The effect(s) of a new imipramine analogue, 2-nitroimipramine, on high affinity [3H] imipramine binding and [3H] serotonin uptake in human platelets were studied. 2-Nitroimipramine was found not only to be a very potent inhibitor of [3H] imipramine binding and [3H] serotonin uptake but was found to irreversibly inhibit binding and uptake simultaneously. This finding supports previous observations from our laboratory and others that high affinity imipramine binding labels serotonin uptake or transport sites. 2-Nitroimipramine should prove an important tool for subsequent studies of the molecular mechanism(s) involved in the transport of serotonin and the binding of imipramine to platelet and brain membranes.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 15 1981|