Journal article

Pharmacological characterisation of native somatostatin receptors in AtT-20 mouse tumour corticotrophs

D Cervia, C Nunn, D Fehlmann, D Langenegger, E Schuepbach, D Hoyer

British Journal of Pharmacology | WILEY | Published : 2003


1. The mouse corticotroph tumour cell line AtT-20 is a useful model to investigate the physiological role of native somatostatin (SRIF, Somatotropin release inhibitory factor) receptor subtypes (sst(1) - sst(5)). The objective of this study was to characterise the pharmacological features and the functional effects of SRIF receptors expressed by AtT-20 cells using radioligand binding and cAMP accumulation. 2. [(125)I]LTT-SRIF-28, [(125)I]CGP 23996, [(125)I]Tyr(10)-cortistatin-14 and [(125)I]Tyr(3)-octreotide labelled SRIF receptor binding sites with high affinity and in a saturable manner (B(max)=315, 274, 239 and 206 fmol mg(-1), respectively). [(125)I]LTT-SRIF-28 labels significantly more ..

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