PMID: 3026576Nov 1, 1986

Autoradiographic localization of beta-adrenergic receptors in the rabbit pituitary

Brain Research Bulletin
S SchimchowitschG Pelletier


The localization and characterization of beta-adrenergic receptors in the rabbit pituitary have been studied using [125I]cyanopindolol as a specific ligand. Slide-mounted frozen sections were used for the autoradiographic localization and characterization of beta-adrenergic receptors. The displacement curves obtained from optical density of radioautograms or counting of scraped off sections demonstrated that beta-adrenergic receptors were mostly of the beta 2-subtype and highly concentrated in the intermediate lobe. Low concentrations of beta 2-adrenergic receptors were also found to be uniformly distributed in the anterior and posterior lobes. These results suggest that epinephrine and/or norepinephrine might play a physiological role in the regulation of the secretion of not only the intermediate lobe but also the anterior and posterior lobes of the rabbit pituitary.


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