Evaluation of Limiting Brain Penetration Related to P-glycoprotein and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein Using [11C]GF120918 by PET in Mice
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- Kawamura, K., Yamasaki, T., Konno, F. et al. Mol Imaging Biol (2011) 13: 152. doi:10.1007/s11307-010-0313-1
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GF120918 has a high inhibitory effect on P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP). We developed [11C]GF120918 as a positron emission tomography (PET) probe to assess if dual modulation of P-gp and BCRP is useful to evaluate brain penetration.
PET studies using [11C]GF120918 were conducted on P-gp and/or Bcrp knockout mice as well as wild-type mice.
In PET studies, the AUCbrain[0–60 min] and K1 value in P-gp/Bcrp knockout mice were nine- and 26-fold higher than that in wild-type mice, respectively. These results suggest that brain penetration of [11C]GF120918 is related to modulation of P-gp and BCRP and is limited by two transporters working together.
PET using [11C]GF120918 may be useful for evaluating the function of P-gp and BCRP. PET using P-gp/Bcrp knockout mice may be an effective method to understand the overall contributions the functions of P-gp and BCRP.