Rasagiline, a monoamine oxidase B inhibitor, reduces in vivo [F]THK5351 uptake in progressive supranuclear palsy.
|Title||Rasagiline, a monoamine oxidase B inhibitor, reduces in vivo [F]THK5351 uptake in progressive supranuclear palsy.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Ng KPin, Therriault J, Kang MSu, Struyfs H, Pascoal TA, Mathotaarachchi S, Shin M, Benedet AL, Massarweh G, Soucy J-P, Rosa-Neto P, Gauthier S|
BACKGROUND: [F]THK5351 is a tau positron emission tomography tracer that has shown promise in quantifying tau distribution in tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). However, the interpretation of [F]THK5351 uptake has been shown to be confounded by high monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) availability across the brain in AD.OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that the MAO-B inhibitor, rasagiline reduces [F]THK5351 uptake in PSP.METHODS: Six individuals (4: PSP; 2: cognitively unimpaired, CU) underwent [F]THK5351 and [F]AZD4694 to quantify baseline tau and amyloid deposition, respectively. Following a 10-day course of 1 mg rasagiline, all participants received a post-challenge [F]THK5351 scan. The baseline and post-rasagiline challenge standardized uptake value (SUV) were generated normalized for patient weight and injected radioactivity.RESULTS: The post-rasagiline regional SUV was reduced on average by 69-89% in PSP, and 53-81% in CU. The distributions of post-rasagiline [F]THK5351 SUV among PSP individuals were not consistent with the typical pattern of tau aggregates in PSP.CONCLUSIONS: Similar to AD, the interpretation of [F]THK5351 uptake in PSP is likely confounded by off-target binding to MAO-B binding sites. [F]THK5351 is not sufficient in quantifying tau aggregates in PSP using the proposed rasagiline dosing regimen.
|Alternate Journal||Neuroimage Clin|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC6889764|