PMID: 40136Jul 20, 1979

Specific labelling of postsynaptic alpha 1 adrenoceptors in rat heart ventricle by 3H-WB 4101

Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
R RaismanS Z Langer


The alpha-adrenoceptor ligand, 3H-WB 4101 binds to a single population of independent sites in the rat heart ventricle. These sites are not affected by chemical sympathectomy with 6-hydroxydopamine and thus appear to be located postsynaptically. The relative order of potencies for displacement of 3H-WB 4101 binding:prazosin greater than phentolamine greater than yohimbine, is characteristic of that of the alpha 1 type of adrenoceptors. In heart ventricle 3H WB-4101 thus seems to label specifically postsynaptically located alpha 1-adrenoceptors. The significance of the specificity of this ligand is discussed with relevance to its use in the central nervous system.


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