Learn More
8-Amido-chromen-4-one-2-carboxylic acid derivatives were identified as novel agonists at the G protein-coupled orphan receptor GPR35. They were characterized by a β-arrestin recruitment assay and optimized to obtain agonists with nanomolar potency for the human GPR35. The compounds were found to exhibit high selectivity versus the related GPR55. The most(More)
The nucleobase adenine has previously been reported to activate G protein-coupled receptors in rat and mouse. Adenine receptors (AdeR) thus constitute a new family of purine receptors, for which the designation “P0-receptors” has been suggested. We now describe the cloning and characterization of two new members of the AdeR family from mouse (MrgA10, termed(More)
The rat adenine receptor (rAdeR) was the first member of a family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) activated by adenine and designated as P0-purine receptors. The present study aimed at gaining insights into structural aspects of ligand binding and function of the rAdeR. We exchanged amino acid residues predicted to be involved in ligand binding(More)
In 2002, the first receptor activated by the nucleobase adenine was discovered in rats. In the past years, two adenine receptors (AdeRs) in mice and one in Chinese hamsters, all of which belong to the family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), were cloned and pharmacologically characterized. Based on the nomenclature for other purinergic receptor(More)
Dendritic cells are able to take up exogenous Ags and present Ag-derived peptides on MHC class I molecules, a process termed cross-presentation. The mannose receptor (MR), an endocytic receptor expressed on a variety of APCs, has been demonstrated to target soluble Ags exclusively toward cross-presentation. In this study, we investigated the role of the(More)
The adenosine A(2B) receptor is of considerable interest as a new drug target for the treatment of asthma, inflammatory diseases, pain, and cancer. In the present study we investigated the role of the cysteine residues in the extracellular loop 2 (ECL2) of the receptor, which is particularly cysteine-rich, by a combination of mutagenesis, molecular(More)
The second extracellular loop (EL2) of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which represent important drug targets, may be involved in ligand recognition and receptor activation. We studied the closely related adenosine receptor (AR) subtypes A2A and A2B by exchanging the complete EL2 of the human A2BAR for the EL2 of the A2AAR. Furthermore, single amino(More)
Adenosine A(2B) receptors, which play a role in inflammation and cancer, are of considerable interest as novel drug targets. To gain deeper insights into ligand binding and receptor activation, we exchanged amino acids predicted to be close to the binding pocket. The alanine mutants were stably expressed in CHO cells and characterized by radioligand binding(More)
The potent and selective GPR35 agonist 6-bromo-8-(4-methoxybenzamido)-4-oxo-4H-chromene-2-carboxylic acid (12) was obtained in tritium-labeled form, designated [(3)H]PSB-13253, with a specific activity of 36 Ci (1.33 TBq)/mmol. Radiolabeling was achieved by methylation of ethyl(More)