Courtney König

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G protein-coupled opioid receptors undergo desensitization after prolonged agonist exposure. Recent in vitro studies of mu-opioid receptor (MOR) signaling revealed an involvement of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) in agonist-induced MOR desensitization. Here we document a specific role of the G protein-coupled class IB isoform PI3Kgamma in MOR(More)
Liver fibrosis is a reversible wound-healing response to injury reflecting the critical balance between liver repair and scar formation. Chronic damage leads to progressive substitution of liver parenchyma by scar tissue and ultimately results in liver cirrhosis. Stromal cells (hepatic stellate cells [HSC] and endothelial cells) have been proposed to(More)
Phosphoinositid 3-Kinase γ (PI3Kγ), the only known member of class Ib PI3K's, is activated by G-Protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), producing the second messenger phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP3). In addition , PI3Kγ possesses an intrinsic protein kinase activity and might express a scaffold function in the signaling network of different(More)
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