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Bone marrow dosimetry in rats using direct tissue counting after injection of radio-iodinated intact monoclonal antibodies or F(ab')2 fragments.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Normal rats were injected intravenously with 131I- and 125I-labeled intact murine and chimeric mouse-human monoclonal antibodies directed against carcinoembryonic antigen or with the corresponding F(ab')2 fragments. At different times after injection, individual animals were killed and radioactivity of blood and major organs, including bones and bone marrow, was determined. Ratios comparing radioactivity concentration in different tissues with that of bone marrow were calculated and found to remain stable during several effective half-lives of the antibodies. Mean bone marrow radioactivity was 35% (range, 29%-40%) of that of blood and 126% (range, 108%-147%) of that of liver after injection of intact Mabs or F(ab')2 fragments. In nude rats bearing human colon carcinoma xenografts producing carcinoembryonic antigen, relative bone marrow radioactivity was slightly lower than that in normal rats.
Animals, Antibodies, Monoclonal/administration & dosage, Antibodies, Monoclonal/pharmacokinetics, Bone Marrow/metabolism, Carcinoembryonic Antigen/immunology, Colonic Neoplasms/metabolism, Female, Humans, Immunoglobulin Fab Fragments/administration & dosage, Immunoglobulin Fab Fragments/pharmacokinetics, Injections, Intravenous, Iodine Radioisotopes/diagnostic use, Mice, Radiation Dosage, Rats, Rats, Nude, Tissue Distribution, Transplantation, Heterologous
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