It is a hypoxic cell radiotracer, 1-(2-[18F]fluoro-1-[hydroxymethyl]ethoxy)methyl-2-nitroimidazole (FRP170).

Thirteen patients with glioblastoma underwent FRP170 PET before tumor resection. During surgery, tumor specimens were stereotaxically obtained from regions corresponding to high (high-uptake areas, HUAs) and relatively low (low-uptake areas, LUAs) accumulation of FRP170, and compared immunohistochemical staining for Ki-67 and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α between HUA and LUA.

HIF-1α index was significantly higher in HUAs than in LUAs. In contrast, mean Ki-67 indices did not differ significantly between HUAs and LUAs.

Findings for HIF-1α index clearly indicated that HUAs on FRP170 PET represented hypoxic regions in glioblastoma. However, findings of Ki-67 index suggest that HUAs on FRP170 PET include regions retaining proliferative activity regardless of tissue hypoxia 1).

Beppu T, Sasaki T, Terasaki K, Saura H, Mtsuura H, Ogasawara K, Sasaki M, Ehara S, Iwata R, Takai Y. High-uptake areas on positron emission tomography with the hypoxic radiotracer (18)F-FRP170 in glioblastomas include regions retaining proliferative activity under hypoxia. Ann Nucl Med. 2015 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25618012.
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