Targeted immobilization of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides on agarose and on acrylex polymers

Botond Penke, Márta Zarándi, János R. Varga, Gábor K. Tóth, Kálmán Kovács, Béla Szajáni

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A new strategy was devised for the targeted immobilization of ligands on aminohexyl- and carboxyhexyl-agarose. Selectively protected neurotransmitter amino acids and neuropeptides were coupled to amino or carboxyl group-containing agarose derivatives using activated esters, mixed anhydrides or carbodiimides. After coupling, agarose beads were dehydrated and the protecting groups were cleaved in non-aqueous media with acids (trifluoroacetic acid, formic acid). Agarose beads were rehydrated and applied for affinity chromatography and cell surface recognition. The same compounds were coupled to derivatized polyacrylamide beads containing primary amino (Acrylex A), acyl hydrazide (Acrylex AH-100) or carboxyl (Acrylex C-100) groups. Protecting groups were removed by acidolytic cleavage. Oxytocin, vasopressin, tetra- and pentagastrin, cholecystokinin, leucineenkephalin and carboxyl-bearing derivatives of the neurotransmitters noradrenaline, dopamine, histamine, serotonin, acetylcholine and γ-aminobutyric acid were immobilized on agarose and on derivatized polyacrylamide gels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Apr 11 1986


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