Amira Brown, Ph.D.

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Charles Drew University Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

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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 Vanessa L, Fujita Masahiro, Bara-Jimenez William, Brown Amira K, Zhang Xiang-Yang, Sangare Janet, Herscovitch Peter, Pike Victor W, Hallett Mark, Nathan Pradeep J, Innis Robert B   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 Vanessa L, Innis Robert B, Nathan Pradeep J, Brown Amira K, Sangare Janet L, Lerner Alicja, Ryu Yong Hoon, Sprague Kelly E, Pike Victor W, Fujita Masahiro   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 Amira K, Fujita Masahiro, Fujimura Yota, Liow Jeih-San, Stabin Michael, Ryu Yong H, Imaizumi Masao, Hong Jinsoo, Pike Victor W, Innis Robert B   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.
Siméon Fabrice G, Brown Amira K, Zoghbi Sami S, Patterson Velvet M, Innis Robert B, Pike Victor W   Synthesis and simple 18F-labeling of 3-fluoro-5-(2-(2-(fluoromethyl)thiazol-4-yl)ethynyl)benzonitrile as a high affinity radioligand for imaging monkey brain metabotropic glutamate subtype-5 receptors with positron emission tomography Journal of medicinal chemistry, 2007; 50(14): 3256-66.
Brown Amira K, George David T, Fujita Masahiro, Liow Jeih-San, Ichise Masanori, Hibbeln Joseph, Ghose Subroto, Sangare Janet, Hommer Daniel, Innis Robert B   PET [11C]DASB imaging of serotonin transporters in patients with alcoholism Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 2007; 31(1): 28-32.
Yasuno Fumihiko, Zoghbi Sami S, McCarron Julie A, Hong Jinsoo, Ichise Masanori, Brown Amira K, Gladding Robert L, Bacher John D, Pike Victor W, Innis Robert B   Quantification of serotonin 5-HT1A receptors in monkey brain with [11C](R)-(-)-RWAY Synapse (New York, N.Y.), 2006; 60(7): 510-20.
Musachio John L, Hong Jinsoo, Ichise Masanori, Seneca Nicholas, Brown Amira K, Liow Jeih-San, Halldin Christer, Innis Robert B, Pike Victor W, He Rong, Zhou Jia, Kozikowski Alan P   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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Adult Affect Alcoholic Beverages Alcoholism Alcohols Alleles Analysis of Variance Animals Benzamides Beverages Binding, Competitive Brain Brain Mapping Carbon Radioisotopes Catechol O-Methyltransferase Corpus Striatum Dopamine Drinking Drinking Behavior Exons Fluorine Radioisotopes Foundations Frontal Lobe Genetic Markers Genotype Humans Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Intention Macaca mulatta Magnetic Resonance Imaging Minisatellite Repeats Molecular Structure Neuropsychological Tests Parents Pilot Projects Placebos Population Positron-Emission Tomography Prevalence Psychomotor Performance Publishing Pyridines Pyrrolidines Radioligand Assay Radiopharmaceuticals Rats Receptors, Dopamine D2 Receptors, Dopamine D3 Research Personnel Risk Role Seizures Smoking Tissue Distribution Trust United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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