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.
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.
5-carboxyamidotryptamine (5-CT) labeled with tritium. 5-CT is a tryptamine derivative closely related to the neurotransmitter serotonin. 5-CT acts as a non-selective, high-affinity full agonist at the 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT1D, 5-HT5A, and 5-HT7 serotonin receptors. It also binds the 5-HT2, 5-HT3, 5-HT6 serotonin receptors with lower affinity.
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.
(+/-)-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.
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.
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.
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.
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).