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Peptides. 1998;19(6):1091-8.

Interaction of agonist peptide [3H]Tyr-D-Ala-Phe-Phe-NH2 with mu-opioid receptor in rat brain and CHO-mu/1 cell line.

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Institute of Biochemistry, Biological Research Center Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary.


Opioid receptor binding properties of [3H]Tyr-D-Ala-Phe-Phe-NH2 (TAPP) were characterized in rat brain and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells expressing the rat mu-receptor. In rat brain, [3H]TAPP labeled a single class of opioid sites with a dissociation constant (Kd) of 0.31 nM and maximal number of binding sites (Bmax) of 119 fmol/mg protein. In CHO-mu/1 cell membranes, the Kd and Bmax values were 0.78 nM and 1806 fmol/mg protein, respectively. Binding to rat brain was demonstrated to be pharmacologically identical to that obtained with CHO-mu/1 cell membranes and modulated by Na+ ions and guanine nucleotides. The high affinity and selectivity of [3H]TAPP together with its low non-specific binding make this radioligand a useful tool for labeling the native and cloned mu-opioid receptor.

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