Journal article

[3H]ketanserin labels 5-HT2 receptors and alpha 1-adrenoceptors in human and pig brain membranes.

D Hoyer, P Vos, A Closse, A Pazos, JM Palacios, H Davies

Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol | Published : 1987


The binding characteristics of [3H]ketanserin (a reported selective radioligand for serotonin 5-HT2 receptors) and [125I]BE 2254 (which labels selectively alpha 1-adrenoceptors) were characterized in brain frontal cortex membranes of pig and man. Saturation experiments indicated that both radioligands label apparently a homogeneous class of binding sites in human and pig fontal cortex membranes. Competition experiments with [125I]BE 2254 using 17 agonists and antagonists showed monophasic and steep curves in human and pig frontal cortex membranes. The pharmacological profile of these sites is typical of alpha 1-adrenoceptors. In competition experiments with [3H]ketanserin, most of the tested..

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