Coupling of the alpha 2-adrenergic receptor to the inhibitory G-protein Gi and adenylate cyclase in HT29 cells.

Previous studies have established that the human colon carcinoma cell line HT29 expresses an alpha 2-adrenergic receptor of the alpha 2A subtype, which is negatively coupled to adenylate cyclase. The purpose of the present study was to examine the mechanisms of alpha 2-adrenergic signal transduction in these cells. [32P]ADP-ribosylation with pertussis toxin… CONTINUE READING