Bo-Li Liu

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We report the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel (E)-5-styryl-1H-indole and (E)-6-styrylquinoline derivatives as probes for imaging β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques. These derivatives showed binding affinities for Aβ₁₋₄₀ aggregates with K(i) values varying from 4.1 to 288.4 nM. (E)-5-(4-iodostyryl)-1H-indole (8) clearly stained Aβ plaques in the brain(More)
Two radiofluoro-pegylated phenylbenzoxazole derivatives, 4-(5-(2-(2-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzo[d]oxazol-2-yl)-N-methylaniline ([(18)F]24) and 4-(5-(2-(2-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzo[d]oxazol-2-yl)-N,N-dimethylaniline ([(18)F]32), were synthesized and evaluated as probes for imaging cerebral β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in living(More)
Based on the conjugate strategy, two neutral (99m)Tc labeled 2-(1-(6-(dialkylamino)naphthalen-2-yl)ethylidene)malononitrile (DDNP) and 1-(6-(dialkylamino)naphthalen-2-yl)ethanone (ENE) derivatives, and their corresponding rhenium complexes were synthesized. In vitro fluorescent staining indicated that the corresponding rhenium derivatives selectively(More)
The benzothiazole aniline (BTA) conjugated with monoamine-monoamide (MAMA) was synthesized and then labeled with (99m)Tc. Its corresponding rhenium analogue was synthesized, and the fluorescent staining was performed in brain sections of both Tg mouse and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patient. The fluorescent rhenium complex Re-MAMA-BTA selectively bound to the(More)
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a disorder affecting the elderly that is characterized by amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition in blood vessel walls of the brain. A series of 99mTc(CO)3-labeled benzothiazole derivatives as potential SPECT imaging probes for cerebrovascular Aβ deposition is reported. Rhenium surrogate displayed high affinities to Aβ aggregates(More)
The highly rigid and planar scaffold with π-conjugated systems has been widely considered to be indispensable for Aβ binding probes. However, the flexible benzyloxybenzene derivative [(125)I]BOB-4 represents an excellent lead candidate for targeting Aβ in AD brains. Based on that, we designed two pairs of more flexible and optically pure diphenoxy(More)
An array of complexes, (99m)Tc/Re-labeled cyclopentadienyl tricarbonyl and 2-phenyl/pyridylbenzothiazoles, conjugated through an ester linkage were tested as potential β-amyloid (Aβ) probes for SPECT imaging. The [CpRe/(99m)Tc(CO)3] complexes were prepared by double ligand transfer reactions from ferrocene precursors, and the X-ray structure of one rhenium(More)
A new series of fluoro-pegylated benzyloxybenzenes were designed, synthesized and evaluated as PET probes for early detection of Aβ plaques. Molecular docking revealed that all of the flexible benzyloxybenzenes inserted themselves into the hydrophobic Val18_Phe20 cleft on the flat spine of the Aβ fiber, in a manner similar to that of IMPY molecule. The most(More)
With the assistance of molecular docking and 3D-QSAR models established previously, structurally identical (18)F- and (125)I-labeled benzyloxybenzene derivatives were designed to achieve the early detection of Aβ plaques by PET/SPECT imaging. In competition binding assay, ligands 7a and 12a displayed high binding affinities to Aβ42 aggregates with Ki values(More)
Imaging of serotonin transporter (SERT) by positron emission tomography (PET) or single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT) in humans would provide useful information in diagnosis and therapy of several neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. 6-Nitroquipazine is a highly potent and selective inhibitor of the SERT. For the development of(More)
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