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Binding of amitriptyline to alpha 1-acid glycoprotein and its variants.
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tPublication Status: ppublish
Binding studies have been performed between amitriptyline and i) native alpha 1-acid glycoprotein (AAG); ii) its desialylated form; iii) its two variants, S-AAG and F-AAG; and iv) a mixture of S-AAG and F-AAG. Scatchard analysis revealed the presence of two classes of binding sites on AAG. For native AAG, the first class (of high affinity) has an association constant (Ka1) of 1.5 x 10(6) L mol-1 and a number of binding sites per mole of protein (n1) of 0.25, while the second class (of low affinity) has a Ka2 of 3.2 x 10(4) L mol-1 and a n2 of 0.94. Similar data were found for desialylated AAG. S-AAG and F-AAG do not differ in their association constants measured with amitriptyline, but in their number of binding sites per mole of protein (n): S-AAG: n1 = 0.56, n2 = 0.52; F-AAG: n1 = 0.17, n2 = 0.71. These results confirm those of a previous study, in which a higher affinity of S-AAG towards various basic drugs in comparison with F-AAG has been found.
Amitriptyline/blood, Dialysis, Indicators and Reagents, Orosomucoid/analysis, Protein Binding
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