Amira Brown, Ph.D.

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Charles Drew University Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
UCLA Member, Center for Addictive Behaviors

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(323) 357-3405

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1731 E. 120th st
Los Angeles, CA 90059


Brown Amira K, Mandelkern Mark A, Farahi Judah, Robertson Chelsea, Ghahremani Dara G, Sumerel Brittany, Moallem Nathasha, London Edythe D   Sex differences in striatal dopamine D2/D3 receptor availability in smokers and non-smokers The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology / official scientific journal of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), 2012; 15(7): 989-94.
Ghahremani Dara G, Lee Buyean, Robertson Chelsea L, Tabibnia Golnaz, Morgan Andrew T, De Shetler Natalie, Brown Amira K, Monterosso John R, Aron Adam R, Mandelkern Mark A, Poldrack Russell A, London Edythe D   Striatal dopamine D₂/D₃ receptors mediate response inhibition and related activity in frontostriatal neural circuitry in humans The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2012; 32(21): 7316-24.
Cropley VL, Fujita M, Bara-Jimenez W, Brown AK, Zhang XY, Sangare J, Herscovitch P, Pike VW, Hallett M, Nathan PJ, Innis RB   Pre- and post-synaptic dopamine imaging and its relation with frontostriatal cognitive function in Parkinson disease: PET studies with [11C]NNC 112 and [18F]FDOPA Psychiatry research, 2008; 163(2): 171-82.
Cropley VL, Innis RB, Nathan PJ, Brown AK, Sangare JL, Lerner A, Ryu YH, Sprague KE, Pike VW, Fujita M   Small effect of dopamine release and no effect of dopamine depletion on [18F]fallypride binding in healthy humans Synapse (New York, N.Y.), 2008; 62(6): 399-408.
Cai Lisheng, Liow Jeih-San, Zoghbi Sami S, Cuevas Jessica, Baetas Cesar, Hong Jinsoo, Shetty H Umesha, Seneca Nicholas M, Brown Amira K, Gladding Robert, Temme Sebastian S, Herman Mary M, Innis Robert B, Pike Victor W   Synthesis and evaluation of N-methyl and S-methyl 11C-labeled 6-methylthio-2-(4'-N,N-dimethylamino)phenylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines as radioligands for imaging beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease Journal of medicinal chemistry, 2008; 51(1): 148-58.
Yasuno Fumihiko, Brown Amira K, Zoghbi Sami S, Krushinski Joseph H, Chernet Eyassu, Tauscher Johannes, Schaus John M, Phebus Lee A, Chesterfield Amy K, Felder Christian C, Gladding Robert L, Hong Jinsoo, Halldin Christer, Pike Victor W, Innis Robert B   The PET radioligand [11C]MePPEP binds reversibly and with high specific signal to cannabinoid CB1 receptors in nonhuman primate brain Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2008; 33(2): 259-69.
Brown AK, Fujita M, Fujimura Y, Liow JS, Stabin M, Ryu YH, Imaizumi M, Hong J, Pike VW, Innis RB   Radiation dosimetry and biodistribution in monkey and man of 11C-PBR28: a PET radioligand to image inflammation Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 2007; 48(12): 2072-9.
Brown AK, George DT, Fujita M, Liow JS, Ichise M, Hibbeln J, Ghose S, Sangare J, Hommer D, Innis RB   PET [11C]DASB imaging of serotonin transporters in patients with alcoholism Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 2007; 31(1): 28-32.
Yasuno F, Zoghbi SS, McCarron JA, Hong J, Ichise M, Brown AK, Gladding RL, Bacher JD, Pike VW, Innis RB   Quantification of serotonin 5-HT1A receptors in monkey brain with [11C](R)-(-)-RWAY Synapse (New York, N.Y.), 2006; 60(7): 510-20.
Musachio JL, Hong J, Ichise M, Seneca N, Brown AK, Liow JS, Halldin C, Innis RB, Pike VW, He R, Zhou J, Kozikowski AP   Development of new brain imaging agents based upon nocaine-modafinil hybrid monoamine transporter inhibitors Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 2006; 16(12): 3101-4.

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