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The serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) receptors have been divided into 7 subfamilies by convention, 6 of which include 13 different genes for G-protein-coupled receptors. Those subfamilies have been characterized by overlapping pharmacological properties, amino acid sequences, gene organization, and second messenger coupling pathways. Post-genomic(More)
  • C E Heise, W L Santos, +4 authors K R Lynch
  • 2001
The physiological implications of lysophosphatidic acid occupancy of individual receptors are largely unknown because selective agonists/antagonists are unavailable currently. The molecular cloning of three high-affinity lysophosphatidic acid receptors, LPA1, LPA2, and LPA3, provides a platform for developing receptor type-selective ligands. Starting with(More)
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a lipid mediator that may play an important role in growth and survival of carcinomas. In this study, LPA production and response were characterized in two human prostate cancer (CaP) cell lines: PC-3 and Du145. Bombesin, a neuroendocrine peptide that is mitogenic for CaP cells, stimulated focal adhesion kinase phosphorylation(More)
The 5-hydroxytryptamine 5-HT1A receptor was one of the first G protein coupled receptors whose cDNA and gene were isolated by molecular cloning methods. Transfection of the cDNA of this receptor into cells previously bearing no 5-HT receptors has resulted in the acquisition of large amounts of information regarding potential signal transduction pathways(More)
Gbetagamma binds directly to the third intracellular (i3) loop subdomain of the M(3)-muscarinic receptor (MR). In this report, we identified the Gbetagamma binding motif and G-protein-coupled receptor kinase (GRK2) phosphorylation sites in the M(3)-MR i3 loop via a strategy of deletional and site-directed mutagenesis. The Gbetagamma binding domain was(More)
  • R Chen, Y V Mukhin, +6 authors R V Paul
  • 2000
We constructed an expression vector for a fusion protein [ANG II type 1a receptor-green fluorescent protein (AT(1a)R-GFP)] consisting of enhanced GFP attached to the COOH terminus of the rat AT(1a)R. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells transfected with AT(1a)R-GFP demonstrated specific, high-affinity (125)I-labeled ANG II binding (IC(50) 21 nM). ANG II(More)
We examined the links between fibrotic and proliferative pathways for the 5-HT2A receptor in rat mesangial cells. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) induced transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) mRNA in a concentration-dependent (peak at 30 nM 5-HT) and time-dependent fashion. For 10 nM 5-HT, the effect was noticeable at 1 h and maximal by 6 h.(More)
The purposes of this study were to test 1) the relationship between two widely studied mitogenic effector pathways, and 2) the hypothesis that sodium-proton exchanger type 1 (NHE-1) is a regulator of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) activation in rat aortic smooth muscle (RASM) cells. Angiotensin II (Ang II) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)(More)
We have previously shown that stimulation of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) by bradykinin (BK) in murine inner medullary collecting duct (mIMCD)-3 cells is mediated by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) transactivation. The mechanism of EGFR transactivation seemed to be novel, because it does not require phospholipase C, Ca(2+),(More)