Markus Mitterhauser

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OBJECTIVES To study the functional activity of the multidrug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein (Pgp) at the blood-brain barrier of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy using (R)-[(11)C]verapamil (VPM)-PET before and after temporal lobe surgery to assess whether postoperative changes in seizure frequency and antiepileptic drug load are associated with(More)
[(11)C]Flumazenil, a highly selective benzodiazepine antagonist is the most extensively used GABA(A) ligand for PET so far. To overcome half life disadvantages of (11)C a [(18)F]-labeled flumazenil derivative, 2'-[(18)F]fluoroflumazenil (FFMZ) was developed and biologically evaluated with respect to the GABA(A) receptor. Organ with the highest uptake was(More)
PURPOSE In neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders dysregulation of the norepinephrine transporter (NET) has been reported. For visualization of NET availability and occupancy in the human brain PET imaging can be used. Therefore, selective NET-PET tracers with high affinity are required. Amongst these, [(18)F]FMeNER-D2 is showing the best(More)
Changes in the expression of the melanin concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCHR1) are involved in a variety of pathologies, especially obesity and anxiety disorders. To monitor these pathologies in-vivo positron emission tomography (PET) is a suitable method. After the successful radiosynthesis of [(11)C]SNAP-7941-the first PET-Tracer for the MCHR1, we(More)
The melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) system is a new target for the treatment of human disorders. Since the knowledge of the MCH system's involvement in a variety of pathologies (obesity, diabetes, and deregulation of metabolic feedback mechanism) is based on in vitro or preclinical studies, a suitable positron emission tomography (PET) tracer needs to(More)
The melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) system is a new target to treat human disorders. Our aim was the preparation of the first PET-tracer for the MCHR1. [(11)C]SNAP-7941 is a carbon-11 labeled analog of the published MCHR1 antagonist SNAP-7941. The optimum reaction conditions were 2 min reaction time, ≤25°C reaction temperature, and 2 mg/mL precursor(More)
In the last decade radiolabeled tropane analogs based on beta-CIT have proven indispensable for the imaging of the dopamine transporter. However, further improvements in their pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic features are desirable. An important improvement, yielding in higher affinity to the dopamine transporter (DAT) vs. serotonin transporter (SERT),(More)
PURPOSE The adenosine A3 receptor (A3R) is involved in cardiovascular, neurological and tumour-related pathologies and serves as an exceptional pharmaceutical target in the clinical setting. A3R antagonists are considered antiinflammatory, antiallergic and anticancer agents, and to have potential for the treatment of asthma, COPD, glaucoma and stroke.(More)
PURPOSE Since the adenosine A3 receptor (A3R) is considered to be of high clinical importance in the diagnosis and treatment of ischaemic conditions (heart and brain), glaucoma, asthma, arthritis, cancer and inflammation, a suitable and selective A3R PET tracer such as [(18)F]FE@SUPPY would be of high clinical value for clinicians as well as patients. A3R(More)