14(R),15(S)-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (14(R),15(S)-EET) receptor in guinea pig mononuclear cell membranes

P. Y K Wong, K. T. Lin, Y. T. Yan, D. Ahern, J. Iles, S. Y. Shen, R. K. Bhatt, J R Falck

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A high affinity binding site for 14(R),15(S)-EET, one of the major cytochrome P-450 metabolites of arachidonic acid (AA) in blood vessels, liver, kidney and urine of patients with pregnancy-induced hyertension, has been identified in a membrane preparation from guinea pig mononuclear (GPM) cells. Using a radioligand assay, binding of 14(R),15(S)-[3H]EET to its receptor site was saturable, specific and reversible. Scatchard analysis of saturation binding studies yielded a dissociation constant (K(d)) of 5.7 X 10-9 M, and maximum number of binding sites (B(max)) of 2.4 pmol/mg membrane protein. The specificity of the binding site was determined by competition studies. 14(S),15(R)-EET and 8,9-EET had a K(i) of 6.3 and 8.8 nM, respectively, followed by 12(R)-HETE and LTD4. 12(S)-HETE and 5,6-EET were even less effective as a competitive inhibitor of radioligand binding with K(i) values from 2 to 20 μM. Receptor antagonists for TxA2, LTB4, LTD4 and PAF failed to displace 14(R),15(S)-[3H]EET from its binding site on GPM cell membranes. The results correlate well with the reported biological functions of 14,15-EET. In view of its potent biological activities, 14,15-EET may exert its cellular function through the binding and activation of its stereo-specific cell surface binding sites or receptor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-208
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Lipid Mediators
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992


  • 14,15-EET stereoisomers
  • 14,15-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid receptor
  • guinea pig mononuclear cell membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology


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