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In an attempt to isolate protein kinase A anchoring proteins (AKAPs) involved in vasopressin-mediated water reabsorbtion, the complete sequence of the human AKAP Ht31 was determined and a partial cDNA of its rat orthologue (Rt31) was cloned. The Ht31 cDNA includes the estrogen receptor cofactor Brx and the RhoA GDP/GTP exchange factor proto-lymphoid blast(More)
The antidiuretic hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP) regulates water reabsorption in renal collecting duct principal cells by inducing a cAMP-dependent translocation of water channels (aquaporin-2, AQP-2) from intracellular vesicles into the apical cell membranes. In subcellular fractions from primary cultured rat inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD)(More)
So far three splice variants of the alpha o-gene coding for two alpha o proteins have been identified by molecular cloning, and the corresponding proteins purified. In the present study subtype-specific peptide antibodies revealed the existence of an electrophoretically distinct third form of alpha o in mammalian brain membranes which migrates more slowly(More)
Vasopressin regulates water reabsorption in renal collecting duct principal cells by a cAMP-dependent translocation of the water channel aquaporin-2 (AQP2) from intracellular vesicles into the cell membrane. In the present work primary cultured inner medullary collecting duct cells were used to study the role of the proteins of the Rho family in the(More)
First published August 8, 2001; 10.1152/ajprenal.00091.2001.-We have recently demonstrated that actin depolymerization is a prerequisite for cAMP-dependent translocation of the water channel aquaporin-2 (AQP2) into the apical membrane in AQP2-transfected renal CD8 cells (29). The Rho family of small GTPases, including Cdc42, Rac, and Rho, regulates the(More)
In neuronal cells, opioid peptides and opiates inhibit neurotransmitter release, which is a calcium-dependent process. They also inhibit adenylyl cyclase, presumably via the membrane signal-transducing component, Gi, a guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G-protein). No causal relationship between these two events has yet been demonstrated. Besides Gi,(More)
Little is known concerning the intracellular transport of the G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Previous studies suggested a functional role for those residues immediately preceding the conserved palmitoylated cysteine residues in the intracellular carboxyl termini of some GPCRs in cell surface transport. For the human vasopressin V2 receptor, we(More)
Adaptor or scaffolding proteins are at the basis of multiprotein complexes that spatially and temporally co-ordinate the propagation and integration of a broad range of cellular events. One class of scaffolding proteins are AKAPs (A-kinase-anchoring proteins). They sequester PKA (protein kinase A) and other signalling molecules including phosphodiesterases,(More)
Mutations in the gene of the G protein-coupled vasopressin V2 receptor (V2 receptor) cause X-linked nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI). Most of the missense mutations on the extracellular face of the receptor introduce additional cysteine residues. Several groups have proposed that these residues might disrupt the conserved disulfide bond of the V2(More)
The antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) regulates water reabsorption in renal principal cells by inducing a cAMP/protein kinase A-dependent translocation of water channels [aquaporin-2 (AQP2)] from intracellular vesicles into the apical cell membranes. Using primary cultured rat inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) cells, it has been shown(More)