Journal article

I-125-SPIPERONE - A NOVEL LIGAND FOR D2-DOPAMINE RECEPTORS

AL GUNDLACH, BL LARGENT, SH SNYDER

LIFE SCIENCES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1984

Abstract

125I-Spiperone binds with high affinity (KD 0.3 nM) to a single specific site (Bmax 34 pmol/g wet weight) in homogenates of rat corpus striatum. Specific binding is about 40-60 percent of total binding and is displaced stereo-specifically by butaclamol and clopenthixol. Neuroleptic drugs of various classes are potent inhibitors of 125I-spiperone binding (Ki's 1-10 nM). Selective dopamine antagonists such as sulpiride (Ki 50 nM) and dopamine agonists such as apomorphine (Ki 200 nM) are also potent inhibitors. The drug specificity of 125I-spiperone binding correlates well with that of 3H-spiperone binding, providing good evidence that 125I-spiperone labels D2 dopamine receptors in striatal mem..

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