Evidence for a similar receptor site for binding of [3H] leukotriene E4 and [3H] leukotriene D4 to the guinea-pig crude lung membrane

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1984 Aug 16;122(3):949-54. doi: 10.1016/0006-291x(84)91183-5.


To determine whether the action of leukotriene E4 is mediated by its cross reaction with leukotriene D4 receptor sites, we compared [3H] leukotriene E4 and [3H]leukotriene D4 binding activities in selected tissues as well as their competition results in the guinea-pig crude lung membrane. We demonstrated good correlation of [3H]leukotriene E4 and [3H]leukotriene D4 binding activities among the tissues studied. A significant correlation was demonstrated between the ability of leukotriene C4, D4 and E4, FPL-55712 and arachidonic acid to inhibit lung [3H]leukotriene E4 and [3H]leukotriene D4 binding. These correlations suggest that leukotriene E4 binds to a site which is similar to or close to the leukotriene D4 receptor.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Cell Membrane / metabolism
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Kinetics
  • Leukotriene E4
  • Lung / metabolism*
  • Organ Specificity
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Leukotriene
  • SRS-A / analogs & derivatives*
  • SRS-A / metabolism*
  • Species Specificity


  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Receptors, Leukotriene
  • SRS-A
  • Leukotriene E4