Cocaine receptor binding ligands
Carroll, F., Lewin, A., Abraham, P., Kuhar, MJ., & Boja, JW. (1992). Cocaine receptor binding ligands. (U.S. Patent No. 5128118). http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5128118
3.beta.-[4-iodophenyl]-tropan-2.beta.-carboxylic acid methyl ester tartrate is a high affinity binding ligand for neurotransmitters 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 neurotransmitters and the like.