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Anton, P. A.,Reeve, J. R., Jr.,Rivier, J. E.,Vidrich, A.,Schepp, W.,Shanahan, F.
1991
April
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Biotinylation of a bombesin/gastrin-releasing peptide analogue for use as a receptor probe
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The development of a biotinylated bombesin/gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) for use as a receptor probe is reported. The lysine13 of a GRP-27 was substituted by arginine and lysine was added to the amino terminus. Biotinylation of the N-terminal lysine was performed. The biotinylated peptide was purified by HPLC and characterized by mass spectral analysis. Binding studies with murine Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts, cells known to express bombesin/GRP receptors, yielded a dissociation curve for the biotinylated GRP-27 analogue (biotin-Lysyl[Asp12,Arg13]GRP-27) which was nearly identical to that of native GRP. Using studies of gastrin release from isolated canine G cells, equipotent functional activity of the biotinylated probe and unmodified GRP was demonstrated. Measurements of retained 125I-avidin confirmed that the biotin/avidin interaction could occur once the biotin-peptide complex was bound. Applicability of the probe was demonstrated with fluorescent microscopy using avidin-FITC on Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts. In conclusion, a novel biotinylated bombesin/GRP analogue has been developed which retains the functional characteristics of the native peptide and is a useful probe for receptor studies.The development of a biotinylated bombesin/gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) for use as a receptor probe is reported. The lysine13 of a GRP-27 was substituted by arginine and lysine was added to the amino terminus. Biotinylation of the N-terminal lysine was performed. The biotinylated peptide was purified by HPLC and characterized by mass spectral analysis. Binding studies with murine Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts, cells known to express bombesin/GRP receptors, yielded a dissociation curve for the biotinylated GRP-27 analogue (biotin-Lysyl[Asp12,Arg13]GRP-27) which was nearly identical to that of native GRP. Using studies of gastrin release from isolated canine G cells, equipotent functional activity of the biotinylated probe and unmodified GRP was demonstrated. Measurements of retained 125I-avidin confirmed that the biotin/avidin interaction could occur once the biotin-peptide complex was bound. Applicability of the probe was demonstrated with fluorescent microscopy using avidin-FITC on Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts. In conclusion, a novel biotinylated bombesin/GRP analogue has been developed which retains the functional characteristics of the native peptide and is a useful probe for receptor studies.
0196-9781 (Print) 0196-97
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