Low kidney uptake of GLP-1R-targeting, beta cell-specific PET tracer, F-18-labeled [Nle(14),Lys(40)]exendin-4 analog, shows promise for clinical imaging

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List of Authors: Kirsi Mikkola, Cheng-Bim Yim, Paula Lehtiniemi, Saila Kauhanen, Miikka Tarkia, Tuula Tolvanen, Pirjo Nuutila, Olof Solin
Publication year: 2016
Journal: EJNMMI Research
Journal acronym: EJNMMI RES
Volume number: 6
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 2191-219X


Conclusions: [F-18] exendin-4 showed promise as a tracer for clinical imaging of pancreatic beta cells, due to its high specific uptake in native beta cells and its concomitant low kidney radioactivity uptake.


beta cell, Exendin, F-18, Pancreas, PET

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