Stefan Martinsson

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In drug discovery today, drug exposure is determined in preclinical efficacy and safety studies and drug effects are related to measured concentrations rather than to the administered dose. This leads to a strong increase in the number of bioanalytical samples, demanding the development of higher throughput methods to cope with the increased workload. Here,(More)
Historically, the focus has been to use in vitro BBB models to optimize rate of drug delivery to the CNS, whereas total in vivo brain/plasma ratios have been used for optimizing extent. However, these two parameters do not necessarily show good correlations with receptor occupancy data or other pharmacological readouts. In line with the free drug(More)
Neuropil deposition of beta-amyloid (Aβ) peptides is believed to be a key event in the neurodegenerative process of Alzheimer's disease (AD). An early and consistent clinical finding in AD is olfactory dysfunction with associated pathology. Interestingly, transgenic amyloid precursor protein (Tg2576) mice also show early amyloid pathology in olfactory(More)
Phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) is selectively expressed in the striatal regions in the brain and may play a role in modulating dopaminergic and glutamatergic second messenger pathways. PDE10A inhibitors are expected to be useful in treating neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and Huntington's disease. In this study, the brain kinetics of(More)
BACKGROUND The capillary microsampling technique was scaled down to enable repeated PK sampling of blood, plasma and serum from mice for the determination of the 14-kDa protein α-synuclein using the Gyrolab™ immunoassay platform. RESULTS 4-µl plasma, serum or blood samples were taken from 36 mice, in total 648 samples were successfully collected and(More)
[11C]Lu AE92686 is a positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand that has recently been validated for examining phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) in the human striatum. [11C]Lu AE92686 has high affinity for PDE10A (IC 50 = 0.39 nM) and may also be suitable for examination of the substantia nigra, a region with low density of PDE10A. Here, we report(More)
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