Phosphoinositide metabolism plays an important role in cardiac pathophysiology. To investigate whether [18F]diacylglycerol could be used to trace myocardial phosphoinositide metabolism, lipids were extracted from rat myocardium after the injection. 1-[8-[18F]fluorooctanoyl]-2-palmitoylglycerol and 1-[8-[18F]fluoropalmitoyl]-2-palmitoylglycerol were predominantly metabolized to phosphatidylethanolamine and triacylglycerol, respectively. The radioactivity incorporated into phosphoinositide metabolism was 51, 44, 32, and 30% 3, 5, 10, and 30 minutes after the injection of 1-[4-[18F]fluorobutyryl]-2-palmitoylglycerol, respectively. 1-[4-[18F]fluorobutyryl]-2-palmitoylglycerol might be a potential tracer to evaluate myocardial phosphoinositide metabolism early after the injection.
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