Synthesis, fluorine-18 radiolabeling, and in vitro characterization of 1-iodophenyl-N-methyl-N-fluoroalkyl-3-isoquinoline carboxamide derivatives as potential PET radioligands for imaging peripheral benzodiazepine receptor.


The isoquinoline carboxamide derivative 1-(2-chlorophenyl)-N-methyl-N-(1-methylpropyl)-3-isoquinoline carboxamide (PK11195) has been shown to bind strongly and selectively to the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) binding sites. A series of PK11195 analogues have been synthesized and biologically characterized. The affinities of the analogues for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2008.04.046