Jörg Thomas Patt

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The frog toxin epibatidine is one of the most powerful ligands of the neuronal nicotinic receptors and derivatives show promising possibilities for labeling in positron emission tomography studies. In an attempt to reduce epibatidine toxicity, new methyl derivatives were synthesized, tested in positron emission tomography imaging and in electrophysiology.(More)
The carbon-11 labeled enantiomers of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) ligand N-[11C]methyl-homoepibatidine have been synthesized to study the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). In vivo evaluations were performed in mice and pig using positron emission tomography (PET). The radioligands displayed a strong enantioselectivity. The(More)
The subtype-specificity of newly synthesised epibatidine-related compounds, norchloro-fluoro-homoepibatidine (NCFHEB) and derivatives, to neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) has been investigated. NCFHEBs were assayed in competitive binding assays to (+/-)-[(3)H]epibatidine-labelled rat thalamic nAChRs and human alpha4beta2, alpha3beta4, and(More)
Functional changes of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are important during age-related neuronal degeneration. Recent studies demonstrate the applicability of the nAChR ligand 2-[(18)F]F-A-85380 for neuroimaging of patients with dementias. However, its binding kinetics demands a 7-h acquisition time limiting its practicality for clinical PET(More)
BACKGROUND Both enantiomers of [(18)F]flubatine are new radioligands for neuroimaging of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with positron emission tomography (PET) exhibiting promising pharmacokinetics which makes them attractive for different clinical questions. In a previous preclinical study, the main advantage of (+)-[(18)F]flubatine compared to(More)
BACKGROUND Obtaining the arterial input function (AIF) from image data in dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) examinations is a non-invasive alternative to arterial blood sampling. In simultaneous PET/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI), high-resolution MRI angiographies can be used to define major arteries for correction of partial-volume effects(More)
Brain μ-opioid receptors (MORs) stimulate high-fat (HF) feeding and have been implicated in the distinct long term outcomes on body weight of bariatric surgery and dieting. Whether alterations in fat appetite specifically following these disparate weight loss interventions relate to changes in brain MOR signaling is unknown. To address this issue,(More)
Cholinergic neurotransmission depends on the integrity of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), and impairment of both is characteristic for various neurodegenerative diseases. Visualization of specific receptor subtypes by positron emission tomography (PET) has potential to assist with diagnosis of such neurodegenerative diseases and with design of(More)
Interest in the field of nicotinic receptors has been recently stimulated both by the discovery of the potential therapeutic effects of new agonists, and by the discovery of an association between nicotinic receptor mutations and human neurological diseases. Expression of human receptors in an exogenous system allows their study in isolation. Receptors(More)
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