Presence of vasoactive intestinal peptide receptors coupled to adenylate cyclase in rat lung membranes.

(1) The binding of 125I-labelled vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) to a particulate fraction from rat lung was rapid, temperature dependent, saturable and specific. This process was also reversible and 125I-labelled VIP dissociation was accelerated by guanine triphosphate nucleotides. The curves describing the inhibition of tracer binding by peptides of… CONTINUE READING