A human PET study of [11C]HMS011, a potential radioligand for AMPA receptors
α-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionate (AMPA) receptor is a primary mediator of fast
glutamatergic excitatory signaling in the brain and has been implicated in diverse neuropsychiatric diseases. We
recently developed a novel positron emission tomography (PET) ligand, 2-(1-(3-([11C]methylamino)phenyl)-2-oxo-5-
(pyrimidin-2-yl)-1,2-dihydropyridin-3-yl) benzonitrile ([11C]HMS011). This compound is a radiolabelled derivative of
perampanel, an antiepileptic drug acting on AMPA receptors, and was demonstrated to have promising in vivo
properties in the rat and monkey brains. In the current study, we performed a human PET study using [11C]HMS011
to evaluate its safety and kinetics.