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Specific binding of [3H]17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one to oocyte cortices of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

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Une liaison spécifique de le [3H]17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (17α,20β-DP), avec des membranes plasmiques d'ovocytes défollicularisés de truite arc-en-ciel (Onchorhynchus mykiss), a été identifiée et caractérisée. Sa cinétique est rapide et atteint son équilibre en 30 minutes. Le 17α,20β-DP inhibe fortement, et de manière compétitive, la liaison de la [3H] 17α,20β-DP. Une étude de Scatchard a mis en évidence deux sites diffŕents de liaison: un site de forte affinité, de Kd 18 nM et de Bmax 0,2 pmoles/mg de protéine; et un site de faible affinité, de Kd 0,5 μM et de Bmax 1 pmoles/mg de protéine. L'activité de liaison a été solubilisée, avec succés, par le n-heptyl-β-D-thioglucoside. Dans la fraction soluble, la liaison de le [3H]17α,20β-DP atteint un équilibre en 1h.; et elle est complétement inhibiée par la 17α,20β-DP et le 17α,20β,21-trihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one. Cependant, une étude de Scatchard ne permet de déceler qu'un seul site de liaison, de Kd 0,3 μM. La disparition du site de liaison de forte affinité dans la fraction soluble reste inexpliquée. Ces résultats démontrent l'existence d'un site spécifique de liaison du 17α,20β-DP dans les membranes plasmiques des ovocytes de truite arc-en-ciel.


Specific binding of [3H]17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (17α,20β-DP) to plasma membranes prepared from defolliculated oocytes of rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) was identified and characterized. Binding was rapid and reached equilibrium in 30 min. 17α,20β-DP strongly inhibited [3H] 17α,20β-DP binding in a competitive manner. Scatchard analysis revealed two different binding sites: a high affinity binding site with a Kd of 18 nM and a Bmax of 0.2 pmoles/mg protein; and a low affinity binding site with a Kd of 0.5 μM and a Bmax of 1 pmoles/mg protein. This binding activity was successfully solubilized with n-heptyl-β-D-thioglucoside. [3H]17α,20β-DP binding to solubilized preparations reached equilibrium in 1h, and was competitively inhibited with 17α,20β-DP and 17α,20β,21-trihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one. However, Scatchard analysis showed a single binding site with a Kd of 0.3 μM. The reason for the disappearance of the high affinity binding site in solubilized preparations remains unclear. These results demonstrate that a specific binding site for 17α,20β-DP exists in the plasma membrane of rainbow trout oocytes.

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Yoshikuni, M., Shibata, N. & Nagahama, Y. Specific binding of [3H]17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one to oocyte cortices of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish Physiol Biochem 11, 15–24 (1993).

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