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This study examined the dynamics of endocytotic and recycling events associated with the GnRH receptor, a unique G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) without the intracellular carboxyl-terminal tail, after agonist stimulation, and investigated the role of beta-arrestin in this process. Subcellular location of fluorescently labeled epitope-tagged GnRH receptors(More)
This study examined the mechanism underlying the rat GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) internalization pathway by investigating the role of added/extended C-terminal tails and the effect of beta-arrestins and dynamin. The internalization of the wild-type (WT) rat GnRH-R, stop codon mutants, GnRH-R/TRH receptor (TRH-R) chimera, rat TRH-R, and catfish GnRH-R was(More)
The mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRH-R) is the only G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) in which the intracellular C-terminal tail is completely absent. In contrast to other GPCRs, the GnRH-R does not show rapid desensitization of total inositol (IP) production, and the rates of internalization are exceptionally slow. We investigated(More)
We have previously shown that the mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRHR), a unique G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) lacking an intracellular carboxyl tail (C-tail), does not follow a beta-arrestin-dependent internalization pathway. However, internalization of a chimeric GnRHR with the thyrotropin-releasing hormone receptor (TRHR) C-tail(More)
This study examined the frequency, morphological and immunohistochemical characteristics of the giant fibres in the longissimus muscle of local Krsko polje pigs with different Ryr1 genotypes. Giant fibres were round-shaped and had significantly increased cross-sectional area compared with normal muscle fibres. Only fast-twitch glycolytic fibres were(More)
The glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor is a promising target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, and there is great interest in characterizing the pharmacology of the GLP-1 receptor and its ligands. In the present report, we have applied bioluminescence resonance energy transfer assays to measure agonist-induced recruitment of(More)
The glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor is a promising target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, and there is great interest in characterizing the pharmacology of the GLP-1 receptor and its ligands. In the present report, we have applied bioluminescence resonance energy transfer assays to measure agonist-induced recruitment of arrestins(More)
This study quantified the agonist-induced endocytotic and recycling events of the mammalian gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor (GnRH-R) and investigated the role of the intracellular carboxyl (C)-terminal tail in regulating agonist-induced receptor internalization kinetics. The rate of internalization for the rat GnRH-R was found to be exceptionally(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine if protein metabolism was altered in small and large intestines by feeding pectin, a soluble fiber known to stimulate cecal production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and to have a trophic effect in these tissues. METHODS Twenty-four weanling male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed ad libitum for 14 d with a(More)
To analyze the interaction between the neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor and G-protein coupled receptor kinases (GRKs), we performed bioluminescence resonance energy transfer(2) (BRET(2)) measurements between the family A NK-1 receptor and GRK2 and GRK5 as well as their respective kinase-inactive mutants. We observed agonist induced interaction of both GRK5 and(More)