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Zhengmeng Ye, Xi Lu, Yi Deng, Xinquan Wang, Shuo Zheng, Hongmei Ren, Miao Zhang, Tingting Chen, Pedro A Jose, Jian Yang, Chunyu Zeng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adverse environment in utero can modulate adult phenotypes including blood pressure. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure in utero causes hypertension in the offspring, but the exact mechanisms are not clear. Renal dopamine D1 receptor (D1R), regulated by G protein-coupled receptor kinase type 4 (GRK4), plays an important role in the regulation of renal sodium transport and blood pressure. In this present study, we determined if renal D1R dysfunction is involved in PM2...
March 21, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Melissa K Frey, Fanny Dao, Narciso Olvera, Jason A Konner, Maura N Dickler, Douglas A Levine
OBJECTIVE: Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody to VEGF, has shown efficacy in ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancer in addition to several other solid tumors. Serious side effects include hypertension, proteinuria, bowel perforation, and thrombosis. We tested the hypothesis that genetic variation in hypertension-associated genes is associated with bevacizumab-induced hypertension (BIH). METHODS: Patients with solid tumors treated with bevacizumab in combination with other therapy were identified from six clinical trials...
December 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
Pingping Xiao, Xishi Huang, Lanzhen Huang, Jing Yang, Ang Li, Ke Shen, Philip B Wedegaertner, Xiaoshan Jiang
Senescent cells have lost their capacity for proliferation and manifest as irreversibly in cell cycle arrest. Many membrane receptors, including G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), initiate a variety of intracellular signaling cascades modulating cell division and potentially play roles in triggering cellular senescence response. GPCR kinases (GRKs) belong to a family of serine/threonine kinases. Although their role in homologous desensitization of activated GPCRs is well established, the involvement of the kinases in cell proliferation is still largely unknown...
November 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
C-Q Yu, L-Q Yin, Z-T Tu, D-W Liu, W-P Luo
OBJECTIVE: Renal dopamine receptor D1 played a critical role in the regulation of body blood pressure. Under hypertension, over-phosphorylation of D1 receptor impaired its function. G protein kinase 4 (GRK4) and protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) exerted the effect to phosphorylate and de-phosphorylate D1 receptor. A current study revealed that the inhibition of GRK4 cannot normalize the phosphorylation level of D1 receptor. Meanwhile, the PP2A was activated under hypertension, indicating abnormal de-phosphorylation function of D1 receptor, the reason for which remains unknown...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Erika S Jones, J D Spence, Adam D Mcintyre, Justus Nondi, Kennedy Gogo, Adeseye Akintunde, Daniel G Hackam, Brian L Rayner
OBJECTIVES: Black subjects tend to retain salt and water, be more sensitive to aldosterone, and have suppression of plasma renin activity. Variants of the renal sodium channel (ENaC, SCNN1B) account for approximately 6% of resistant hypertension (RHT) in Blacks; other candidate genes may be important. METHODS: Six candidate genes associated with low renin-resistant hypertension were sequenced in Black Africans from clinics in Kenya and South Africa. CYP11B2 was sequenced if the aldosterone level was high (primary aldosteronism phenotype); SCNN1B, NEDD4L, GRK4, UMOD, and NPPA genes were sequenced if the aldosterone level was low (Liddle phenotype)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
M Lee, D Y Kwon, J Park
Backgrounds/Objectives:This panel study was to predict the incidences of pediatric obesity by the interaction of sodium (Na) intake and nine single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of salt-sensitive genes (SSGs), ACE(angiotensin-converting enzyme), ADD1 G460W,AGT M235T,CYP11β2 (cytochrome P450 family 11-subfamily β-2, -aldosterone synthase),GNB3 C285T,GRK4(A142V)(G-protein-coupled receptor kinases type 4),GRK4 (A486V),NEDD4L (neural precursor cell expressed developmentally downregulated 4 like; rs2288774) and SLC12A3 (solute carrier family 12 (Na/Cl transporters)-member 3), selected from genome-wide association study...
April 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Hefei Huang, Xiaolong Li, Shuo Zheng, Yue Chen, Caiyu Chen, Jialiang Wang, Haipeng Tong, Lin Zhou, Jian Yang, Chunyu Zeng
BACKGROUND: G protein-coupled receptor kinase type 4 (GRK4) plays a vital role in the long-term control of blood pressure (BP) and sodium excretion by regulating renal G protein-coupled receptor phosphorylation, including dopamine type 1 receptor (D1 R). Ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) is a promising method for gene delivery. Whether this method can deliver GRK4 small interfering RNA (siRNA) and lower BP is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: BP, 24-hour sodium excretion, and urine volume were measured after UTMD-targeted GRK4 siRNA delivery to the kidney in spontaneously hypertensive rats...
October 6, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
K Chen, C Fu, C Chen, P A Jose, C Zeng
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July 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
Kenji Kuwasako, Toshio Sekiguchi, Sayaka Nagata, Danfeng Jiang, Hidetaka Hayashi, Manabu Murakami, Yuichi Hattori, Kazuo Kitamura, Johji Kato
Receptor activity-modifying protein 2 (RAMP2) enables the calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR, a family B GPCR) to form the type 1 adrenomedullin receptor (AM1 receptor). Here, we investigated the effects of the five non-visual GPCR kinases (GRKs 2 through 6) on the cell surface expression of the human (h)AM1 receptor by cotransfecting each of these GRKs into HEK-293 cells that stably expressed hRAMP2. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that when coexpressed with GRK4 or GRK5, the cell surface expression of the AM1 receptor was markedly decreased prior to stimulation with AM, thereby attenuating both the specific [(125)I]AM binding and AM-induced cAMP production...
February 19, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Thomas Maurin, Mireille Melko, Sabiha Abekhoukh, Olfa Khalfallah, Laetitia Davidovic, Marielle Jarjat, Simona D'Antoni, Maria Vincenza Catania, Hervé Moine, Elias Bechara, Barbara Bardoni
Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, is caused by the silencing of the FMR1 gene encoding an RNA-binding protein (FMRP) mainly involved in translational control. We characterized the interaction between FMRP and the mRNA of GRK4, a member of the guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptor kinase super-family, both in vitro and in vivo. While the mRNA level of GRK4 is unchanged in the absence or in the presence of FMRP in different regions of the brain, GRK4 protein level is increased in Fmr1-null cerebellum, suggesting that FMRP negatively modulates the expression of GRK4 at the translational level in this brain region...
September 30, 2015: Nucleic Acids Research
Samantha J Allen, Gopal Parthasarathy, Paul L Darke, Ronald E Diehl, Rachael E Ford, Dawn L Hall, Scott A Johnson, John C Reid, Keith W Rickert, Jennifer M Shipman, Stephen M Soisson, Paul Zuck, Sanjeev K Munshi, Kevin J Lumb
G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) kinases (GRKs) bind to and phosphorylate GPCRs, initiating the process of GPCR desensitization and internalization. GRK4 is implicated in the regulation of blood pressure, and three GRK4 polymorphisms (R65L, A142V, and A486V) are associated with hypertension. Here, we describe the 2.6 Å structure of human GRK4α A486V crystallized in the presence of 5'-adenylyl β,γ-imidodiphosphate. The structure of GRK4α is similar to other GRKs, although slight differences exist within the RGS homology (RH) bundle subdomain, substrate-binding site, and kinase C-tail...
August 14, 2015: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Yingzi Zhao, Paul M Vanhoutte, Susan W S Leung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In the aorta of adult spontaneously hypertensive (SHR), but not in that of normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY), rats, previous exposure to phenylephrine inhibits subsequent contractions to PGE2 . The present experiments were designed to examine the mechanism(s) underlying this inhibition. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Isometric tension was measured in isolated rings of SHR and WKY aortae. Gene expression and protein presence were measured by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting respectively...
July 2015: British Journal of Pharmacology
Brian Rayner, Raj Ramesar
Salt sensitivity is probably caused by either a hereditary or acquired defect of salt excretion by the kidney, and it is reasonable to consider that this is the basis for differences in hypertension between black and white people. Dopamine acts in an autocrine/paracrine fashion to promote natriuresis in the proximal tubule and thick ascending loop of Henle. G-protein receptor kinases (or GRKs) are serine and threonine kinases that phosphorylate G protein-coupled receptors in response to agonist stimulation and uncouple the dopamine receptor from its G protein...
2015: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Lingyong Li, Kristoff T Homan, Sergey A Vishnivetskiy, Aashish Manglik, John J G Tesmer, Vsevolod V Gurevich, Eugenia V Gurevich
G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) kinases (GRKs) play a key role in homologous desensitization of GPCRs. It is widely assumed that most GRKs selectively phosphorylate only active GPCRs. Here, we show that although this seems to be the case for the GRK2/3 subfamily, GRK5/6 effectively phosphorylate inactive forms of several GPCRs, including β2-adrenergic and M2 muscarinic receptors, which are commonly used as representative models for GPCRs. Agonist-independent GPCR phosphorylation cannot be explained by constitutive activity of the receptor or membrane association of the GRK, suggesting that it is an inherent ability of GRK5/6...
April 24, 2015: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Myoungsook Lee, Mi Kyung Kim, Seon-Mee Kim, Hyesoon Park, Chang Gyu Park, Hye Kyung Park
BACKGROUND: High sodium intake is associated with the development of chronic diseases such as obesity. Although its role in obesity remains controversial, there may be a correlation between salt sensitivity and the early onset of chronic diseases in obese children. METHODS: In all, 2,163 Korean children (1,106 boys and 1,057 girls) aged 8-9 years were recruited from seven elementary schools in Seoul. To evaluate whether obesity risk was modulated by the salt sensitivity, 11 SNPs related to salt sensitive genes (SSG) became the target of sodium intakes in obese children...
2015: PloS One
H Sanada, M Yoneda, J Yatabe, S M Williams, J Bartlett, M J White, L N Gordon, R A Felder, G M Eisner, I Armando, P A Jose
Non-synonymous GRK4 variants, R65L, A142V and A486V, are associated with essential hypertension in diverse populations. This study replicated the association of GRK4 variants, including GRK4(142V), with human essential hypertension in a Japanese population (n=588; hypertensive, n=486 normotensive controls) and determined whether the presence of GRK4 variants predicted the blood pressure (BP) response to angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients with essential hypertension. We analyzed 829 patients and compared the response to ARBs between individuals with no GRK4 variants (n=136) and those with variants at one or any of the three loci (n=693)...
February 2016: Pharmacogenomics Journal
Xinquan Wang, Hao Luo, Caiyu Chen, Ken Chen, Jialiang Wang, Yue Cai, Shuo Zheng, Xiaoli Yang, Lin Zhou, Pedro A Jose, Chunyu Zeng
Adverse environment in early life can modulate the adult phenotype, including blood pressure. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposure in utero results in increased blood pressure in the offspring, but the exact mechanisms are not clear. Studies have shown that the renal dopamine D1 receptor (D1R) plays an important role in maintaining sodium homeostasis and normal blood pressure; dysfunction of D1R is associated with oxidative stress and hypertension. In this study, we determined if dysfunction of the renal D1R is involved in fetal-programmed hypertension, and if oxidative stress contributes to this process...
November 2014: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Miles D Thompson, David E C Cole, Pedro A Jose, Peter Chidiac
The identification and characterization of the genes encoding G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and the proteins necessary for the processes of ligand binding, GPCR activation, inactivation, and receptor trafficking to the membrane are discussed in the context of human genetic disease. In addition to functional GPCR variants, the identification of genetic disruptions affecting proteins necessary to GPCR functions have provided insights into the function of these pathways. Gsα and Gβ subunit polymorphisms have been found to result in complex phenotypes...
2014: Methods in Molecular Biology
Ines Armando, Prasad Konkalmatt, Robin A Felder, Pedro A Jose
Salt sensitivity of blood pressure, whether in hypertensive or normotensive subjects, is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and overall mortality. Salt sensitivity can be treated by reducing NaCl consumption. However, decreasing salt intake in some may actually increase cardiovascular risk, including an increase in blood pressure, that is, inverse salt sensitivity. Several genes have been associated with salt sensitivity and inverse salt sensitivity. Some of these genes encode proteins expressed in the kidney that are needed to excrete a sodium load, for example, dopamine receptors and their regulators, G protein-coupled receptor kinase 4 (GRK4)...
April 2015: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Eitan Friedman, Daniel S Moran, Danny Ben-Avraham, Ran Yanovich, Gil Atzmon
While genetic factors in all likelihood contribute to stress fracture (SF) pathogenesis, a few studies focusing on candidate genes have previously been reported. The objective of this study is to gain better understanding on the genetic basis of SF in a gene-naive manner. Exome sequence capture followed by massive parallel sequencing of two pooled DNA samples from Israeli combat soldiers was employed: cases with high grade SF and ethnically matched healthy controls. The resulting sequence variants were individually verified using the Sequenom™ platform and the contribution of the genetic alterations was validated in a second cohort of cases and controls...
2014: Genetics Research
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