Radiolabeled tracers for sulfotransferases (SULTs), their synthesis, and their use are provided. Included are substituted phenols, naphthols, coumarins, and flavones radiolabeled with .sup.18F, .sup.123I, .sup.124I, .sup.125I, or .sup.11C. Also provided are in vivo techniques for using these and other tracers as analytical and diagnostic tools to study sulfotransferase distribution and activity, in health and disease, and to evaluate therapeutic interventions.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This application was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FC02-02ER63420 (J. R. Barrio), awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.