|Accession Number||DB00743 (APRD00989)|
Gadobenic acid (in the form of gadobenate dimeglumine) is an MRI contrast agent used primarily for MR imaging of the liver. It can also be used for visualizing the CNS and heart. In contrast to conventional extracellular fluid contrast agents, gadobenate dimeglumine is characterized by a weak and transient binding capacity to serum proteins. This binding leads to an increased relaxivity of gadobenate dimeglumine and, consequently, to a considerably increased signal intensity over that of other agents.
|External IDs||B 19036 / B 19036/7|
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|Weight||Average: 667.73 |
gadolinium(3+) ion 4-carboxy-8,11-bis(carboxylatomethyl)-5-(carboxymethyl)-1-phenyl-2-oxa-5,8,11-triazatridecan-13-oate
Gadobenate Dimeglumine is an MRI contrast agent used primarily for MR imaging of the liver. It can also be used for MRI of the heart, as well as and central nervous system in adults to visualize lesions with abnormal brain vascularity or abnormalities in the blood brain barrier, the brain, spine, or other associated tissues.
Gadobenate dimeglumine shares the pharmacokinetic properties of the ECF contrast agent gadopentetate dimeglumine; however, gadobenate differs in that is also selectively taken-up by hepatocytes and excreted via the bile (up to 5% of dose). The elimination half-life of gadobenate dimeglumine is approximately 1 hour. It is not metabolized.
|Mechanism of action|
Based on the behavior of protons when placed in a strong magnetic field, which is interpreted and transformed into images by magnetic resonance (MR) instruments. Paramagnetic agents have unpaired electrons that generate a magnetic field about 700 times larger than the proton's field, thus disturbing the proton's local magnetic field. When the local magnetic field around a proton is disturbed, its relaxation process is altered. MR images are based on proton density and proton relaxation dynamics. MR instruments can record 2 different relaxation processes, the T1 (spin-lattice or longitudinal relaxation time) and the T2 (spin-spin or transverse relaxation time). In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), visualization of normal and pathological brain tissue depends in part on variations in the radiofrequency signal intensity that occur with changes in proton density, alteration of the T1, and variation in the T2. When placed in a magnetic field, Gadobenate Dimeglumine shortens both the T1 and the T2 relaxation times in tissues where it accumulates. At clinical doses, Gadobenate Dimeglumine primarily affects the T1 relaxation time, thus producing an increase in signal intensity. Gadobenate Dimeglumine does not cross the intact blood-brain barrier; therefore, it does not accumulate in normal brain tissue or in central nervous system (CNS) lesions that have not caused an abnormal blood-brain barrier (e.g., cysts, mature post-operative scars).
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Plasma protein binding is low, weak, and transient.
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Gadobenate ion is eliminated predominately via the kidneys, with 78% to 96% of an administered dose recovered in the urine.
Gadolinium-based radiocontrast agents like gadobenate dimeglumine are cytotoxic to renal cells. The toxic effects include apoptosis, cellular energy failure, disruption of calcium homeostasis, and disturbance of tubular cell polarity, and are thought to be linked to oxidative stress.
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Pier Lucio Anelli, Pierfrancesco Morisini, Silvia Ceragioli, Fulvio Uggeri, Luciano Lattuada, Roberta Fretta, Aurelia Ferrigato, "Process for the Preparation of Gadobenate Dimeglumine Complex in a Solid Form." U.S. Patent US20120232151, issued September 13, 2012.US20120232151
|ATC Codes||V08CA08 — Gadobenic acid|
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|Description||This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as pentacarboxylic acids and derivatives. These are carboxylic acids containing exactly five carboxyl groups.|
|Super Class||Organic acids and derivatives|
|Class||Carboxylic acids and derivatives|
|Sub Class||Pentacarboxylic acids and derivatives|
|Direct Parent||Pentacarboxylic acids and derivatives|
|Alternative Parents||Alpha amino acids / Benzylethers / Trialkylamines / Carboxylic acid salts / Amino acids / Dialkyl ethers / Carboxylic acids / Organic zwitterions / Organic salts / Organic oxides / Hydrocarbon derivatives / Carbonyl compounds|
|Substituents||Pentacarboxylic acid or derivatives / Alpha-amino acid / Alpha-amino acid or derivatives / Benzylether / Monocyclic benzene moiety / Benzenoid / Amino acid or derivatives / Carboxylic acid salt / Tertiary aliphatic amine / Tertiary amine/ Amino acid / Carboxylic acid / Dialkyl ether / Ether / Hydrocarbon derivative / Organonitrogen compound / Organooxygen compound / Organic zwitterion / Carbonyl group / Organic oxide / Organic nitrogen compound / Organic oxygen compound / Amine / Organic salt / Aromatic homomonocyclic compound|
|Molecular Framework||Aromatic homomonocyclic compounds|
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- Pharmacological action
- General Function:
- Toxic substance binding
- Specific Function:
- Serum albumin, the main protein of plasma, has a good binding capacity for water, Ca(2+), Na(+), K(+), fatty acids, hormones, bilirubin and drugs. Its main function is the regulation of the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. Major zinc transporter in plasma, typically binds about 80% of all plasma zinc.
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- 69365.94 Da
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