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RATIONALE The serotonin 5-HT(1B) receptor is a potential target for the pharmacologic treatment of depression. Positron emission tomography (PET) determination of 5-HT(1B) receptor occupancy with drug candidates targeting this receptor in non-human primate and human subjects may facilitate translation of research from animal models and guide dose selection(More)
AZD2066 is a new chemical entity pharmacologically characterized as a selective, negative allosteric modulator of the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mGluR5). Antagonism of mGluR5 has been implicated in relation to various diseases such as anxiety, depression, and pain disorders. To support translation from preclinical results and previous(More)
The aim of this work was to develop a model simultaneously estimating (11)C-AZD9272 radioligand kinetics and the relationship between plasma concentration of AZD9272 and receptor occupancy in the human brain. AZD9272 is a new chemical entity pharmacologically characterised as a noncompetitive antagonist at the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the effect of a single dose of the mGluR5-antagonist AZD9272 on electrically induced pain, central sensitization and axon reflex flare. METHODS This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. Twenty-five healthy male volunteers received a single oral dose of AZD9272 or placebo on two(More)
An understanding of the relationship between drug exposure and response is a fundamental basis for any dosing recommendation. We investigate optimal dose-selection for two different types of studies, a receptor occupancy study assessed by positron emission tomography (PET) and a dose-finding study in neuropathic pain treatment. For the PET-study, an(More)
AIM The simplified reference tissue model (SRTM) is used for estimation of receptor occupancy assuming that the non-displaceable binding in the reference region is identical to the brain regions of interest. The aim of this work was to extend the SRTM to also account for inter-regional differences in non-displaceable concentrations, and to investigate if(More)
Receptor occupancy assessed by Positron Emission Tomography (PET) can provide important translational information to help bridge information from one drug to another or from animal to man. The aim of this thesis was to develop nonlinear mixed effects methods for estimation of the relationship between drug exposure and receptor occupancy for the two mGluR5(More)
Zolmitriptan is a serotonin 5-HT(1B/1D) receptor agonist that is an effective and well-tolerated drug for migraine treatment. In a human positron emission tomography study, [(11)C]zolmitriptan crossed the blood-brain barrier but no clear pattern of regional uptake was discernable. The objective of this study was to map the binding of [(11)C]zolmitriptan in(More)
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