Gender and the use of hormonal contraception in women are not associated with cerebral cortical 5-HT 2A receptor binding

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Gender and the use of hormonal contraception in women are not associated with cerebral cortical 5-HT 2A receptor binding
Authors: Vibe Gedsø Frøkjær, David Erritzøe, J. Madsen, Olaf B. Paulson, Gitte Moos Knudsen
Citation: Neuroscience 163 (2): 640-645. 2009 October
Database(s): Google Scholar cites PubMed (PMID/19559762)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2009.06.052.
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Gender and the use of hormonal contraception in women are not associated with cerebral cortical 5-HT 2A receptor binding reports a positron emission tomography study with the fluorine-18 altanserin radioligand.

A related study in terms of serotonin-2A and hormones is Long-term estrogen therapy and 5-HT(2A) receptor binding in postmenopausal women; a single photon emission tomography (SPET) study.

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Subject group #1 (help)
Healthy volunteers
Subjects/♂/♀: 132 / 87 / 45
Age: 40.6 ±18.7 (18–79)
Nationality: Danish
Approval: Local ethics committe
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Group 1 of 132 healthy volunteers with 87 males and 45 females were included in the study. The Danish group had a mean age of 40.6 with a range from 18 to 79. The study on the human subjects was approved by the Local ethics committe.

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Radiotracer: Fluorine-18 Altanserin
Laboratory: missing laboratory

Using the radiotracer Fluorine-18-Altanserin PET scans were acquired with a PET scanner.

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