Uta Funke

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PURPOSE To conduct a quantitative PET assessment of the specific binding sites in the brain of juvenile pigs for [(18)F]NS10743, a novel diazabicyclononane derivative targeting α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7 nAChRs). METHODS Dynamic PET recordings were made in isoflurane-anaesthetized juvenile pigs during 120 min after administration of(More)
(-)-[(18)F]flubatine is a promising agent for visualization by PET of cerebral α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), which are implicated in psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Here, we describe a substantially improved two-step radiosynthesis strategy for (-)-[(18)F]flubatine, based on the nucleophilic radiofluorination of an(More)
Based on the potent phosphodiesterase 10 A (PDE10A) inhibitor PQ-10, we synthesized 32 derivatives to determine relationships between their molecular structure and binding properties. Their roles as potential positron emission tomography (PET) ligands were evaluated, as well as their inhibitory potency toward PDE10A and other PDEs, and their metabolic(More)
Phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) is a key enzyme of intracellular signal transduction which is involved in the regulation of neurotransmission. The molecular imaging of PDE10A by PET is expected to allow a better understanding of physiological and pathological processes related to PDE10A expression and function in the brain. The aim of this study was to(More)
Address: Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research (formerly Institute of Radiopharmacy), Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Bautzner Landstraße 400, 01328 Dresden, Germany, Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Technical University of Dresden, Bergstraße 66c, 01062 Dresden, Germany, Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research,(More)
Methods: [F]NS10743 was synthesized with high specific activity (>150 GBq/μmol) and radiochemical purity (>99%). Dynamic PET scanning was performed in anaesthetized female piglets (13–15 kg), intravenously injectedwith∼330 MBq [F]NS10743 (totalmass∼472 ng) for 120 min. Three animals additionally received 3 mg/kg of the α7 nAChR partial antagonist NS6740 at(More)
The radiosynthesis of [(18)F]Fluspidine, a potent σ1 receptor imaging probe for pre-clinical/clinical studies, was implemented on a TRACERlab(TM) FX F-N synthesizer. [(18)F]2 was synthesized in 15 min at 85 °C starting from its tosylate precursor. Purification via semi-preparative RP-HPLC was investigated using different columns and eluent compositions and(More)
3-[(18)F]Fluoropropanesulfonyl chloride, a recently proposed prosthetic agent for fluorine-18 labelling, was prepared in a two-step radiosynthesis via 3-[(18)F]fluoropropyl thiocyanate as an intermediate. Two benzenesulfonate-based radiolabelling precursors were prepared by various routes. Comparing the reactivities of 3-thiocyanatopropyl nosylate and the(More)