Identification of the sites of incorporation of [3H]ethidium diazide within the Torpedo nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ion channel.


The binding sites of ethidium, a noncompetitive antagonist of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), have been localized in the Torpedo nAChR in the desensitized state by use of a photoactivatible derivative, [(3)H]ethidium diazide. At 10 microM [(3)H]ethidium diazide, incorporation into the alpha-, beta-, and delta-subunits was inhibited by the… (More)