Chick cardiac membranes were affinity labelled by cross-linking to membrane-bound 125I-endothelin-1 with disuccinimidyl tartarate. SDS/PAGE and autoradiographic analysis of the 125I-endothelin-1-labelled material in the presence or absence of 2-mercaptoethanol revealed one major labelled band, corresponding to a molecular mass of 53 kDa, whose appearance was dose-dependently inhibited by the addition of unlabelled endothelin-1 (1-100 nM). Subtracting the molecular mass of 125I-endothelin-1 and disuccinimidyl tartarate, the binding protein appeared to have a molecular mass of 50 kDa. To investigate further the molecular properties of endothelin receptor, the 125I-endothelin-1-endothelin-receptor complex was solubilized from chick cardiac membranes using the detergent digitonin. Sucrose gradient sedimentation of the solubilized complex indicated a sedimentation coefficient of 13S, whereas the complex of (+)-[3H]PN200-110, a dihydropyridine derivative, and dihydropyridine-sensitive Ca2+ channels sedimented at 22 S. A monoclonal antibody raised against dihydropyridine-sensitive Ca2+ channels from the chick brain did not immunoprecipitate the 125I-endothelin-1-endothelin-receptor complex. These data suggest that endothelin receptor is clearly distinct from dihydropyridine-sensitive Ca2+ channels and endothelin has its own specific 50-kDa receptor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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