15N NMR Hyperpolarization of Radiosensitizing Antibiotic Nimorazole by Reversible Parahydrogen Exchange in Microtesla Magnetic Fields

Oleg G. Salnikov, Nikita V. Chukanov, Alexandra Svyatova, Ivan A. Trofimov, Mohammad S.H. Kabir, Juri G. Gelovani, Kirill V. Kovtunov, Igor V. Koptyug, Eduard Y. Chekmenev

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Abstract

Nimorazole belongs to the imidazole-based family of antibiotics to fight against anaerobic bacteria. Moreover, nimorazole is now in Phase 3 clinical trial in Europe for potential use as a hypoxia radiosensitizer for treatment of head and neck cancers. We envision the use of [15N3]nimorazole as a theragnostic hypoxia contrast agent that can be potentially deployed in the next-generation MRI-LINAC systems. Herein, we report the first steps to create long-lasting (for tens of minutes) hyperpolarized state on three 15N sites of [15N3]nimorazole with T1 of up to ca. 6 minutes. The nuclear spin polarization was boosted by ca. 67000-fold at 1.4 T (corresponding to P15N of 3.2 %) by 15N−15N spin-relayed SABRE-SHEATH hyperpolarization technique, relying on simultaneous exchange of [15N3]nimorazole and parahydrogen on polarization transfer Ir-IMes catalyst. The presented results pave the way to efficient spin-relayed SABRE-SHEATH hyperpolarization of a wide range of imidazole-based antibiotics and chemotherapeutics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2406-2413
Number of pages8
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume60
Issue number5
Early online date15 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • hyperpolarization
  • nimorazole
  • parahydrogen
  • radiosensitization
  • SABRE-SHEATH
  • PARA-HYDROGEN
  • HEAD
  • PRODRUG EVOFOSFAMIDE TH-302
  • HYPOXIA
  • NECK-CANCER
  • SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION
  • INDUCED POLARIZATION
  • SABRE
  • METRONIDAZOLE
  • PET

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