Cellular G protein-coupled receptor kinase levels regulate sensitivity of the {alpha}2b-adrenergic receptor to undergo agonist-induced down-regulation.


Chronic coactivation of alpha(2B)- and beta(2)-adrenoceptors (AR) was recently reported to down-regulate the alpha(2B)-AR at a lower threshold epinephrine (EPI) concentration compared with the activation of alpha(2B)-AR alone. This is the result of a modest beta(2)-AR-dependent up-regulation of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 3 (GRK3). In the present… (More)

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