Photoaffinity labeling of the Torpedo californica nicotinic acetylcholine receptor with an aryl azide derivative of phosphatidylserine.

A photoactivatable analogue of phosphatidylserine, 125I-labeled 4-azidosalicylic acid-phosphatidylserine (125I ASA-PS), was used to label both native acetylcholine receptor (AchR)-rich membranes from Torpedo californica and AchR membranes affinity purified from Torpedo reconstituted into asolectin (a crude soybean lipid extract) vesicles. The radioiodinated… CONTINUE READING