3-N-(2-[18F]-fluoroethyl)-spiperone: a novel ligand for cerebral dopamine receptor studies with pet.

3-N-(2-[18F]-fluoroethyl)-spiperone [( 18F]-FESP) was synthesized at high specific activity by condensation with 2-[18F]-fluoroethyltosylate (35 TBq/mmol). In vivo binding studies in baboons by positron emission tomography exhibited regio-selective uptake in the striatum which was saturable with the cold ligand and prevented by pretreatment with… CONTINUE READING