Interaction of macrocyclic gadolinium-based MR contrast agents with Type I collagen. Equilibrium and kinetic studies†
The interactions of gadoterate meglumine, gadobutrol, gadoteridol and Gd(HB-DO3A) with bovine Type I collagen were investigated by ultrafiltration and dialysis. The affinity of the four agents to collagen is similar. However, the maximum adsorbed amount of GdIII-complexes decreases in the following order: gadoterate meglumine > gadobutrol > gadoteridol > Gd(HB-DO3A). Calculations with the open three-compartment model reveal that the structural homologs gadoteridol and Gd(HB-DO3A) have a lower adsorption onto collagen, which may explain the less prolonged in vivo retention of gadoteridol observed in soft tissues of rats.