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Displaceable binding of tritiated l glutamic acid to non receptor materials


Life Sciences 38(12): 1089-1096
Displaceable binding of tritiated l glutamic acid to non receptor materials
[3H]L-glutamic acid binding to microfuge tubes and glass was investigated in four buffers. Background binding to these materials was negligible, but was increased by centrifugation or suction in Tris-HCl and Tris-citrate buffer. This binding was much less or eliminated when HEPES-KOH, or Tris-acetate buffer was used instead. [3H]L-glutamate binding to microfuge tubes was inhibited by L- but not D-isomers of glutamate and aspartate. DL-2-amino-7-phosphono-heptanoic acid also did not inhibit the binding. Other compounds which showed low to moderate inhibition were: N-methyl-D-aspartate, quisqualate, L-glutamic acid diethyl ester, N-methyl-L-aspartate, kainate, and 2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate. Binding was inhibited by denatured rat brain membranes. A protein-dependent [3H]glutamate binding was obtained with a repeatedly frozen-thawed membrane preparation when binding was done in Tris-acetate buffer. It is recommended that Tris-acetate or HEPES-KOH buffer should be used in the glutamate binding assay. If Tris-HCl or Tris-citrate buffer is used, appropriate control experiment should be done to correct for binding to microfuge tubes or glass fiber filters.


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