P M Sánchez-Roa

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In recent years, there has been substantial progress in studying the dopamine transporter, a unique component of the functioning dopaminergic nerve terminal. The transporter has been studied by direct binding techniques using a variety of ligands which function as inhibitors of transport. Analogues of these ligands have been used as photoaffinity labels to(More)
The brain distribution and kinetics of the H1 receptor antagonist, carbon-11-pyrilamine (11C-pyrilamine) were examined in vivo in two baboons and one human by positron emission tomography. After i.v. administration of the tracer, brain activity peaked within 20 min after injection and subsequently decreased, reflecting reversible binding to the receptor.(More)
A new dopamine D2 receptor radiotracer, N-11C-methyl-benperidol (11C-NMB), was prepared and its in vivo biologic behavior in mice and a baboon was studied. Carbon-11-NMB was determined to bind to specific sites characterized as dopamine D2 receptors. The binding was saturable, reversible, and stereospecific. Kinetic studies in the dopamine D2 receptor-rich(More)
New pharmacologic approaches to enhance brain cholinergic function focus on increasing intrasynaptic acetylcholine. We examined the usefulness of a simple probe and [125I]dexetimide to evaluate in vivo the effects of extracellular acetylcholine on muscarinic receptor binding in the mouse brain. After radiotracer injection continuous time/activity curves(More)
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