Anton P G E Janssen

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OBJECTIVES The main neuropathological feature in Parkinson's disease is a severe degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra resulting in a loss of dopamine (DA) transporters in the striatum. [123I]beta-CIT single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies have demonstrated this loss of striatal DA transporter content in(More)
UNLABELLED Parkinson's disease is characterized by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons, resulting in loss of dopamine transporters in the striatum. Recently, the tracer 1231-N-omega-fluoropropyl-2beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4-iodoph enyl)nortropane (FPCIT) was developed for imaging dopamine transporters with SPECT. The purpose of this study was to develop an(More)
The main neuropathological feature in Parkinson's disease (PD) is a severe degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra resulting in a loss of dopamine in the striatum. Recently, a new radioligand (beta-CIT) for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) became available for in vivo imaging of the dopamine transporter on nerve(More)
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) can at present only be diagnosed with certainty by neuropathological examination. Diagnosis during life remains at best probable, based on the presence of symptoms known from autopsy studies to be frequently associated with DLB. The greatest practical clinical problem lies in distinguishing DLB and Alzheimer's disease (AD).(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to investigate whether the loss of striatal dopamine transporters in early and drug-naive patients with Parkinson's disease could be demonstrated by means of 123I-N-omega-fluoropropyl-2beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4-iodoph enyl)tropane (123I-FP-CIT) SPECT in a 1-day protocol and whether the SPECT measures were correlated(More)
[123I]FP-CIT (N-omega-fluoropropyl-2 beta-carbomethoxy-3 beta-(4-iodophenyl)-tropane), a radioiodinated cocaine analogue, was evaluated as an agent for the in vivo labeling of dopamine (DA) transporters by biodistribution studies in rats and by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies in unilateral(More)
A series of 1-{2-[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methoxy]ethyl}piperazines (CYD1, 2, 3, 5) with a 4-substituent incorporating a 1-hydroxy-3-iodo-2-propenyl moiety, except CYD2 which lacks the hydroxy, was synthesized as potential in vivo imaging ligands for the dopamine transporter. For two of the piperazine derivatives (CYD3 and 5), possible stereoselectivity was(More)
UNLABELLED Several SPECT studies reported decreased striatal 123I-N-omega-fluoropropyl-2beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4-iodoph enyl)nortropane ([123I]FP-CIT) binding in patients with Parkinson's disease. For application in routine clinical studies, information on the reliability and reproducibility of the [123I]FP-CIT SPECT technique is critical. This study(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure D2 dopamine receptors in the striatum in patients with multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy by I 3-iodo-6-methoxybenzamide labeled with iodine I 123 (123I-IBZM) single photon emission computed tomography and differentiate them from control subjects. DESIGN Survey with the following as retrospective criterion(More)
The recently developed radioligand [123I]FP-CIT is suitable for clinical single-photon emission tomography (SPET) imaging of the dopamine (DA) transporter in vivo. To date it has remained unclear whether dopaminergic medication influences the striatal [123I]FP-CIT binding. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of this medication on(More)