Haen, Ekkehard and Liebl, B. and Lederer, T. and Pliska, V.
Revised radioreceptor assay for beta 2-adrenoceptors expressed on peripheral mononuclear leukocytes.
Journal of receptor research 11 (1-4), pp. 129-140.
Peripheral mononuclear leukocytes (pMNL) bear a population of beta 2-adrenoceptors. Radioreceptor assays with (-)-125Iodocyanopindolol (125I-CYP) are often used to determine the expression of these hormone receptors under physiological and pathological conditions. Doubts on the occurrence of just one class of binding sites as well as the availability of new laboratory equipment prompted us to revise the procedure employed for investigation of these receptors. pMNL were harvested from venous human blood by density centrifugation with LymphopaqueR, LymphoprepR, or FicollR yielding immunologically distinct pMNL fractions. Receptor binding assays were performed semi-automatically with 125I-CYP in the range from 0.6-600 pmol/l. Analysis of the data (modified affinity spectra, Scatchard plot) revealed two classes of binding sites (high- and low affinity binding). The binding isotherms were sigmoidal in the concentration range from 0.6-3.0 pmol/l. Parameters estimated for the high affinity binding site may vary by a factor of 10, depending on the mathematical model employed.
|Institutions:|| Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie|
|Receptors, Adrenergic, beta/blood||MESH|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2011 10:25|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2011 02:07|