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UNLABELLED (18)F-(E)-N-(3-iodoprop-2E-enyl)-2β-carbofluoroethoxy-3β-(4-methylphenyl)nortropane ((18)F-FE-PE2I) is a new PET radioligand with a high affinity and selectivity for the dopamine transporter (DAT). In nonhuman primates, (18)F-FE-PE2I showed faster kinetics and less production of radiometabolites that could potentially permeate the blood-brain(More)
Aberrant neurotransmissions via glutamate and dopamine receptors have been the focus of biomedical research on the molecular basis of psychiatric disorders, but the mode of their interaction is yet to be uncovered. In this study, we demonstrated the pharmacological reversal of methamphetamine-stimulated dopaminergic overflow by suppression of group I(More)
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a major efflux transporter contributing to the efflux of a range of xenobiotic compounds at the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In the present study, we evaluated the P-gp function at the BBB using positron emission tomography (PET) in nonhuman primates. Serial brain PET scans were obtained in three rhesus monkeys after intravenous(More)
UNLABELLED It has been demonstrated in vitro that the dopamine D(2) receptor has 2 interconvertible affinity states for endogenous dopamine, referred to as the high- and the low-affinity states. (11)C-(R)-2-CH(3)O-N-n-propylnorapomorphine ((11)C-MNPA) is a new agonist radioligand for in vivo imaging of the high-affinity state of dopamine D(2) receptors(More)
UNLABELLED N-(5-Fluoro-2-phenoxyphenyl)-N-(2-(18)F-fluoroethyl-5-methoxybenzyl)acetamide ((18)F-FEDAA1106) is a potential PET ligand with highly selective and specific binding to peripheral benzodiazepine receptor (PBR). It has been reported that the regional density of PBR in the brain is increased in several neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.(More)
Only recently the first successful serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor agonist PET radioligands have been described, with [(11)C]Cimbi-36 reported as the most promising in the pig brain so far. Agonist radioligands may target specifically the G protein-coupled state of the receptors and thereby provide a more meaningful assessment of available receptors than(More)
Phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) is considered to be a key target for the treatment of several neuropsychiatric diseases. The characteristics of [(11) C]T-773, a novel positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand with high binding affinity and selectivity for PDE10A, were evaluated in autoradiography and in nonhuman primate (NHP) PET. Brain PET measurements(More)
The aim in this project was to synthesize and to study fluorine-18 labeled analogues of l-deprenyl which bind selectively to the enzyme monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B). Three fluorinated l-deprenyl analogues have been generated in multistep organic syntheses. The most promising fluorine-18 compound(More)
Neurotransmission mediated by substance P (SP) and NK(1) receptor has been implicated in the pathophysiology of analgesia, emesis and diverse neuropsychiatric conditions including depression and anxiety disorder. Several lines of clinical trials using NK(1) receptor antagonists have been conducted to date, and the efficiency of preclinical assessments for(More)
UNLABELLED (18)F-(E)-N-(3-iodoprop-2-enyl)-2β-carbofluoroethoxy-3β-(4'-methyl-phenyl) nortropane ((18)F-FE-PE2I) is a recently developed radioligand for the in vivo quantification of the dopamine transporter (DAT) in the striatum and substantia nigra (SN). The aim of this study was to examine the suitability of (18)F-FE-PE2I as a tool for imaging the(More)