Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 318, Issue 2, pp 1237–1242 | Cite as

Preliminary application of 125I–nivolumab to detect PD-1 expression in colon cancer via SPECT

  • Danni Li
  • Cheng Wang
  • Dakuan Zhang
  • Ye Peng
  • Shengnan Ren
  • Xiao LiEmail author
  • Changjing ZuoEmail author


The precise detection of PD-1/PD-L1 biomarkers helps to predict the prognosis of corresponding immunotherapy. 125I-labeled nivolumab targeting activated immune cells infiltrating the tumorous tissues was developed to evaluate the expression of PD-1 immune checkpoints. SPECT images indicated that 125I–nivolumab preferentially targeted to tumor-surrounded immune cells. This radiotracer can dynamically and quantitatively characterize the in vivo expression of immune checkpoints for colorectal cancer, thereby potentially enabling the early screening of patients, monitoring the efficacy of treatment, and assessing potential immunotoxicity.


125Nivolumab PD-1 SPECT Colon cancer 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81471714) and National Natural Science Foundation Youth Project (81701761).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medical ImagingXuzhou Medical UniversityXuzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Changhai HospitalThe Second Military Medical UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ren Ji Hospital, School of MedicineShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People’s Liberation ArmyBeijingChina

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