The promethazine-sensitive [3H]mepyramine binding was used to determine the presence of histamine H1 receptors in membranes from bovine retina. Specific mepyramine binding to retinal membranes was reversible, saturable and of high affinity. The apparent dissociation constant (KD=2.2±0.4 nM) and the density of binding sites (Bmax=60.9±5.1 fmol/mg protein), obtained in equilibrium studies, were similar to those found in bovine brain cortex. Binding was stereospecific and the inhibitory potencies of H1 and H2 antagonists indicated that [3H]mepyramine binding sites in the retina have characteristics of H1 receptors.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Mar 1986|