Vernon M. Camp

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UNLABELLED We have developed a new tumor-avid amino acid, 1-amino-3-fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (FACBC), labeled with 18F for nuclear medicine imaging. METHODS [18F]FACBC was prepared with high specific activity (no carrier added [NCA]) and was evaluated for its potential in tumor localization. A comparative study was performed for [18F]FACBC and(More)
Fluorine-18 labeled 2beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4-chlorophenyl)-8-(2-fluoroethyl)nort ropane (FECNT) was synthesized in the development of a dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging ligand for positron emission tomography (PET). The methods of radiolabeling and ligand synthesis of FECNT, and the results of the in vitro characterization and in vivo tissue(More)
UNLABELLED The synthetic leucine amino acid analog anti-1-amino-3-(18)F-fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-(18)F-FACBC) is a recently developed ligand that permits the evaluation of the L-amino acid transport system. This study evaluated the whole-body radiation burden of anti-(18)F-FACBC in humans. METHODS Serial whole-body PET/CT scans of 6(More)
UNLABELLED Fluorine-18-labeled 2 beta-carbomethoxy-3 beta-(4-chlorophenyl)-8-[-3-fluoropropyl) nortropane (FPCT) has been synthesized as a new dopamine transporter imaging agent. METHODS Fluorine-18 was introduced into 2 beta-carbomethoxy-3 beta-(4-chlorophenyl)-8-[-3-fluoropropyl) nortropane by preparation of 1-[18F]fluoro-3-iodopropane followed by(More)
PET and SPECT ligands for the norepinephrine transporter (NET) will be important tools for studying the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the CNS noradrenergic system in vivo. A series of candidate NET ligands were synthesized and characterized in terms of their affinity for human monoamine transporters. The two most promising compounds,(More)
Plasma dopa and the catecholamines--dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine--were assayed by a radioenzymatic method in 15 children with active neuroblastoma and in eight others without evidence of disease to assess the value of these determinations in the diagnosis and management of the tumor. Thirty-four children with solid tumors and hemopoietic(More)
2beta-Carbomethoxy-3beta-(4'-((Z)-2-iodoethenyl)phenyl)nortropane (ZIENT) (6) and 2beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4'-((E)-2-iodoethenyl)phenyl)nortropane (EIENT) (10) were prepared and evaluated in vitro and in vivo for serotonin transporter (SERT) selectivity and specificity. High specific activity [(123)I]ZIENT and [(123)I]EIENT were synthesized in 45% (n = 5)(More)
The objective of the present investigation was to determine whether or not tyramine induces coma in experimental animals with impaired mitochondrial monoamine oxidase function, and whether the coma in these animals was a function of increased cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure. Ten mongrel dogs were treated (orally) daily with the monoamine(More)
The non-natural amino acids (R)- and (S)-2-amino-3-fluoro-2-methylpropanoic acid 5 and (R)- and (S)-3-fluoro-2-methyl-2-N-(methylamino)propanoic acid 8 were synthesized in shorter reaction sequences than in the original report starting from enantiomerically pure (S)- and (R)-alpha-methyl-serine, respectively. The reaction sequence provided the cyclic(More)
Anti-1-amino-2-[18F]fluorocyclopentane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-2-[18F]FACPC) is an unnatural alicyclic amino acid radiotracer with high uptake in the DU-145 prostate cancer cell line in vitro. Our goal was to determine if anti-2-[18F]FACPC is useful in the detection of prostate carcinoma. Five patients with elevated PSA (1.1–20.5 ng/mL) after curative(More)