This study describes assessment of brain muscarinic acetylcholinergic receptors in living mice using a single-crystal radiation detection system, the high-affinity antagonist [125I]-4-iododexetimide, and the inactive enantiomer [125I]-4-iodolevetimide. Kinetics of radioligand binding, as well as perturbation by atropine displacement, can be determined using this simple probe technique.
- muscarinic acetylcholinergic receptor
- single photon detection system
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience