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The influence of G protein subtype on agonist action at D-2 dopamine receptors

Nickolls, S. A. and Strange, P. G. (2004) The influence of G protein subtype on agonist action at D-2 dopamine receptors. Neuropharmacology, 47 (6). pp. 860-872. ISSN 0028-3908

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2004.06.010

Abstract/Summary

In previous studies, we have shown that agonists influence the ability of D-2 dopamine receptors to couple to G proteins and here we extend this work. The human D-2Short dopamine receptor and a natural polymorphism of this D-2Short(Ser(311)Cys), have been studied by co-expressing the receptors in insect cells with Gbeta(1)gamma(2) and either Galpha(o), Galpha(i1), Galpha(i2) or Galpha(i3) G protein subunits. These preparations have been used to study the G protein coupling profiles of the two receptors and the influence of agonists. Receptor/G protein coupling was analysed in dopamine/[H-3]spiperone competition binding experiments and through stimulation of [S-35]GTPgammaS binding. Although the Ser(311)Cys polymorphism itself had no appreciable effect on the G protein coupling specificity of the D-2 receptor, agonist stimulation of [S-35]GTPgammaS binding, revealed that both dopamine and (+)-3PPP showed a clear preference for Galpha(o) compared to the Galpha(i) subtypes, but quinpirole did not. These results indicate that agonists are able to stabilise different receptor conformations with different abilities to couple to G proteins. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:10563
Uncontrolled Keywords:dopamine, D2 receptor, G proteins, Gi, [S-35]GTP gamma S binding, baculovirus, agonist trafficking, GUANINE-NUCLEOTIDE BINDING, ANTERIOR-PITUITARY GLAND, DIRECTED, TRAFFICKING, D2-DOPAMINE RECEPTOR, COUPLED RECEPTORS, CHO-CELLS, EFFICACY, ACTIVATION, SCHIZOPHRENIA, SELECTIVITY

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