Soluble Spiroperidol Binding Factors from Bovine Caudate Nucleus

M. H. Winkler, S. Berl

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Abstract

Abstract: Several properties of soluble spiroperidol binding factors separated from bovine caudate nucleus have been investigated by a previously unreported procedure. Data consistent with high particle weight and rapid binding equilibration are reported for high‐affinity (+)butaclamol‐sensitive components of a digitonin extract. A slower sedimenting component is found that also exhibits high affinity for spiroperidol but is not sensitive to (+)butaclamol. Centrifugation of a caudate nucleus homogenate yields a supernatant that appears to contain a component that exhibits spiroperidol binding that is more sensitive to displacement by (‐) than by (+)butaclamol. The procedure used effects rapid separation of bound from unbound tritiated ligand on short columns of Sephadex G‐15 followed by extrusion and sectioning of the Sephadex. The radioactivity remaining with each section is determined. The procedure is very rapid; the addition of active phases or the changing of the ionic environment, which may disturb the equilibrium, is avoided; and recovery of the protein free of bound ligand is easily affected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-682
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurochemistry
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1982

Keywords

  • Analytic methods
  • Dopamine receptors‐Solubilization
  • Spiroperidol binding
  • Stereospecificity

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