Margret Kuschel

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A plausible determinant of the specificity of receptor signaling is the cellular compartment over which the signal is broadcast. In rat heart, stimulation of beta(1)-adrenergic receptor (beta(1)-AR), coupled to G(s)-protein, or beta(2)-AR, coupled to G(s)- and G(i)-proteins, both increase L-type Ca(2+) current, causing enhanced contractile strength. But(More)
Phospholamban is a critical regulator of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase and myocardial contractility. To determine the extent of cross signaling between Ca2+ and cAMP pathways, we have investigated the beta-adrenergic-induced phosphorylation of Ser16 and Thr17 of phospholamban in perfused rat hearts using antibodies recognizing phospholamban(More)
Recent studies have added complexities to the conceptual framework of cardiac beta-adrenergic receptor (beta-AR) signal transduction. Whereas the classical linear G(s)-adenylyl cyclase-cAMP-protein kinase A (PKA) signaling cascade has been corroborated for beta(1)-AR stimulation, the beta(2)-AR signaling pathway bifurcates at the very first postreceptor(More)
In contrast to beta(1)-adrenoreceptor (beta(1)-AR) signaling, beta(2)-AR stimulation in cardiomyocytes augments L-type Ca(2+) current in a cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA)-dependent manner but fails to phosphorylate phospholamban, indicating that the beta(2)-AR-induced cAMP/PKA signaling is highly localized. Here we show that inhibition of G(i) proteins(More)
Both Ser(16) and Thr(17) of phospholamban (PLB) are phosphorylated, respectively, by cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII). PLB phosphorylation relieves cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) pump from inhibition by PLB. Previous studies have suggested that phosphorylation of Ser(16) by PKA is a(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies of beta-adrenergic receptor (beta-AR) subtype signaling in in vitro preparations have raised doubts as to whether the cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) signaling is activated in the same manner in response to beta2-AR versus beta1-AR stimulation. METHODS AND RESULTS The present study compared, in the intact dog, the magnitude and(More)
Cardiac beating arises from the spontaneous rhythmic excitation of sinoatrial (SA) node cells. Here we report that SA node pacemaker activity is critically dependent on Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII). In freshly dissociated rabbit single SA node cells, inhibition of CaMKII by a specific peptide inhibitor, autocamtide-2 inhibitory(More)
The Gpr1 protein of the ascomycetous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica belongs to the poorly characterized Gpr1/Fun34/YaaH protein family, members of which have thus far only been found in prokaryotes and lower eukaryotes. Trans-dominant mutations in the GPR1 gene result in acetic acid sensitivity of cells at low pH. Moreover, Gpr1p is subjected to phosphorylation(More)
The biochemical basis for the functional heterogeneity of human blood platelets was investigated in terms of protein phosphorylation, cytoplasmic calcium ([Ca2+]i), the ratio of 46 and 50 kDa vasodilator-stimulated protein (VASP), and GTP-binding proteins (G-proteins). Platelets were fractionated by density. Comparing resting low-density platelets (LDP) to(More)
protein familycausehypersensitivity toacetic acid inSaccharomyces cerevisiae aswell as inYarrowia lipolytica Marcus Gentsch, Margret Kuschel, Susan Schlegel & Gerold Barth Department of Pediatrics, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany; Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany;(More)
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