The presence of a [3H]muscimol binding site on the purified benzodiazepine receptor was demonstrated. The purified protein was apparently homogeneous as shown by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (stained with silver), with a molecular weight of 60,000 +/- 3000. The benzodiazepine binding sites were characterized as being of the central type and the [3H]flunitrazepam binding was enhanced by GABA. This activation was antagonized by bicuculline. [3H]Muscimol specifically binds to the benzodiazepine receptor. The Scatchard plot indicates a Kd of 23 nM and the ratio [3H]flunitrazepam/[3H]muscimol is approximately unity.

[H-3]MUSCIMOL BINDING-SITE ON PURIFIED BENZODIAZEPINE RECEPTOR

MARTINI, CLAUDIA;LUCACCHINI, ANTONIO
1983

Abstract

The presence of a [3H]muscimol binding site on the purified benzodiazepine receptor was demonstrated. The purified protein was apparently homogeneous as shown by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (stained with silver), with a molecular weight of 60,000 +/- 3000. The benzodiazepine binding sites were characterized as being of the central type and the [3H]flunitrazepam binding was enhanced by GABA. This activation was antagonized by bicuculline. [3H]Muscimol specifically binds to the benzodiazepine receptor. The Scatchard plot indicates a Kd of 23 nM and the ratio [3H]flunitrazepam/[3H]muscimol is approximately unity.
Martini, Claudia; Rigacci, T; Lucacchini, Antonio
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