Author: Anjum Afshan, Mohammad Sohaib, Mohammad Jehangir

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 1011-601X

Volume 30 Issue 4


A Technetium 99mTc labeled lyophilized single component kit of N-N-ethylene-I-dicysteine (EC) is developed to replace multiple step kit developed by others. The aim of study is to formulate a radionuclide that is easy to prepare, has rapid plasma clearance, produce high quality images and is an affective alternative to radioiodine labeled orthoiodohippurate, which has been remained the physiological ‘gold standard’ since long time. To achieve this goal, the systematically varied key parameters such as pH, the use of reducing agents, stabilizers and additives are optimized to obtain maximum radiochemical purity and optimum bio distribution in non human and human primates. Various pH levels of EC showed equally good results in animal experiments but only pH 10 was suitable for human use. Dynamic and renal Scintigraphic studies are carried out with 99mTc-EC at pH 8 in 12 volunteers and at pH 10 in 18 volunteers and compared with 99mTc-MAG3, Background ratios, renograms, relative renal function and semi quantitative parameters are available in all studies. The background ratios (mean ± SD) at 30th minute are 0229±0.024 and 0.236±0.018 for 99mTc-EC at pH 10 and 99mTc-MAG3 respectively. The mean ± standard error of mean (SEM) values of TMAX and time to half activity (T12) for 99mTc-EC (pH10) are 3.7±0.6 and 7.3±1.0 respectively while for 99mTc-MAG3, they are 4.0±0.8 and 7.9±1.4 with p values 0.001 and 0.049 respectively. The values of relative renal function (RRF) for 99mTc-EC and 99mTcMAG3 are 50.8±3.11 and 51.2±3.4 respectively with p value of 0.822. The residual activity at 25th minute (A25 / A MAX) and renal uptake are 0. 209±12.67±2.80 for 99mTc-EC and 0.218±0.035 and 1053±2.98 for 99mTc-MAG3 (p=0.031 an 0.0003) respectively. The correlation coefficient (R2) for TMAX, T1/2, A25/AMAX and renal uptake are 0.96, 0.69, 0.93 and 0.85 respectively.

Keywords: Renal tubular agent, 99mTc-EC, formulation, chemical and clinical evaluation.

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