The benzodiazepine receptor from rat brain was solubilised and purified 5200-fold by affinity chromatography. The affinity column contained an immobilized benzodiazepine (delorazepam) and biospecific elution with 6 mM-chlorazepate was achieved. The purified receptor is apparently homogeneous in SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The native protein had a molecular weight of 240,000, and the subunit one of 60,000. The dissociation constant (KD) is 8 nM for [3H]diazepam. A correlation exists between the value of affinity obtained for benzodiazepine derivatives and their known pharmacological effectiveness.

Isolation of putative benzodiazepine receptors from rat brain membranes by affinity chromatography.

MARTINI, CLAUDIA;LUCACCHINI, ANTONIO;
1982

Abstract

The benzodiazepine receptor from rat brain was solubilised and purified 5200-fold by affinity chromatography. The affinity column contained an immobilized benzodiazepine (delorazepam) and biospecific elution with 6 mM-chlorazepate was achieved. The purified receptor is apparently homogeneous in SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The native protein had a molecular weight of 240,000, and the subunit one of 60,000. The dissociation constant (KD) is 8 nM for [3H]diazepam. A correlation exists between the value of affinity obtained for benzodiazepine derivatives and their known pharmacological effectiveness.
Martini, Claudia; Lucacchini, Antonio; Ronca, G; Hrelia, S; Rossi, C. A.
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