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UNLABELLED An (18)F-labeled PET amyloid-beta (Abeta) imaging agent could facilitate the clinical evaluation of late-life cognitive impairment by providing an objective measure for Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology. Here we present the results of a clinical trial with (E)-4-(2-(6-(2-(2-(2-(18)F-fluoroethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)pyridin-3-yl)vinyl)-N-methyl(More)
In all, 19 research subjects, with current histories of frequent cocaine use, were exposed to cocaine-related cues to elicit drug craving. We measured the change of occupancy of dopamine at D2-like receptors with positron emission tomography (PET) and inferred a change of intrasynaptic dopamine (endogenous dopamine release), based on the displacement of(More)
PURPOSE Using the α7-nAChR radiotracer, [(18)F]ASEM, we present the first successful human positron emission tomography (PET) studies. Rodent occupancy with three clinically employed α7-nAChR drugs confirms the specificity of the radiotracer. PROCEDURES Five healthy male subjects were imaged for 90 min following IV [(18)F]ASEM. Two subjects were scanned(More)
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder with childhood onset characterized by motor and phonic tics. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often concomitant with TS. Dysfunctional tonic and phasic dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) metabolism may play a role in the pathophysiology of TS. We simultaneously measured the density, affinity, and(More)
Several studies have examined the link between the cannabinoid CB1 receptor and several neuropsychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia. As such, there is a need for in vivo imaging tracers so that the relationship between CB1 and schizophrenia (SZ) can be further studied. In this paper, we present our first human studies in both healthy control(More)
In the present study we describe a novel agent, SoRI-6238 (ethyl 5-amino-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2-dihydropyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-7-ylcarbamate) that partially inhibits 5-HT transporter (SERT) binding and allosterically modulates SERT function. Membranes were prepared from rat brain. SoRI-6238 partially inhibited SERT binding to brain membranes with a plateau(More)
High dose melphalan (HDM, 140 mg/m2 i.v.) has been evaluated in 58 patients under 63 years with multiple myeloma. Among previously untreated patients 11/41 (27%) entered a complete remission (CR: no measurable myeloma protein and a normal bone marrow) and 21 (51%) entered a partial remission (more than 50% reduction in myeloma protein and improvement in all(More)