Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel carbon-11 labeled pyridyl ethers: candidate ligands for in vivo imaging of alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (alpha4beta2-nAChRs) in the brain with positron emission tomography.


The most abundant subtype of cerebral nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR), alpha4beta2, plays a critical role in various brain functions and pathological states. Imaging agents suitable for visualization and quantification of alpha4beta2 nAChRs by positron emission tomography (PET) would present unique opportunities to define the function and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2009.05.021


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