Eliminate the need for antibodies and reduce assay time with direct detection using our radiolabeled ligands, which provide for sensitive and quantitative measurement of binding.
High specific activity — The majority of our 125I-labeled ligands are offered at maximum specific activity. This means virtually every molecule of ligand provided in the stock vial is radiolabeled. For tritiated ligands (3H ligands), pick a ligand with specific activity above 20 Ci/mmol – all of our tritiated ligands meets or exceeds these requirements.
High purity — We offer highly-pure radioligands for the highest specific signal with low background in binding assays.
High selectivity — Our broad portfolio of agonists and antagonists offers many options for choosing the most selective compound for your receptor.
Validated for receptor binding — all of our radioligand products are tested for receptor binding during development. Additionally, many of our radioligands are used to QC our GPCR and receptor cell lines and cell membrane products.
Batrachotoxinin A 20-alpha-benzolate (BTX-B) tritiated at the benzoyl-2,5 position. Batrachotoxinin-A 20-alpha-benzoate is an analog of batrachotoxin (BTX), and is a ligand for voltage-sensitive sodium channels. BTX-B will now be made available on a fresh lot schedule to be determined for 2018.
5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, or serotonin) labeled with tritium. It is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter which is tied to positive mood, certain involuntary muscle control, and countless other functions.
N-Methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) acetate, tritiated on the methyl group. MPP+ is a substrate for the organic cation ion transporter (OCT), the dopamine transporter (DAT), the norepinephrine transporter (NET), and the serotonin transporter (SERT).
(+/-)-Epibatidine radioligand tritiated at the 5,6-biocycloheptyl position. Epibatidine has analgesic activities, has been shown to function as an agonist at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, and has been shown to bind muscarinic and serotonin 5-HT3 receptors.
Diclofenac sodium, labeled with C-14 on the phenylacetic acid ring. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that acts as an antagonist at peroxisome prolifeator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ or PPARG).
Escitalopram (Cipralex), tritiated at the N-methyl position. Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) with high selectivity for the serotonin transporter (SERT) compared to the norepinephrine transporter (NET).
Raclopride, tritiated on the methoxy group. Raclopride acts as a selective antagonist at dopamine D2 receptors. This product will have fresh lot dates on the second Monday in March and September in 2018.
Nicotine radioligand tritiated on the methyl residue. Nicotine acts as an agonist at most nicotinic acetylcholine receptors; however it acts as an antagonist at two nicotinic receptor subunits (nAChRα9 and (nAChRα10).
DADLE, tritiated on the tyrosyl group. Peptide sequence: Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-L-Phe-D-Leu. DADLE is a synthetic enkephalin analog considered selective for the delta opioid receptor, but has been shown to bind the mu opioid receptor as well.
5-Hydroxytryptamine Binoxalate (Serotonin Binoxalate), labeled with C-14 at the 1-position. 5-Hydroxytryptamine is a neurotransmitter and is the endogenous ligand for serotonin receptors. NEC855 replaces product NEC225, which was labeled at the 2-position.
Chloramphenicol, tritiated at the ring-3,5 position. Chloramphenicol is a broad spectrum antibiotic that binds to a receptor site on the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome, inhibiting peptidyl transferase.
Acetylcholine (Ach) radioligand tritiated on the acetyl group. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter and the endogeous ligand that binds to and activates muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.