a reliable procedure for the preparation of biological-based targeting with diverse affinities and pharmacokinetics. In this context, we provide a useful summary and interpretation of the main results by a comprehensive look at multimeric radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear oncology. Therefore, explanations for the strategy mechanisms and the main variables affecting the biodistribution results will be explained. The discussion is followed by highlights of recent work in the targeting of various types of receptors. The consequences are expressed based on comparing some parameters between monomer and multimer counterparts in each relevant section.


Radiolabeled peptide, tumor targeting, homomultimer, PET, SPECT, RGD.


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