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Synapse. 2011 Oct;65(10):1113-7. doi: 10.1002/syn.20942. Epub 2011 May 3.

Assessing the sensitivity of [¹¹C]p943, a novel 5-HT1B radioligand, to endogenous serotonin release.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. kelly.cosgrove@yale.edu

Abstract

The main objective of the current study was to determine the sensitivity of the positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand [¹¹C]P943 to fenfluramine-induced changes in endogenous 5-HT in nonhuman primate brain. Fenfluramine-induced changes in 5-HT(1B) occupancy were compared to those obtained by self-block with unlabeled P943. Two baboons and 1 rhesus monkey were given preblocking or displacing doses of fenfluramine (1-5 mg/kg) or preblocking doses of unlabeled P943 (0.2 mg/kg) and imaged with [¹¹C]P943 PET. Receptor occupancy by the low dose of fenfluramine (1 mg/kg) in the baboons was 25 and 29% and by the high dose of fenfluramine (5 mg/kg) in the rhesus macaque was 42%. Receptor occupancy by P943 (0.2 mg/kg) was 68 and 86% in the baboons. PET imaging of 5-HT(1B) receptors with [¹¹C]P943 may be a useful approach for measuring changes in endogenous 5-HT in the living human brain.

Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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