Abstract

A radiolabeled protein composition adapted for radiation therapy which comprises a radioisotope and a protein material containing about 6 or more percent amino acids which have a sulfhydryl-containing side chain. A method for carrying out radiation synovectomy of arthritic joints. Rhenium radiolabeled protein micro- spheres are administered which contain cysteine and other amino acids. A method for radiolabeling a protein composition whereby the composition is treated with a reducing agent capable of reducing disulfides to sulfhydryls prior to radiolabeling.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Patent Application Number

872,899

Patent Number

5,403,573

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.

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