Specific binding and clearance of [3H]dynorphin (1–13) in the perfused rat lung: an application of the multiple‐indicator dilution method

HITOSHI SATO, TETSUYA TERASAKI, AKIRA TSUJI

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Abstract

Abstract— The clearance and binding of a κ‐selective opioid peptide, dynorphin (1–13), in the perfused rat lung has been examined, using the multiple indicator dilution method. More than 50% of [3H]dynorphin (1–13) entering the pulmonary circulation was eliminated by the lung during a single passage of a tracer dose. By contrast, when a high dose (100 μM) of dynorphin (1–13) was concomitantly injected, [3H]dynorphin (1–13) behaved like [14C]sucrose, an extracellular marker. The kinetic analyses of the pulmonary venous outflow curves of [3H]dynorphin (1–13) and [14C]sucrose at low and high doses of dynorphin (1–13) indicated that the initial uptake rate constant, extraction ratio and distribution volume of [3H]dynorphin (1–13) decreased significantly in the presence of a high concentration of unlabelled dynorphin (1–13). These results suggest that [3H]dynorphin (1–13) is eliminated by a saturable process and binds to a specific binding site in the perfused lung, which may be the κ‐type binding site. The multiple indicator dilution technique, in combination with a moment analysis, was successfully applied to demonstrate the specific binding and clearance of dynorphin (1–13) in the perfused lung. 1990 Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-882
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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