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A selective ligand for the dopamine transporter 3 beta-(4-iodophenyl)tropan-2 beta-carboxylic acid isopropyl ester (RTI-121) has been labeled with iodine-125 by electrophilic radioiododestannylation. The [125I]RTI-121 was obtained in good yield (86 +/- 7%, n = 3) with high radiochemical purity (> 99%) and specific radioactivity (1210-1950 mCi/mumol). After(More)
The iodine-125 analog of the dopaminergically selective cocaine analog 3 beta-(4-iodophenyl)tropane-2 beta-carboxylic acid isopropyl ester (RT1-121) was evaluated as a probe for the dopamine transporter in rat striatum. Saturation and kinetic studies indicated that [125I]RTI-121 binds to both high and low affinity components. The Kd of the high affinity(More)
The novel cocaine analog RTI-121 [3 beta-(4-iodophenyl)tropane-2 beta-carboxylic acid isopropyl ester] was evaluated as a probe for the in vitro labeling and localization of the dopamine transporter in the human brain. Saturation binding experiments conducted in sucrose-phosphate buffer (10 mM sodium phosphate, pH 7.4, 0.32 M sucrose) revealed high- and(More)
Sphingosine is a naturally occurring long-chain amino diol with potent inhibitory activity against protein kinase C in vitro and in cell systems. The use of sphingosine as a pharmacological tool to probe the activity of protein kinase C has been hampered by its amphiphilicity, possible contamination of its commercial preparations, and the existence of other(More)
The discovery and optimization of a series of 4-aminocinnoline-3-carboxamide inhibitors of Bruton's tyrosine kinase are reported. A fragment-based screening approach incorporating X-ray co-crystallography was used to identify a cinnoline fragment and characterize its binding mode in the ATP binding site of Btk. Optimization of the fragment hit resulted in(More)
Spleen Tyrosine Kinase (SYK) is a non-receptor cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase that is primarily expressed in hematopoietic cells. SYK is a key mediator for a variety of inflammatory cells, including B cells, mast cells, macrophages and neutrophils and therefore, an attractive approach for treatment of both inflammatory diseases and oncology indications. Using(More)
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