Fluorescence-Based Binding Assay for Screening Ligands of Angiotensin Receptors

  • Maiia E. Bragina
  • Nikolaos Stergiopulos
  • Rodrigo A. Fraga-Silva
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1614)


Binding assay is a common technique used to characterize ability of a ligand to interact with a specific biological target. A number of parameters, such as binding affinity, receptor density, and association/dissociation rate constants, can be measured by means of this technique. In most cases, implementation of the binding assay requires specific infrastructure for labeling and detecting the ligand, which impedes realization of this technique in a standard laboratory. Here we describe a simple fluorescence-based binding assay for angiotensin peptides and receptors, which does not require complex equipment and can be used for initial screening of the novel ligands or mutational studies.

Key words

Binding assay Ligand Receptor Fluorescently labeled Screening Renin–angiotensin system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maiia E. Bragina
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Stergiopulos
    • 1
  • Rodrigo A. Fraga-Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular TechnologyInstitute of Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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