Leah P. Dickstein

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UNLABELLED As a PET biomarker for inflammation, translocator protein (18 kDa) (TSPO) can be measured with an (18)F-labeled aryloxyanilide, (18)F-N-fluoroacetyl-N-(2,5-dimethoxybenzyl)-2-phenoxyaniline ((18)F-PBR06), in the human brain. The objective of this study was to estimate the radiation absorbed doses of (18)F-PBR06 based on biodistribution data in(More)
PURPOSE Translocator protein (TSPO) is a promising biomarker for neuroinflammation. We developed two new PET ligands, (18)F-PBR06 and (11)C-PBR28, to image TSPOs. Although our prior studies suggest that either of the two ligands could be used to quantify TSPOs in human brain, the studies were done in different sets of subjects. In this study, we directly(More)
BACKGROUND Phosphodiesterase type IV (PDE4), an important component of the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) cascade, selectively metabolizes cAMP in the brain to the inactive monophosphate. Basic studies suggest that PDE4 mediates the effects of several antidepressants. This study sought to quantify the binding of 11C-(R)-rolipram, a PDE4 inhibitor, as(More)
Objectives: The mechanism of action for antidepressant treatments may involve upregulation of the 3′-5′-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) cascade (1). This hypothesis is based on rodent studies, which consistently reported upregulation of the cAMP cascade induced by chronic antidepressant administration. A post mortem human study also showed a decrease(More)
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