The binding of leukotriene B4 (LTB4) to macrophages from the head kidney of the rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss was measured. Binding of [3H]LTB4 achieved a steady state after approximately 30 min of incubation and was 30% reversible in the presence of a minimum of 1000-fold excess of LTB4. Scatchard analysis of the kinetics of LTB4 binding over a range of [3H]LTB4 concentrations indicated the existence of only a single class of receptor with a dissociation constant, KD, of 0.14 nmol l-1 and a maximum receptor density, Bmax, of approximately 17,800 sites per macrophage. The LTB4 receptor antagonist LY223982 was ineffective in inhibiting the binding of [3H]LTB4 to trout macrophages, although another receptor antagonist, LTB4-dimethylamide, displaced a maximum of 25% of the total binding. LTB5 was equally effective as LTB4 at displacing [3H]LTB4, while other eicosanoids tested were without significant effect. It is suggested that the putative receptors for LTB4 on trout macrophages are similar to the high-affinity receptors for this compound reported to occur on mammalian granulocytes, although any structural similarities of the binding sites await further investigation.
Characterisation of the binding of leukotriene B4 to macrophages of the rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss.
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L A Bowden, S Fiore, C J Restall, C N Serhan, A F Rowley; Characterisation of the binding of leukotriene B4 to macrophages of the rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss.. J Exp Biol 1 January 1997; 200 (1): 155–160. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.200.1.155
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