Preparing the Tracer: Iodination Techniques

  • Anne P. Teitelbaum


Radiolabeled hormones have a wide variety of uses, for example in radioimmunoassay procedures, in pharmacokinetic analyses, as tracers for receptors, and for autoradiography studies. In general, it is not difficult to prepare radioiodinated hormones in the laboratory. However, iodination of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcitonin (CT) has been particularly troublesome because radiolabeling procedures often damage these hormones. With the development of several new techniques during the past decade, it is possible to choose the method best suited to the needs of the investigator.


Parathyroid Hormone Human Calcitonin Fluffy Layer Iodine Monochloride Label Hormone 
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