PET imaging of human gliomas with ligands for the peripheral benzodiazepine binding site.

Human gliomas were imaged in vivo using ligands for the peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding site (or omega 3 binding site) and positron emission tomography (PET). Although gliomas have a high density of the peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding site, PET scans with a selective ligand for this site, [11C] Ro5-4864, failed to demonstrate higher… (More)