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In the present report, we investigated the effect of ezrin-radixin-moesin-binding phosphoprotein 50 (EBP50) expression on the agonist-induced internalization of the thromboxane A(2) beta receptor (TPbeta receptor). Interestingly, we found that EBP50 almost completely blocked TPbeta receptor internalization, which could not be reversed by overexpression of G(More)
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates extracellular calcium homeostasis through the type 1 PTH receptor (PTH1R) expressed in kidney and bone. The PTH1R undergoes beta-arrestin/dynamin-mediated endocytosis in response to the biologically active forms of PTH, PTH-(1-34), and PTH-(1-84). We now show that amino-truncated forms of PTH that do not activate the(More)
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) exerts its actions on two G protein-coupled receptors, the prostanoid DP receptor and CRTH2 (chemoattractant homologous receptor expressed on TH2 cells). Here, we characterize the regulation of the signaling and trafficking of the prostanoid DP receptor and CRTH2. Time-course and dose-response curves showed that both receptors(More)
UNLABELLED Human osteoblasts produce PGD(2), which acts on the DP receptor to decrease osteoprotegerin production and on the CRTH2 receptor to decrease RANKL expression and to induce osteoblast chemotaxis. These results indicate that activation of CRTH2 may lead to an anabolic response in bone. INTRODUCTION Whereas the actions of prostaglandin (PG)E(2) as(More)
Thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)) is a potent mediator of inflammation, vasoconstriction and oxidative stress. The TXA(2) receptor (TP) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that is expressed as two alternatively spliced isoforms, alpha (343 residues) and beta (407 residues) that share the first 328 residues. For many years GPCRs were assumed to exist and function(More)
We used the yeast two-hybrid system to screen for proteins that interact with the C-terminus of the beta isoform of the thromboxane A(2) receptor (TPbeta). This screen identified receptor for activated C-kinase 1 (RACK1) as a new TPbeta-interacting protein. Here, we show that RACK1 directly binds to the C-terminus and the first intracellular loop of TPbeta.(More)
Although ezrin-radixin-moesin-binding phosphoprotein 50 (EBP50) is a PDZ domain-containing protein known to bind to various channels, receptors, cytoskeletal elements, and cytoplasmic proteins, there is still very little evidence for a role of EBP50 in the regulation of receptor signal transduction. In this report, we show that EBP50 inhibits the(More)
The molecular mechanisms regulating the trafficking of the CRTH2 receptor are poorly understood. In the present study, we characterize C-terminal tail determinants involved in the agonist-induced trafficking of the CRTH2 receptor for prostaglandin D(2). Our results showed that progressive deletion of C-terminal tail residues from amino acid 395 up to 337(More)
We identified the WD-repeat-containing protein, WDR36, as an interacting partner of the β isoform of thromboxane A(2) receptor (TPβ) by yeast two-hybrid screening. We demonstrated that WDR36 directly interacts with the C-terminus and the first intracellular loop of TPβ by in vitro GST-pulldown assays. The interaction in a cellular context was observed by(More)
Cytohesins are guanine-nucleotide exchange factors (GEF) for the Arf family of GTPases. One member of the Arf family, ARF6, plays an active role in the intracellular trafficking of G protein-coupled receptors. We have previously reported that Gαq signaling leads to the activation of ARF6, possibly through a direct interaction with cytohesin-2/ARNO. Here, we(More)