MAO-B Inhibition Downregulates Striatal Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylase (AAAD) Activity in Rhesus Monkeys in Vivo

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Conference Abstract

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Physics and Astronomy


The goal of this study is to determine the effect of MAO blockade on AAAD activity in non-human primate brain, in vivo, using PET imaging with fluoro-m-tyrosine (FMT), a selective PET imaging agent for assessing AAAD activity.

Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Abstract number 385.

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Journal of Nuclear Medicine