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PK 11195 is a selective ligand for the peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding site (PTBBS). There are few such sites in normal brain but their number increases in association with tissue necrosis. The time-course of appearance of PTBBS around a focally induced ischaemic lesion in frontal cortex of rat brain was established by autoradiography using(More)
PK 11195 is a selective and specific ligand for the peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding site. Its potential for in vivo visualisation of lesioned human brain using positron emission tomography (PET) is currently being assessed. The present study examines the relationship between the temporal development of a local ischaemic lesion with its associated(More)
The peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding site (PTBBS) ligand, PK 11195, is known to be a marker of damage in the central nervous system, the binding being predominantly to macrophages. Using photochemically induced focal cortical ischaemia as a lesion model in the rat, we have investigated the detection of secondary lesions using [3H]PK 11195 and ex vivo(More)
Peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding sites are not normally present in most cerebral tissues, but following neuronal damage, the cells involved in the ensuing gliosis show a marked expression of these sites. In a unilateral excitotoxic striatal lesion in the rat, we sought to determine whether the isoquinoline derivatives PK11195 and PK14105 bind to these(More)
A method has been developed for labelling PK 14105 [N-methyl-N-(1-methyl-propyl)-1(2-fluoro-5-nitrophenyl)isoquinoline-3- carboxamide], a ligand that has high affinity and selectivity for peripheral type benzodiazepine binding sites (PBBS), with NCA fluorine-18 (t1/2 = 109.8 min, beta + = 96.9%). The method involves treating the 2-chloro-analogue with(More)
In vivo autoradiography of [N-methyl-3H]citalopram in rat brain shows a differential regional localization which correlates with the localization of 5-HT re-uptake binding sites defined in vitro. A comparison of the biodistribution of [N-methyl-3H]citalopram over 2 h after i.v. injection in (1) control rats (2) rats pre-dosed with either citalopram or(More)
The crypt compartment of mouse jejunum showed a transient increase in thermal susceptibility approximately 10 days after moderate X-ray doses to the abdomen (9-10 Gy). The increase in response was manifest as an increase in slope of the crypt dose-response curve but was limited to temperatures below 43 degrees C. As a result, the 43 degrees C inflexion in(More)
Cells of the mouse Ehrlich ascites carcinoma grown in vitro became contaminated with an arginine-splitting mycoplasma. The slopes of the radiation dose-survival curves of the contaminated cells, assayed by colony-forming ability, were extremely variable; eventually it became impossible to grow colonies at all. Experiments on the feeder cell requirement(More)
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