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Altropane, (O-587, IACFT, 2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-fluorophenyl)-N-((E)-3-iodo-prop-2-enyl)tropane) is a phenyltropane derivative which acts as a potent dopamine reuptake inhibitor and long-acting stimulant drug. It has mainly been used as the 125I radiolabelled form for mapping the distribution of dopamine transporters in the brain, and consequently this has led to its development as a potential diagnostic tool for early detection of Parkinson's disease. It is also being investigated for potential use in the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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- Fischman AJ, Bonab AA, Babich JW, Palmer EP, Alpert NM, Elmaleh DR, Callahan RJ, Barrow SA, Graham W, Meltzer PC, Hanson RN, Madras BK. Rapid detection of Parkinson's disease by SPECT with altropane: a selective ligand for dopamine transporters. Synapse. 1998 Jun;29(2):128-41. PMID 9593103
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- Spencer TJ, Biederman J, Madras BK, Dougherty DD, Bonab AA, Livni E, Meltzer PC, Martin J, Rauch S, Fischman AJ. Further evidence of dopamine transporter dysregulation in ADHD: a controlled PET imaging study using altropane. Biological Psychiatry. 2007 Nov 1;62(9):1059-61. PMID 17511972
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