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Cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) as one of the candidate genes in human carotid plaque imaging: Evaluation of the novel radiotracer [11C]RS-016 targeting CB2 in atherosclerosis.
INTRODUCTION Endarterectomized human atherosclerotic plaques are a valuable basis for gene expression studies to disclose novel imaging biomarkers and therapeutic targets, such as the cannabinoidExpand
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Novel chemoselective (18)F-radiolabeling of thiol-containing biomolecules under mild aqueous conditions.
We report a novel prosthetic group based on a heterocyclic methylsulfone derivative for the rapid, stable, and chemoselective (18)F-labeling of thiol-containing (bio)molecules under mild aqueousExpand
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Synthesis, Radiolabeling, and Biological Evaluation of 5-Hydroxy-2-[(18)F]fluoroalkyl-tryptophan Analogues as Potential PET Radiotracers for Tumor Imaging.
Aiming at developing mechanism-based amino acid (18)F-PET tracers for tumor imaging, we synthesized two (18)F-labeled analogues of 5-hydroxy-l-[β-(11)C]tryptophan ([(11)C]5HTP) whose excellent inExpand
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Preclinical imaging of the co-stimulatory molecules CD80 and CD86 with indium-111-labeled belatacept in atherosclerosis
BackgroundThe inflammatory nature of atherosclerosis provides a broad range of potential molecular targets for atherosclerosis imaging. Growing interest is focused on targets related to plaqueExpand
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Discovery of a high affinity and selective pyridine analog as a potential positron emission tomography imaging agent for cannabinoid type 2 receptor.
As part of our efforts to develop CB2 PET imaging agents, we investigated 2,5,6-substituted pyridines as a novel class of potential CB2 PET ligands. A total of 21 novel compounds were designed,Expand
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Discovery of a fluorinated 4‐oxo‐quinoline derivative as a potential positron emission tomography radiotracer for imaging cannabinoid receptor type 2
The cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) is part of the endocannabinoid system and has gained growing attention in recent years because of its important role in neuroinflammatory/neurodegenerativeExpand
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Evaluation of the Radiolabeled Boronic Acid-Based FAP Inhibitor MIP-1232 for Atherosclerotic Plaque Imaging
Research towards the non-invasive imaging of atherosclerotic plaques is of high clinical priority as early recognition of vulnerable plaques may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events. TheExpand
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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Thiophene-Based Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 Radiotracers for PET Imaging
Over the past two decades, our understanding of the endocannabinoid system has greatly improved due to the wealth of results obtained from exploratory studies. Currently, two cannabinoid receptorExpand
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Quantitative positron emission tomography of mGluR5 in rat brain with [18F]PSS232 at minimal invasiveness and reduced model complexity
Imaging the density of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) in brain by positron emission tomography (PET) is of interest in relation to several brain disorders. We have recently introducedExpand
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Chronic Nicotine Exposure Alters Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5: Longitudinal PET Study and Behavioural Assessment in Rats
Using positron emission tomography (PET), a profound alteration of the metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) was found in human smoking addiction and abstinence. As human PET data either reflectExpand
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