Thus far, no accurate measurement technology has been developed to detect lipid alkyl radicals (lipid radicals), which cause lipid peroxidation. Therefore, we aimed to develop a nuclear medical imaging probe that can be taken up in the lipophilic site in cells such as biological membranes, by reacting specifically with the lipid radicals generated there. We designed and synthesized 4-(4-[125I]iodobenzamido)-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl, which shows high reactivity to lipid radicals with a high radiochemical yield and purity. Intracellular retention was found to increase significantly when lipid radicals were produced.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry