To determine the effect of steroid occupancy of the glucocorticoid receptor on the measurement of total receptor concentration using Scatchard plot of [3H]dexamethasone (Dex) binding to circulating leukocytes, leukocytes were incubated with 10-7 M cortisol or 10-9 M Dex prior to [3H]Dex binding study. Total binding capacity calculated from Scatchard plot analysis of [3H]Dex binding was not significantly reduced after pre-incubation with cortisol. However, total binding capacity was significantly lower after pre-incubation with Dex. These data suggest that total glucocorticoid receptor concentration can be measured from a 3 hr incubation of leukocytes obtained from untreated patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
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