Carbon-11 (11C) pargyline, which is a suicide inactivator of Type B monoamine oxidase (MAO), was synthesized by the reaction of N-demethylpargyline with 11CH3l. Biodistribution was investigated in mice, and positron tomographic images of the heart and lung in a rabbit were obtained. The distribution of 11C after administration of [11C]pargyline was measured in several organs and blood at various time intervals. After 30 min its concentrations in the organs were constant. Subcellular distribution studies in the brain, lung, liver, and kidney showed that 59-70% of the 11C became acid-insoluble and 9-33% was present in the crude mitochondrial fraction at 60 min after injection. However, a high loading dose influenced the subcellular distribution but had little effect on tissue distribution. The uptakes of the 11C in each organ except for the kidney and spleen seemed to correlate with the in vitro enzymatic activity of Type B MAO. At high loading dose a nonspecific uptake was observed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging