Cocaine receptor binding ligands
Carroll, F., Kuhar, MJ., Boja, JW., Lewin, A., & Abraham, P. (2004). Cocaine receptor binding ligands. (U.S. Patent No. 6706880). http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6706880
The invention relates to novel compounds which show high affinity for cocaine receptors in the brain, particularly dopamine and serotonin transporter sites. The compounds may be used as imaging or pharmaceutical agents, in the diagnosis and treatment of drug addiction, depression, anorexia and neurodegenerative diseases or in determining the doses of therapeutic agents that occupy significant numbers of receptors.