The binding characteristics of the PGE2 receptor were investigated in membrane preparations from these glands. Specific [3H]PGE2 binding was linear as a function of the membrane protein concentration and reached steady state by 40 min of incubation at 37 °C under neutral pH. Scatchard analysis of the binding data produced a curvilinear plot with a Kd of 0.18 nM and Bmax of 1.02 fmol/mg protein for the high-affinity binding sites, and a Kd of 181 nM and Bmax of 5.72 pmol/mg protein for the low-affinity binding sites. A competitive displacement study indicated that the receptor was specific for prostaglandins of the E series. The study is the first to demonstrate the presence of the PGE2 receptor in rat submandibular gland and to provide its biochemical features.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cell Biology
- prostaglandin E
- submandibular salivary gland