Preclinical Impairment of the Striatal Dopamine Transporter System in Sporadic Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Studied with [123I]β-CIT and SPECTKim G.M.a · Kim S.E.b · Lee W.Y.a
Departments of aNeurology and bNuclear Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Do you have an account?
- Rent for 48h to view
- Buy Cloud Access for unlimited viewing via different devices
- Synchronizing in the ReadCube Cloud
- Printing and saving restrictions apply
Rental: USD 8.50
Cloud: USD 20.00
We investigated whether the dopamine (DA) transporter system is impaired in sporadic olivopontocerebellar atrophy (sOPCA) patients without clinical parkinsonism using the DA transporter radiotracer [123I]β-CIT [2β-carboxymethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)tropane] and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). SPECT scans were acquired in 9 patients with sOPCA, 7 multiple system atrophy (MSA) patients with parkinsonism (MSA-P), and 7 age-matched healthy controls 20–24 h after the intravenous injection of [123I]β-CIT. [123I]β-CIT-specific binding in the striatum was determined as the radioactivity ratio of the striatum to the occipital cortex (specific binding ratio, SBR). In patients with sOPCA and MSA-P, SBRs in the right and left striatum and the mean SBR were significantly lower than those in controls (p < 0.05). The mean SBRs in patients with sOPCA and MSA-P were reduced to 69.0 and 60.7% of the control mean, respectively. However, there was no significant difference in SBRs between sOPCA and MSA-P patients. In sOPCA patients, the mean SBR was significantly correlated with the score of the clinical cerebellar function scale (r = –0.670, p = 0.024). These results indicate that even in the absence of clinical parkinsonism, the striatal dopaminergic system may be impaired in sOPCA. The DA transporter loss in sOPCA serves as another clue for sOPCA being a part of the spectrum of MSA.
© 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
Article / Publication Details
Copyright / Drug Dosage / DisclaimerCopyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.