Identification and characterization of adrenergic receptors and catecholamine-stimulated adenylate cyclase in hog pial membranes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In order to define the adrenergic receptors in small pial blood vessels, we studied [3H]dihydroalprenolol (DHA) binding, [3H]dihydroergocryptine (DHE) binding, and catecholamine-stimulated adenylate cyclase in membranes prepared from the hog pia. [3H]dha bound to a saturable number of sites (0.09 pmol/mg protein) with a high affinity to (10 mM). The ability of a small series of adrenergic agents to compete for [3H]DHA binding was as expected for binding to beta-adrenergic membrane receptors. The receptor binding appeared to be composed largely of beta 2-adrenergic sites but some sites with beta 1 properties were detected. The beta-adrenergic agonist, isoproterenol, stimulated adenylate cyclase activity by 20% in pial membranes in the presence of GTP. The potency of catecholamines in stimulating adenylate cyclase correlated well with theif sites (0.39 pmol/mg) on these membranes. alpha-Adrenergic agents were potent competitors for [3H]DHE binding but dopamine, serotonin and histamine had effects only at high concentrations. These data demonstrate the presence of alpha- and beta-adrenergic membrane receptors and beta-adrenergically stimulated adenylate cyclase activity in small pial blood vessels from the hog.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, AH; Davis, JN

Published Date

  • February 3, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 183 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 89 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 6244051

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-8993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-8993(80)90121-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands