Novel radiotracers for imaging the serotonin transporter by positron emission tomography: synthesis, radiosynthesis, and in vitro and ex vivo evaluation of (11)C-labeled 2-(phenylthio)araalkylamines.

@article{Wilson2000NovelRF,
  title={Novel radiotracers for imaging the serotonin transporter by positron emission tomography: synthesis, radiosynthesis, and in vitro and ex vivo evaluation of (11)C-labeled 2-(phenylthio)araalkylamines.},
  author={Alan A. Wilson and Nathalie Ginovart and Mathias Schmidt and Jeffrey H. Meyer and Penny G. Threlkeld and Sylvain Houle},
  journal={Journal of medicinal chemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={280}
}
A series of four 2-(phenylthio)araalkylamines have been radiolabeled with (11)C and evaluated as potential radiotracers for imaging the serotonin transporter (SERT) by positron emission tomography (PET). All four candidates display high affinity for SERT and low affinity for the dopamine or norepinephrine transporters using in vitro binding assays. Biodistribution studies in rats demonstrated that tail-vein injection of the (11)C-labeled radiotracers resulted in high brain uptake of… CONTINUE READING