Detection of the 2,3,7,8-tetpachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) receptor in rat liver by isoelectric focusing in polyacrylamide gels

Jan Carlstedt-Duke, Gunilla Elfström, Marek Snochowski, Bertil Högberg, Jan åke Gustafsson

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Abstract

A stereospecific, high-affinity binding protein (receptor protein) for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in rat liver cytosol can be demonstrated using isoelectric focusing in polyacrylamide gels. In its native form, the receptor protein focuses at a varying pI possibly due to aggregation. However, if limited proteolysis of the receptor is carried out, the trypsinized receptor focuses as a single sharp peak at pI 5.15-5.25. Using this method the receptor can be separated from a serum TCDD-binding protein (pI 5.7-5.8) that is resistant to dextran-coated charcoal (DCC) treatment. The binding of [3H] TCDD to the receptor is competed for by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TCDBF), 3-methylcholanthrene (MC), and {amalgamation}-naphthoflavone ({amalgamation}NF) but not by phenobarbital (PhB) or pregnenolone-16α-carbonitrile (PCN). The method described can be used for detection and quantitation of the TCDD receptor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-373
Number of pages9
JournalToxicology Letters
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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