nonspecific binding is higher than total binding in radioligand binding assay, W - (Dec/28/2009 )
when performed receptor binding assay using astrocyte cell pellet and 3H-DPCPX, i chose CPA as the displacer. and then the nonspecific binding is about 80% of the total.
it happened 3 times, so i thought maybe the CPA concentration was not high enough. so i did 9 different concentration of CPA (from the highest permitted solubility, 10 time gradient dilution), and used the fixed concentration of 3H-DPCPX. but the nonspecific binding was still about 80%-120% of the total.
i would highly appreciate your insights!!
and happy holiday!
Can you please clarify (name and structure)
sure! and thanks for your reply.
3H-DPCPX is a radioactive ligand, with a structure can be found in the following link:
CPA(N6-Cyclopentyladenosine) is used as the displacer to cover all the non-specific binding from A1R in this experiment. the structure of CPA can be found here:
sgt4boston on Jan 7 2010, 03:13 PM said: