Melissa E. Rodnick

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INTRODUCTION A novel one-pot method for preparing [(18)F]fluoromethylcholine ([(18)F]FCH) via in situ generation of [(18)F]fluoromethyl tosylate ([(18)F]FCH2OTs), and subsequent [(18)F]fluoromethylation of dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), has been developed. METHODS [(18)F]FCH was prepared using a GE TRACERlab FXFN, although the method should be readily(More)
Abnormally aggregated tau is the hallmark pathology of tauopathy neurodegenerative disorders and is a target for development of both diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies across the tauopathy disease spectrum. Development of carbon-11- or fluorine-18-labeled radiotracers with appropriate affinity and specificity for tau would allow noninvasive(More)
A practical, rapid, and highly regioselective Cu-catalyzed radiofluorination of (mesityl)(aryl)iodonium salts is described. This protocol utilizes [(18)F]KF to access (18)F-labeled electron-rich, -neutral, and -deficient aryl fluorides under a single set of mild conditions. This methodology is applied to the synthesis of protected versions of two important(More)
Cathepsin K is a cysteine peptidase primarily located in osteoclasts, cells involved in normal growth and remodeling of bone but that are also responsible for bone loss in osteolytic diseases such as osteoporosis. In vivo imaging of cathepsin K may provide a method to assess changes in osteoclast numbers in such disease states. To that end, two(More)
INTRODUCTION Two 7-fluoroimidazobenzodiazepines (AH114726 and GEH120348), analogs of flumazenil, were labeled with fluorine-18 and evaluated as alternative radioligands for in vivo imaging of the GABAA/benzodiazepine receptor by comparing them to [(11)C]flumazenil in rhesus monkey. METHODS Radiotracers were prepared from the corresponding nitro-precursors(More)
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