MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Subject: What are the biological basics of a Scatchard plot ?

Date: Tue Mar 14 10:11:38 2000
Posted by fred
Grade level: grad (science) School: Institut de Physique Nucleaire
City: Orsay State/Province: No state entered. Country: France
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 953050298.Bc

I am a ph-D student working at the interface between physics and biology. 
Indeed, I am develloping a probe for radio-imaging inside the brain for 
pharmacological purposes. When people do binding experiments in 
neuroscience they often use Scatchard plots to determine the receptors 
density and the dissociation constant of the studied reaction of binding
of a molecule to a receptor. Despite several trials I have not undertsood 
on which biological principles this method relies..could you help me ?

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