l-[13N]Tyrosine and l-[13N]phenylalanine were synthesized using immobilized enzymes by two methods. In method 1, [13N]ammonia is converted to l-[13N]glutamate; transamination with p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate yields l-[13N]tyrosine. [13N]Tyrosine is separated from other labeled intermediates on a Poropak Q column. In method 2, phenylalanine dehydrogenase catalyzes the reversible reductive [13N]amination of either phenylpyruvate or p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate to form l-[13N]phenylalanine or l-[13N]tyrosine, respectively. The feasibility of labeling DOPA and tryptophan with 13N was also demonstrated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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