pH plays an important role in tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, metabolic control, and the efficacy of cytotoxic therapy, and accurate noninvasive assessment of tumor pH promises to provide insight into developmental processes and prognostic information. In this paper, we report the design, synthesis, and characterization of two novel pH indicators 6-trifluoromethylpyridoxine 8 and α 4,α 5-di-O-[3′-O-(β-d- glucopyranosyl)propyl]-6-trifluoromethylpyridoxine 17 and demonstrate 8 as an extracellular 19F NMR pH probe to assess pH e of various tumors in vivo.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Medicinal Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 9 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery