Cocaine receptor binding ligands
Kuhar, MJ., Carroll, F., Boja, JW., Lewin, A., & Abraham, P. (1995). Cocaine receptor binding ligands. (U.S. Patent No. 5413779). http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5413779
3.beta.-[4-iodophenyl]-tropan-2.beta.-carboxylic acid methyl ester tartrate is a high affinity binding ligand for cocaine receptors in mammalian brains. It and its congeners may be employed for imaging and other brain scanning techniques that allow the determination of the presence of cocaine receptors, such as dopamine and serotonin transporters and the like.