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Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Dopamine Receptors Using the Tracer [11C]NNC-112

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00088517
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 28, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE July 27, 2004
First Posted Date  ICMJE July 28, 2004
Last Update Posted Date March 4, 2008
Study Start Date  ICMJE July 2004
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Dopamine Receptors Using the Tracer [11C]NNC-112
Official Title  ICMJE Whole Body Study of [11C]NNC-112 PET Imaging of Dopamine D1 Receptors
Brief Summary

This study will investigate the use of [11C]NNC-112 in positron emission tomography (PET) scanning. PET is a technique that uses radioactive isotopes called tracers to provide images of the brain. Injected into the body, the isotopes lose their "radioactive strength" over time, sending out rays that can be picked up and "seen" by special detectors connected to a computer. The computer then makes a picture of the brain. This study will examine the distribution in the body of a new tracer called [11C]NNC-112.

Healthy normal volunteers between 18 and 70 years of age may be eligible for this study. Candidates are screened with a physical examination and blood and urine tests, including a urine drug screen. Women up to age 55 also have a pregnancy test.

Participants have a PET scan using the [11C]NNC-112 tracer. For this procedure, a catheter (small plastic tube) is placed into a vein in the subject's arm for injecting the tracer. Then, the subject lies on the scanner bed. After a preliminary "transmission scan," the tracer is injected, and PET scans are taken from the head to the upper thigh over a period of about 2 hours to show the distribution of radioactivity in the body. Blood pressure, breathing rate, and heart rate are checked before and after injection of the tracer, and blood and urine samples are collected after the PET scan.

Detailed Description

Abnormalities in dopaminergic neurotransmission have been implicated in several neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and drug dependence. Among the Dopamine (DA) receptors, D1 receptors are understood to be involved in the regulation of motor and cognitive activity by modulating DAergic function. Neuroreceptor imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) allows in vivo quantification of the density and distribution of D1 receptors in humans. Recently, a new and superior PET radioligand for in vivo quantification of D1 receptors in extrastriatal regions has been developed. [11C]NNC-112 is a D1 radiotracer with high specific to nonspecific binding, making it suitable for imaging low density D1 receptors in extrastriatal regions such as the neocortex. Several studies in humans have confirmed the potential of this radiotracer, however, to date, dosimetry studies of [11C]NNC-112 in humans have not been performed.

The specific objective of this protocol is to estimate radiation-absorbed doses of [11C]NNC-112 in human subjects. For this purpose, we propose to perform a kinetic whole body imaging study of [11C]NNC-112 in healthy human subjects. We hypothesize that the level of radiation-absorbed doses of [11C]NNC-112 in humans will be within limits, and consequently, we should be able to move to the next stage of our imaging research, where we will use this radioligand to measure the density and distribution of D1 receptors in Parkinson's disease.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Healthy
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: [11C]NNC-112
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June¬†23,¬†2005)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2006
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE


All subjects must be healthy and aged 18-70 years.


Current psychiatric disease, substance abuse or severe systemic disease based on history and physical exam

Laboratory tests with clinically significant abnormalities

More than moderate hypertension

Any prior participation in other research protocols within the past year that involve radiation, with the exception of plain radiography studies (i.e., chest x-rays).

Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

Positive HIV test

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE Child, Adult, Older Adult
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00088517
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 040170
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Not Provided
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Verification Date March 2006

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