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.
Clonidine hydrochloride, tritiated on the benzene ring. Clonidine is a drug used to treat high blood pressure, ADHD, anxiety disorders, and drug withdrawal and acts as an agonist at α2 adrenergic and imidazoline receptors.
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).
3H Muscimol radioligand. Muscimol acts as a potent selective agonist at GABAA receptors. It also acts as a partial agonist at GABAA-rho receptors. This product has a scheduled lot release for the second Monday in February and August. NOTE: NET574001MC will be obsolete soon.
CP 55,940, tritiated on the side chain-2,3-4 position. CP 55,940 is a synthetic cannabinoid that acts as a full agonist at both cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors, and can also upregulate serotonin 5-HT2A receptors.
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 (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.
Dihydroxyphenylethylamine (dopamine, DA), tritiated at the 7 position. Dihydroxyphenylethylamine is a neurotransmitter and is the primary endogenous ligand for dopamine receptors. This product has a scheduled lot release for the second Monday in April and October.