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Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2002 Aug;16(4):317-23.

Binding of KRH-594, an antagonist of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor, to cloned human and rat angiotensin II receptors.

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Department of Pharmacology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Asahi, Matsumoto, Japan.


We studied the binding properties of KRH-594, a new selective antagonist of angiotensin II (AII) type 1 (AT1) receptors, to rat liver membranes and to recombinant AT1 and AT2 receptors. Preincubation of rat liver membranes with KRH-594 produced maximal inhibition of [125I]-AII binding when the preincubation time was 1-2 h. Preincubation with KRH-594 for 2 h decreased the B(max) value and increased the Kd value. For human AT1, human AT2, rat AT1A and rat AT1B receptors, the Ki values for KRH-594 were 1.24, 9360, 0.67, and 1.02 nm, respectively. The rank order of K1 values for human AT1 receptors was KRH-594 >> EXP3174 > candesartan = AII. The order of specificities for human AT1 and AT2 receptors was candesartan > EXP3174 > KRH-594. Although a 2-h preincubation of human AT2 receptors with KRH-594 (30 microM) or CGP 42112 (a selective AT2 receptor antagonist; 0.3 nM) inhibited binding of [125I]-AII, the suppression by KRH-594 was not significant. These results indicate that KRH-594 binds potently to AT1 receptors in an insurmountable manner, and that at a very high dose (30 microM) it may also bind to AT2 receptors, but in a surmountable manner.

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