[125I]Iodo-ASEM, a new radioligand with high affinity and selectivity for α7-nAChRs (Ki=0.5nM; α7/α4β2=3414), has been synthesized in radiochemical yield of 33±6% from the corresponding di-butyltriazene derivative and at high specific radioactivity (1600Ci/mmol; 59.2MBq/μmol). [125I]Iodo-ASEM readily entered the brains of normal CD-1 mice and specifically and selectively labeled cerebral α7-nAChRs. [125I]iodo-ASEM is a new useful tool for studying α7-nAChR.
- Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cancer Research