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Pharmacological characterization of chick and frog beta adrenergic receptors in primary cultures of myocardial cells.

In membrane preparations derived from primary cultures of chick myocardial cells, beta adrenergic receptors modeled for a single low-affinity site for both betaxolol (beta-1-selective) and ICI 118551 (beta-2-selective) displacement of [125I]iodocyanopindolol (ICYP), indicating that the chick beta receptor is pharmacologically distinct from both mammalian beta-1 and beta-2 adrenergic receptors with respect to these antagonists. However, the highly beta-1-selective compound CGP 20712A was able to distinguish two binding sites on ICYP competition curves, a high-affinity "beta-1 site" (75%) and a low-affinity "beta-2 site" (25%). Also, in chick heart cell membranes the relative ability of agonists to displace ICYP produced a profile typical of beta-1 adrenergic receptors with a rank order of potency or efficacy of: isoproterenol greater than epinephrine = norephinephrine. When agonist-mediated adenylyl cyclase stimulation was assessed the order of potency was slightly different, isoproterenol greater than epinephrine greater than or equal to norepinephrine. Additionally, antagonism of isoproterenol stimulation of adenylyl cyclase by CGP 20712A yielded a Kb value (1.16 +/- 0.35 x 10(-7) M) intermediate between the high and low-affinity binding sites of CGP 20712A, suggesting that the low-affinity site is coupled to adenylyl cyclase. In membrane preparations of frog myocardial cells, ICYP/antagonist competition curves modeled for a mixed population of receptors, with subtype percentages varying from 50:50 beta-1:beta-2 to 100% beta-2 depending on the specific antagonist used and the individual cell preparation. For ICYP/agonist competition binding experiments the relative ability to displace ICYP was isoproterenol greater than epinephrine = norepinephrine, a profile typical of beta-1 adrenergic receptors.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


  1. Pharmacological characterization of chick and frog beta adrenergic receptors in primary cultures of myocardial cells. Port, J.D., Debellis, C.C., Klein, J., Peeters, G.A., Barry, W.H., Bristow, M.R. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. (1992) [Pubmed]
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