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99mTc-TBI myocardial perfusion imaging has been studied in 7 normal subjects and 24 patients with coronary artery disease. Scintigraphic data revealed that 99mTc-TBI myocardial perfusion imaging is more sensitive than ECG in detecting myocardial infarction. In comparing 99mTc-TBI imaging with contrast angiography, its' sensitivity for the diagnosis of(More)
In this study, six novel benzothiazole derivatives based on the bithiophene structure were developed as potential beta-amyloid probes. In vitro binding studies using Abeta aggregates showed that all of them demonstrated high binding affinities with K(i) values ranged from 0.11 to 4.64nM. In vitro fluorescent staining results showed that these compounds can(More)
A group of novel 4,5-dianilinophthalimide derivatives has been synthesized in this study for potential use as beta-amyloid (Abeta) plaque probes. Staining of hippocampus tissue sections from Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain with the representative compound 9 indicated selective labeling of it to Abeta plaques. The binding affinity of radioiodinated [(125)I]9(More)
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)
Several spirocyclic piperidine derivatives were designed and synthesized as σ1 receptor ligands. In vitro competition binding assays showed that the fluoroalkoxy analogues with small substituents possessed high affinity towards σ1 receptors and subtype selectivity. Particularly for ligand(More)
We report the synthesis and evaluation of 4-benzylpiperazine ligands (BP-CH(3), BP-F, BP-Br, BP-I, and BP-NO(2)) as potential σ(1) receptor ligands. The X-ray crystal structure of BP-Br, which crystallized with monoclinic space group P2(1)/c, has been determined. In vitro competition binding assays showed that all the five ligands exhibit low nanomolar(More)
We report the synthesis and evaluation of a series of N-benzoylindole derivatives as novel potential imaging agents for β-amyloid plaques. In vitro binding studies using Aβ(1-40) aggregates versus [(125)I]TZDM showed that all these derivatives demonstrated high binding affinities (K(i) values ranged from 8.4 to 121.6 nM). Moreover, two radioiodinated(More)
The interaction of human serum albumin and folic acid was studied using fluorescence spectroscopy, UV absorption and synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy in the pH 7.4 Tris-HCl buffer system at different temperatures. The research shows that these interactions result in the endogenous fluorescence quenching of HSA, which belongs to a static quenching(More)
We report the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of a novel (99m)Tc 4-(4-cyclohexylpiperazine-1-yl)-butan-1-one-1-cyclopentadienyltricarbonyl technetium ([(99m)Tc]5) as a potential SPECT tracer for imaging of σ(2) receptors in tumors. [(99m)Tc]5 was prepared in 25±5% isolated radiochemical yield with radiochemical purity of >99% via double-ligand(More)
Seven salicylaldehyde-amino acid Schiff bases in water were investigated by means of electronic spectra, which is helpful to investigate the label of radionuclides with the seven ligands in water for radiopharmaceutical study. Except 10(-5) mol x L(-1) for Sal-tyr, the minimum concentration of formation is 10(-4) mol x L(-1) for all other Sal-aas. Only(More)