Robyn Gonzales

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Positron emission tomography (PET) and the high affinity D(2/3) radiotracer [(18)F]fallypride allow the assessment of D(2/3) receptor occupancy of antipsychotic drugs in striatal and extrastriatal brain regions. We measured regional occupancy attained across a range of clinical dosing by the partial D(2) agonist aripiprazole using these methods.(More)
The dopamine D(1) receptor antagonist radioligand [(11)C]NNC 112 has previously been reported to have 100-fold selectivity for the D(1) receptor compared with the serotonin 5-HT(2A) receptor. In this study, we tested the selectivity by scanning seven healthy human research volunteers with [(11)C]NNC 112 before and after 2 mg of the antipsychotic drug(More)
Abnormalities in brain γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) have been implicated in various neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. However, in vivo GABA detection by (1) H MRS presents significant challenges arising from the low brain concentration, overlap by much stronger resonances and contamination by mobile macromolecule (MM) signals. This study addresses(More)
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