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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328746/cross-talk-between-insulin-signaling-and-gpcrs
#1
Qin Fu, Qian Shi, Toni M West, Yang K Xiang
Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of heart failure. One of the hallmarks of diabetes is insulin resistance associated with hyperinsulinemia. The literature shows that insulin and adrenergic signaling is intimately linked to each other; however, whether and how insulin may modulate cardiac adrenergic signaling and cardiac function remains unknown. Notably, recent studies have revealed that insulin receptor and β2 adrenergic receptor (β2AR) forms a membrane complex in animal hearts, bringing together the direct contact between two receptor signaling systems, and forming an integrated and dynamic network...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328745/gpcr-signaling-via-%C3%AE-arrestin-dependent-mechanisms
#2
Pierre-Yves Jean-Charles, Suneet Kaur, Sudha K Shenoy
β-arrestin1 (or arrestin2) and β-arrestin2 (or arrestin3) are ubiquitously expressed cytosolic adaptor proteins that were originally discovered for their inhibitory role in G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling via heterotrimeric G proteins. However, further biochemical characterization revealed that β-arrestins do not just 'block' the activated GPCRs, but trigger endocytosis and kinase activation leading to specific signaling pathways that can be localized on endosomes. The signaling pathways initiated by β-arrestins were also found to be independent of G protein activation by GPCRs...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325873/priming-gpcr-signaling-through-the-synergistic-effect-of-two-g-proteins
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Tejas M Gupte, Rabia U Malik, Ruth F Sommese, Michael Ritt, Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
Although individual G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are known to activate one or more G proteins, the GPCR-G-protein interaction is viewed as a bimolecular event involving the formation of a ternary ligand-GPCR-G-protein complex. Here, we present evidence that individual GPCR-G-protein interactions can reinforce each other to enhance signaling through canonical downstream second messengers, a phenomenon we term "GPCR priming." Specifically, we find that the presence of noncognate Gq protein enhances cAMP stimulated by two Gs-coupled receptors, β2-adrenergic receptor (β2-AR) and D1 dopamine receptor (D1-R)...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325822/structural-basis-for-chemokine-recognition-by-a-g-protein-coupled-receptor-and-implications-for-receptor-activation
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Joshua J Ziarek, Andrew B Kleist, Nir London, Barak Raveh, Nicolas Montpas, Julien Bonneterre, Geneviève St-Onge, Crystal J DiCosmo-Ponticello, Chad A Koplinski, Ishan Roy, Bryan Stephens, Sylvia Thelen, Christopher T Veldkamp, Frederick D Coffman, Marion C Cohen, Michael B Dwinell, Marcus Thelen, Francis C Peterson, Nikolaus Heveker, Brian F Volkman
Chemokines orchestrate cell migration for development, immune surveillance, and disease by binding to cell surface heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The array of interactions between the nearly 50 chemokines and their 20 GPCR targets generates an extensive signaling network to which promiscuity and biased agonism add further complexity. The receptor CXCR4 recognizes both monomeric and dimeric forms of the chemokine CXCL12, which is a distinct example of ligand bias in the chemokine family...
March 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325781/hete-signals-through-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr75-gq-to-affect-vascular-function-and-trigger-hypertension
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Victor Garcia, Ankit Gilani, Brian Shkolnik, Varunkumar Pandey, Frank F Zhang, Rambabu Dakarapu, Shyam K Gandham, N R Reddy, Joan P Graves, Artiom Gruzdev, Darryl C Zeldin, Jorge H Capdevila, John R Falck, Michal L Schwartzman
Rationale: 20-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE), one of the principle cytochrome P450 (CYP) eicosanoids, is a potent vasoactive lipid whose vascular effects include stimulation of smooth muscle contractility, migration and proliferation, as well as endothelial cell dysfunction and inflammation. Increased levels of 20-HETE in experimental animals and in humans are associated with hypertension, stroke, myocardial infarction and vascular diseases. Objective: To date, a receptor/binding site for 20-HETE has been implicated based on the use of specific agonists and antagonists...
March 21, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302567/alpha2-adrenoceptor-agonists-trigger-prolactin-signaling-in-breast-cancer-cells
#6
Lilian Fedra Castillo, Ezequiel M Rivero, Vincent Goffin, Isabel Alicia Lüthy
Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women worldwide. We have described the expression of α2-adrenoceptors in breast cancer cell lines, associated with increased cell proliferation and tumor growth. A mitogenic autocrine/paracrine loop of prolactin (Prl) has been described in breast cancer cells. We hypothesized that the α2-adrenergic enhancement of proliferation could be mediated, at least in part, by this Prl loop. In both T47D and MCF-7 cell lines, the incubation with the α2-adrenergic agonist dexmedetomidine significantly increased Prl release into the culture medium (measured by the Nb2 bioassay), this effect being reversed by the α2-adrenergic antagonist rauwolscine...
March 14, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301547/epidermal-loss-of-g%C3%AE-q-confers-a-migratory-and-differentiation-defect-in-keratinocytes
#7
Colleen L Doçi, Constantinos M Mikelis, Juan Luis Callejas-Valera, Karina K Hansen, Alfredo A Molinolo, Asuka Inoue, Stefan Offermanns, J Silvio Gutkind
G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), which activate heterotrimeric G proteins, are an essential class of transmembrane receptors that are responsible for a myriad of signaling events in normal and pathologic conditions. Two members of the G protein family, Gαq and Gα11, activate one of the main GPCR pathways and function as oncogenes by integrating mitogen-stimulated signaling cascades that are active under malignant conditions. Recently, it has been shown that targeted deletion of Gα11 and Gαq from endothelial cells impairs the Rho-mediated formation of focal adherens junctions, suggesting that Gα11/q signaling may also play a significant role in cytoskeletal-mediated cellular responses in epithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300205/one-step-generation-of-mice-carrying-a-conditional-allele-together-with-an-ha-tag-insertion-for-the-delta-opioid-receptor
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Dongru Su, Min Wang, Chenli Ye, Jiahui Fang, Yanhui Duan, Zhenghong Zhang, Qiuhong Hua, Changjie Shi, Lihong Zhang, Ru Zhang, Xin Xie
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are important modulators of many physiological functions and excellent drug targets for many diseases. However, to study the functions of endogenous GPCRs is still a challenging task, partially due to the low expression level of GPCRs and the lack of highly potent and selective GPCR antibodies. Overexpression or knock-in of tagged GPCRs, or knockout of specific GPCRs in mice, are common strategies used to study the in vivo functions of these receptors. However, generating separate mice carrying tagged GPCRs or conditional alleles for GPCRs is labor intensive, and requires additional breeding costs...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298427/systematic-protein-protein-interaction-mapping-for-clinically-relevant-human-gpcrs
#9
Kate Sokolina, Saranya Kittanakom, Jamie Snider, Max Kotlyar, Pascal Maurice, Jorge Gandía, Abla Benleulmi-Chaachoua, Kenjiro Tadagaki, Atsuro Oishi, Victoria Wong, Ramy H Malty, Viktor Deineko, Hiroyuki Aoki, Shahreen Amin, Zhong Yao, Xavier Morató, David Otasek, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Javier Menendez, Daniel Auerbach, Stephane Angers, Natasa Pržulj, Michel Bouvier, Mohan Babu, Francisco Ciruela, Ralf Jockers, Igor Jurisica, Igor Stagljar
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of integral membrane receptors with key roles in regulating signaling pathways targeted by therapeutics, but are difficult to study using existing proteomics technologies due to their complex biochemical features. To obtain a global view of GPCR-mediated signaling and to identify novel components of their pathways, we used a modified membrane yeast two-hybrid (MYTH) approach and identified interacting partners for 48 selected full-length human ligand-unoccupied GPCRs in their native membrane environment...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290516/antagonizing-effects-of-membrane-acting-androgens-on-the-eicosanoid-receptor-oxer1-in-prostate-cancer
#10
Konstantina Kalyvianaki, Veronika Gebhart, Nikolaos Peroulis, Christina Panagiotopoulou, Fotini Kiagiadaki, Iosif Pediaditakis, Michalis Aivaliotis, Eleni Moustou, Maria Tzardi, George Notas, Elias Castanas, Marilena Kampa
Accumulating evidence during the last decades revealed that androgen can exert membrane initiated actions that involve signaling via specific kinases and the modulation of significant cellular processes, important for prostate cancer cell growth and metastasis. Results of the present work clearly show that androgens can specifically act at the membrane level via the GPCR oxoeicosanoid receptor 1 (OXER1) in prostate cancer cells. In fact, OXER1 expression parallels that of membrane androgen binding in prostate cancer cell lines and tumor specimens, while in silico docking simulation of OXER1 showed that testosterone could bind to OXER1 within the same grove as 5-OxoETE, the natural ligand of OXER1...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288880/dual-agonist-occupancy-of-orexin-receptor-1-and-cholecystokinin-a-receptor-heterodimers-decreases-g-protein-dependent-signaling-and-migration-in-the-human-colon-cancer-cell-line-ht-29
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Bo Bai, Xiaoyu Chen, Rumin Zhang, Xin Wang, Yunlu Jiang, Dandan Li, Zhengwen Wang, Jing Chen
The orexin (OX1R) and cholecystokinin A (CCK1R) receptors play opposing roles in the migration of the human colon cancer cell line HT-29, and may be involved in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of cancer cell invasion and metastasis. OX1R and CCK1R belong to family A of the G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), but the detailed mechanisms underlying their functions in solid tumor development remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether these two receptors heterodimerize, and the results revealed novel signal transduction mechanisms...
March 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288370/the-role-of-gpcrs-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-avenues-for-therapeutic-intervention
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Yunhong Huang, Nicholas Todd, Amantha Thathiah
Neurodegenerative diseases represent a large group of neurological disorders with heterogeneous clinical and pathological profiles. The majority of current therapeutic strategies provide temporary symptomatic relief but do not target the underlying disease pathobiology and thus do not affect disease progression. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are among the most successful targets for therapeutic development of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Many current clinical therapeutic agents act by targeting this class of receptors and downstream signaling pathways...
March 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288111/gpr124-is-essential-for-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-central-nervous-system-disease
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Junlei Chang, Michael R Mancuso, Carolina Maier, Xibin Liang, Kanako Yuki, Lu Yang, Jeffrey W Kwong, Jing Wang, Varsha Rao, Mario Vallon, Cynthia Kosinski, J J Haijing Zhang, Amanda T Mah, Lijun Xu, Le Li, Sharareh Gholamin, Teresa F Reyes, Rui Li, Frank Kuhnert, Xiaoyuan Han, Jenny Yuan, Shin-Heng Chiou, Ari D Brettman, Lauren Daly, David C Corney, Samuel H Cheshier, Linda D Shortliffe, Xiwei Wu, Michael Snyder, Pak Chan, Rona G Giffard, Howard Y Chang, Katrin Andreasson, Calvin J Kuo
Although blood-brain barrier (BBB) compromise is central to the etiology of diverse central nervous system (CNS) disorders, endothelial receptor proteins that control BBB function are poorly defined. The endothelial G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) Gpr124 has been reported to be required for normal forebrain angiogenesis and BBB function in mouse embryos, but the role of this receptor in adult animals is unknown. Here Gpr124 conditional knockout (CKO) in the endothelia of adult mice did not affect homeostatic BBB integrity, but resulted in BBB disruption and microvascular hemorrhage in mouse models of both ischemic stroke and glioblastoma, accompanied by reduced cerebrovascular canonical Wnt-β-catenin signaling...
March 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277837/an-overview-of-ca-2-mobilization-assays-in-gpcr-drug-discovery
#14
Qiang Ma, Lingyan Ye, Hongxia Liu, Ying Shi, Naiming Zhou
Calcium ions (Ca(2+)) serve as a second messenger or universal signal transducer implicated in the regulation of a wide range of physiological processes. A change in the concentration of intracellular Ca(2+) is an important step in intracellular signal transduction. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), the largest and most versatile group of cell surface receptors, transduce extracellular signals into intracellular responses via their coupling to heterotrimeric G proteins. Since Ca(2+) plays a crucial role in GPCR-induced signaling, measurement of intracellular Ca(2+) has attracted more and more attention in GPCR-targeted drug discovery...
March 4, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270751/understanding-the-role-of-gpcr-heteroreceptor-complexes-in-modulating-the-brain-networks-in-health-and-disease
#15
REVIEW
Dasiel O Borroto-Escuela, Jens Carlsson, Patricia Ambrogini, Manuel Narváez, Karolina Wydra, Alexander O Tarakanov, Xiang Li, Carmelo Millón, Luca Ferraro, Riccardo Cuppini, Sergio Tanganelli, Fang Liu, Malgorzata Filip, Zaida Diaz-Cabiale, Kjell Fuxe
The introduction of allosteric receptor-receptor interactions in G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) heteroreceptor complexes of the central nervous system (CNS) gave a new dimension to brain integration and neuropsychopharmacology. The molecular basis of learning and memory was proposed to be based on the reorganization of the homo- and heteroreceptor complexes in the postjunctional membrane of synapses. Long-term memory may be created by the transformation of parts of the heteroreceptor complexes into unique transcription factors which can lead to the formation of specific adapter proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254881/the-cell-specificity-of-gene-expression-in-the-response-to-heat-stress-in-corals
#16
N Traylor-Knowles, N H Rose, S R Palumbi
Previous transcriptional studies in heat stressed corals have shown that many genes are responsive to generalized heat stress whereas the expression patterns of specific gene networks after heat stress show strong correlations with variation in bleaching outcomes. However, where these specific genes are expressed is unknown. Here we employed in situ hybridization to identify patterns of spatial gene expression of genes previously predicted to be involved in general stress response and bleaching. We found that Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptors (TNFRs), known to be strong responders to heat stress, were not expressed in gastrodermal symbiont-containing cells but were widely expressed in specific cells of the epidermal layer...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248965/pancreas-lineage-allocation-and-specification-are-regulated-by-sphingosine-1-phosphate-signalling
#17
Ioannis Serafimidis, Eva Rodriguez-Aznar, Mathias Lesche, Kazuaki Yoshioka, Yoh Takuwa, Andreas Dahl, Duojia Pan, Anthony Gavalas
During development, progenitor expansion, lineage allocation, and implementation of differentiation programs need to be tightly coordinated so that different cell types are generated in the correct numbers for appropriate tissue size and function. Pancreatic dysfunction results in some of the most debilitating and fatal diseases, including pancreatic cancer and diabetes. Several transcription factors regulating pancreas lineage specification have been identified, and Notch signalling has been implicated in lineage allocation, but it remains unclear how these processes are coordinated...
March 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246190/phosphorylation-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-from-the-barcode-hypothesis-to-the-flute-model
#18
Zhao Yang, Fan Yang, Daolai Zhang, Zhixin Liu, Amy Lin, Chuan Liu, Peng Xiao, Xiao Yu, Jin-Peng Sun
Seven transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are often phosphorylated at the C-terminus and on intracellular loops in response to various extracellular stimuli. Phosphorylation of GPCRs by GPCR kinases (GRKs) and certain other kinases can promote the recruitment of arrestin molecules. The arrestins critically regulate GPCR functions, not only by mediating receptor desensitization and internalization, but also by redirecting signalling to G protein-independent pathways via interactions with numerous downstream effector molecules...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237334/functional-involvement-of-protein-kinase-c-rho-kinase-and-trpc3-decreases-while-plc-increases-with-advancement-of-pregnancy-in-mediating-oxytocin-induced-myometrial-contractions-in-water-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis
#19
Abhishek Sharma, Udayraj P Nakade, Soumen Choudhury, Satish Kumar Garg
Present study unravels the involvement of different calcium signaling pathways in oxytocin-induced contractions in myometrium of non-pregnant and pregnant buffaloes during early and mid-pregnancy stages. Uteri of pregnant animals were more sensitive than of non-pregnant buffaloes. Phasic contractions and frequency of contraction significantly increased with advancement of pregnancy, while tonic contractions non-significantly and amplitude significantly decreased from six months pregnancy onward. Oxytocin produced concentration-dependent-contraction on isolated myometrial strips of pregnant and non-pregnant buffaloes and the dose response curves (DRCs) of oxytocin were significantly (P < 0...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231433/discovery-of-a-potent-and-selective-sphingosine-kinase-1-inhibitor-through-the-molecular-combination-of-chemotype-distinct-screening-hits
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Mark E Schnute, Matthew D McReynolds, Jeffrey Carroll, Jill Chrencik, Maureen K Highkin, Kaliapan Iyanar, Gina Jerome, John W Rains, Matthew Saabye, Jeffrey A Scholten, Matthew Yates, Marek M Nagiec
Sphingosine kinase (SphK) is the major source of the lipid mediator and G protein-coupled receptor agonist sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). S1P promotes cell growth, survival, and migration and is a key regulator of lymphocyte trafficking. Inhibition of S1P signaling has been proposed as a strategy for treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer. Two different formats of an enzyme-based high-throughput screen yielded two attractive chemotypes capable of inhibiting S1P formation in cells. The molecular combination of these screening hits led to compound 22a (PF-543) with 2 orders of magnitude improved potency...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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