Synthesis and biological evaluation of trans-3-phenyl-1-indanamines as potential norepinephrine transporter imaging agents

Jonathan McConathy, Michael J. Owens, Clinton D. Kilts, Eugene J. Malveaux, John R. Votaw, Charles B. Nemeroff, Mark M. Goodman

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Abstract

The development of radioligands suitable for studying the central nervous system (CNS) norepinephrine transporter (NET) in vivo will provide important new tools for examining the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders including major depression. Towards this end, a series of trans-3-phenyl-1-indanamine derivatives were prepared and evaluated in vitro. The biological properties of the most promising compound, [ 11C]3-BrPA, were investigated in rat biodistribution and nonhuman primate PET studies. Despite high in vitro affinity for the human NET, the uptake of [11C]3-BrPA in the brain and the heart was not displaceable with pharmacological doses of NET antagonists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-605
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Medicine and Biology
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon-11
  • Monoamine transporter ligands
  • Norepinephrine transporter
  • Phenylindanamine
  • Positron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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