The muscarinic agonist [3H]cismethyldioxolane ([3H]CD) was used to characterize the effects of regulators upon high-affinity agonist binding sites of the rat heart, cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Comparative studies with sodium ions (Na+), magnesium ions (Mg++), N-ethylmaleimide (NEM) and the guanine nucleotide Gpp(NH)p revealed tissue-specific effects. Mg++ preferentially enhanced while Gpp(NH)p and NEM reduced high-affinity [3H]CD binding in the heart and cerebellum. By comparison NEM enhanced high-affinity agonist binding in the cerebral cortex while Gpp(NH)p and Mg++ had little or no effect. Kinetic studies support an allosteric mechanism for these effects and provide further evidence for muscarinic receptor subtypes in mammalian tissues.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 14 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology