Assay Method Information

Assay Name:  Radioligand Binding Assay
Description:  Alpha1-adrenergic Receptor: Radioligand binding was performed using tissue (rat cortex). All assays were carried out in duplicates. 50 μL working solution of the tested compounds, 50 μL [3H]-prazosin (final concentration 0.2 nM, Kd 0.2 nM) and 150 μL tissue suspension prepared in assay buffer (50 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.6) were transferred to polypropylene 96well microplate using 96wells pipetting station Rainin Liquidator (MettlerToledo). Phentolamine (10 μM) was used to define nonspecific binding. Microplate was covered with a sealing tape, mixed and incubated for 30 minutes at 30 C. The reaction was terminated by rapid filtration through GF/B filter mate. Ten rapid washes with 200 μL 50 mM Tris-HCl buffer (4 C., pH 7.6) were performed using automated harvester system Harvester-96 MACH III FM (Tomtec). The filter mates were dried at 37 C. in forced air fan incubator and soaked in 10 mL of liquid scintillation cocktail Ultima Gold MV (PerkinElmer, USA). After even distribution of scintillation cocktail filter bag was sealed. Radioactivity was counted in MicroBeta2 scintillation counter (PerkinElmer) at approximately 30% efficiency. Data were fitted to a one-site curve-fitting equation with Prism 6 (Graph Pad Software) and Ki values were estimated from the Cheng-Prusoff equation.
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