Assessment of the Effect of Sertaline on the Specific Binding of 123-I MZINT in Healthy Subjects (mZINT)
The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the effect of sertraline administration on the binding of 123-I mZINT in 10 healthy subjects. All study procedures will be conducted at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders (IND) and Molecular NeuroImaging (MNI) in New Haven, CT.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Assessment of the Effect of Sertaline on the Specific Binding of 123-I MZINT in Healthy Subjects|
- Does administration of sertraline have an effect on the specific binding of 123-mZINT in healthy subjects evaluated with serial, dynamic SPECT imaging at baseline and after 14 days of sertraline treatment? [ Time Frame: 14 DAYS ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Is there a dose effect of sertraline on 123I MZINT binding? Do higher doses of sertraline have a more profound effect on the specific binding of 123I MZINT than lower doses of sertraline? [ Time Frame: 14 DAYS ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Access [123I]MZINT and SPECT Imaging||
Procedure: 123-I MZINT injection and SPECT imaging
SPECT imaging uses the single photon emissions from radioactive compounds that are (most commonly) injected into a patient and are metabolized by specific organs or body systems. SPECT imaging is performed by using a gamma camera to acquire multiple 2-D images (also called projections), from multiple angles. A computer is then used to apply a tomographic reconstruction algorithm to the multiple projections, yielding a 3-D dataset. This dataset may then be manipulated to show thin slices along any chosen axis of the body, similar to those obtained from other tomographic techniques, such as MRI, CT, and PET. The resulting SPECT images reflect body/organ function as opposed to specific anatomy of other imaging modalities such as CT or MRI
Serotonin (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the peripheral and central nervous system. It is responsible for regulating a wide variety of physiological processes and higher CNS functions. 5-HT neurons project diffusely throughout the brain, innervating the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, thalamus, midbrain, brainstem and cerebellum, and play a prominent role in regulating physiological and behavioral responses such as arousal, thermoregulation, anxiety, and affect.
All subjects will undergo written informed consent and a screening evaluation including baseline clinical laboratory testing, and a baseline physical and neurological evaluation. healthy subjects will undergo a baseline 123-I MZINT injection and SPECT imaging described below. At baseline, healthy subjects will be started on either no treatment (n=4), or one of three different doses of sertraline (25 mg/day n=2, 50 mg/day n=2 or 150 mg/day n=2), which will be administered over a 14 day period. Fourteen days following imaging session 1, all subjects (treated with sertraline and untreated) will undergo a second 123-I MZINT and SPECT imaging study. Data from the baseline and follow-up SPECT images will be compared to evaluate for any effect of sertraline on regional brain uptake of 123-I MZINT. The subjects that are randomized to no treatment will serve as controls and provide preliminary test-retest reproducibility data on the imaging outcome measure.
The goal of this proposal is to evaluate the effect of sertraline administration on the specific [123-I] mZINT. In vitro and in vivo data from early human studies and baboon studies strongly support further evaluation of [123I] mZINT in healthy subjects.
|United States, Connecticut|
|Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510|
|Principal Investigator:||Danna L. Jennings, MD||unafilliated|